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What’s new with Content Innovation 12 Package


In this blog post, we will cover more details on newly added and enhanced packages with Content Innovation 12 – Q2 2019 (released May 25, 2019)


Here is an overview of the updates including screenshots. More screenshots and details can be found on the SAP Analytics Cloud Website, in the Roll-out Slide Deck or in the documentation. Also, find the latest information on youTube.

General Enhancement

Industries

Lines of Business:

General Enhancements

In addition to the Roll-out slide deck, we have published a new Content Inventory which helps to identify features used by specific packages.

The Content Inventory Excel is included in the Roll-out Slide Deck.

Industries

  • 2 new packages added and 2 updated to the Industry, Let’s drill further for more details:
Professional Services S/4HC (SAP Best Practice)

Overview: Real-time Analysis for S/4HANA Cloud enables a project manager to dive into S/4HANA Cloud using a real-time connector.  Accelerators include a pre-built set of LIVE analytical dashboards, key performance indicators, and reports.

Find more details in Best practice explorer (Best Practice Analytics scope item 28W)

The story covers the following information.

Revenue and Backlog Analysis:

  • Help you analyze revenue contracted, pipeline revenue, backlog in work on SAP S/4HANA Cloud data.
  • Compares revenue contracted and revenue in the pipeline, revenue contracted and backlog in cash, etc., by region, by the calendar year, by the service organization, by customer
  • Lists top 5 Service organizations, Customers by revenue contracted, revenue pipeline and backlog in work

Integration between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  • SAP delivers best practice methodologies to integrate the revenue contracted, pipeline and backlog work data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Analytics Cloud.

 

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Retail – Omnichannel Article Availability and Sourcing

Overview: Omnichannel Article Availablity and sourcing package covers Webshop health check and helps users to analyze Failure reasons.

The story covers the following information.

Web Shop Health Check (Sourcing Overview Analysis):
The story answers the question such as.

  • What results did sourcing produce for all shopping carts?
  • How many carts failed in what country/region?
  • How has the cart-to-order conversion rate has changed over time?
  • The Sourcing Overview Analysis provides an overview of sourcing success key figures on shopping cart level based on a selected sales channel.

Analysis of Failure Reasons (Sourcing Details Analysis):

  • What were the reasons behind the sourcing results produced for the shopping carts in the selected sales channel (webshop)?
  • What is the business objective providing the sourcing result most often and what are the failure reasons per business objective?
  • What influence factors reduced the initial list of eligible sources from the sourcing network? What articles were most often responsible for sourcing failures?
  • The Sourcing Details Analysis provides insights into reasons for failed sourcing on the shopping cart and item level based as well as strategy steps, based on a selected sales channel.

This Package is based on Live connectivity to BW system.

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Sports One

Overview:SAP Sports One provides sports clubs with a suite of mobile and web applications that give teams all the tools they need to operate effectively.

The story covers the following information.

Overall Transparency: 360-degree overview of all sports areas of a club, e.g. Team Management, Health, Performance Diagnostics, Load, Training Planning, Scouting and many others

Deep Insights: 360-degree overview of a team, a position or a single player/athlete

User Experience: Fitting visualizations and context information. Possibility of ad-hoc analyses to go even more into data details to find hidden results

Decision Making Made Easy:  Effective and efficient root-cause analyses to identify risks and opportunities in the club and decision making support

This Package is based on Live connectivity to an SAP Sports One cloud system.

This Package is available in both English and German.

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Telco Customer Profitability Analytics

Overview: In the telecom industry, communication service providers (CSPs) need to identify the
sources and causes of subscription-related and service-related margin issues, so that
they can make informed decisions and take immediate action. The CSPs can analyze
and visualize trends related to margin, revenue, and other key performance indicators
(KPIs) such as product offerings or customer usage patterns at an aggregated level.

The story covers the following information.

  • Executive Summary of AMPU, ARPU, and interesting trends
  • Visualization of Margin breakdown by Products
  • Story of Margin breakdown based on other key factors
  • AMPU month-on-month growth charts
  • Trend chart for Unprofitable Subscriptions with Total Margin
  • Comparison of Revenue and Total Margin aggregated for various Product Offerings
  • Heat maps to visualize margins based on multiple dimensions
  • Visualize the impact on Margin due to factors like Region and Sales Channel

This Package is based on Live connectivity to an SAP Sports One cloud system

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Line of Business

Cost Center Expense Budgeting and Activity Planning for SAP S/4HANA

Overview:

This content facilitates the cost center budgeting process including capturing expenses and applying functions that support budget simulation using historical or driver factors. This process is integrated with availability control functionality and budget consistency checks in SAP S/4HANA.

The story covers the following information.

