SAP S/4HANA Cloud not just brings great innovations around finance, manufacturing, procurement, and professional services, the Intelligent ERP also delivers on cross topics supporting your daily business. You have built-in analytics features at your fingertips – embedded into your ERP system in the Cloud or integrated out-of-the-box with analytical solutions in the Cloud.
What is new with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1708?
- Enriched features and content for Embedded Analytics
- SAP Analytics Cloud Integration with SAP S/4HANA Cloud with pre-built content
- SAP Digital Boardroom experience for finance and professional services
Now you get additional real time analytics built into SAP S/4HANA with Embedded Analytics – using available operational data. Customers can now have domain specific, purpose driven and sales manager role specific call to action insights with SAP Fiori overview pages for sales managers providing different business contexts about sales quotations, customer returns, and sales order fulfillment. Treasury and risk managers are now empowered to use the new Cloud application to monitor foreign exchange rates and finance status. They can also get an overview of the credit line and the cash flow with liquidity forecast, providing real time insight to action. In addition, embedding Predictive Analytics helps the store managers and inventory managers to predict the arrival of stock in transit using the built-in predictive models based on various factors and historical data trends.
Fig 1: Embedded Analytics in SAP S/4HANA Cloud
If the scenario is not covered with Embedded Analytics, it can be addressed by SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud). This is creating an innovation for those who want to connect and unify business insights. This acts as one platform, where you can discover, plan and predict. This is all coming in one place with the power to find new insights and take actions. SAP Analytics Cloud now offers a real time online connector to connect seamlessly between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud. Additionally, the functionality of SAP Fiori Integration allows business users to create a Fiori tile and seamlessly navigate from their Cloud ERP to SAP Analytics Cloud.
And finally, you’ll gain digital enterprise experience with SAP Digital Boardroom. This boardroom of the future helps decision makers to monitor, simulate, and drive changes by uncovering hidden insights on business contexts, such as financial profitability, and professional services with guided machine discovery. It helps to gain visibility across your entire enterprise, make decisions that are more timely and better informed, and response quickly to new business challenges and customer needs.
Fig 2: SAP Digital Boardroom
For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:
- Sven Denecken’s SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1708 Release Blog
- S/4HANA Cloud release info: http://www.sap.com/s4-cloudrelease
- Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here
- New open SAP course ’How to Best Leverage SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Your Company’