SAP Analytics Cloud allows you to connect to SAP BW in two ways: live and import. A live connection directly connects to the SAP BW system from SAP Analytics Cloud. Queried data from SAP BW always remains behind the corporate firewall and does not enter into the cloud. With the import connection, data is queried from SAP BW and is imported to SAP Analytics Cloud. The steps below will assist you in setting up the import connection type for SAP BW.