Cost Center Activity Planning: This content facilitates the complete cost center planning process including allocations, activity quantity planning, and activity price calculation. It also supports the planning administrator with powerful functions to prepopulate the planning screens based on past actual data.

Data Connectivity: Cost Center Planning and Budgeting is based on the S/4HANA data model in FI-CO and fully integrated with it. Master data and transaction data from S/4HANA can be loaded and planning results can be written back into S/4HANA. The complete integration is part of the content delivery and is available out of the box.

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Financial Consolidation S/4HC (SAP Best Practice)

Overview:

Best Practices for Group Reporting for SAP S/4HANA Cloud using SAP Analytics Cloud.

SAP Real-time Financial Analytics for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables analysts or controllers to dive into SAP S/4HANA Cloud using a real-time connector. Accelerators include a prebuilt set of LIVE Version comparison reports and actual consolidated reports(Best Practice Analytics scope item 2K6).

The story covers the following information.

Consolidated Balance Sheet, Profit & Lost, Cash Flow Analyses:

  • Financial Consolidation for S/4HANA Cloud (Best Practice Analytics scope item 2K6) enables pre-built set of pre-built analytical dashboards(in future) and reports that help to analyze the balance sheet, profit & lost and cash flow for robust analytics on SAP S/HANA Cloud data
  • Consolidated Story available which covers all the actuals reports centrally
  • Total 19 reports in 5 stories available, 1 actual consolidated report book, 12 planning analysis report for Actual vs. Budget, Actual vs. Forecast, Periodic overview and 1 predictive analysis.

Integration between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

SAP delivers best practice methodologies to integrate financial results from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Analytics Cloud, plus retract Plan data back into SAP S/4HANA Cloud.  Best Practice methodology establishes SAP S/4HANA Cloud as the primary source of master data and financial structures.

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Financial Planning & Analysis S/4HC (SAP Best Practice)

Overview:

Best Practices for Financial Planning & Analysis for SAP S/4HANA Cloud using SAP Analytics Cloud.

Real-time integration between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud: SAP Real-time Financial Analytics for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables analysts or planners to dive into SAP S/4HANA Cloud using a real-time connector. Accelerators include a prebuilt set of LIVE analytical dashboards, key performance indicators, and P&L/Balance Sheet reports (Best Practice Analytics scope item 1U8).

The story covers the following information.

Financial Statement, Cost Center, and Profit Center Planning:

SAP Financial Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables planners to complete a Cost Center, Profit Center, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow plan in SAP Analytics Cloud based on financial information sources for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Accelerators include: planning input templates, planning calculations, and a planning process flow (Best Practice Analytics scope item 2EB).

Trend Analysis, Variance Analysis, and Year-over-Year Analysis:

SAP Financial Analysis for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables analysts or planners to analyze trends, variances, and growth rates for both Actuals and Plan in SAP Analytics Cloud. Accelerators mirror the content in Real-time Financial Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (Best Practice Analytics scope item 2EB & 2IJ).

Integration between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

SAP delivers best practice methodologies to integrate financial results from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Analytics Cloud, plus retract Plan data back into SAP S/4HANA Cloud.  Best Practice methodology establishes SAP S/4HANA Cloud as the primary source of master data and financial structures.

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Human Resources Analytics – SuccessFactors

Overview:

Best Practices for Human Resource Analytics.

The story covers the following information.

Workforce Overview and Workforce Diversity:

This dashboard visualizes key measures based on data from SAP SuccessFactors. Prebuilt charts provide insights into Headcount and FTE trends, staff in management, turnover rates and the diversity of the workforce in terms of gender, tenure, and generations, as well as contract types and span of control.

Workforce Performance:

This dashboard visualizes key measures based on data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors. KPIs for Total Workforce Ratio, Financial Expenses per FTE, Financial Actual and Plan data by Cost Center are brought together with HR-related measures such as Headcount and Positions by Cost Center.

Finance Overview:

This dashboard visualizes key measures based on data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Prebuilt charts show Balance Sheet, Net Income and Cash Flow data as well as a Financial Statement table.

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Liquidity Planning (BPE)

The story covers the following information.

Liquidity Item Planning:

SAP Liquidity Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables planners to complete a Liquidity Item plan, including calculated closing balances, in SAP Analytics Cloud based on information sources from SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Accelerators include: planning input templates, planning calculations, and a planning process flow.

Liquidity Item Analysis by Version:

SAP Liquidity Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables analysts or planners to analyze trends and variances between versions such as Plan, Forecast and Actuals in SAP Analytics Cloud.

Integration between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

SAP delivers Best Practices methodologies to integrate Cash & Liquidity Management from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Analytics Cloud.  Best Practices methodology establishes SAP S/4HANA Cloud as the primary source of master data and transaction data. (Best Practice Analytics scope item 3L5).

