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Author's profile photo Simon Lyng

How to enable SAP Analytics Cloud Business Content for Finance

In this blog post you will gain insight in how you can activate Business Content in SAP Analytics Cloud. Business Content is standard Stories, Models and Digital Boardrooms – ready to use-

In SAP Analytics Cloud, you can activate Business Content for different scenarios, one of them is finance. In the Business Content you will find stories which I tailored for SAP Finance.

Once you have accessed your SAP Analytics Cloud, you choose Browse, Content Network and Business Content



You choose SAP Finance,

The standard settings for this package is as follows:

This content package covers the following topics:

General assessment of financial performance as information to the management board; based on P&L, investments, and account positions

Profit and Loss:
Profit and Loss details as well as financial key performance indicators such as revenue, contribution margin and expenses

Cash Flow and Days Outstanding:
Cash Flow and Inventory overview, analysis of days sales outstanding and days payables outstanding

Investor view:
Working capital, debt to equity ratio as well as return on equity

Analysis of growth KPI Net Revenue based on YoY and Plan vs Actuals. Among other analysis are also available Price-Volume-Mix Effects and Machine Discovery

Analysis of EBIT and EBITDA based on Actuals and Forecast. Other profitability KPIs like Net and Gross Profit are also available. The P&L statement is available.

Analysis of Cash Flow based on Indirect Method. DSO, DPO and various liquidity ratios are available. The Cash Flow statement is available.

Data Connectivity:
CDS-Views based on S/4HANA Finance data
General ledger information (ACDOCA)


And in Import options, you have the opportunity to change the settings, and which standard reports, models etc. you wish to include in the import.


Using this information, you will be able to activate Business Content for Finance, in SAP Analytics Cloud, but you will also be able to activate content for all other LOB’s.


This content can be used as it is, or you can actually use it as a template for your own stories and keep gaining insights in your data.

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      Author's profile photo Jorge Cepeda Mallett
      Jorge Cepeda Mallett

      It would be great if you can add how to enable the CDS-Views on the s4hana side

      Thanks for your contribution

      Author's profile photo Javier Gambín Manzano
      Javier Gambín Manzano

      Hi Jorge, CDS views are available by default in your S4HANA backend. You only have to stablish the connection between SAC and S4, afterwards install the BContent in SAC. Anyway take into account that SAP wants to offer a new SAC Embedded version in S4 in which you will have to proceed in the same way as mentioned. You can check the SAC roadmap recently published.