SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics for Quality Management
The blog post discusses the importance of quality management in digital transformation and the need for a smart approach that goes beyond compliance and cost savings. The use of quality data is an important aspect of «smart Quality Management» and can be used to improve products and processes while reducing costs. The article suggests using SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics to collect, analyze, and visualize relevant data in real-time. The tools also offers advanced analytics features, such as dashboards and reports, which can help companies better understand and make decisions based on their data. The blog post concludes by explaining how tools like Overview Pages, Analytical List Pages, Analytical Queries, Multidimensional Reporting, Smart Business KPI and Analysis Path Framework can provide users with quick and easy access to important information relevant to their tasks or business processes.
Embedded Analytics for SAP QM is also part of the SAP Podcast “Inside SAP S/4HANA Episode 79 – The Power of SAP Quality Management”:
Quality Management in digital Transformation
Digital transformation brings fundamental changes to the way work will be done in the future. The impacts can also be felt in the field of Quality Management. Changing customer needs and increased expectations for quality require an adjustment of the role of quality management. Today, it is no longer limited to just ensuring product and service quality, but also plays an important role in business development. This change offers the opportunity to reorient quality management in a future-oriented way. The goal should be to develop an intelligent approach that goes beyond compliance with regulations and cost savings and creates additional value – the approach of «smart Quality Management».
The Importance of Quality Data in the Future
An important aspect of a smart Quality Management is the use of quality data, which allows for the collection, analysis, and derivation of action recommendations of large amounts of quality data. In the field of quality management, this development has particular relevance, as data can contribute to improving the quality of products and processes while reducing costs. Smart quality management is also defined by the generation of additional value for a company such as improving decision-making through real-time information.”
The way to «smart Quality Management»
One way to use data to our advantage is by using SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics.
SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is an important technology that allows companies to integrate real-time business data into their applications and processes. This can contribute to companies making faster and better decisions by providing their employees with access to relevant and current data.
SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics also offers advanced analytics features, such as the ability to create and share dashboards and reports. This helps companies better visualize and understand their data and allows them to make informed decisions based on real-time data.
In summary, it can be said that SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is an essential technology for companies that want to optimize their quality data and take an important step towards «smart Quality Management.
Why Quality Managers should use embedded analytics
In today’s business world, it is important to ensure the quality of products and services. Quality management has become an important part of corporate strategy, as it helps to strengthen customer loyalty and reduce the risk of errors and recalls. An effective method of improving quality management is to use SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics. This enables quality managers to collect, analyze, and visualize relevant data in real-time, identify and solve problems faster, and avoid future sources of errors. Additionally, it allows quality management to access relevant information without accessing separate tools or applications, thus enabling faster and more effective collaboration. With dashboards and reports, quality management can monitor the quality of products and services throughout the entire value chain, improve processes, and accelerate decisions. SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics also allows one to navigate directly in business applications (Insight-to-Action approach) and provide users with personalized views.
Analytical tools for application users
Overview Pages are dynamic, interactive pages provided in the SAP Fiori Launchpad environment. They provide an overview of the most important KPIs and data relevant to a specific task or business process. The overview pages consist of various cards, such as tables, charts, and tiles, and allow users to quickly and easily access the most important information they need for their work. They can also perform actions such as navigating to other applications or filtering data directly from the overview page. Quality managers can create their own Quality Management dashboard.
- F2360 Quality Engineer Overview
- F2361 Quality Technicians Overview
Analytical List Pages
Analytical List Pages (ALP) allow users to view business data in table and chart form. They provide features such as data filtering and grouping, display of data in various chart types, use of dimensions and measures for data analysis, and the ability to save and find user-defined views.
- F2649 Manage Defects
The Query Browser in SAP is a tool for creating and executing analytical queries. With the Query Browser, users can retrieve and analyze data from various SAP systems by creating queries in a visual interface. The Query Browser also provides the ability to filter, sort, and group the results obtained. Additionally, the queries can be saved and reused.
- F1068 Query Browser
- F1572 Custom Analytical Queries
Multidimensional reporting is a technology that allows users to prepare and analyze large amounts of data from various sources in a hierarchical structure. This technology is also known as OLAP (Online Analytical Processing). With multidimensional reports, users can view data from different perspectives and perform various analyses by exploring and filtering dimensions and hierarchies. This enables them to recognize complex data patterns and make decisions quickly.
Smart Business KPI
Smart Business KPI (Key Performance Indicator) enables companies to track their most important KPIs in real-time by providing access to real-time data from various sources. It allows users to monitor the performance of their business operations by creating, visualizing, and analyzing KPI’s. It also offers a simple, flexible and easy-to-use interface that helps users to identify the key performance areas for their business and monitor them continuously.”
- F3239 Inspection Lot Analytics
- F3584 Noncconformance Analytics
- F3383 Characteristic Analytics
- F2915 Quality level History
- F4885 Parts per Million
Analysis Path Framework (APF)
The SAP Analysis Path Framework (APF) is a solution that allows users to gather, analyze, and present data from different sources. It provides a visual drag-and-drop interface, allowing users to easily create interactive reports and dashboards without programming knowledge.
- F3382 Detailed characteristic analysis
- F3583 Detailed nonconformity analysis
- F3273 Detailed inspection lot analysis
Added value of SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics
The added value of SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics for quality management includes:
- Integration: Direct integration of data from SAP QM into other applications and processes without a separate database or analysis server.
- Real-time visualization: The ability to present data in a visually prepared form in real time in reports and dashboards to make better and faster decisions.
- Efficiency improvement: Through the Insight-to-Action approach, users act more efficiently as they can move from analysis to application directly to solve any problems immediately.
- Personalization: Personalized view for users by incorporating SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics
- Improvement and optimization: The ability to detect and solve problems faster, improve process quality, and optimize business decisions by analyzing and understanding quality data in real time.
I hope I could give you a little insight into the world of SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics for Quality Management.
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Please check also my other blog post “Nonconformance Management with SAP QM”
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