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What’s new with Content Innovation 14


In this blog post, we will cover more details on newly added and enhanced packages with Content Innovation 14 – Q4 2019 (released Nov 23, 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

SAP Real Estate

Overview: The content package consists of stories in the Real Estate Management dashboard :

  • Location Management
  • Contract & Lease Management

Location Management

  • Real estate manager get a Portfolio Overview globally, regional or on-site level. Indicators like size, age, occupancy, and ownership are visible high level and allow further deep dive for details. Various story filters support quick access to the most relevant key figures.
  • Area Details support analyses about space usage in sqm. Categories like workspaces are in focus for corporate real estate managers and main drivers for measurement of building efficiency.
  • Occupancy Details contribute to efficient workplace management. The number of target capacity compared to occupied and available workplaces – separated by workplace types like dedicated, shared or hot desk, allows this insight to action.
  • Workspace Utilization Details provide transparency and insights on actual office workspace utilization. Based on sensor measurements, corporate real estate managers can analyze the usage of workplaces and spaces.

Contract & Lease Management

  • A Rent Overview provides transparency about base & gross rent as well as top leases, also available in a Country View.
  • Most Critical Dates can be observed by time filter, rules, and status.
  • Contract Valuation analyses by relevance, cash flow types, contract partners per country are shown beside a detailed table view.

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SAP Retail (Model Company Core Retail)

Overview: Retail POS data on Customer Activity Repository (Model Company Core Retail)

Sales Analysis by Region and Location:

Analyze data from different channels like POS systems & web shop across regions, locations and merchandise categories. Included KPIs are net sales amount, cost amount, gross margin amount and percentage.

The net sales amount is visualized on a geo map to support your analysis.

Basket Analysis by Week:

Net sales amount, the average price per transaction, number of transactions and the average number of units are calculated in real-time as soon as trickle feed by the POS system. You can compare week by week (up to five different weeks are handy).

Basket Analysis by Day

Breaking down the shopping basket to hourly levels and compare days/stores in order to deeply understand consumer behavior. Get the best and slow seller views for cities and articles in the same selection.

Data Connectivity:

Based on a live connection to SAP Customer Activity Repository (SAP CAR).

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SAP Retail (Model Company Fashion for Vertical Business)

Overview: Retail POS data on CAR (Model Company Fashion for Vertical Business)

Sales Analysis by Region and Location:

Analyze data from different channels like POS systems & web shop across regions, locations and article hierarchy nodes. Included KPIs are net sales amount, cost amount, gross margin amount and percentage. The Net sales amount is visualized on a geo map to support your analysis.

Sales Analysis by Division:

Analyse key performance indicators such as net sales, cost and margin along article hierarchy nodes to identify top divisions and their ratios.

Sales Analysis by Product:

Breaking down the POS data to product level shows ratios across analysis colors, brands, seasons, average price additionally to the known KPI´s, class and fashion attributes to categorize top and slow seller to identify product strategies.

Shopping Bag Analysis:

The POS data are shown at shopping bag level to analyze shopping behavior of the end consumer with the help of affinity analysis and a product fact sheet to identify product and placement strategies down at sku level.

Data Connectivity:

Based on live connection to SAP Customer Activity Repository (SAP CAR).

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Line of Business

Financial Planning & Analysis for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (BPE) 

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).

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).

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Financial Planning & Analysis for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (BPE)

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).

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).

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Integrated Financial Planning for SAP S/4HANA

Cost Center Expense Budgeting:

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.

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.

Revenue Planning:

This content facilitates the sales and revenue planning process including sales price and sales quantity planning, revenue and deduction calculation. It also supports the planner with simulation capabilities based on past actual data.

Profitability Planning:

This content facilitates sales and revenue planning process as described before and combines the outcome of cost and activity planning, product cost simulation, and revenue planning by deriving the product profitability.

Product Cost Simulation:

This content facilitates the simulation of product related costs based on S/4 actual and cost estimate data considering quantity structure, raw material price, lot size and overhead costs for product cost rates.

Process Integration:

Product cost simulation and profitability planning are now part of the financial planning process in SAP Analytics Cloud and complete the integrated planning process between planning the included scenarios (e.g. by transfer of Sales quantities into Product Cost Simulation and for Cost Center Activity Price Calculation).

Data Connectivity:

Revenue Planning, Cost Center Planning and Budgeting, Profitability Planning and Product Cost Simulation are 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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Procurement for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (BPE)

Procurement Overview:

Get an overview of your spend and sourcing in Ariba Spend Management & Ariba Buyer Network and analyze the year-to-date trends of spend and sourcing.

Spends:

Spend Visibility Overview with detailed analytics capabilities on Purchase Orders (PO) and Invoices: Monitor contract, off contract and non-managed spends. Get on top of your PO situation by analyzing the time trend, supplier relationships and the spend patterns of your organization. Optimize payments by tracking invoices. Benefit from rich ad-hoc reporting capabilities.

