Analytics and Planning with SAP Analytics Cloud

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud Functionality

Over the years, analyzing data has evolved from IT doing most of the analysis and then pushing the results to business users to business users analyzing the data themselves. SAP Analytics Cloud continues that evolution as a cloud-based, self-service business intelligence solution with integrated planning and augmented capabilities. End users can easily create their own ad-hoc reports and dashboards, and IT can create and manage more targeted and defined web applications that can function as formal reports and dashboards.

SAP Analytics Cloud connects your people, information, and ideas to enable fast and confident decision making. You can even provide access to on-premise analytics content, including the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite and third-party solutions. And, being cloud-based means that users need only a browser and appropriate SAP Analytics Cloud access to work with SAP Analytics Cloud on either a computer or a mobile device.

SAP Analytics Cloud's planning functionality addresses a large set of planning use cases, from departmental planning needs to corporate financial planning. We have also included predictive and collaboration capabilities to create a very rich self-service environment for a wide range of users.

The Collaboration features in SAP Analytics Cloud are designed to make working as a team easy and intuitive, regardless of the team members' locations.

And like most SAP solutions, SAP Analytics Cloud comes with business content made available out-of-the-box. This content can be customized according to unique business requirements, but can help save development time for common analysis and reporting needs.

SAP Analytics Cloud Analysis Options

Augmented Analytics

Automatically gain insight from any level of detail with augmented analytics features powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. Accelerate growth by automatically discovering the key influencers of past results to simulate future scenarios and predict outcomes.

Enterprise Planning

With SAP Analytics Cloud's planning capabilities, you can deliver timely plans, budgets, forecasts, and reports with greater speed and accuracy. Automate forecasts with Data Actions at any level of your plans to save time and gain trusted results with predictive analytics and machine learning. Simulate multiple outcomes with Value Driver Trees to see the impact of your business drivers in a sandbox environment. Use private versions to collaborate with teams on what-if analysis.

SAP Analytics Cloud's Platform Services are the administrative arms of SAP Analytics Cloud. They provide governance for data connectivity, preparation, and modeling as well as Lifecycle Management, auditing, and other functional platform services.

More information about SAP Analytics Cloud: https://www.sap.com/products/technology-platform/cloud-analytics.html

Learn more in our learning journey Explore SAP Analytics Cloud: https://learning.sap.com/learning-journey/explore-sap-analytics-cloud

Key takeaways

With data and analytics capabilities of the SAP BTP, SAP offers various capabilities to manage data storage, aggregate, consume and analyze data to have resilient and high performance data handling inside of your company. SAP also offers products for Master Data Management, Information Governance, and Data Processing. SAP BTP and its data-to-value process-based solutions are essential for getting maximum use from your gathered data. SAP HANA Cloud powers the solutions with in-memory data processing, and data virtualization capabilities. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud unifies the data and provides the foundation for enterprise data warehousing. SAP Analytics Cloud presents the consumption layer based on powerful storytelling, visualization, predictive and enterprise planning capabilities.

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