 

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Manufacturing S/4HC (SAP Best Practice)

Overview:

Best Practices for Manufacturing (Plan to Produce) for S/4HANA Cloud using SAP Analytics Cloud

Real-time integration between S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Real-time Manufacturing (Plan to Produce) content for S/4HANA Cloud enables a analyst to dive into S/4HANA Cloud using a real-time connector. Accelerators include a pre-built set of live analytical reports with key performance indicators.

Production Cost Overview, Actual Vs Plan Comparison and Target Comparison

SAP Manufacturing Content for S/4HANA Cloud (Best Practice Analytics scope item 28S) enables users to analyze the complete production cost incorporating Actual and Plan production cost and % Cost Variance associated with production orders. Accelerators include: Manufacturing Models, best practice documentation for integration and business process flow.

Work Center Cost Analysis and Variance Report

Perform work center cost analysis by plants, capture the variance in plan vs actual cost for production orders using SAC model and reports to support manufacturing analysis.

Predictive Analytics using Time Series Forecasting and Smart Grouping

SAP Predictive Content for Manufacturing using S/4HANA Cloud enables analysts to predict the Cost Variance (Fixed vs Actual) completion with finish date. Smart grouping prediction will provide insight to optimize cost at work centers.

What’s new 1905: We have created 3 new stories around Stock value and quantity, General – Order Item Delivery Performance and Manufacturing Order Item Scrap Amount

 

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Marketing

Content is delivered covering several different information areas:

Campaign Analytics: Overview of the campaign success, for example, email, facebook, paid social campaigns including the ability to drill down on various dimensions.

Contacts and Profiles: Overview of new and existing contacts, the channels used by the contacts, the distribution of interests across channels or communication media and an overview of the average sentiments captured, for example, from the social media channels Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

Lead and Accounts: KPIs for leads and accounts, opportunities, lead stages, interests, products and lead nurture stream.

Marketing Executive Dashboard: Comprehensive set of KPIs allowing marketing executives to review the success of marketing investments, and provide a comprehensive overview of KPI attainment and marketing performance benchmarks

Marketing Planning and Performance: Overview of the conversions based on multi-touch attribution powered by SAP Customer Attribution as well as top planned spend per media type and spend type.

Offer Management: Overview of offers that are planned during the next 3 months and detailed analysis and comparison of the success of offers that were valid during the last 3 months.

Marketing Data Analysis: Summary of mobile push notifications for last 6 months, e.g. showing the number of installed mobile apps, number of push notifications and offers clicked by contacts.

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SAP Qualtrics

The integration of  “X” (experience) data with both operational and analytical data provides the holistic view that customer-focused enterprises require to steer their business. SAP Qualtrics delivers this data, by offering capabilities to create, run and evaluate survey results.

The surveys need to be closely monitored to ensure a clear status, efficient running and high response rates. This content package offers all the necessary analytics to optimize SAP Qualtrics’ surveys.

Survey Overview

At one glance, learn the current state of your surveys: How many individuals have you reached out to, how many of them have started or even completed their survey already? Analyze the time trend of the responses and use the built-in smartness to gain additional insights.

Distribution Channel and Audience

Analyze and compare the performance of your surveys distributed through different channels like email, SMS, social media or wearables. Understand survey reach for your audience and analyze audience response by address domain.

Response Performance

Derive valuable insights into the response behavior of your target group like

  • Which day of the week has most responses?
  • Decide a good point in time to close your survey using predictive forecasting
  • Through smart insights understand the key influencers behind your survey responses

Data Connectivity:

File upload from Qualtrics

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SAP Sales for S/4HC (SAP Best Practice)

This scope item provides pre-built analytical dashboards that help the executive and senior management to monitor key drivers and trends in the sales process.

Value Proposition

Sales Analytics Cloud (SAC) provides a comprehensive tool for strategic live-data analysis in sales. A highly integrated solution that increases efficiency, eliminates data silos and make digital access simple, secure, and scalable

Capabilities

  • See open sales at a glance and identify where you can take action in order to increase your sales volume. Gain a real-time overview of sales volume by calendar month/quarter and sales org, top customers, open orders by sales org, customer, customer group, material, and material group.
  • Check your pricing strategies and control the costs. Compare sales volume and profit margin over time and by sales org. Top customers by Sales Volume, Profit Margin, and Net Sales Cost.
  • Identify top customers and trends by incoming sales. Compare incoming orders and open orders and drill down into sales org, sales office, sold-to party, and customer group.
  • New in 1905: Identify trends in recent Customer Returns showing the number and value of returned items. Get insights in product and return reasons.

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Related Resources

Related SAP Analytics Cloud help article

SAP Analytics Cloud content PDF Documentation

Youtube video: Get Sample and Business Content from the Content Library

Overview of existing packages on the SAP Analytics Cloud Website or in the Roll-out Slide Deck

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