SAP Analytics Cloud content: How to get started?
How to get started?
In this blogpost you will learn how to navigate through the content documentation, how Lines-of-Business and Industries are connected and how you can combine any SAP Analytics Cloud content to get started on your SAP Analytics Cloud journey.
[Last updated: 6th of April 2018, SAP Analytics Cloud Version 2018.5.0]
Most of the content comes with demo data, so you can have a look at the stories and dashboards immediately and get a first impression.
To get an overview of the content, the best way is to refer to the roll-out slide deck or the sapanalytics.cloud website. If you are interested in more details, for example how to fill the content with your own data, you should check out the content documentation. This is a very comprehensive PDF file which explains how the content can be filled from SAP data sources.
You can find it either linked in the SAP Analytics Cloud documentation …
… or in the package description in the content library.
We recommend that you open the bookmarks on the left hand side which will help you navigate through it.
You can pick the industry or line-of-business (LoB) you are interested in and explore the architecture view.
The yellow-shaded objects are documented in this chapter and the grey-shaded objects in one of the others. All LoB chapters have a list of where their stories are being reused. For example, SAP__FI_GEN_FINANCE was copied to SAP__CP_FI_FINANCE. Re-used stories look mainly similar and are all based on the same models. There are some adjustments made it the story, for example in some cases they are filtered on different profit centers which return industry specific demo data or contain industry-specific visualizations.
In case you do not have a digital boardroom license, you will not see any Digital Boardrooms in your system but you will have access to all the stories.
Updating content or downloading additional packages might overwrite customer enhancements or changes to content objects or even loose customer data. Please read the chapter 3.2 of the content documentation carefully to avoid accidental loss of customer enhancements and data.
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Overview of existing packages on the SAP Analytics Cloud Website
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