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DCS GST Compliance, standard content in SAC

Recently, a SAP Analytics Cloud standard content for SAP Digital Compliance Service (DCS) has been published.

This content provides an out of the box analysis on top of data that is already available in DCS tenant of the customer. It provides you

  • Overall tax payable
  • Dues per GST component
  • Status wise inward credit and outward liability for each GST component
  • Capability to analyze all measures by Vendor/Customer/HSN Code and to drill down up-to invoice level information.
  • End users can monitor the overall GST compliance on monthly/Quarterly basis for one or more GSTINs.


The customer must have SAP Digital Compliance Service solution. And must be at 1.2.18 level of the software.

The user that you intend to use while updating the connection to your DCS tenant need to have relevant permissions. Hence, you need to assign following permission in DCS HANA DBsap.bc.ina.service.v2.userRole::INA_USER

How to download

You need to have at-least BI license for SAP Analytics Cloud. If you do not have one, then contact your Account executive and they can get you an SAP Analytics Cloud tenant.

Once you have access to SAC. Launch your SAC tenant in browser. Click on home > Browse > Files .. and navigate to business content.


Navigate to the Content Network in SAC


Search for “GST” and click on the listing


Search for GST and click on the listed content


On the subsequent pop-up, click import.


Click import to get the content to your SAC tenant


And you have the content now located in your public folder. Navigate to following location to see the objects.


Content in public space


If you need more details, refer Getting Sample Content and Business Content

How to configure

Not much configuration is required. Just that you need to create a connection between your SAC content and your DCS system

  1. Login to SAP Analytics Cloud
  2. Select Connection from the Main Menu
  3. Click + (Add Connection) > Live Data Connection > SAP HANA
  4. In the dialog, Create a “SAP Cloud Platform” type HANA live connection with following parameters.
Connection HANA Live
Connection Type SAP Cloud Platform
SAP Cloud Platform Account <to their account>
Database Name <to their SCP database>
Landscape Host <to their data-center>
Default Language EN
Authentication Method Username and Password
Username <to their SCP DB user>
Password <to their SCP DB Password>


Typical connection would look like

Once you successfully save the connection.

You can navigate to your GST content and click on it to open. When user launches the story, a start period and end period has to be entered in the prompt. The values need to be entered in format “MMYYYY” ex. 092017.


Detailed documentation of this standard content is available in SAP Analytics Cloud Content Documentation.

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      Author's profile photo Tapan Rana
      Tapan Rana

      Really nice - congratulations for sharing

      Author's profile photo Arun Ramkissoon
      Arun Ramkissoon


      we're trying to create this configuration and are stuck with two questions.

      1) What is the "SAP Cloud Platform" account?

      Is it:

      the subaccount name?
      the global account name?

       2) What should be used as "Database Name"?

      Since databases switch to SAP HANA v2.x we switched to the multi-tenant database variant. Should we use the "database system name" or the "database schema" name

      Example of our setup:

      Global account name = GlobalSample

      Subaccount name hosting the "DCS GST Compliance" SAP HANA database = fx4zacme6pw

      Database system name = dcsgstindia

      Database schema id = prodschema


      Are any of these values used as "SAP Platform Account" in the connection configuration step?

      Author's profile photo Ashutosh Rastogi
      Ashutosh Rastogi
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arun,

      Please reach out to your DCS team contacts to get the relevant details to get a connection created. They should be able to help you out with this.