Stegalex has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
My client's security department won't let us use SOAP::Lite to access the SAP BW through SAP's Netweaver platform. They tell me that I will just have to log into BW and run reports (manually) and then download them to .CSV files. The problem with this approach (other than that it is idiotic not to use the web services interface) is that without the automatic access to BW data, the system becomes pretty worthless.
Anyone who has used BW knows it's pretty hard on the eyes not to mention HTML parsers - so the question is this: Have any of the monks successfully built code that will run SAP BW reports and parse the output? If so, I will be eternally grateful.