SAP Analytics Cloud introduction with a focus on planning capabilities #ASUG Webcast Recap
This webcast provided an overview of SAP Analytics Cloud with planning capabilities, showing the slides first, positioning and then a product demo. You can listen to a replay here.
- July 18 BI: Extend your planning with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Standard
SAP Analytics Cloud started with planning
Expand BI use case with Planning and the other way around
Replace guestimate with machine learning algorithms that are not complex
Integrated with BPC, on premise solution
Integration options with various backends
Single source of truth
Make better decisions, faster
Get automatic insights at any level of detail, from a single data point to an entire model using Smart Assist features powered by Predictive Analytics.
Automatically discover the main business drivers behind your core KPIs.
Reveal hidden insights and develop a clear understanding of your business data.
Enhance your data quickly with intuitive suggestions during data preparation and automation of repetitive workflows.
Automatically segment your data based on parameters that you specify. * Source: SAP
What if Simulations, Allocations, Collaboration, Workflow, Driver based planning, Multi Model Support, Built in financial Intelligence, Plan at any level, Alternative Hierarchy support, Private Versions, Comments, Data Entry, Disaggregation, Versions, Fiscal Year Support, FX, and more….(source: SAP)
Commentary features, optimistic version, pessimistic version
Calendar view is like MS Outlook
Planning is leading the way to the cloud, and Analytics
SaaS replacement activity is accelerating from current levels.
Using SaaS applications to complement existing applications is higher than replacements.
User experience and adoption is top of mind for business executives who expect software delivered in the cloud to be flexible and user friendly with little to no IT required. SAP Analytics Cloud’s excel like interface for modeling, reporting and calculations are perfect examples that fit this paradigm…. enterprise grade planning capabilities that allow for Tops down or bottoms planning, complex allocations, spreading data, driver based planning, collaboration, and much more
The hybrid scenario of BPC used for Corporate planning while SAP Analytics Cloud is used for departmental and/or LOB planning
Planning, Analytics, and Predictive in one platform in the cloud
Infrastructure behind the scenes
“Data is safe”
Running inside SAP Cloud Platform with certificates above
Plan to offer on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud
Ensure your project is a success
Part of the Customer Success business
Recap is shown above
|Data Modeling using HANA Studio?||No, everything belongs to SAP Analytics Cloud|
|e.g. joining data from different sources.||engine – built in component to acquire from data sources, data wrangling interface to prep data|
|Can SAC also connect to a SAP BW system which is not on HANA (yet)?||Yes – please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/guided_playlists/ for details/steps|
|How does R connects with this predictive capabilities?||R packages are included with SAP Analytics Cloud – please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-r-packages/|
|is there prebuilt integration in a pull fashion?||please see content packages at https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-getting-started-business-content-packages/|
|Can we pull the data from ECC6.0 premise system and is it possible to Business Content for the data from ECC or it is restricted to BW data alone||This isn’t BW content; this is content specific for SAP Analytics Cloud – please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-getting-started-business-content-packages/|
|When I create a new master data (a base level) in SAC, does it create in BPC?||when you have built a connection in the retraction process; not 100% sure; will have to check, guessing yes|
|All BPC on premise capabilities are available on SAP Planning?||yes it does|
|Does SAC for planning come with custom data calculation (scripting) capabilities?||yes, it does; announced a scripting module to allow users to write simple scripting – easier than BPC to write scripts; improved syntax and make it better with visual scripting|
|Is there Possibilities to retract the Data in S4/Hana or BW?||introducing a retraction to BW later this year|
|is Business Content in SAC is similar to one provided in SAP BW system ?||No, this is content specific to SAP Analytics Cloud – please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-getting-started-business-content-packages/|
|Can Lumira Designer Apps being re-used with SAC? Is there a way to “import” them here?||no, this is not possible today|
|Is plannied to have also consolidation on SAC?||no, introduced consolidation as part of S/4 engine since May of last year|
|Does SAC stores data in cloud that is received from SAP BW and SAP S/4 Hana system ?||Online connections it is not stored|
|Can models / stories / reports created in SAC transported / copied to any other SAC tenant?||Landscape mgt capability – dev tenant to production tenant|