SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Catalog, a new opportunity to centralize and easily access all types of analytical content
Preliminary remark: To simplify reading, SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Catalog will be called SAC Analytics Catalog throughout the document.
SAC Analytics Catalog provides a very rich set of features from content management to enriching asset metadata, easy navigation access and a great consumption experience. Inside this blog you can find more details of these capabilities: https://blogs.sap.com/2020/06/22/sap-analytics-cloud-analytics-catalog/.
We acknowledge that some Hub customers might find certain constraints with the custom theming, URL filtering, custom Catalog template and validation workflows because we don’t plan to target complete parity between the two solutions, but we aim to focus on active SAC Analytics Catalog customer enhancement requests in the future.
For the above use cases we consider building new enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud. With the workflow functionality, the validation workflow will go in a two step process: Users can start by creating or enriching a story. Next Catalog administrators can take action to publish for business users to access these assets inside the Catalog.
SAP Analytics Hub customers should be informed we do not plan to invest in supporting an automated migration at this time. The layout design and asset creations would be a manual process while all links to the existing content will remain the same in SAP Analytics Cloud.
We have been asked if we plan to provide a standalone version of SAC Analytics Catalog in the future. We have currently no plans for this. Each customer who wishes to benefit from SAC Analytics Catalog innovations can do so since Analytics Catalog is by default part of their existing SAP Analytics Cloud BI, Planning Public or Private Tenant(s).
SAP Analytics Hub customers are recommended considering moving to SAC Analytics Catalog. Both SAP BI and Planning public and private edition include SAC Analytics Catalog functionality as part of the SAP Analytics Cloud core subscription license. SAC Analytics Catalog feature is tightly Integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud content management workflows. Users can connect to any external content residing in different landscapes and establish SAC Analytics Catalog as a discovery experience for all analytical content, whether SAP or not.
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@Iver, thanks for the blog!
what about publishing content to Analytics Hub in BI43.
Have plans for a similar scenario with SAC Analytics Catalog?
Didn't see it in the roadmap.
This is indeed on our backlog, but we don't have a committed delivery date at this stage.
The best way to track interest from customers is to create an entry in our influence portal (https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/891 for SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform).
have one question : if we have around 1000 users who just need to access and view the report, and these users are not heavy users , do we need ti buy 1000 licences for SAP analytics cloud just to access the report via catalog ?
Concurrent licenses would be a cost saving option.
What do you mean by Concurrent licenses ?
There are two types of BI license offering available - Named and concurrent
Say you have users distributed across the globe. Beside due to their time zone they may not require access at the same time.
Instead of purchasing 1000 named BI licenses you can get away by buying ~10 concurrent BI license and cover entire 1000 users. Provided not more than 10 users wants to login to SAC at the same time.
Please check with your SAP Sales rep before planning around this approach.
Hey Iver van de Zand ,
A question, is it required to have admn access to set up Catalogue and the filters there?
you need to have Admin rights to enable the Catalogue and to set up the filters. I recommend you to read the blog Deep Dive into Analytics Catalog in SAP Analytics Cloud HERE
Thank you for this blog post.
Little question: Is there any export/import mechanism for the analytics catalog when working with multiple SAC tenants (dev & prod)?
Yes, objects published to Catalog can be transported between multiple tenants along with their metadata as per usual lifecycle management process in SAC. Please look at https://help.sap.com/viewer/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/14a4cca98d97445284cf085196c7173e.html for details.
Quick question regarding the Catalog: is it possible to export a list of stories which are published in the Catalog? I checked the API to retrieve the stories information but that one is not returning this information. Use case is that one of our customers would like to feed this information into their cloud MDM solution to create lineage starting with a reporting catalog all the way down to the data source elements.
Any ideas? Eric FENOLLOSA Herve KAUFFMANN Mona Walia
Martijn van Foeken | Interdobs
You are right. We currently don't have this information available in the API. You can try to reverse engineer it via the audit model we deliver as part of SAP content. Do you mind contacting me at mona.walia@? I can give more details.