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See if you can use SAP Predictive Analysis with a BI4 Universe to predict the future

In my previous blog about Predictive Analysis, now in Ramp-up, I was connecting to a spreadsheet/.CSV file.  Predictive works fine with those – but what about connecting to a BI4 universe?

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Figure 1 shows the data readers Predictive Analysis can use.  This blog covers BI4 Universe reader.

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After I drag over the BI4 universe reader, I need to enter the host name, user name, password and authentication

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Figure 3 shows the authentication options to sign in to the BI4 platform

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Figure 4 shows the familiar eFashion universe that is available

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Figure 5 shows the familiar query panel for the Universe.  Here I am selecting year/week and sales revenue for eFashion.

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Figure 6 shows the preview of the universe

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I drag over the algorithm for time series.  Figure 7 shows the settings – I select forecast, in months, and the start year is 1 – I select 24 periods to project in the future.

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Figure 8 shows the predicted values

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Figure 9 graphically depicts the predicted values

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