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Content innovation 6 has been released on December 4. Next to new LoB and industry content Digital Boardrooms have been added – please check below for details and the content library.

SAP® BusinessObjects Cloud is now SAP® Analytics Cloud. Please see the press release for details: SAPPHIRE press release

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud content is now SAP Analytics content! New name but still the same great content.

Covered in this blog

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 for details of what is included in each package.


  • Banking
  • Chemical – enhanced (Market Analysis)
  • Consumer Products
  • Engineering, Construction and Operations
  • Health Care
  • Insurance – enhanced (Performance Management)
  • Mill Products
  • Mining
  • Oli & Gas – enhancements
  • Professional Services for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (SAP Best Practices)
  • Public Sector
  • Public Services – Higher Education and Research
  • Retail for SAP S/4HANA (SAP Best Practices)
  • Utilities

Lines of Business:

  • Financial Planning & Analysis for S4HANA Cloud (Best Practice)
  • Environment, Health and Safety – enhancements
  • Finance
  • Finance: Operational Expenses Planning and Analysis
  • Finance and Procurement Overview (SAP Business ByDesign)
  • Human Resources
  • Hybris Marketing On Premise and Cloud
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Project Staff Planning
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Sales Performance (SAP CRM)
  • SAP Solution Manager IT Service Management
  • SAP Solution Manager Test Suite Analytics
  • Travel and Expense (Concur) – enhanced (SAP Analytics Cloud iOS App)
  • Vendor Management System (Fieldglass)

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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 (

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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

Content innovation 1 released.

Content innovation 2 released.

Content innovation 3 released.

Content innovation 4 released.

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?

Content innovation 5 released.

Content innovation 6 released.

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All information at a glance about SAP Analytics Cloud content:

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  1. Henry Banks

    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

  2. Guido Eichmann Post author

    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.


  3. Toni Saarela


    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!




  4. Daniel Chen



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




    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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,



    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.


  6. Marian Canciu


    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



    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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.

      BR Guido


  7. Edgar Zamudio

    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.

    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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,



  8. Ricardo Sada

    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?



    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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,



      1. Ricardo Sada

        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.


  9. Dirk Pelz

    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

      1. Guido Eichmann Post author

        2017.5 compatible content is planned to be availbale this Friday (March 31st) when all regular instances will also get the corresponding BusinessObjects Cloud release.

  10. Marco Lamers

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

  11. James Longstaff

    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.


    1. Henry Banks

      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

    2. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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,


      1. James Longstaff

        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



  12. Dorota Zaremba


    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.

    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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 in case you need further assistance.

      Thanks and regards,


  13. Thallita Cardeal

    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.


  14. Roberto Müller

    SAP Store not working  🙁

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

    Anyone else with login problems?




    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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

      Thanks and regards,


  15. Deepa Nanjundaswamy

    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,


  16. Priten Sikotra

    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,


    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      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.




      1. Dominic Bayer

        The SAP store provides me a new filename:

        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.

        1. Guido Eichmann Post author

          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,


  17. Gary Sudjita

    Guido Eichmann hi Guido, im using SAP A4C version 2017.19.3 and want to download or import business content, but i got an error. I have all Roles in the system.


    could you help me to solve this ?




  18. Thomas Kramer

    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?




    1. Guido Eichmann Post author

      Hi Thomas,

      Are you refering to the trial offered on 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.



  19. Vijaya kumar


    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.



    1. Guido Eichmann Post author


      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,

  20. Thomas DELALOY

    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,




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