End-to-End Root Cause Analysis uses the BW capabilities of SAP NetWeaver. What does this mean for the skills of the team operating SAP Solution Manager?
SAP Solution Manager only leverages the absolutely necessary parts of BW in SAP Solution Manager, which is the BW persistence layer (cubes) and BI web reporting. Extraction chains are not used any more by SAP Solution Manager 7.0 as of SP13. Very similar to APO which also used BW under the hood as transparent as possible, all setup and operations of BW parts used in SAP Solution Manager are preconfigured and highly automated to keep the necessity of BW knowledge for the administrator of Solution Manager to a minimum.