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Expert Guided Implementation – SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics

 

If you are looking to get the most out of your SAP S/4HANA deployment by utilizing the inbuilt SAP Fiori analytical apps (or “embedded analytics” as they are also known), then you have come to the right place.

SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics are one of the key pillars of the value of SAP S/4HANA.

These are embedded in the SAP Fiori user interface and will provide your end-users with insight to action features, starting their day with real-time visual indicators on potential problems to solve, and ability to drill-down to transactional level for detailed analysis.

In my previous blogs I have mentioned about the Expert Guided Implementation (EGI format for empowering and instructing customers to achieve a specified goal.
In short, this is a Virtual Classroom style session, taking place over 3-5 days, where an SAP expert explains step-by-step the configuration of a set objective using training materials.

I am pleased to inform you that we now have a new EGI session for SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics.

 

The agenda looks like this:

SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics – EGI

Day 1

  • Introduction & Overview:
    Introduction to SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics
    Embedded Analytics Architecture / Tool sets
    Fiori Launchpad Overview (Catalog, Roles)
    Positioning SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics (with SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Analytics Cloud)
  • End User Tools:
    Overview Page (OVP)
    Query Browser
    Multi-Dimensional Apps

Day 2

  • End User Tools:
    Analytical List Pages
    Smart Business KPI’s
    Analytical Fiori Apps (Free Style Fiori Apps)
    Analysis Path Framework (APF)
  • Key User Tools:
    View Browser
    Custom CDS Views
    Custom Analytical Queries
    How to enable Custom Analytical Query as an App to Business user (End to End Scenario using Custom Catalog Extensions)

Day 3

  • Key User Tools:
    KPI Design / Report Design Framework (Overview & Convergence)
    Manage KPI’s and Reports
    APF Configuration Modeller
    Fiori Smart Templates for creating Apps (Like OVP, ALP)
  • IT User Tools:
    Tools for IT Expert – Explore CDS View using Eclipse & Important Analytical Annotations
    Testing Analytical Queries using RSRT

Day 4

  • Integration:
    SAP Fiori Launchpad Designer (Providing few applications access to Business user)
    Transient provider and Transient Query Concepts
    Integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI Launchpad into SAP Fiori Launchpad
    Integration of SAP S/4HANA ABAP CDS views with SAP BusinessObjects Reporting tools (Analysis Office for Excel)
    Integration of SAP S/4HANA ABAP CDS with SAP Analytics Cloud (Live and Acquire Data Connection)
    Embedded SAP Analytics Cloud in SAP S/4HANA (2020)
    Limitations of Embedded Analytics compared with SAP BusinessObjects /SAP Analytics Cloud

Day 5

  • Miscellaneous:
    Decision criteria (Feature/Functionality check) between SAP S/4HANA Reporting and SAP BW Reporting
    ABAP CDS Views for Data Provisioning in BW with Extraction based Annotations (High Level)
    Embedded BW in SAP S/4HANA (High Level)
    SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Predictive Models shipped with SAP S/4HANA (High Level)
    Project Learnings & Miscellaneous Topics
    Introduction to Fiori Apps Library

Register Now*

*Before you can access the registration link, a one-time registration in SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support, is required. A detailed step-by step guide to registration can be found here.

 

Prerequisites

It is strongly recommended (but not mandatory) to have an SAP S/4HANA system available when you start the first day of this EGI. The following options are possible:

Option 1: Deploy a temporary system in SAP Cloud Appliance Library

Option 2: Use your own SAP S/4HANA xx solution

 

Other Prerequisites for attending are listed here. Please prepare in advance:

  1. Configuration steps for embedded Analytics in ABAP based Applications – 2636754
  2. Technical Setup and Enablement for SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics – The document describes general configuration steps required to manually set up the prerequisite configuration within the system landscape to run SAP S/4HANA Analytics and how to build analytics in SAP S/4HANA.
  3. Embedded Analytics in SAP S/4HANA Cloud (2PJ) – This document is to describe the general configuration steps required to manually set up the prerequisite configuration within the system landscape to run and create build-in Analytics in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  4. SAP Help Documentation – https://help.sap.com/viewer/6b356c79dea443c4bbeeaf0865e04207/1709%20000/enUS/87aedf577ec43528e10000000a441470.html

 

 

Further self-paced learning on SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics

If you are more interested to get empowered on the topic at your own pace then I would recommend the following as an alternative.

Firstly, the very comprehensive OpenSAP course explaining the general concepts, strategies, and features around embedded analytics in SAP S/4HANA – https://open.sap.com/courses/s4h27

Secondly, the curriculum of 5 webcasts I arranged earlier this year: https://blogs.sap.com/2021/06/08/5-steps-2-analytics-in-sap-s-4hana/

Or try a combination of all three to really get hands on guidance and self-paced learning.

 

As always this is backed up by the SAP Analytics Solutions Value Map as the collaboration and enablement platform for you to continue the conversation with us and access all the above and more.
Join the SAP Analytics Solutions value map today to receive further assistance, as well as access to a dedicated learning journey on SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics.

 

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