Planning for S/4HANA Cloud Webcast Recap with Q&A
This was SAP webinar from last month.
Don’t forget to register for these upcoming planning-related webcasts:
April 2 BI: A Beginner’s Guide to Use SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Planning
April 11 BI: Hybrid Planning Scenarios Built by SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation
Delivered through a “best practice” program
Source data from S/4HANA is in SAP Analytics Cloud, offering a set of dashboards, predefined dashboards, trend reports, cost center based plan, variance reports, year over year reporting
How to reconcile results to your SAP ERP system, bring data together, reconcile to sources and return data back to ERP
Planning input forms
New introduction is workforce planning; tap into HR source (SuccessFactors) – tap into head count, merge with expenses, to perform head count expense planning
Plans include capital planning
Plans also include project budget planning
SAP Analytics Cloud is “data source” neutral
Planning on specific data sources
Merge data sources, run planning processes there
Pre-deliver a model based on SAP data sources – model, dimension names, set of reports, analysis views to review results
Analysis – preset built of dashboards, live feeds to review live data in SAP Analytics Cloud
Do not need to invest in BW; can bring data into SAP Analytics Cloud
Best practices are provided to integrate data
Solution built for S/4HANA Cloud but can also use with S/4HANA 1809 on-premise
Provide a dashboard story, reporting, and planning story
Planning input templates, allow you to input and create data
More details on the architecture, predefined content
Planning, analysis, integration
What-if analysis without risk to ERP
Workforce planning is usually outside ERP
Head count planning involves tapping into more than 1 data source (SuccessFactors and S/4HANA)
Cost center is a shared dimension between the two
At the bottom, have S/4HANA and SuccessFactors
Easy for end users to consume; work to merge has been done
Create projects in S/4HANA, bring that into SAC, and retract back to S/4HANA
Question & Answer
Q: Is planning integrated with S/4HANA on premise?
A: with 1809 release
Q: Are flat files supports?
Q: How create connections
A: See Guided Playlists Archive | SAP | SAP
Q: Can you add commenting to planning forms?
A: Yes, and can do collaboration
Q: Are S/4HANA CDS views delivered?
A: Yes, they are standard, and do not need to create them
Q: Programming language for SAC?
A: 4 elements of calculation – formula in story, account formula, advanced formulas is a form of script logic, aggregations in hierarchies
We also have planning sessions at ASUG Annual Conference in May – check out our schedule today.