SAP Analytics Cloud

Your Own Personal Data Assistant in SAP Analytics Cloud

Today I’d like to introduce an often-overlooked feature within SAP Analytics Cloud called Smart Insights which, in conventional SAP naming standards, is exactly what it sounds like. Smart Insights gives you time back in your day by allowing the Analytics Cloud to become more intelligent and provide insights to you in an automatic way in natural language. Think about your typical BI workflow for a moment; you load data, massage it, …

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What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2018.01

This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2018.01. Please note that the Analytics Cloud Help documentation is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links to the help in this blog may not yet be reflected in the help itself. SAP Analytics Cloud agent version required for data import with this …

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What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2017.24

This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud* and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2017.24. Please note that the Analytics Cloud Help documentation is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete. SAP Analytics Cloud agent version required for data acquisition with this …

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Using Time Series Forecasting with Live Connection in SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud provides advanced features for analyzing your data. Customers making use of SAP Analytics Cloud who use Live Connection may have questions about what happens to their data when the Time Series Forecasting feature is used. Common questions raised about the use of Live Connection in combination with the Time Series Forecasting feature are addressed below: Q: What is the Time Series Forecasting feature? SAP Analytics Cloud allows …

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SAP BusinessObjects Web-Intelligence and SAP Analytics Cloud Hybrid Usecases

SAP BusinessObjects Web-Intelligence is one of the most powerful reporting tools available in the market today. We do not need a slide with list of logos of the customers using this tool. Without a doubt, it is evolving constantly to meet the current market needs (see what’s new in BI 4.2 SP5 released this month). Sometimes we need more functionalities than what a classic and powerful reporting tool could offer, …

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SAP Analytics Cloud SAML connection using ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) as an Identity Provider

Configuring ADFS with SAP Analytics Cloud What is Idp ? An Identity Provider (Idp), sometimes called an Identity Service Provider, an identity provider is a trusted provider that lets you use single sign on (SSO) to access other websites, authenticates users on the internet by means of security tokens, one of which is SAML. What is ADFS ? Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a feature from Windows Server …

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SAP Analytics Cloud: Live Data Connection to HANA DB in SAP Cloud Platform using SSO

The SAP Cloud Platform (SAPCP) is a platform-as-a-service offering which supports customers’ digital transformation. It does not only provide an environment for the development of new applications but also allows the extension of existing cloud and on-premise systems. SAPCP has evolved as a central component in many enterprise landscapes for integrating data and business processes and for leveraging innovative technologies. By connecting a HANA database which is included in SAPCP …

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SAP Analytics Cloud – Hybrid Customer Experience based on HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC)

Foreword For confidentiality reasons, we will not mention the name of the company in order to reproduce most faithfully problems and successes encountered. We will call it the Company. This chapter describes the experience of a large private Company which has decided to adopt a full cloud strategy for its entire information system. Leading Company in Service Industry, it has migrated step by step each of its corporate functions in …

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SAP Analytics Cloud: Content Organization and Authorization

If you read my previous posts about how to use the live data connection to your BW system I hope you have built many stories by now! So the question may arise: How do I actually structure all these stories in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) and how do I implement an authorization concept? Well, this post is all about structuring the content and defining an authorization concept in your SAC …

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From SAP BusinessObjects Explorer to SAP Analytics Cloud – What to Expect?

SAP Analytics cloud provides an immersive experience to end users with explorer type navigation, smart insights, out of the box ESRI maps support, etc. But it is important to know what to expect when moving from SAP BusinessObjects Explorer to SAP Analytics Cloud.   Advantages of using SAC over Explorer for similar use cases:   In addition to hundreds of other advanced capabilities (including Smart Insights, commentary, etc..) offered by …

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