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Author's profile photo Andreas Forster

Extending SAP Predictive Analytics Functionality

SAP Predictive Analytics incorporates two different approaches for carrying out predictive modelling


  • Automated Analytics: A highly automated framework that enables non-Data-Scientists to quickly create powerful models without deep statistical expertise. This functionality was formerly known as SAP InfiniteInsight.
  • Expert Analytics: A graphical workbench for expert users to design specific analytical workflows. This functionality was formerly known as SAP Predictive Analysis.


This website gives an overview on how to extend the “Expert Analytics” functionality. Power Users can extend and customise the functionality of the *Expert Analytics”-mode by adding their own R-Scripts. The logic is encapsulated in so called “”R Extensions” (or formerly called “Custom R Components”), which casual users can easily work with without having to have any R skills.


This page is pointing to a number of documents that help create such components. It is also linking to various components that have been published on the web and that can be quickly implemented.


Please note however, that the code on these pages is not supported by SAP and that it is provided without any warranty.




Custom R Components Developer Documentation

Data Understanding

 Data Preparation







Official Documentation

See the Chapter “Adding Custom Component” in the user guide.

 Official Product Tutorials

Create a Custom R Component

 Creating New Functionality

 Deploying New Functionality

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Excellent info!  Thank you for sharing as always, Andreas. 🙂


      Author's profile photo Abdel DADOUCHE (SAP)
      Abdel DADOUCHE (SAP)

      Thank you for sharing!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great source of #predictive info.
      Everyone should bookmark it!

      Author's profile photo Tae-Gon Kwon
      Tae-Gon Kwon

      Hi Andreas,

      At first glance, I thought that PA would be far behind SPSS/SAS experience.

      especially SPSS have given me wonderful convenience and integration for several years.

      These kinds of customization and enhancement were done in R studio, accessing relevant R library.

      Now I could have a change to utilize them directly in SAP PA solution, Awesome !

      - sample dataset also helps me intuitive understanding.

      Every topics are well guided and balanced from business and statistics perspectives.

      Thanks for valuable collections. Ted