SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics is a core component of SAP S/4HANA on-premise and cloud editions. Its purpose is to support operational analytics.
SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics provides powerful analytical tools inside the business transaction. That is why the solution has the name embedded analytics.
With SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, there is no need to leave a transaction to open up a new application to work with analytics. In many cases, analytics are presented alongside the transactional data. For example, when an HR user works through a list of leave requests, they might view a chart that provides information relating to future work-loads so they avoid approving leave requested on busy days. As they select each employee who has requested leave, a chart appears indicating the workloads for that employee's department for the requested leave date.
SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics includes a large number of ready-to-deploy analytical applications that are aligned to the lines-of-business across the enterprise. These analytical applications are organized by roles, so once a user has been assigned to a role they can get started with analytics.
SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics meets the key requirements of operational analytics as follows:
- Access to live data: the live tables from SAP S/4HANA are used
- Fast response: powered by the SAP HANA in-memory database
- Access from any device: SAP S/4HANA uses SAP Fiori user interface which supports any device
- Access to analytics within the business transaction: many SAP S/4HANA apps include embedded analytics
- Ability to immediately act: links to common actions are provided from the analytical applications
SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics includes two key components: analytical applications to display and create analytical content and an enterprise-wide virtual data model.
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SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics includes applications for three types of user:
- Business User
- Analytics Expert
- IT admin / Developer
For the business user, there are various ready-made applications including Overview Pages that provide a birds-eye view of the entire business performance of a line of business. There are Multidimensional Reports that provide flexible navigation across business data for ad-hoc exploration. Each of the analytical applications can be fine-tuned by the business user to suit their requirements.
For the analytics expert, there are tools to extend and create new analytical content. For example, developing custom queries and reports. The analytics experts can create new KPIs and Fiori tiles.
For the IT admin / developer, there are tools to enable the business user and to create new database views.