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Welcome to the central blog of SAP Analytics Cloud content. Follow this blog to stay updated on content related information.
This includes latest releases, hot news and links to further resources and blogs.


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Latest Updates

2019/02/25: Content innovation 11, has been released. We are also pleased to annouce a new release of partner content as well.

Find detailed information in the SAP Analytics Cloud content: What’s new with CI11 blog

Content innovation 11 is available in the content library.


What is SAP Analytics Cloud content?

The free business content for SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom provides a quick and easy starting point for your individual analytics scenarios. It includes predefined Stories, Dashboards and Data models that are tailored to existing SAP Data sources. The packages are industry and line of business (LoB) specific.

You can easily connect the content to your own data and get started with your Analytics Journey in SAP Analytics Cloud. We provide a detailed documentation of KPIs, models and data flows which enables you to understand how the dashboards are built and adjust them to your specific requirements.

Most of our content is ready to run with sample data

It will help you in finding meaningful examples to explore the tool’s functionality and get inspired for your own reporting featuring technology highlights such as planning, Smart Assist, value-driver trees, and mobile design.

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Which lines of business and industry packages are offered?

Please vist www.sapanalytics.cloud for details of what is included in each package.

Industries:

  • Banking
  • Big Data Margin Assurance (Telco)
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Products
  • Engineering, Construction and Operations
  • Health Care
  • Industry Innovation Kit – Leonardo Fleet Insight
  • Industry Innovation Kit – Leonardo Zero Waste
  • Insurance (enhanced: IFRS)
  • Mill Products
  • Mining
  • Oli & Gas
  • Professional Services for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (SAP Best Practices)
  • Public Sector
  • Public Services – Higher Education and Research
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Model Company (Fashion for Vertical Business)
  • Retail Model Company (Core Retail)
  • Retail for SAP S/4HANA (SAP Best Practices)
  • Rural Sourcing Management
  • Utilities

Lines of Business:

  • Advanced Complicance Reporting (ACR)
  • Business ByDesign (Finance and Procurement)
  • Environment, Health and Safety – enhancements
  • Finance
  • Finance Account Receivable – Invoice Payment Forecasting (Smart Predict)
  • Finance – Live based on Semantic Tags.
  • Financial Consolidation for S/4 HANA Cloud (Best Practice)
  •  Financial Planning & Analysis for S/4HANA Cloud (Best Practice)
  • Finance: Operational Expenses Planning
  • Good and Service Tax: DCS – GST Analytics
  • Human Resources – Watch the video
  • Human Resources Salary Planning
  • Liquidity Planning for S/4HANA Cloud
  •  Marketing On Premise and Cloud
  • Manufacturing for S/4HANA Cloud (SAP Best Practices)
  • Procurement
  •  Procurement for S/4HANA Cloud (SAP Best Practices) – Watch the video
  • Product Cost Planning
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Project Budgeting & Planning for S/4HANA Cloud
  • Project Staff Planning
  • Real Estate
  •  Sales for S/4HANA Cloud
  • Sales Performance and Target Planning (SAP CRM) (Analytic Application) – Watch the video
  • SAP Solution Manager IT Service Management
  • SAP Solution Manager Test Suite Analytics
  • Service Cloud (SAP CRM)
  • Trade Management
  • Travel and Expense (Concur)
  • Vendor Management System (Fieldglass) – Watch the video
  •  Worforce Planning for S/4HANA Cloud

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Which content packages are offered by partners?

Not only SAP offers content, but we are also very happy to provide you with more SAP Analytics Cloud content from our partners.

Please check the following blogs for all details on the partner content packages:

SAP Analytics Cloud LoB and Industry Business from our Partners (wave 1)

SAP Analytics Cloud LoB and Industry Business from our Partners (wave 2)

SAP Analytics Cloud LoB and Industry Business from our Partners (wave 3)

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How to import the content?

SAP Analytics Cloud content is available in the content library in SAP Analytics Cloud.

  1. Select Browse > Files from the main menu
  2. Choose Content Library > Business Content
  3. Choose your package and import

Now browse the Stories, Digital Boardroom or Models you have just imported.

Please also check the documentation or view the video.

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How to customize?

We are well aware of the fact that even within a single industry there is no one-size-fits-all:  Not an issue, just combine the available content according to your needs or extend it based on the deep understanding of the data sources that we provide.

In addition content provided by SAP, our partners have also picked up this topic already. For more details, please explore the SAP App Center (https://www.sapappcenter.com).

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SAP Analytics cloud content blogs

Next to the exisiting offerings like this blog and documentation we are also providing additonal blogs to support you with SAP Analytics Cloud and content for SAP Analytics Cloud.

