Explaining Performance Analytics

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain Performance Analytics

Analytics in SAP S/4HANA

Maintenance History

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.

Note

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.

Embedded Analytics

CDS Views

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.

Analytical Apps Technical Object Breakdowns and Technical Object Damages

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.

Strategic Analytics

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 BusinessObjects (SAP BO) is a SAP solution containing the following areas:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Analytic Applications
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Enterprise Information Management
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)

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:

  • Crystal Reports
  • Web Intelligence
  • Lumira
  • Analysis Office
  • Live Office
  • Design Studio

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