Generating Value Through Hybrid SAP Analytics Solutions Scenarios AIN104 #SAPTechEd Summary
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Market Forces and why SAP Analytics Strategy is Hybrid
Analytics is an important aspect of portfolio
Binds together intelligent suite, digital platform
Core technology that drives value proposition
Why is hybrid analytics important?
In a big transition in world of technology takes time
Hybrid is a significant part of the portfolio
SAP Analytics Cloud: All Analytics, One Cloud-based platform; strategic investment
- One Simple Cloud
- One Analytics Platform for all users
- BI = Business users
- Planning = financial analysts
- Augmented analytics = business analyst
- Application design = app designers
SAC in all SAP Cloud Applications
- SAC at the center of the Intelligent Enterprise Suite integrated intelligence everywhere and for everybody
- SAC provides the embedded analytics in SFSF, S/4, C/4, etc.
- App design
- Extend Content Network (App Store) and embedded Content in SAC
- Embedded – APIs (Intelligent Enterprise tie-in)
- Transitioning of SAP BW Customers to SAC driven by Application design and the SAC Office client
- Enable augmented analytics on any data source
- Predictive content to drive business analyst usage
- Global Search, Smart Predict & Smart BI
Enterprise Analytics Platform
- Build out Analyst Baseline and Reporting Capabilities as well as enhance Enterprise Readiness
- Scheduling and broadcasting
- New Mobile Experience, both online and offline, integrating Roambi templates
- Live connectivity, Modeling and data preparation
- Improve Usability including discoverability, accessibility and ease of use of key workflows
Empower Story consumer with more self-serve capabilities (Source: SAP)
Business user is unaware of how tools are deployed
Hybrid – best of both worlds; seamless blend cloud and on-premise
Hybrid Analytic Technology Touchpoints
- Deploy Analytics on premise or in the cloud
Many SAP BI platforms are mature
New investments in SAC and take advantage of new technology
Bring worlds together
Deploy analytics wherever you like
Can move SAP BI platform to the cloud
There are many ways available today to take advantage of the cloud to lower costs: either infrastructure costs, operations costs, or application costs.
You can stay on premise, but you can also:
1.The first one is Private Cloud (IaaS), where you host BOE/Business Objects Enterprise on SAP HEC (HANA Enterprise Cloud) or a provider AWS/Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure as well as 3rd party hosting providers. In this case, you can use your existing BOE licenses, SAP calls it BYOL bring your own license. With HEC, SAP can provide BOE licenses in a subscription model. The benefit of the private BOC cloud model is for customers who don’t want to manage their infrastructure internally and offload those costs to a hosting provider. Customers would still need to administer and upgrade their BOE system in this hosted model, however, HEC does provide a managed service offering to help customers with the administration and upgrades of BOE.
2.The second option is to use our Software as a service offering which is only sold on a subscription model. The benefit of BusinessObjects Cloud is that it allows you to have all our analytics capabilities (BI, Planning, and Predictive) integrated into one solution with one user experience.
3.The 3rd option is to run a mix of on premise and cloud depending on the project. We’re working on the SAP BI Hybrid license that will give you the flexibility to run the software the way you want. The product direction is to provide interoperability between SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Analytics Cloud. Today Analytics Content Network already provides a single front end for all analytics content (Source: SAP)
Right solution for each situation
Perpetual on premise, subscription cloud
Can host BI platform in cloud
BYOL or completely managed solution with single tenant edition
Flexible pricing options: multiple licensing options, ultimate flexibility
Licensing; significant changes
Pick right size of license
Convert going forward
Conversion extension policy to right size
SAP Analytics Content Catalog: a single front end for all analytics content
SAP Analytics Content Catalog (formerly known as Analytics Hub) is the go forward direction is “Single Enterprise Ready Portal for Analytics with Simplified an Guided analytics discovery taking advantage of business metadata and semantics from other solutions.
Single front end for all analytics, wherever it may be – cloud, on-premise, 3rd party content
SAP puts them into following 3 themes, with some examples.
1.Default Content Catalog experience in SAP Analytics Cloud for Content consumption, also supporting non-SAP Analytics Cloud analytics content with Engaging Usability and Experience – pretty much also covering BI Fabric requirement
2.Seamlessly integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise capabilities to move beyond browser content catalog to true Enterprise Portal for all analytics
3.Increase Analytics consumption & adoption for end users and help them for insight driven decisions with Guided discovery and context aware recommendations (Source: SAP)
Solve issue of finding analytics
Single sign on is supported; seamless experience
SAP Analytics Cloud: Remote Data Connections – Data stays resident and live on-premise
Far more data sources are available than shown above via SDI/HANA and partners
Innovation with SAP Analytics Cloud
Augmented analytics, machine learning, AI, automating discoveries
SAP Analytics Cloud guides business analysts on their journey to Augmented Analytics. By exposing analysts to machine learning concepts gradually through existing BI and planning workflow, users of any skill level can begin to take advantage of smart capabilities to become truly data driven. (Source: SAP)
Spread throughout SAC
What is Smart Assist and why should people care?
-Take advantage of predictive technology without being a data scientist
-Extend the intelligent enterprise to business users (Source: SAP)
Consider hybrid planning scenarios
SAC is primary innovation platform for BI and planning
Innovating in hybrid planning scenarios
- SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) continues to be a key part of the SAP Analytics portfolio, specifically for those requiring an on-premise planning application.
- Reasons for requiring an on-premise application include:
- –Regulatory requirements related to situs of data storage
- –Corporate policy or contractual agreements
- –Ability to deliver deeply integrated planning capabilities as an integral component of an on premise SAP data warehouse
- –Requirements for customization beyond the scope of a public cloud solution
Major new planning enhancements will be delivered in SAP Analytics Cloud; BPC customers can leverage these enhancements via “hybrid” integration with Analytics Cloud ensuring a path of continuous innovation. In addition, BPC will receive incremental enhancements based on customer feedback, and be maintained to ensure compatibility with underlying technology components and legal compliance. (source: SAP)
Generate value from existing investments – on-premise