Please find all blogs here: https://blogs.sap.com/tag/sap-analytics-cloud-content/

We are adding further blogs over time, so be sure to check the above periodically.

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How to give feedback?

We have already seen great interest in the content – Thanks!
If you have any feedback or comments please don’t hesitate to either use the comments functionality in this blog or sent us an e-mail.
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Update history

[2016/12/16]
Content innovation 1 released.

[2017/03/10]
Content innovation 2 released.

[2017/06/05]
Content innovation 3 released.

[2017/09/11]
Content innovation 4 released.

[2017/10/09]
Since October 9, 2017 SAP Analytics Cloud content is available in the SAP Analytics Cloud content library. You can now import a content package directly in SAP Analytics Cloud. A dedicated file download is not needed anymore. Find more details in the blog below “How can I get the content?

[2017/11/13]
Content innovation 5 released.

[2017/12/04]
Content innovation 6 released.

[2018/02/11]
Content innovation 7 released.
Please also find more details what is new with CI7 in the following blog.

[2018/05/22]
Content innovation 8 has been released.
Please also find more details what is new with CI8 in the following blog.

[2018/10/02]: Partner content innovation 2 has been release
Please check our dedicated blogs (see links below).

[2018/08/20]: Content innovation 9 has been released.
Please find more details in the “What’s new CI9 blogs” to learn about the new packages and enhancements including videos showing highlights:
SAP Analytics Cloud content: What’s new with CI9 (Line-of-Business)
SAP Analytics Cloud content: What’s new with CI9 (Industries)

2018/11/19: Content innovation 10, has been released.

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All information at a glance about SAP Analytics Cloud content:

 

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  • Fantastic, thank you Guido. I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing this very important piece of work come to fruition. Keep up the great work! Regards, H

  • Hi Ronald,

    did you access the page/link from a mobile device? In that case there seems to be an issue accessing the store – please try again using a PC/laptop.

    In case the error occurs on a PC/laptop please share with me further details through a personal message like used browser, OS etc. and I will forward this informaton to the colleagues.

    Thanks
    Guido
     

  • Hi,

    I’m studying the functionalities of BOC at this point with the Trial version.

    Is it possible to upload the content to trial BOC?

     

    In my trial version, there is no button for “Deployment” so at least at the moment I cannot upload the content to the Trial version of BOC.

     
    Many Thanks!

     

    BR,

    Toni

  • Hi,

     

    I got the same issue as Toni mentioned previously, can you please advise where to find the button for “Deployment”.
    Many Thanks!

     

    Regards,

    Daniel

    • Hi Daniel and Toni,

      it’s true that it is currently not possible to upload the content into a trial system as the “Deployment” option is not available.

      We are currently working on a setup so that the content can be studied without having a full licensed system yet.
      Any update on this topic will also be posted on this blog. So please revist our blog for further updates.

      Thanks and best regards,

      Guido
       

  • HI all,

    Thank you  for the content which is very valuable/

    In addition of the technical documentation. Is there a functionnal or a demo documentation explaining the links and possible naviguation between the pages ?

    Thank you in advance for your answers.

    Rgds

  • Hi

    According to the release and compatibility matrix AO SAP BusinessObjects Cloud /  SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Content this Content Release SAP_BOC_CONT_2016_24 is valid for SAP BusinessObjects Cloud version 2016.24.x and 2016.25.x

    Is the conted valid for release 2017.2.2 ?

     

    Thank you and Best regards

    Marian

     

    • Hi Marian,

      no the current content release is not valid for BusinessObjects Cloud release 2017.2.2. But we will for sure have a compatible release available when customer system are updated to 2017.2.2 (which is currently not the case yet).
      And this will be true for all releases: so you could always expect a compatible release of the content for the offical release customer will have in their BusinessObjects Cloud system.

      HTH
      BR Guido

       

  • Hi all,

    is it possible to use this BOC content, in an environment where the source is not SAP?

    This is an EC&O customer, which uses a niche ERP, called EnKontrol,runs on a Sybase database.

    • Hi Edgar,

      as you could imagine we best integrate with SAP sources for the content and built the content for SAP sources. But in case you find the content or parts of it useful also for non SAP sources you could of course use it for your scenario.

      Best regards,

      Guido

       

  • Hi everyone,

    I installed what I think is the most recent content in my BOC tennant (SAP_BOC_CONT_2017_01.tgz release date Feb. 23, 20017) but I’m getting some errors for the SAP_FI_Agenda (Boardroom agenda)

    dberror($.hdb.Connection.executeQuery): 0 – Server plugin error: Connection timeout!

    and for the Chemicals Porfolio performance growth products, which might be related because its related to FI as Well.

