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Welcome back to the next blog in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Analytics blog series. In the last blog on “ Intelligent ERP Update: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1808 Release – Deep Dive for Analytics”  where we’ve introduced several innovations as part of 1808 release highlights for our next-generation, Intelligent Cloud ERP solution for analytics deployment,  we are happy to take the tradition of blogging series to the next level with new innovation scenario‘s for analytics.  

We’re releasing even more advanced analytics features and content in our new 1811 release that motivates enterprises to run independent ERP systems in cloud with analytics integration capabilities.

Check out my video below for a quick overview of the analytics innovations that power the customer journey to the intelligent enterprise suite.

In this blog, let’s understand how the latest product features of SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Cloud enrich the analytics capabilities and accelerate the adoption for best practices for analytics content.

Top 3 business driven innovations to analyze your data using Analytics capabilities.

  1. SAP Workforce Planning & Analysis for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  2. Real Time Financial Planning & Analysis Analytics Cloud content with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  3. Professional Services Analytics Cloud Content with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Let’s take deeper look at the first business driven innovation with Workforce Planning & Analysis with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

  • One Planning & Analytics solution with SAP Analytics Cloud merging the Finance and Success Factors HR data assumptions.

  • Simplify headcount-related expense planning in the Cloud, Plan your workforce expenses by leveraging the appropriate level of HR and Finance data.

  • Visibility into your Actual workforce costs, your planned workforce costs, and the trends in your workforce expenses.

  • Understand the cost of Salary merit increases, changes in benefit rates, bonus rate assumptions, travel, and other employee-related expenses. Plan for new hires, terminations, and transfers and understand the financial impact of each change.

  • Visualize Plan/Actual data in charts and tables, allowing for drill down, trend analysis, Actual v Plan variance, and year-over-year analysis.

Users can build stories based on released CDS views relevant for Workforce Planning and Analysis  or leverage own queries created by you. For list of released CDS views, see CDS Views.

Only CDS Views containing the @analytics.query: true annotation will appear in SAP Analytics Cloud. Refer documentation on help.sap.com for more details.

SAP Workforce Planning & Analysis SAP Analytics Cloud Content Available with SAP Best Practices for Analytics Package Q4 2018 Release.

Best Practices Explorer (Link:  SAP Best Practices for Analytics with S/4HANA Cloud

Scroll down to Finance => Workforce Planning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Specific scope-item links, including documentation:

SAP Workforce Planninng for  SAP S/4HANA Cloud (3DJ)

Download the free content from SAP Analytics Content  library

See how here

SAP Analytics Cloud Content - SAP Workforce Planning & Analysis Dashboard

SAP Analytics Cloud Content - SAP Workforce Planning Summary Report

SAP Analytics Cloud Content - SAP Workforce Planning Time and Version Comparison Report

SAP Analytics Cloud Content - SAP Workforce Planning Trend Report


Let’s take deeper look at the second business driven innovation with Financial Analytics with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

  • Real Time Financial statement- KPI Report enriched with sign treatment driven by the semantic tags. The calculation of these KPIs is purely based on the aggregation of line items that are enriched by semantic tags.

  • Analytical view C_FinancialStatementKPI is used to calculate a subset of financial statement-based measures. Analytical view is based on the CDS cube  I_ActualPlanLineItemSemTag, which combines actual and plan data and enriches the data with semantic tags

  • Leverage new S/4HANA Cloud Accounts Payable and Cashflow Analytics providing insights on business KPI’s such as Days Payable Outstanding, Return on Equity and Debt to Equity ratio.

  • Carryforward balance support with Pre-built integration jobs in SAC

  • Robust Integration between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud with Integration Jobs for data acquisition.


SAP Analytics Cloud  - Financial Analytics Dashboard - Balance Sheet & Cash Flow

Best Practices Explorer (Link:  SAP Best Practices for Analytics with S/4HANA Cloud

Scroll down to Finance => Financial Planning & Analysis for S/4HANA Cloud

Specific scope-item links, including documentation

SAP Real-time Financial Analytics for S/4HANA Cloud (1U8)

SAP Financial Analysis for S/4HANA Cloud (2IJ)

SAP Financial Planning for S/4HANA Cloud (2EB)

Download the free content from SAP Analytics Content  library

See how here

Let’s take deeper look at the third business driven innovation with Professional Services Cloud Content with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Analytical capabilities empower users making better decisions for professional services activities with a self-learning analytics solution.

Latest update’s on Real-time Professional Services analytics cloud content enables a project manager to dive into S/4HANA Cloud using a business KPI’s such revenue contracted, pipeline revenue, backlog in work.  Accelerators include a pre-built set of LIVE analytical dashboards, key performance indicators, and reports.

  • Actual data in charts and tables, allowing for drill down to generate insights for project manager such as Revenue by Project Type for projects which are In Contract Preparation, In Execution and In Planning.

  • Trend analysis with revenue contracted, revenue pipeline, revenue for backlog in work and contribution to margin growth.

  • Close the gap between Finance and Project assumptions by merging the assumptions into one analytics solution.

Stay tuned for more updates in the next quarters!.

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