SAP Cloud for analytics is a new generation of software-as-a-service that provides all the analytics capabilities for all users in one single product. It is built on hana_cloud_platform . It has a simple access to public_cloud experience that customers can trust.
Its All Analytics. All users. One Product!
This post has been written as part of the assignment for bco6181; studied at victoria_university . Getting the practical hands-on experience of sap products in this university has always been the best part of learning experience. We are very grateful to Tony De Thomasis and Paul Hawking who helped in understanding the value and scope of cloud_for_analytics.
In a recent KeyInsights2016 Conference by Complete Stream, Chetan Khimjee and Alexandra Carvalho demonstrated live demo’s and understanding of cloud_for_analytics. This was a great opportunity for us to learn from the experts.
c4a was released officially in October 2015 by Tech-Ed Las Vegas.
The best part c4a is that it is available as saas in public_cloud. Simplified by plug and use feature in a multitenant environment. There is also an additional option to host it in a privatecloud within sap_data_centers. The data can be imported easily from other cloud_platforms (SAP and Non-SAP) and on-premise products.
Integrated Analytics saves time as you don’t have to jump between analytical products to generate insights. The errors are reduced as integrating multiple point solution is not necessary. Cloud for Analytics also delivers best of breed analytics for the mashed up data sourced from different cloud applications. In terms of internet-of-things and bigdataanalytics, it can grasp the benefits of SAP HANA in the cloud. Apart from that, it has the ability to extract data from hadoop sources.
Core capabilities includes collaborate analysis and planning, data connectivity to cloud and on-premise sources, visualizations and story telling, Administration, Location Analytics, combine geo-spatial and business data.
digital_boardroom by SAP can be influenced with c4a by providing total transparency, instant and simplified data-driven insights. The overview screen in SAP Digital Boardroom can be drilled down to access the more insightful story powered by the real-time data in c4a. No matter what landscape you are into, Cloud for Analytics would have answers to all the business questions in real-time with high quality experience.
Apart from the real-time user based analytical experience, Cloud for Analytics offers fiori like interface for the consumers that have the ability to make expeditious transitions with lightening fast in-memory hana_cloud_platform
In our opinion, this tool has varied applications in any business field as it helps the users to do their job more efficiently without jumping into different products. This tool would be a good use for a financial planning and analysis professional as they will be doing all their job duties like access data, analyse, create reports and run predictive functions on one product. In terms of cost, it is available as part of the HCP but it is not free. On the brighter side, it compliments on-premise offerings and SaaS makes it ready for action – plug and use.
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