Yesterday SAP’s Charles Gadalla and ASUG Volunteer Joyce Butler launched the start of the ASUG SAP Predictive Analytics Council.  The focus of this council is “exploratory analytics” which according to SAP Analytics on twitter is the “Next generation analytics is analytics powered by math but for human consumption”

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Source: SAP

Above is Charles explaining the “next generation analytics architecture” at BI 2015 today.

ASUG is looking for volunteers to be the customer chair

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Figure 1: Source: ASUG

Joyce explained what ASUG influence councils are, the leadership, and the participants

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Figure 2: Source: ASUG

Participants attend council meetings and give feedback to SAP

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Figure 3: Source: ASUG/SAP

Figure 3 covers the participant profile that SAP/ASUG is looking for – the business Analyst/designer; IT who keep data in right shape.  You do not need math degree; the plan for this product is “just a few clicks”

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

The legend for Figure 4 is as follows:

  • Green SAP embedded apps
  • Blue  is on the cloud
  • Red on premise
  • Automated Predictive Library – grey

Plan to make BW available in the automated mode (it is available in Expert mode)

Planned innovations is mostly completed (2.2 my guess)

Exploratory analytics will use Predictive Cloud Services

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 provides more details or “an idea of where going”

Predictive Analytics 2.2 is already generally available.

Future direction on the right of Figure 5 shows they are “going for ultra wide datasets – unique data manipulation, interrogation”

Simplify includes unifying UI, automated, streamlined, detect faint signals (failing equipment)

Blue means cloud – they completed HEC integration, working on HCP now,  and soon have full set of predictive on HCP for exploratory analytics. This is the piece where SAP wants feedback.

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Figure 6: Source: ASUG

Figure 6 covers the council’s charter.

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Figure 7: Source: ASUG

Figure 7 shows the tight timeframe.

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Figure 8: Source: ASUG

Please note you need to be a member of ASUG and your company will need to sign a feedback agreement with SAP to participate.

According to ASUG: “The recording and slide deck from ASUG SAP Predictive Analytics Influence Council Launch Call has been posted to the ASUG Influence general discussions space (ASUG logon required). If you are interested in joining the council, please complete the council’s participation survey.”

Reference

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