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Last week SAP held its first askSAP call of 2021, expertly moderated by the great timo.elliott

Some of the acronyms:

SAC  - SAP Analytics Cloud

DWC - SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

BTP - Business Technology Platform

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Analytics is number 1 pandemic technology

Explosion of uncertainty

Why Analytics and Line of Business

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Do best companies run SAP?

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Comparing SAP and non SAP customers

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How tie solutions together?

With BTP, Business Technology Platform

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End to end analytics capabilities - not just embedded analytics or standalone analytics

HCM with SuccessFactors example

Operational analytics - embedded analytics

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Enterprise analytics across applications

Not just SAP applications

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Using SAC and DWC

For business user and IT across SAP and non-SAP applications

DWC - combine and enhance data

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Access multiple areas from one dashboard

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Planning top down, bottom up

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Over 200 industry and LoB packages

Over 90 packages in SAC and DWC

Get started with data models

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Business content packages


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Highlights of survey

84% HR data underused

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HR is siloed

Finance does planning, can't see HR counts?

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3 parts of analytics as part of HXM

Report Story - embedded SAC in SuccessFactors - "People Analytics"

Workforce Analytics - prebuilt KPI's, one click implementation

  • Connector between Workforce Analytics and SAC

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DWC harmonizes SAP and non SAP data

SAP creates stories

Smart predict to predict attrition, value driver tree to change drivers

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Challenges of spend

Right side are KPI's from SAC/DWC to improve spend visibility

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Sample SAC dashboards

Sourcing analysis - source is from Ariba, from established contracts

Bottom left - compliance of using purchase orders, contracts, from using Ariba effectively

Process Efficiency - how long purchase approvals take

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Sample KPIs on the top

DWC harmonizes the data

DWC is the harmonization layer

Streamed to SAC

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Q&A (just a subset):

Q: What release version of SF comes with embedded SAC

A: already embedded last year

Need a specific version of identity management

Q: Does Spend Analytics depend on bringing together from S/4HANA, BW?

A: SAC can connect to HANA, BW, would be more work for IT to implement the workflow

Q: What is tip to get LoB managers to get engaged?

A: Where is data located, what types of KPI's trying to track per LoB, look at LoB content packages

Q: Does SAC have alerting capabilities on mobile?

A: Different alerting components in SAC planning

Not on mobile yet

Source: SAP


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