As we wind down from SAP TechEd Las Vegas and SAP TechEd Barcelona, I want to share some exciting news with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform.
What is SAP Analytics Cloud?
SAP Analytics Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) connecting your people, data, and ideas from multiple sources to enable fast and confident decision making. It allows users to discover, visualize, plan, and predict, all in one place.
What is SAP Cloud Platform?
SAP Cloud Platform is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for developing cloud business applications in a fully provisioned environment using a set of end-to-end services, capabilities, and tools, developers can build, extend, and integrate business applications in the cloud.
SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded edition for SAP Cloud Platform
Juergen Muller, SAP CTO, announced at TechEd that the Business Technology Platform unites intelligent, application, database, data management, and analytic services to enhance the Intelligent Enterprise. One of the key pillars of that strategy is to embed SAP Analytics Cloud into our SAP applications like S/4HANA, C/4HANA, SuccessFactors, Concur, Ariba, and Fieldglass. With this latest announcement, we’re also working on embedding SAP Analytics Cloud as part of SAP Cloud Platform. The delivery for this release is planned for the end of 2019. The strategy is to include SAP Analytics Cloud, embedded edition through the Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA). For more information on CPEA consumption based license model, click here. You’ll simply be able to turn on SAP Analytics Cloud embedded services within SAP Cloud Platform and start building and leveraging SAP Analytics Cloud stories as part of your extension applications. SAP Analytics Cloud, embedded edition is limited to live connectivity to SAP Cloud Platform HANA Service and CDS-based application metadata. Click the link below for a preview of how it works:
SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise provides enhanced analytic capabilities for SAP Cloud Platform
As mentioned above, SAP Analytics Cloud provides a single analytics experience to discover, visualize, plan, and predict. While the SAP Analytics Cloud, embedded edition is limited to BI capabilities and SAP Cloud Platform data only, SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise allows you to blend your SAP Cloud Platform application data with other application data allowing you to plan, predict, and share insights so you can break down silos and make proactive and confident decisions. For more information on SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise capabilities and customer stories, visit SAP Analytics Cloud.
Leverage HANA Cloud Services
SAP Analytics Cloud is also an integral part of SAP HANA Cloud Services. SAP HANA Cloud Services provides a single data and analytics service that provides data scale, data quality, and data usage that drives business value. It includes:
- SAP Analytics Cloud as the Analytics service providing BI, Planning, and Predictive capabilities in a single solution,
- SAP Data Warehouse Cloud providing end-to-end data warehouse services that blends, enriches, governs, and provides a semantic layer for your data, and
- SAP HANA Cloud providing end-to-end database services, storage, federation, and runs powerful applications with the power of SAP HANA in the cloud with General Availability at the end of this year
The strategy of SAP HANA Cloud Services is to connect all elements of data and analytics processing into one seamless experience. To learn more about the material benefits that SAP HANA Cloud Services can provide your organization, visit the SAP HANA Cloud Services web site.