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Latest Enhancement on the SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition Integration

Few weeks ago, I wrote a blog regarding the integration of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition, and in this Blogpost I want to share with you the latest innovation that we built for the SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition.

Until the SAP S/4HANA 2105 Release the analytics specialist used the “Create Tile for Analytics Cloud Story” (F2809) for creating SAP Fiori launchpad tiles that call SAP Analytics Cloud stories from the Enterprise Tenant.

With SAP S/4HANA 2108 the “Create Tile for Analytics Cloud Story” will be deprecated

Instead, you can use the manage KPIs and Reports app to manage the lifecycle of you SAP Fiori tiles, and I’m going to demonstrate how in the next part of this Blogpost, where I will create a tile for an SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition story and publish into a business catalog.

1.High level overview

The integration is based on the live data connection between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Cloud  which ensures the real-time access to the operational data of SAP S/4HANA Cloud  exposed through analytical ABAP Core Data Services (CDS) Views.

2.Step by step guide

 

Now with the big picture in mind, let’s start the process of embedding your stories into the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Fiori Launchpad, so that your business user can seamlessly consume them just as any other SAP S/4HANA Cloud app.

Let us start by previewing the SAP Analytics Cloud story we want to use for our application, for the purpose of the demo I’m going to use the “SAP Procurement off Contract Spend” story which is part of SAP content that can be acquired to the Analytical Content Network, note that alternatively you can use an own created story if it is public.

Now from the Manage KPIs and Reports, you can see the list of stories that are in the SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition tenant -Stand-alone Stories- that is connected to your SAP S/4HANA Cloud system, among these I can already see the story I’m interested in.

The next step is to navigate to the story details, where I can see 3 sections, the first section “Definition” contains the business information and the queries used within the story

The second section is the “Configuration” section where I can see the preview of the story:

but the most interesting section for this Blogpost is the third section “Applications” as this is the section, we will use to create our SAP S/4HANA Cloud application and their respective tiles in the SAP Fiori Launchpad

By clicking on “Add Tile”, I get to choose the different tile formats that fit to my requirement, but additionally the mode of lunching the Tile (Embedded vs. New Tab), the embedded mode will open the story within the same tab and enables me the SAP Fiori user experience that you know from other SAP S/4HANA Cloud applications.

Therefore, I am interested in the embedded mode since I want to be able to use the intent-based navigation and the variant management features.

 

For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to choose a simple “Static Tile” and move to the next step.

Here we have 3 different things to configure:

  1. The definition of the tile this represents the title and the subtitle of the tile.
  2. The navigation part which semantic object and action will be used to navigate to this app.
  3. The intent-based navigation from where you configure navigation targets to Other SAP S/4HANA applications, here I choose the semantic object “Supplier “and an “*” as semantic action which will allow me to navigate to all the apps that have the semantic object “Supplier” with any available combination of semantic actions.

After clicking on save and publish, you will be navigated to the custom catalog extension app where you can add the app to one or multiple business catalogues and publishing them for the business user to consume them directly from the SAP Fiori Launchpad

 

Once the publication process is completed, the tile can be launched from the SAP Fiori Launchpad, and using the context menu the business user can use the Intent-based navigation to navigate to the apps that are part of his role.

Now once we click on ”Jump to” Supplier we will be navigate to the supplier and pass the context “Computer systems (DE)” the target app.

I hope you are now able to create your SAP S/4HANA Cloud applications based on your SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition Tenant(s) stories, if you have more questions please use the comment section.

And I also encourage you to post your SAP S/4HANA questions under All Questions in SAP S/4HANA | SAP Community

 

 

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