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Predictive Analytics – Putting Insight to Action Webcast Notes

This was an SAP webcast last week.  It was mostly a demo which are contained in videos here Official Product Tutorials – SAP Predictive Analytics, SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP InfiniteInsight

What are you really doing with Predictive Analytics?  This webcast showed how to embed into any application


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We’re generating more data than we used to


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What can we do to change outcomes of a situation?


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Two worlds are combined with automated and data science in Predictive 2.x


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Figure 4 explains the steps to embed the model in an application.


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Prior to this, doing product association but missed on other things going on between product A and B and this gets into Linked Analysis

Listening and feeding data using multiple data types


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Figure 6 shows “personas” for Predictive tools.  As a business analyst, I am supposed to be using the automated tools but I like the expert better (my take only).


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Figure 7 shows an application using predictive features, with real time situational awareness, allowing the ability to detect fraud earlier, using predictive throughout these steps

Other applications include the following:

  1. Cloud for customer integration
  2. Demand management using lead opportunity scoring

Create model, write a model, scores on the fly


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User experience coming by end of year in one repository

Question & Answer

Q: Question to be answered later on: Today I was looking for any official trainings on SAP PA and didn’t find. Any suggestions and/or directions where to look for if they exist? Thanks.

A: there are predictive courses in the SAP Learning Hub – and tutorials at

A: There’s a number of ‘official’ tutorials available, too:

Q: Automated Analytics = InfiniteInsight, Expert Analytics = Lumira, right?

A: Automated Analytics + Expert Analytics = SAP Predictive Analytics

A: Lumira is embedded in the Expert Analytics product

Q: Can you remove the decimals from the veritcal access?

A: yes…full control over data formatting

Q: Where can we see details of the algorithm

A: There is a settings tab that shows the algorithm results that Orla has not clicked on yet.  But it’s all there.

Q: Is Model Manager part of PA or separate product?

A: Yes, it used the HANA APL to embed the model in HANA

Model Manager is part of the PA suite of products.  It’s licensed/included with the suite, not with Modeler standalone

Demos of Automated Analtyics Demo

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