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In the rapidly evolving sphere of data analytics, cultivating a robust architecture for analytics and data management is imperative for maintaining a competitive edge. Introducing the Analytics Design Workshop (ADW) – a specialized service component dedicated to honing the implementation facets of analytics architecture and crafting a detailed transition project plan.

Expanding the Service Component

Within the Analytics Design Workshop , SAP offers options for empowering SAP analytics components and introduces crucial concepts like LSA++, along with empowerment and prototyping options. This includes modeling concepts for the SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Business Intelligence, SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Datasphere, and SAP HANA business data platform.

Key focus areas for ADW include:

  • SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics integration with semantic layer, SAP BW, and SAP Analytics Cloud.  --> ADW focus topic SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics

  • Implementation strategies for SAP Analytics Cloud covering stories, applications, planning, connectivity and SAP Business Intelligence --> ADW Focus topic SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Developing enterprise data warehouses using LSA++ in SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA, integrating with technologies like Hadoop, SAP IQ, and SAP Datasphere.

  • Detailed planning for transitioning infrastructure to the desired solution

The Customer’s Agenda

The customer's agenda for the Analytics Design Workshop (ADW) service in SAP typically revolves around refining analytics architecture and creating a structured transition plan. While specific agendas may vary based on the customer’s business needs, typical objectives or focus areas within ADW might include:

  • Refinement of Implementation Aspects: ADW aims to fine-tune how analytics architecture is practically implemented, ensuring efficiency and alignment with business objectives.

  • Creation of Transition Project Plans: Customers engaging in ADW often seek guidance in crafting detailed transition plans to smoothly shift from existing systems to new or optimized solutions.

  • Exploration of Specific Topics: This may involve diving into various aspects such as embedded analytics in SAP S/4HANA, modeling enterprise data warehouses using specific concepts like LSA++, integration strategies for SAP Analytics Cloud, and more tailored to their requirements.

  • Empowerment and Prototyping: Understanding empowerment options and prototyping techniques for SAP analytics components to enhance their utilization and efficiency within the organization.

  • Focus on Integration: Emphasizing seamless integration between various SAP solutions like SAP S/4HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BW/4HANA, and other relevant platforms or technologies.

  • Roadmap : ADW delivers strategic roadmaps for SAC, S/4HANA, BW, DWC, BI, and more, aiding customers in planning their future technological advancements and aligning their business strategies with SAP's analytics solutions.

Delivery Approach & Scope

  • Delivery approach: on-site or remote, depending on scope, but typically it lasts 3 or 4 days. Optional focus topics: SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Scope:

    • Knowledge transfer and interactive work sessions including hands-on on core topics such as layered scalable architecture

    • Outline of a transition path to the new analytics architecture considering the customer-specific situation

    • Definition of data temperature management concept

    • Draft creation of development guidelines for SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics

    • Definition of integration concepts for SAP and third-party SAP sources

    • Prototype creation for specific scenarios, such as SAP Analytics Cloud on the CDS model with SAP S/4HANA, (remote delivery)

Value and Benefits

Engaging in the Analytics Design Workshop (ADW) service offers substantial value and benefits to organizations. The outcomes include:

  • Comprehensive Insight: Gain in-depth technical comprehension of new SAP Analytics solutions, particularly related to SAP S/4HANA, alongside a substantiated analytics architecture.

  • Results-Oriented Roadmap: Receive a detailed results report containing a roadmap or project plan facilitating a smooth transition from the current architecture to the new target structure.

Service Assignment Options

These service is available across various SAP support frameworks, including Value Assurance, SAP MaxAttention, SAP Active Embedded, and SAP Active Attention. To explore these offerings and harness the full potential of cutting-edge analytics solutions like SAC, connect with your Technical Quality Manager (TQM), SAP Account Manager, Customer Success Partner (CSP), or use our central entry channel, the Virtual Project Room (VPR). Elevate your business intelligence with unparalleled data insights for transformative growth.


The Analytics Design Workshop is a transformative journey, guiding businesses to evolve into Intelligent Enterprises. ADW ensures robust analytics architecture and smooth transitions, empowering organizations in the data-driven landscape. With SAP's support, it's about evolving intelligently, staying agile, and thriving in a dynamic data-driven world.