After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
Evaluations of technical and cost-oriented details must be object-related or area based. You want to understand which in-built reporting methods are provided in SAP S/4HANA Asset Management.
Plant Maintenance Information System (PMIS)
Although PMIS currently is still available in SAP S/4HANA, it is not strategic and will be discontinued in the future.
A more modern way of analyzing business data, which is typical for the SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, is the use of CDS views.
One of the major characteristics of SAP S/4HANA is that transactional and analytical processing are combined and based on the same database tables. SAP S/4HANA supports this concept via SAP Core-Data-Services (CDS) Views for the operational reporting in realtime.
CDS views give you immediate access to live data on the SAP HANA database without using separate tables with aggregated data. CDS views are developed, maintained and enhanced in the ABAP layer of SAP S/4HANA system. The system generates SQL runtime views in SAP HANA, in order to read and transform the data within the SAP HANA database layer.
The following video provides information about the embedded analytics.
Each section provides a settings dialog to adapt the display to the desired perspective. The table section contains a drilldown functionality which allows to display the notification which is at the origin of a certain key figure.
Whenever the focus is on deeper, more advanced BI scenarios which consolidate data over several systems, we are talking about strategic analytics. Typical for strategic analytics is the modeling of data within SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW)and the subsequent visualization or processing in a SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Tool.
SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO) is a SAP solution containing the following areas:
The area, Business Intelligence, offers, in particular, possibilities for formatted Reporting (for example, Crystal Reports), interactive visualization of business data (Dashboards) and intuitive, web-based reports.
The current portfolio of SAP BO Business Intelligence contains the following BI Clients: