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#askSAP: Become an Intelligent Enterprise with SAP Analytics for SAP S/4HANA – Recap

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Abstract for this webcast is shown below – please join us this Tuesday for BI: Smart Features and Conversational AI in SAP Analytics Cloud

This was the second #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call of 2018.  Watch the replay at this link



New digital technologies allow companies to make core business processes more intelligent. Companies can automate business processes and augment employee’s capabilities to let them do more than they could do before with more focus on strategic tasks based on real-time and forward-looking insights. This shift is accelerating in every industry and compelling every organization to transform into an intelligent enterprise to nimbly adapt to new market realities. SAP S/4HANA is the digital core platform to become such an intelligent enterprise. This digital transformation is driving the need for more analytics and a big opportunity which occurs through this transformation is to give all employees, partners and customers, immediate and forward-looking insights into what is going on and what is going to happen next. Join us on June 28 to hear from our panel of experts and users how SAP Analytics help SAP S/4HANA customers seize this opportunity to drive strategic initiatives across the entire organization.


This was moderated by SAP Mentor Owen Pettiford

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The legal disclaimer applies

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The panel today

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What do customers really want

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Digital platform faciltates orchestration of enterprise, digital core is S/4HANA

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Digital age UX with co-pilot, an “alexa” for your ERP

Automation – machine learning enables smarter, faster decisions

“next gen” processes for in-memory platform

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With in-memory, real time, eliminate batch, system learns and acts continuously, first ERP to leverage in-memory from the ground up

“Analytics at point of action” with a simplified data model, ability to adapt models, interact and understand data

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Embedded analytics, on the fly, digital board room gives consolidated view of business


Cloud Analytics

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Over 100K subscribers, 1200 customers

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Smart to insight includes natural language

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Integration with BPC

Financial Planning & Analysis

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Mobile features are shown above

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Allocations, planning, time series forecasting are part of SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning

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No data replication with S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud

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Use Excel to write back, using Analysis for Office

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The speaker said SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning has “Robust calculation scenarios”



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Excel-like formulas are available as shown above and you can “Add members on the fly”

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Summary/recap is shown above; note this recap is only a subset of the webcast


Q: FP&A looks impressive; is it BPC lite?

A: SAC planning is go-forward strategy for planning unless customer doesn’t have a cloud first strategy

Q: For planning, is it revamp of BPC or IP, something new?

A: This solution was built from ground-up; did not reuse any technology – reinvent way

BPC vs SAC is comparing apples and oranges

Q: Where is modeling done for SAC planning?

A: modeling, including formulas are done in the browser

Note: SAP said they would post the Q&A later.


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