Styles of Model
A model represents a table of data. Example: Sales, Expense, and HR etc.
SAP Analytics Cloud recognizes the following styles of models:
- Planning Model
Planning models are preconfigured with dimensions for time and version. They offer support for multi-currency and security features at the level of both model and dimension. When working with a planning model in a story, users with planning privileges can create their own versions of model data. These users can also write data to the model by typing new values, copying and pasting data, and using data actions.
- Analytics Model
Unlike the planning model, the analytics model does not support categories, and does not require a time dimension. It is used for stories and analytic applications that are read-only, for data presentation and analysis purposes.
SAP Analytics Cloud Data Sources
The figure below shows the comparison between datasets, planning models, and analytic models.
Both datasets and models can be used as data sources in stories.A shareable live dataset can be created for SAP HANA. Live datasets can also be created from a story based on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.