Utilizing the Analytics and Dashboards to provide reports and KPIs.

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Consultants will be able to use the Analytics and Dashboards to view and understand KPI data.

Analytics and Dashboards

Dashboards provide a detailed view of all reports and KPIs. In a dashboard, Analytics can be added enabling chart creation by the end user and customization of data visualizations. Dashboards support KPIs, shown numbers, and process instances as well.

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Analytics and Dashboards are SAP IBP Applications within all SAP IBP modules. For more information see SAP Help → SAP IBP → Applications and Features of SAP IBP for Supply Chain

Have a look at the examples in the figure to get an impression why not all chart types will be relevant for all data sets.

See the following video to learn more about the Supply Chain Network Visualization.

Note
Supply Chain data can be visualized at different levels of granularity. Especially, KPIs or planning data can be viewed at a desired level of granularity.

A dashboard provides a summarized view of charts, KPIs, process instances, tasks, and so on. It enables visibility of the most important data used. This functionality can be used to display historical data through charts in one view.

In the next slide there are two examples of dashboards displaying KPIs, charts, financial figures and historical data. The bullets points on the left side in the slide are explaining the constructed charts on the right.

Dashboards provide the following characteristics:

  • Share dashboard with others

  • Customizable

  • Multiple dashboards

  • Provides historical and forward looking KPIs in a single view

  • View how Supply Chain is being managed in one view

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