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ASUG Predictive Analysis Webcast Part 2 – Question & Answer

This is part 2 of today’s ASUG webcast with SAP’s Charles Gadalla.

Part 1 is Predictive Analysis – KXEN is not a Radio Station –  ASUG Webcast – Part 1


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the popularity of R, with a “hockey stick from 2011 and up”


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows an example of editing a custom component with R inside Predictive Analysis.


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows an example of “live editing” of the Custom R component inside Predictive Analysis.


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows upcoming sharing options.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows building the deployment, solution set, extend it through the organization


Figure 6: Source: SAP

An example of embedding is shown in Figure 6 – no one knows this is Predictive Insight, it is part of the module


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows RDS content and it is “free”


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows Predictive Analysis and KXEN are converging over time (subject to change).

Question & Answer

Q: What Predictive Analysis capabilities are available in ECC without HANA?

A: SAP InfiniteInsight EXPLORER

A: APO, BW modules, if not use HANA you can use Predictive and KXEN – not dependent on HANA.


Q: Quite a few client tools. Is there a guide to know when to use which tool?

A: Yes, a few client tools.

A: Predictive & Infinite Insight sold as Infinite Insight Modeler. Data  scientists –  Lumira is a visualizaiton tool – 2 algorishm.


Q: Any plan on having SAP Lumira to be a thin client?

A: SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is available in the Cloud


Q: Have you seen any successful models used in healthcare that predict patient outcomes (micro) or hospital admits (macro)?

A: Health care  – SEPSIS / influenza analysis

A: Yes SEPSIS, hospital management, research etc


Q: Are there any projects / RDS to use HANA to speed up pricing rebuilding

A: Price optimization – complicated module- sister line – retail product lines using Hybris / Customer Engagement Intelligence.


Q: Can the tool extract data from external sources such as websites/partner portals (maybe usig RSS or other feeds), and include in my data assessment/analysis?

A: Yes, typically have intermediary of Hadoop


Q: What are the client tools scheduled to be running in 64 bit soon and in in-memory?

A: Predictive and InfiniteInsight running in 64 bit


Q: With regard to Lumira Server, currently the artifacts look to be persisted on HANA, what are the plans to integrate these into Business Objects Enterprise or is the idea to position Lumira Server as a lightweight content repository?

A: Lumira Server is Lumira on HANA and will integrate with BI Platform > will standardize as one on BI framework


Q: Pricing question restated – I have pricing programs that must rebuild prices based on commodity market input and it has difficulty completing overnight.   Any projects to apply HANA to this problem?

A: If look at pricing on market input, projection, trend, can do this with HANA – PAL library algorithms, Monte Carlo that would help with simulations


Q: looks like the biggest use cases are currently in market forecast and customer analysis. Are there any for supply chain?

A: Yes – Demand Signal Management, APO, – 150+ use cases and growing.


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