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SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics – A Step Ahead and Beyond

SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is to provide the business leaders succeed in the digital economy with total transparency in their end to end scenarios across different product lines. This includes to analyze in real-time with instant data-driven insights empowering them to make better decisions and enabling them with transactional analysis (insight to action using seamless intent-based navigation), dashboarding, predictions, planning and simplified executive boardroom meetings. Real-time insights from business data, expose data in plain business terms, and make information consumption simple, personalized and dynamic.

  • Business Innovation through Radical Simplification
  • Agility and Creativity for the Business
  • Scale and Trust for the Enterprise
  • Simplify the Platform
  • Enhance the experience
  • Innovate for the future

Embedded Analytics helps deliver all the above plus more. Traditional embedded analytics has always been a torch bearer of Operational Analytics. But at SAP we had to go above and beyond this. Hence the world class cloud-based SAP Analytics Cloud has been seamlessly embedded into our SAP S/4HANA offerings. This became the flag bearer of helping customers to be able to also tell stories via dashboarding deeply embedded into SAP S/4HANA.

  • Deliver a new Analytics SaaS offering that stands out with simplicity, visually appealing, and business user orientation that includes a solid data management layer
  • Helps customer user adoption and extend the reach of our technologies and foster innovation
  • Integrate Analytics experience from S/4HANA to SAP Success factors, SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, Qualtrics and across all other solutions.
  • Provide embedded insights within the solution, to optimally support business users in defined business processes with decision support and information at the user’s fingertips.
  • Integrate seamlessly into the enterprise intelligence offerings such as SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BW/4HANA
  • For S/4HANA Cloud customers, SAP Analytics Cloud is seamlessly embedded into SAP Fiori UI framework

  • For S/4HANA On-Premise customers they can leverage the stories created with the stand-alone SAP Analytics cloud and integrate them into the SAP Fiori Launchpad.

Beyond Embedded SAP Analytics Cloud

When SAP Analytics Cloud is a stand-alone solution, we can go beyond what the embedded offering allows. Capabilities include the below advantages.

  • Executive Boardroom Agenda and broad set of SAP analytical content sourcing data from SAP S/4HANA and non-SAP source systems
  • Leverage Business Intelligence and Smart Assist while doing analytical reporting
  • A Single analytics platform connecting all LoBs with the Digital Core and peripheral applications such as SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Concur, Qualtrics.
  • Provide real-time access to solution data as well as replication of data and data blending with multiple other sources for end2end enterprise intelligence


  • Best practices for planning processes and Input forms / templates based on S/4HANA
  • Integration between Financial Planning and S/4HANA Cloud


Predictive Intelligence

  • Leverage Predictive analytics with advanced capabilities to select KPI’s and perform proactive predictions with SAP Analytics Cloud – Smart Predict which includes automated Modelling – Classification, Regression, Segmented Time Series Analysis.
  • Utilize the best Practices for the various Predictive Capabilities across S/4HANA business processes to integrate, visualize and share predictive analysis. Introducing artificial intelligence with conversational UI in SAC dashboards and Machine learning driven “insights to Action” in real-time.
  • A truly Self-serviced Data Science solution in the cloud with support for Data Ingestion, Model Authoring, Data sharing, pipelining, orchestration, data preparation and cleaning.

Now, with all these features and capabilities, SAP also provides content that can be consumed directly and helps customers have a jump start into their Analytics.

SAP Best Practices for analytics with SAP S/4HANA provides a comprehensive portfolio of analytical content based on SAP S/4HANA. It provides guidance on how to get started with SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics and how to integrate with best in class analytical platform and solutions from SAP

Having pre-delivered content helps our customers to:

    • Enable real-time operational reporting on SAP S/4HANA with embedded analytics.
    • Rapidly integrate SAP S/4HANA with best in class analytical solutions provided by SAP and get up and running with pre-built content.
    • Access the SAP S/4HANA data which is exposed as CDS views in a uniform way.
    • Improve TCO with SAP S/4HANA
    • Increase efficiency and productivity
    • Improve business insight
    • Improved user experience with role based scenarios
    • Move up on the path to the cloud from pre-assembled trials to productive use
    • The Embedded Analytics scenarios cover the following for various LoBs

Content delivered via best practices can be accessed from below link.

SAP Best Practices Explorer

The SAP Fiori Apps library is another great resource to access all the content that is delivered with S/4HANA releases

SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library (

Stand-alone SAP Analytics Cloud can also be accessed via the content library

Business Content – SAP Analytics Cloud | SAP HANA Journey

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