Navigating in SAP Analytics Cloud

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Navigate in the SAP Analytics Cloud interface

Introduction to SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is an end-to-end cloud solution that brings together business intelligence, augmented analytics, predictive analytics, and enterprise planning in a single system. As a cloud-based system, you can perform all these tasks from anywhere, on any device. SAP Analytics Cloud provides the analytics foundation for the SAP's Business Technology Platform.

SAP Analytics Cloud Core Functions

Business Intelligence
Empower business users to safely and securely work with governed data and create interactive stories and dashboards. Uncover and deliver actionable insights across the enterprise with intuitive self-service analytics.
Augmented Analytics
Automatically receive strategic insights with SAP Analytics Cloud's embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology, allowing you to go from insight to action in a fraction of the time. Avoid agenda-driven decision making by unveiling the true story of what is driving your business.
Enterprise Planning
Make end-to-end decisions with confidence in one single workflow, from planning to insights. Drive better business outcomes and gain full alignment across all business areas with extended planning and analysis in SAP Analytics Cloud.
Enterprise Platform Services
Gain a holistic view of your business in seconds with a seamless blending of multiple data sources. Live connections to both cloud and on-premise data sources eliminate silos and streamline secured access to information. This enables end-to-end analytics for the intelligent enterprise.
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SAP Analytics Cloud Home

When you log on to your SAP Analytics Cloud tenant, you default to the Home screen. The Home screen is where you can access your recent stories and visualizations as tiles. You can also add useful reminders such as personal notes.

Your Home screen is private, and you cannot share it with other users or add it to discussions. This privacy also applies to the notes and tiles you pin there.

Watch this short video to find out more about the SAP Home screen.

User Profile and Settings

User Profile

User profiles are used in many parts of the platform to identify the logged-on user. You can view your own user profile by clicking the User icon in the horizontal menu at the top of the SAP Analytics Cloud screen.

Home Page with Settings displayed

When you select a user in any dialog, the picture from the user profile displays in addition to the display name and ID.

You can also display the full user profile to get information about the user in the following areas of SAP Analytics Cloud:

  • In the Collaboration panel, the name and picture of every participant of a discussion displays. If you hover the cursor over the picture, you can display the full profile and start a one-to-one discussion with that user.
  • In the Event area, the picture of the user who is assigned to an event or a task is displayed in the details of the event and task; for example, the profile of the user that needs to review a task displays.
  • In the Users area of user management, you can display the full profile by clicking on the user's ID.

Profile Settings

You can access your user profile and edit user preferences from the Profile Settings dialog.

Where to access your Profile Settings from any SAP Analytics Cloud screen.

Profile Picture: By default, a photo placeholder is displayed. To upload your own picture from your computer, choose Upload Profile Picture or select the placeholder from the Profile Settings dialog.

User Preferences: To change any of the default settings, select the Edit icon.

You can choose a default language for the SAP Analytics Cloud interface. The Data Access Language option sets the preferred language for displaying live data and text in stories. If the Data Access Language is set to Default, then the value used in the Language setting will be used. The Data Access Language setting is used by default unless an administrator selects a different language when the live data connection is created. When you send a model for translation, the Data Access Language becomes the source language of the model.

You can also change the formatting for dates, numbers, currency position, and other options.

Profile settings
Note

Passwords:

If you use SAP Cloud Identity (ID), your profile information will be pulled from your SAP Cloud ID profile. To edit your SAP Cloud ID profile, go to Profile SettingsEdit Profile & Change Password in that system.

If you are using authentication via a SAML Identity Provider (IdP) or connecting with the Identity Authentication service (IAS), choose Edit Profile > Change Password in your user profile. The Password section appears as an option in your user profile. Choose Change Password to redirect to the password change page.

Vertical Menu

To access all the functionality of SAP Analytics Cloud, use the vertical menu on the left side of the interface. Watch this short video to find out more.

SAP Analytics Cloud Help

SAP Analytics Cloud has a very robust Help feature. Simply click the Help button from the horizontal menu and get in-application help related to where you are in SAP Analytics Cloud. The SAP Analytics Cloud embedded help function includes guided help tutorials, videos, and help documents.

To exit the help, simply close the right side Help Topics pane.

SAP Analytics Cloud Help from the home page with vertical navigation menu opened on left.

Navigate in the SAP Analytics Cloud Interface

Business Scenario

You are new to SAP Analytics Cloud and so you need to learn how to use the Home page and perform a few navigation tasks.

Task Flow

In this practice exercise, you will:

  • Open your user profile and view how to log out
  • View the user preferences
  • Explore the navigation bar on the left side of the screen
  • Review system notifications

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