Defining Integrated Planning in SAP Analytics Cloud


After completing this lesson, you will be able to Define Integrated Planning.

SAP Analytics Cloud Integrated Planning

The following video is a short introduction to integrated planning with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Prerequisites for Integrated Planning with SAP S/4HANA

There are a few prerequisites that you will need to be aware of before importing and exporting data between SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud.

Before you can import source data from SAP S/4HANA, an import connection must be created and the OData services must be activated by the system administrators.

System Requirements

  • The SAP Cloud Connector is installed and configured.
  • The OData service is activated in the SAP Gateway.


The Cloud Connector is not required for a connection to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Edition.

Additional Information

Import Data Connections

Visit the SAP Help Portal for more information on Import Data Connection to SAP S/4HANA

OData Services

OData services in SAP S/4HANA can be accessed by users with the relevant permissions. Administrators can use SAP Transaction SPRO to access the Activate and Maintain Services for OData connections or navigate using the following menu path: SAP Reference IMGSAP NetWeaverSAP GatewayOData ChannelAdministrationGeneral SettingsActivate & Maintain Services.

OData services accessed using SAP transaction SPRO.

SAP Analytics Cloud Integrated Planning Connections

The SAP S/4HANA connection is used to import master data, import transaction data, and export transaction data. The only exception is when importing data from SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting, an OData connection is used.

The connections displayed in the following images are examples that are intended to provide you with details on the import and export connections that will be used in the practice exercises in this course.

Import and Export Connection

Connections area of SAP Analytics Cloud with example Import and Export connection displayed.

Import Connection for Group Reporting Transaction Data

Connections area of SAP Analytics Cloud with example Import connection for Group Reporting displayed.


The import and export connections that are required for implementing integrated planning with SAP S/4HANA are created by IT Administrators. Only users with specific permissions will see the Connections icon in their vertical navigation.

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