Sourcing:

Analyse spends and suppliers awarded for all Event types. Use multiple pre-defined drill-downs to control your sourcing activities.

Contracts:

Look at spend capacity and validity of Contracts as a basis for renewal decisions or renegotiations.

Buyer Network:

Receive all information on routing, origin and status of invoices in the Ariba Buyer Network – by amount or number of invoices, by supplier or over time.

Data Connectivity:

Excel based upload from SAP Ariba Spend Management & SAP Ariba Buyer Network.

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Receivables Management for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (BPE)

Value Proposition:

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

Capabilities:

  • For Dispute Management you can analyze, for example: Which customers raise the most disputes? For what reason? How long does it take to process them?
  • For Collections Management you can see how many customers were contacted by your collection specialists and what is the processing status of the collection worklists.
  • For Credit Management you can analyze your customer credit exposure with regard to credit limit utilization, risk classes, countries among others.

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Sales Cloud for SAP S/4HANA (BPE)

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 drilldown into sales org, sales office, sold-to party, and customer group.
  • Identify trends in recent Customer Returns showing number and value of returned items. Get insights in product and return reasons.
  • Provide insights into Sales Quotations including open quotations, expiring quotations, quotation conversion rates, rejected quotations and reasons for rejection.
  • New in 1911:  a new analytical story around Sales Contracts to provide insights into incoming contracts, open contracts, released and open value of expiring contracts which will expire in the next 30 days, contract fulfillment rate. Identify contracts that need to be renewed soon, as well as contracts that are not being fulfilled as expected.

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SAP Field Service Management

Field Service Performance Dashboard:

This content provides you an overview of your Field Service Performance and shows relevant key performance indicators which can help improve processes. See, what the satisfaction of your customers in you is, or how often Technicians were not able to finish a task on the first visit.

Also, get an overview of your created Service Calls, Activities and Time and Material Journal from different point of views.

Capacity Overview:

This content provides you an overview of your Field Service Capacity. It compares your available hours of capacity based on WorkTimePatterns to the already available Jobs.

Also you can distinguish between internal and external Workforce as well as which Jobs have not been assigned to anyone yet.

Data Connectivity:

Based on OData Service SAPFSM

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SAP Finance – Contract Based Revenue Recognition

Recognized Revenue:

This content provides an overview of recognized revenue that enables the revenue accountant to monitor performance and trends for recognized revenue across a variety of aspects.

  • Displays the total recognized revenue of all fiscal years you select.
  • Displays the recognized revenue from fulfillment and revenue catch-up that comes from performance obligations fulfilled in prior periods.
  • Displays the proportion of recognized revenue by profit center.
  • Provides recognized revenue trends and compares them across different fiscal years and posting periods.
  • Identifies top 5 best business partners by recognized revenue.
  • Identifies top 5 best performance obligations by recognized revenue.
  • Shows the recognized revenue based on the timing of the transfer of goods or service (over time or a specific point in time).

Disaggregation of Recognized Revenue – Detail Report:

The content provides a detailed recognized revenue overview that is disaggregated by fiscal year, posting period, business partner and performance obligation.

Data Connectivity:

Import master data and transaction data to SAP Analytics Cloud using Live Connection.

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SAP Integrated Business Planning

Executive Summary:

This content provides a high-level overview of the financial targets and shows relevant key performance indicators which can be used during the Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) process in the management business review. Actual revenues, gross profit, and consensus demand help executive management to determine if the S&OP plan aligns with the company’s financial targets and also shows future trends.

Overview of Revenues:

This content provides a detailed overview of revenue figures on different levels down to the product level, allowing you to better understand how revenue is allocated to different customer groups or product families, for example.

Overview of Quantities:

This content provides insights on a quantitative basis on product family and product level to identify top contributors.

Data Connectivity:

Loading master data and transactional data from SAP IBP to SAP Analytics Cloud using an OData service.

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SAP Intelligent Asset Management

Overview:

The SAP Intelligent Asset Management stories are supposed to illustrate what their data could look like in SAC stories. One of the stories (…Fleet) is intended to be shown in the IAM Analytics Dashboards application. The other story (…Equipment) is intended to be shown on the IAM equipment object page. There are no sample stories for the other three IAM applications where SAC can be displayed, Models, Locations, Spare Parts.

Fleet Dashboard:

You can view how many objects of each of the six supported data types (equipment, models, locations, spare parts, notifications, work orders) you have. You can further show each of these broken down by a dimension which you can select. For illustrative purposes this also shows tables of equipment and models, as well as a time chart for notification creation dates.