    Object SAP__CHEM_PRT_IM_MATERIAL imported and created
    Data was imported to object SAP__CHEM_PRT_IM_MATERIAL.
    dberror(PreparedStatement.executeUpdate): 494 – invalid EPM Query Source definition: 43253: implicit mappings: field _changeTime_ does not exist in actualDataSource “_SYS_BIC”.”t.J.t.S.SAP__FI_GEN_IM_GENERALLEDGER/SAP__FI_GEN_IM_GENERALLEDGER”

    Anyone with the same problem?

     

     

    • Hi Sada,

      Thanks for your post. The error 494 – invalid EPM Query Source definition….is known but it is not an issue for the content. In case you would use a Value Driver Tree (VDT) with this model there might be an issue or an unexpected behaviour. It is planned to fix this issue with 2017.4.

      We have also included this information in the documenation as a know issue. The updated documentation will be available with the next release which is planned to be available on Friday March 10th.

      The connection timeout issue seems rather like a temporary issue on the SAP Cloud Platform. It does not sound to be related to the content – does this error still occur?

      Best regards,

      Guido

       

      • Thanks for your reply Guido,  I tried a couple of times and still got the timeout error, but I haven’t tried again ever since. I will do a couple more attempts and post back here.

         

  • Hi There,

     

    I use SAP BOPC version 2017.5.0 and found the latest content download not working with that version. What can I do about that? Any news on when the content is refreshed?

     

    TIA, Dirk

  • Downloaded and installed content today; only errors warnings about Connections for Marketing data and for one other datasource. Nice piece of demo data :).

  • Dear Guido,

    This content sounds great!  The only problem is I seem to be stuck in a loop with respect to the ZIP Code field in the form to update my account to SAP Store.

    I get the error ‘ZIP/Postal code must match country’.

    I am using our only similar code for this which is called “apartado postal” in Spanish, the country is Panamá.  I have tried some dummy codes also (all spaces, all 0, all 1) but nothing works.  Perhaps SAP can review the conditional that this field uses so that we can get access to this content.

     

    Kind regards

    James Longstaff

    Integrated System Technologies, Inc.

    Panamá City, Panamá.

     

    • hi, just a suggestion but i can confirm that in Spain the zip code is 5 numeric characters, such as 30590. could you use ‘Spain’ as your country and complete? regards, H

    • Hi James,

      thanks for you post and sorry to hear that the ZIP/postal code seems to cause some issues for you.

      But as this Postal Code is not a mandatory field it can be left empty. So the only mandatory fields you need are your first and last name, your company, your company e-mail, phone and country.

      Could you please try again? In case the issue still persist, please write a personal message to me.

      Thanks and regards,

      Guido

      • Hi Guido,

        Many thanks for your reply.  The form still insists that a street address and postcode are required.

        I was able to get past this by putting my home address in the UK (cheers Henry) but as the account is for my company in Panamá I don’t see this as a permanent solution.  I think these fields should be optional as you suggested.

         

        Kind regards

        James

         

  • Hi,

    we love the content and we are preparing big workshops for our customers, based on Concur Travel demo.

    Unfortunatelly, today we discovered that all charts based on Concur_travel model suddenly stopped working! We are getting authorization errors.

    However, when we are creating a new story based on Concur_travel model, everything works fine.

    Could you please help? The show is on Tuesday, so there is very little time to create a whole new story.

    • Hi Dorota,

      sorry for the late reply – I hope you could resolve the issues and had a good customer workshop.
      Without knowing details it is hard to provide a solution for that authorization issue.
      We have not seen such a behaviour to date.

      Please send a message to sap_analytics_cloud_content@sap.com in case you need further assistance.

      Thanks and regards,

      Guido

  • SAP Business Objects
    Hey experts! I hope you are fine !!

    I have a doubt:
    For users to create models by hana calculations views (BOC only) is it necessary to register the user’s P-USER (or S-USER) also in HCP or just in the BOC ???

    I believe it is only in the BOC, but I would like the opinion of our specialists. Can someone fix me?

    Thank you very much in advance.

     

  • SAP Store not working  🙁

    Click on the download link and it stays on “Activating Your Account…” page.

    Anyone else with login problems?

     

     

     

    • Hi Roberto,

      We had some issues last week with the store but they should be resolved.

      I just tried to it on my own and had no problems accessing the store and receiving the confirmation e-mail with the download link. Could you please re-try?

      In case the issue still exists please sent an e-mail with screenshots and a step-by-step description to sap_businessobjects_cloud_content@sap.com.

      Thanks and regards,

      Guido

  • Hi Guido,

    I tried downloading the cloud content too. But I just receive a download request confirmation mail

    “We are currently processing your request to download the solution SCN – SAP Analytics Cloud content.

