SAP S/4HANA is a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It helps companies adopt new business models, manage business change at speed, orchestrate internal and external resources, and use the predictive power of AI. With SAP Analytics Cloud's ability to connect to SAP S/4HANA, S/4HANA customers can leverage their on-premise system with SAP Analytics Cloud's cloud-based modeling and analytics capabilities.
The Integration with an S/4HANA system can be done in two ways:
As a live data connection: no data will be stored on the cloud.
As an import data connection: data will be stored in the cloud and updated periodically. NOTE: When using SAC as the interface for planning activities, data must be imported from S/4HANA.
SAP S/4HANA Live Data Connection
You can create live data connections to SAP S/4HANA systems using the Direct, Tunnel, and Cloud connection types. You can build stories based on released CDS views or leverage queries created by you.
In the figure SAP S/4HANA Live Data Flow we illustrate the data flow from S/4HANA to SAC. The View Browser Fiori app is used to access CDS views of all kinds.
Use the Access Live SAP S/4HANA Data with a Model procedure to access the View Browser app.