Equipment Dashboard:

You can view how many notifications and work orders you have for this equipment, and how they are broken down by some dimensions. You can also see a heat map comparing the status and priority of the notifications and work orders.

Data Connectivity:

Based on OData connection.

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SAP Marketing 

Overview:

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 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 and overview of the experience dimension which is measurable using Qualtrics NPS.

 

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud Treasury Content with SAP Analytics Cloud (BPE)

Overview:

The Treasury Executive Dashboard visualizes real-time insights into treasury operations for treasury executives and includes key performance indicators,
such as liquidity, cash position, debt volume and structure, counterparty limits, volume of bank guarantees, and market trends.

The presented data are from all Treasury-relevant application areas, such as Cash and Liquidity Management, Treasury and Risk Management,
and Financial Accounting.

The Treasury Executive Dashboard consists of the following tabs:

  • Liquidity: Shows the liquidity as KPI and analyzed by different attributes, such as regions,
    company codes, financial position groups, financial positions, and currency.
  • Cash Management: Shows your cash position forecast, mid-term liquidity forecast, as well
    as actual cash flows.
  • Indebtedness: Monitor KPIs related to the debt of your company and analyzed by different
    attributes.
  • Counterparty Risk: Get the overview on the limit utilization and free limits of a specific limit
    type by counterparty and counterparty ratings.
  • Bank Guarantee: Get an overview of the volume and average fee rate of bank guarantees.
  • Market Overview: Shows the trend for different market rates as KPIs and analyzed by
    different attributes.

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SAP S/4HANA for Financial Products Subledger – Reporting

SAP S/4HANA for Financial Products Subledger – Reporting, covers

Journal Entry Item View

Analytical application that allows you to display subledger journal entry items

Financial Statement

Analytical application that allows you to display a balance sheet and a profit & loss statement

Financial Statement Period Comparison

Analytical application that allows you to compare balance sheets and profit & loss statements for two different key dates

Financial Statement Actual/Scenario Comparison
Analytical application that allows you to compare balance sheets and profit & loss statements for actual data with a defined scenario on a key date

Financial Statement Scenario/Scenario Comparison

Analytical application that allows you to compare balance sheets and profit & loss statements for two different scenarios on a key date

Roll forward Report

Analytical application that allows you to show the development of a balance sheet position within a defined period of time

Connectivity

Live data connection to S/4HANA for financial products subledger client

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SAP Sales Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (BPE)

Overview:

Best Practices for Sales Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud using SAP Analytics Cloud

Sales Planning made easy for sales managers in the field:

SAP Sales Planning for SAP S/4HAN Cloud enables Planners to dive into customer and product sales analysis as a preparatory step to the sales planning process.   After reviewing Actual results, sales planners leverage a pre-populated set of sales drivers, where the planner can modify assumptions and complete the sales plan.

Plan Price, Cogs (multi-currency) and Quantity (multi-unit of measure):

SAP Sales Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud allows planners and analysts to understand the product and customer mix at aggregate levels, simplifying internal and external communications around results.   The solution enables planners to plan in local currency and review results in a global currency. Planners can plan quantity in a base unit of measure and review results in a standard unit of measure.   Relevant KPI’s are displayed in a base and standard unit of measure, in either local or global currency.

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SAP Supply Base Optimization

Overall Transparency:

360 degree overview of spend and savings summary based on various dimensions such as negotiation project, commodity group, supply base manager, quarter, supplier, and manufacturer

Deep Insights:

Analytics with real time data helps in better understanding of spend and savings from the various viewpoints. The visual representation makes data analysis and comparison easy which in turn enables supply base managers and directors make informed decisions without any delay.

User Experience:

Fitting visualizations and context information with slicing and dicing capabilities.

Decision Making Made Easy:

As a result:

Effective and efficient analysis of data leading to better negotiation with suppliers.

Data Connectivity:

Based on HANA Live Connection to SAP Supply Base Optimization  application.

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Workforce Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (BPE)

Overview:

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

Analyze Actual Workforce Costs:

SAP Workforce Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables visibility into Actual workforce costs, Actual headcount changes, and helps you monitor workforce expense trends as preparation for the planning steps.

Plan Headcount and Employee-related Expense:

SAP Workforce Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables planning of headcount, the cost of Salary merit increases, changes in benefit rates, bonus rate assumptions, travel, office, and other employee-related expenses.  The “assumption generator” pre-populates 100% of the plan assumptions before planning begins.  As a result, the planner spends his/her time adjusting assumptions rather than creating them!

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

SAP Workforce Planning 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.

Integration between SAP Analytics Cloud & S/4HANA Cloud/Success Factors

SAP delivers best practice methodologies to integrate employee-related expenses from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Analytics Cloud, as well as how to integrate headcount and salary from Success Factors Employee Central.  Best Practice methodology establishes SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Success Factors as the primary sources of master data and financial/HR structures.

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