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SAP Data & Analytics end-to-end vison & key differentiators – BTP CTO TechTalk

SAP’s vision for the end-to-end Data & Analytics workflow is strong & unique

No surprise the Data & Analytics workflow plays a big role as part of the SAP Business Technology Platform. Everybody is in some kind of transformation and especially Digital transformations should be data centric. Handling that data centricity in real-time through the full workflow – and in the end giving it purpose with actionable Planning & Insights – is key for becoming a data driven enterprise.

The way to handle that requires a very well thought-through approach. SAP pays great attention to that approach and builds the data & analytics strategy around 5 key principles. I’ll discuss them below.

The end-to-end workflow itself encompasses the full stack going from the database through data quality and master data management, onto central semantics, cataloguing and ending up with actionable Planning & Insights.

More details on the SAP Data & Analytics stack can be found here.

Key differentiators for SAP’s Data & Analytics workflow

If I’d summarize the key differentiators of the full end-to-end Data & Analytics workflow as positioned by SAP, it looks like this. In below video I discuss them in detail. Have a look and study them carefully: these principles & differentiators are key in anything we develop as part of SAP Data & Analytics

  1. Keep things in Context
  2. Strong Governance & Compliance capabilities
  3. The Closed Loop of Planning & Analytics
  4. Portability of the full platform
  5. Richness of Eco system


In a consolidated picture, it looks like below:

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About the Author

Iver van de Zand is the CTO for the SAP Business Technology Platform in EMEA North region. He shares his knowledge primarily through this community and on the dedicated SAP BTP LinkedIn Group for best practices. Why don’t you join and stay informed on SAP BTP?

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      Author's profile photo Katryn Cheng
      Katryn Cheng

      Very nice blog and video, Iver van de Zand !

      Author's profile photo Iver van de Zand
      Iver van de Zand
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      thanks lady