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Smart Features and Conversational AI in SAP Analytics Cloud #ASUG Webcast Recap

This was an ASUG webcast from yesterday.  You can watch the replay here


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Make better decisions, faster. Discover the next generation of smart discovery capabilities supported by the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Ask your question in natural language and get insights instantly with Search to Insight, our newest Conversational AI feature.


Flavia Moser, SAP

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As usual, the legal disclaimer applies and anything in the future is subject to change.

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Use smart feature portfolio, which is business user friendly

Speak the language of the business user

Uses Machine Learning to accelerate the workflow

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Above are the features covering smart portfolio

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For example, say revenue is $500M.  What is driving the revenue?

Smart insights helps, click on data point, present insight in form of natural language as well as textual format

Insights generated without knowing algorithm used

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You can also annotate charts

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Above shows a Scatter plot with 2 KPI’s – Deal value, # of licenses

Good understanding of grouping

Automatically segment in different groups

Running a clustering algorithms

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Time series forecasting used in area of planning and BI, and predictive

Biggest challenge is to know which algorithm to use

Challenge for business user to know which algorithm

Built automatic forecast algorithm

State of the art algorithm, selects best one

Take the guess work away

Reduce time spent on best algorithm to use

For BI and planning users

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R – statistical programming language

Not business user friendly

Customers are using R for World Cloud in SAP Analytics Cloud

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2 options:

1.Customers can bring in their own R server

2.Use SAC R server in the data centers listed above

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Smart Discovery is workflow acceleration

Select data set, select KPI

Try it out on  your own data

Select key influencers; in background running

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You also have simulation

Run simulation, what if scenarios

In realtime, produce insight

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Unexpected values

100K sales transactions; identify those that are off

Would take time to do

Bring features into story

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Just released at SAPPHIRENOW last month

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Work on bots

In SAP Analytics Cloud, bring conversation piece into SAC, allow end users to write in English language

Democratization of information

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Planned Live Data Connection Support is on the right; I experienced this this week, so I am glad Flavia covered it

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SAP is working on this; hopefully we will have a separate webinar on this topic.

Question Response
Is the location of the ballon popup configurable? It appears to be placed at random location instead of next to the cursor. tooltip; way to configure
Does it work in German? only support English – localization is on roadmap for next year
I assume it will support voice, just like what we saw at Sapphire, right? demoed voice at SAPPHIRE, have feature enabled, working through legal questions

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      Author's profile photo SHUBHANGI DESHMUKH

      Please let me know how to integrate SAC story with Conversational AI BOT


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Unfortunately I do not know how to do that; I recommend asking this as a question at