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Author's profile photo Volker von Gloeden

“SAP Business Process Analytics” available for download in Apple’s App Store

Business Process Analytics in SAP Solution Manager went mobile. Since 28.11.2013 the new app “SAP Business Process Analytics” is available for download in Apple’s App Store (see https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/sap-business-process-analytics/id765620530?mt=8). The app itself is only designed for iPad and requires iOS 6.0 or higher. It comes free of charge and provides some demo mode so that you can get an idea how the app works even if you are not connected to any SAP Solution Manager system yet.If you want to see your own Business Process Analytics data on the iPad then you require SAP Solution Manager 7.1 with support package 10 or higher and SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 or higher.

The mobile app does not support all features of the desktop application but it supports the benchmarking and trend analysis based on InfoCube data.

So you can either select key figures or stored variants (as they exist within the desktop application).

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You can then use the benchmarking or trend analysis features and drill-down to certain characteristics.

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If you then see something exceptional that you want to share with colleagues, you can annotate and send the finding via email.

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As data is cached locally on the iPad you can even use the data offline and analyze your key figures, although you are not connected to the corporate network.

A short PDF on how to get the App running can be found at (login required) https://service.sap.com/bpimp > Media Library > Technical Information > Setup Guide – Analytics Mobile App.pdf.

A detailed Administration Guide can be found at (login required) https://service.sap.com/instguides > SAP Components  > SAP Mobile Applications > SAP Solution Manager > Administrator’s Guide SAP Business Process Analytics.pdf



Further reading

You can find all necessary information about Business Process Analytics in this document. More information on Business Process Improvement for SAP solutions can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Business Process Monitoring and Business Process Analytics are answered under http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/FAQ+Business+Process+Monitoring and

http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/FAQ+Business+Process+Analytics respectively.

The following blogs (in chronological order) provide further details about Business Process Analytics and Business Process Monitoring functionalities within the SAP Solution Manager.

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      Author's profile photo Rohan Parikh
      Rohan Parikh

      Hi Volker,

      Fantastic blogs on BPMon and BPA.

      In regards to the Analytics mobile application for iPad, are you able to provide or link to detailed configuration on the Solution Manager side?

      Generally, the other Solution Manager apps have such guides, but I am unable to find the same for the Analytics app.

      Regards,

      -Rohan

      Author's profile photo Volker von Gloeden
      Volker von Gloeden
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Rohan,

      thank you for asking. I updated the blog accordingly and you should find what you are looking for at https://service.sap.com/instguides > SAP Components  > SAP Mobile Applications > SAP Solution Manager > Administrator's Guide SAP Business Process Analytics.pdf

      Regards

      Volker

      Author's profile photo Rohan Parikh
      Rohan Parikh

      Hi Volker,

      I would like to confirm as per the guide, that the minimum SAP Solution Manager version should be SP10 and any lower, the services are not available for activation for the BPA app.

      Our landscape is currently on SP7 and I could not see the BPA relevant services for the Gateway.

      Could you advise or provide a contact that can confirm this please?

      Regards,

      -Rohan

      Author's profile photo Volker von Gloeden
      Volker von Gloeden
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Rohan,

      your assumption is correct.

      Regards

      Volker

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Volker

      Thanks for the excellent blog

      I am getting an error while loading a BPAnaytic on my ipad, a warning with a popup says as below

      "Attention No Data available for selected currency; default currency is used! ((null)) "

      The app doesn't pull the trend chart in it but the it shows the correct current backlog value.

      For your information we are using currency in  AED(used in UAE) and I cannot find this currency in the app settings, please provide your expert suggestion 

      Reagrads

      Khaja

      Author's profile photo Volker von Gloeden
      Volker von Gloeden
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Khajas,

      unfortunately we have some known glitches in our current iPad app especially with iOS 8.x. My colleagues just finished with a new app version. This version will contain respective corrections and is going through our approval process now. Due to Apples review process we don’t know the release date of the upcoming update. But we’re looking forward that the next update will fix your issues with the missing trend chart.

      Regards

      Volker