    We will contact you shortly with the instructions on how to get the solution.”

    . But n.o link to download.

    Thanks and regards,

    Deepa

  • Hi Guido,

    Just downloaded the latest content package (SAP_SAC_CONT_2017_11) and tried to import into my system which is on version 2017.12.1 (build date Fri Jun 30 2017 15:09:21+0200)  which is supported according to the documentation. However, it fails with the unsupported message:

     

    The content you are importing is not supported in this version. Please delete this package.

     

    Any ideas? Also, the email address yu specified above is bouncing back.

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Priten

    • Hi Priten,

      sorry to hear that the import into your system does not work.
      I just tested the import on a 2017.12 release and could not reproduce the issue.

      Just the other day we have also change the email adress to reflect the name changes of the product. Please contact us using the following e-mail: SAP Analytics Cloud Content.

      Thanks

      Guido

       

      • The SAP store provides me a new filename: SAP_SAC_CONT_2017_17_1.zip

        With the normal Windows-ZIP view, i still cannot open this file. But with 7-ZIP it works!

         

        Thank you for your feedback, that the file looks fine.

        • Thanks for your feedback. The file has been updated in the download and should now work again without any additonal tools or software

          Best regards,

          Guido

  • Hi everyone,

    I tried to access the ByDesign content with a trial demo – but not successful.

    Is it possible to setup a ByD demo connection in trials?

     

    Thanks

    Thomas

    • Hi Thomas,

      Are you refering to the trial offered on https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/. In that case it is currently not possible to install SAP Analytics Cloud content here. The trial also only supports a local file upload or a connect to Google Drive.

      Please get in touch with your SAP contact who will be able to help you with your request. In case you currently have no contact person please send us an e-mail with your contact information and we will connect you.

      Thanks

      Guido

  • Hi,

    What are the Roles require to import content.

    I have following Roles but still I’m not able see business content option.

    BI Admin

    BI Content Creator,

    BI Content Viewer,

    SAPCP Content Creator,

    SAPCP Content Viewer

    Predictive Analyst.

     

     

    • Hi,

      with these roles you shoud be able to see the content library. Could you please send an email with screenshots of what your are seeing within SAP Analytics Cloud? How does the Browse –> Files screen look like? Are you seeing the content library icon? If yes what is shown once you click the library icon?

      Thanks  and regards,
      Guido

  • Hi Colleagues,

    This content is really nice – I’m interested by the Successfactors part and I have imported it.

    Nevertheless I see how to connect the models with the successfactors connector by ding the data import but the upload of public dimensions is quite difficult.

    Do you know why we do not have the possibility to import data from Successfactors in the dimension editor – we have some data sources but not SF ?

    Best regards,

    Thomas

     

  • Dear Guido,

    This content sounds great! I have imported the Utilities standard content, however, I cannot see the data in the Finance story (“No data is available for the chart to render” for some charts). Is this because of the S/4 HANA live connection? The help document (page 15) says “The CDS query 2CCFIAP_DPO is currently not in released state. The current timeline for the release of this CDS query is 201805”.

    Is there a way to update some test data to the model, I am unable to upload sample data to the model.

    Thanks,

    Rohit

  • It looks like most of the contents are meant for S/4 Hana CDS views. If we are still on ERP on Hana, are we out of luck for SAC contents?

    Thanks Jonathan.

    • Hi Jonanthan,

      if you can map from your ERP data source to the content, you can of course use the content with ERP (and basically any other source of your choice). But the fit out of the box is obvioulsy best with the described data source.

      HTH

      BR

      Guido

       

      • Guido, thanks for your comment although I don’t understand what you mean. Have you tried to map the ERP data source to the SAC content which seem to require S/4? Note that S/4 has a different table structure from ERP. Which one(s) are mappable?

        • Hi Jonathan,

          no I have not done this. Yes of course the structures in S/4 are differnent from ERP.

          But looking eg. at the finance content, you will find data in S/4 and ERP. You will find a mapping for many dimensions/measures that we offer in the SAC FI content from ERP, but not all, as structures and logics have been enhanced in S/4. Maybe you also need some additional data wrangling before you can upload the data.

          HTH
          BR
          Guido

           

    • Hi Suman,

      sorry for the late reply here. The content can be downloaded directly in SAP Analytics Cloud from the Content Library. Please check the “How to import the content?” chapter above.

      Thanks
      BR
      Guido

       

  • Hi Guido,

    I imported a Business Content from the Business Network, but I’m not able to find the folder (Models+Story) under Files -> Public, and I get notifications when starts also when it’s done.

    Any idea ?

    Thank you

    BR,

    Marouene