Exploring SAP Fiori Applications for Predictive Analytics Model Training - R&D/Engineering

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

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify SAP Fiori applications for predictive analytics model training - R&D/Engineering

SAP Fori Apps for Predictive Analytics Model Training - R&D/Engineering

Associated SAP Fiori Applications

  • Predictive Models

  • Project Financial Controller Overview (F3078)

Predictive Models

A Predictive Scenario manages the life cycle of the predictive models included within them. They describe a predictive use case by defining a business goal, the type of prediction to make, for example, regression or classification, and the data to use for the prediction. Predictive Scenarios are preconfigured and shipped with SAP S/4HANA. You can also build your own model then publish it as a new predictive scenario into S/4HANA.

A Predictive Model is a model used for predicting outcomes from a given data set. Before it can be used for predicting outcomes it must be trained and then regularly retrained using the most recent data.

  • You can train, and retrain, your model to ensure predictions created are based on the most recent data

  • You can review training status and quality

  • You can delete any inactive model version(s)

The Predictive Models app allows you to validate and train predictive models for your specific predictive scenario.

To enable customers to predict the project cost, SAP S/4HANA is shipped with a preconfigured Project Cost Forecast Prediction Scenario (PPM_PROJCOSTFRCAST01). As each predictive model is customer specific, the model must first be trained on the customer's historical data before it can produce predictive scores.

You have the option of using existing projects when you want to make predictions, or you can create new ones. The required minimum number of projects depends on your business case. As a general rule, it takes dozens of projects before you can be sure that a training model works technically.

The Modeling Context defines the actual instances of the predictive models. It defines a mechanism for making predictions from an appropriate Model to which the data is being applied. A Modeling Context can be thought of as a context-specific view of a Predictive Scenario. In the Predictive Models app, for every predictive scenario generated, a default modeling context is created which is called DEFAULT. You cannot change this default modeling context. One modeling context can contain several model versions, but only one version can be active at a time. The active version is the one that is used to make predictions.

Project Financial Controller Overview (F3078)

The Project Financial Controller Overview app shows in a single page the most important information and tasks related to the financial aspects of projects that are relevant for you right now. The information is displayed on set of cards. This allows you to focus on the most important tasks, and view, filter, and react to information quickly.

The cards show you the most important information ranked according to relevance. For example, on thePlanned Projects card, you can see a list of planned projects that have been created but not yet released, and are sorted based on their start date.

Key Features

  • You can customize the overview page by rearranging cards and by hiding or showing them. You can drag and drop cards to rearrange them.

  • To hide a card, proceed as follows:

    • In the header bar, select the User icon and select Manage Cards. Use the switch control to hide or show the relevant card. Select OK.

    • To reset the view to the default settings, select Restore in the Manage Cards window.
  • You can also apply a filter to the displayed information, which will affect all relevant cards. For example, you can filter the content of all cards per project or planning category.

  • A standard filter variant that can be used immediately. It contains some predefined values for the filter bar. You can make your own variant by selecting the Select Variant drop-down arrow. You can also customize the filter by selecting Adapt Filter.

  • This app includes SAP CoPilot, a contextual collaboration tool that allows you to create, collect, and share artifacts (such as notes, objects, messages, screenshots) based on the context of the screen you are currently working in.

Project Financial Controller Overview: Cards

Card Name

Description

Planned Projects:

  • Shows you planned projects that are not yet released, sorted by their start date.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the planned projects that are not yet released are displayed based on the filters applied on the overview page and sorted by project start date.

  • Selecting a project takes you to the Project Builder app, where you can view the details of that project.

Projects Without Recent Postings:

  • Shows you active projects that do not have any postings in the specified period. The default period is last 1, 2, and 3 months.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the active projects are displayed based on cost category and filters applied on the overview page, and sorted by variance.

  • Selecting a project takes you to the Project Builder app, where you can view the details of that project.

Cost to Date - Cost Component:

  • Shows you the aggregated actual costs of active projects in CO area currency.

  • The stacked column chart shows you the aggregated costs by cost category and cost component, with each stacked column representing a cost category and each section of a column representing a cost component.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the active projects are displayed based on cost component with costs posted till the current date and filters applied on the overview page, and sorted by variance

  • Selecting a section of a column also takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the active projects are now filtered based on that cost component.

Actual Costs and Commitments:

  • Shows you the aggregated actual costs and commitments of active projects in CO area currency. The default period is previous, current, and next month.

  • The bullet chart shows you the actual costs and commitments as the primary value and the planning category costs as the comparison value, with each bullet representing a posting month.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the active projects are displayed based on planning category and filters applied on the overview page, and sorted by variance

  • Selecting a bullet also takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the active projects now filtered based on the posting date, which is a date range between the start and end dates of that month.

Overall Status:

  • Shows you the overall status of all active projects along with information related to five projects with the most severe overall status and trend, in the form of a list.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Project Briefs app, where all the active projects are displayed, sorted by overall status and trend.

  • Selecting a project also takes you to the Project Briefs app, but now the specific project brief is displayed.

Overall Status - Aggregated:

  • Shows you the overall status of active projects aggregated by status value, in the form of a donut chart.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Project Briefs app, where all the active projects are displayed.

  • Selecting a section of the donut also takes you to the Project Briefs app, but now the active projects are now filtered based on the status value of the selected section.

Upcoming Milestones:

  • Shows you the upcoming and overdue deadlines defined for all active projects along with information of three most urgent milestones in the form of a list.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Project Briefs app, where all the active projects with upcoming milestones are displayed, sorted by date.

  • Selecting a project takes you to Monitor Project Progress, where all upcoming and overdue milestones of the project are displayed.

Detailed Status:

  • Shows you the detailed status (except overall status) of all active projects along with information related to five projects with the most severe status and status area, in the form of a list.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the My Projects - Detailed Status app, where all the active projects are displayed, sorted by status.

  • Selecting a project takes you to the Project Briefs app, where the specific project brief is displayed.

Cost to Date - Timeline:

  • Shows you the cost to date over time, aggregated across all active projects. The default period is last 3 months.

  • The line chart shows you the aggregated actual and planned cost-to-date values.

  • Selecting the header takes you to the Monitor Projects app, where all the active projects are displayed based on the filters applied on the overview page.

  • Data points on the line chart display the corresponding figures.

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