Exploring the pre-delivered apps of SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the SAP Fiori apps Reference Library to explore the pre-delivered apps

SAP Fiori apps Reference Library

SAP have a long tradition of delivering content with its software solutions to help customers jump-start their implementations. This is also true of SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics.

For SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, the delivered content is a comprehensive virtual data model and many ready-to-use analytical apps for all lines-of-business across many industries. In this lesson we focus on the analytical apps.

There is a very large number of analytical apps, so SAP have organized them by business user role, industry, line-of-business and by application type.

New apps are continually added by SAP and existing apps are frequently enhanced.

Most of the apps are relevant for the cloud and on-premise editions of SAP S/4HANA. Some apps are relevant for only one or the other. Each app provides compatibility information.

Customers can implement the apps as standard or adapt them to their needs.

To discover the delivered analytical content, SAP have documented all analytical apps in a library and provide an easy-to-use exploration tool. The tool is called SAP Fiori apps reference library.

The SAP Fiori apps reference library is maintained and hosted by SAP and can be accessed using a browser. It can be accessed by anyone and requires no log on.

The SAP Fiori apps reference library can be found at the following location: https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/

Once you have launched the tool, use the filters and search fields to focus on the areas of analytics you are interested in. The filters allow you to narrow down the list by technical information, such as the type of technology used for the app (Web Dynpro, Fiori, and so on) or form factor (tablet, phone). You can also filter by line-of-business such as finance, sales or by industry.

Note
The SAP Fiori apps Reference Library is not used to explore the virtual data model of SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics. To explore the views and analytical queries of the virtual data model you use the View Browser app, Query Browser app or Eclipse IDE.

When you locate an app of interest you can drill down to the details of the app which includes a business use-case for the app, screen-shots of the app and all the technical information you need to install the app and enable the business user.

An essential piece of information that is exposed by the SAP Fiori apps reference library is the business role to which the app is assigned. With this information you can assign the business role to the user's profile so that the app becomes available in the SAP Fiori Launchpad of the business user.

Launch the video to learn how to get started with the SAP Fiori apps reference library:

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