Introducing SAP Analytics Cloud

Creating Presentations with SAP Analytics Cloud Digital Boardroom

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

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create presentations with SAP Analytics Cloud Digital Boardroom

SAP Digital Boardroom

Use SAP Digital Boardroom to enhance the presentation experience, with fluid navigation between content and on-screen interactivity. SAP Digital Boardroom gives top decision makers real-time, digital-enterprise insight into integrated line-of-business data from SAP and third-party applications. With SAP Digital Boardroom, users can more readily monitor, simulate, and support business changes to meet the expectations of customers, business partners, and employees.

Let's look at the features of SAP Digital Boardroom.

How SAP Delivers a Consistent Analytics Experience

The SAP Digital Boardroom is just the final step in one connected and integrated presentation of the source data. With this design in mind, we can now have a broader look at how SAP delivers a consistent analytics experience from the top floor to the shop floor, based on the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform top to bottom.

SAP Digital Boardroom equips the executive management team in the boardroom, as well as any other decision-makers, encouraging collaborative decision-making in an executive meeting. Beyond the boardroom, SAP Analytics Cloud delivers analytics in one product, with SAP BusinessObjects BI, planning and predictive. Finally, when you move to SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA and other applications, you get insights directly embedded into business processes, which SAP users can access at the point of decision, with SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, SAP Fiori integration, and predefined best practice reports and visualizations built with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Use Responsive Pages

It is recommended to design SAP Digital Boardroom presentations using responsive story pages. Responsive pages allow you to create layouts that automatically resize and reflow when viewed on different screen sizes, and are required for viewing on mobile devices. Canvas pages can also be used, however, grid pages are not supported. If a story contains a mixture of responsive, canvas, and grid page types, only the responsive and canvas pages are imported into the SAP Digital Boardroom builder.

Responsive pages let you create lanes to section the page content into groups. Tiles within a lane stay together when the responsive page is resized.

SAP Digital Boardroom Presentation

After you create a new SAP Digital Boardroom, you can choose either the agenda or dashboard option.

  • Agenda Presentation Type:

    The agenda presentation type is the traditional boardroom meeting structure. You create the agenda items you want, then you add and combine pages from stories into your topics.

    Choose the + button to add a topic to the agenda. Choose Library to open the Stories window and import your stories. Once the stories are imported, drag and drop the stories from the Imported Stories area with multiple pages, or choose Expand to select single or multiple pages of stories to go into your topic. You can use CTRL+Shift to select multiple items from the Imported Stories area.

  • Dashboard Presentation Type:

    The dashboard presentation type is a modern, exploratory, corporate steering dashboard. You can create free-form topics to match your business organization. You can then add and combine pages from stories.

Single Screen Setups

You can use a single large screen, like a Microsoft Surface Hub, a Cisco Webex Board, or a single touch-screen monitor connected to a PC.

Responsive layouts in SAP Digital Boardroom presentations can adjust to the number of touch screens you are using. With a single screen, the visible page can show a preview of pages in the same topic. You can select or swipe from one to the next, or jump from one to another using bread crumbs or other navigation features.

An SAP Digital Boardroom app is available in the Microsoft store. It integrates SAP Digital Boardroom with Microsoft Surface Hub collaboration features, including e-mail, Skype, and drawing. To install the app, just follow the store instructions on your Surface Hub device. Another option is a video wall, where several individual monitors are combined into a single screen.

Video wall vendors supply the necessary hardware and software to split the standard screen across multiple devices.

Multiple Screen Setups

With multiple large 4K touch screens connected to a single PC, you can present several topic pages at once. You can connect up to three screens to provide an immersive experience. A standard PC can support three monitors, with HDMI or DVI ports.

The SAP Digital Boardroom allows for engagement with a remote audience as follows:

  • Screen-share support

  • Virtual control handover

  • Annotation capabilities for both main presenter and remote audience

Create a Digital Boardroom

Watch this video to learn how to create a Digital Boardroom.

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