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Author's profile photo Janet Nguyen

Manage your Analytics Contents with SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Catalog

With SAP Analytics Cloud, our goal is to ensure that our users are productive and comfortable when using the service. This is the challenge that the Analytics Catalog proposes to answer by offering SAP Analytics Cloud users the opportunity to combine their SAP Analytics Cloud and non-SAP Analytics Cloud content in a single, easy-to-use interface. So that all users can benefit from the Analytics Catalog, we made the decision to include it in the standard license. There is no effort that is required to take full advantage of SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Catalog. This means that there is no need to sign any new contracts or anticipate any additional expenses.

It is quite easy to get started with the Analytics Catalog. Administrators simply need to activate the Analytics Catalog in the “Administration Menu” to be directed to a new tab in the SAP Analytics Cloud Home Page. This page is also used to manage shared functionalities, such as creating filters.

As soon as the Analytics Catalog has been activated, all users will see a new tab displayed in the SAP Analytics Cloud Home Page. By clicking on this tab, you will automatically be able to access your own catalogue.

With Analytics Catalog, you no longer need to spend time tracking the location of their analytics content. You can simply select the “Catalog” tab to access all your analytic content in a flash. With SAP Analytics Cloud’s live technology, analytic content will always be up to date.

To make users’ lives more convenient, administrators can create business filters such as regions, industries, functions, and more. Administrators can then associate these filters with different tiles. With a single click, users can reduce the number of tiles displayed at any given time and focus on the analytic content that is useful for answering specific questions.

All authorized SAP Analytics Cloud users can execute external content. However, only those who have received authorization can add new SAP Analytics Cloud and non-SAP Analytics Cloud analytic content to the catalogue. The procedure is very simple. All you need to do is use the new “External Content” object in the file repository that SAP Analytics Cloud provides.

It is also quite simple for administrators to make catalogue objects available to users. The first step is to create the groups of users who will have access to the various SAP Analytics Cloud and third-party content. Administrators then simply need to declare which groups have access permission when they publish the tiles.

Whether you need to access analytic content (Stories, DBR, Planning, Analytics applications), external SAP content (BO, WeBi, Lumira, BW), or non-SAP content (PDF, Excel, other third-party analytics), the SAP Analytics Cloud Analytics Catalog has you covered. Stay tuned because in the future, we plan to add new functionalities for the Analytics Catalog to continue with our mission to help simplify the SAP Analytics Cloud user experience.

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      Author's profile photo Agata Janeczek
      Agata Janeczek

      Hello Janet,

      we have already tested the functionality and are missing the option to delegate the content responsibility to the departments (all the requests for access go to system Admins instead of Catalog content creators). Unfortunately due to that we are still not fully satisfied.

      Do you have any idea of the improvements to come? The Q4 2021 release brought the workspaces that seamed to be somehow similar, but have a lot limitations that make those impossible to use for corporate work:

      • no option to move workspace objects between tenants (to come in Q1 2022)
      • no option to copy / move objects from public folders to workspace (existing development can't be moved) - is that planned to be implemented?
      • no option to request access when workspace objects published in catalog without granting access (button Request grayed) - isn't that a bug?

      Kind regards Agata