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Webinar Summary – Simplify Analytics for SAP Ariba

In a recent webinar, APOS addressed the need for data connectivity for SAP Ariba. In this webinar, we:

  • Reviewed options for connecting to SAP Ariba from SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Considered key challenges related to Ariba connection options
  • Established the means for a live mode connection to Ariba data
  • Showed how to simplify the use of Ariba data with a sharable, business-oriented, semantic layer

The webinar showed how you can use the APOS Live Data Gateway for Ariba to create a live mode connection between SAP Ariba and SAP Analytics Cloud. APOS Live Data Gateway is a middleware platform which provides virtualized data connection and data transformation to enable live data connectivity and expanded data source options for SAP Analytics Cloud.

You can view this webinar on demand here.

APOS Live Data Gateway supports live and import connectivity between SAP solutions (such as Analytics Cloud, Data Warehouse Cloud, BW/4HANA and S/4HANA) and a wide variety of non-SAP data sources.

You can review supported data sources here.

Our webinar hosts started by examining current options for using Ariba data in SAP Analytics Cloud. An import mode connection would allow import of Ariba data to Analytics Cloud, but would also present major challenges, as listed below.

A live mode connection would allow Analytics Cloud users to work directly with Ariba data, but unfortunately, such a live mode connection does not exist.

Using the APOS Live Data Gateway, we could create a live mode connection, but that too would present some major challenges, because the available API connection to Ariba is not an efficient means of streaming queries and data.

The APOS Live Data Gateway Ariba edition overcomes these live mode challenges with caching.

Watch the video below to see how APOS Live Data Gateway Ariba edition overcomes obstacles to connectivity between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Ariba:

The Ariba edition includes a simplified, automated API extraction engine with a UI that requires no coding experience, and a caching repository that optimizes data connection and Analytics Cloud performance. Other benefits are shown below.

APOS Live Data Gateway also includes a semantic layer to simplify and control data access. The semantic layer defines measures and dimensions, and links and joins, as well as which data fields are exposed, and how they are named.

The webinar also includes a demonstration of connecting SAC and Ariba using the live mode with caching method.

In summary, the APOS Live Data Gateway Ariba edition provides:

  • Expanded live data connectivity to non-SAP sources for SAC
  • Optimized connectivity from SAC to Ariba data
  • Simplified data navigation via the semantic layer
  • Streamlined Ariba data access

You can view this webinar on demand here.


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