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TammyPowlas
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Figure 1 Source: SAP


This was from SAP TechEd last month, presented by ingo.hilgefort


Figure 2 Source SAP


Customers investing in hybrid



Figure 3 Source SAP


Hybrid is the normal approach



Figure 4 Source SAP


Difference between live and import data connectivity


Live - real time data, every single time


Import - data is moved into the cloud



Figure 5 Source SAP


Using live connectivity, leverage BW queries and authorizations; leverage BW assets of a BW query - the recommended way to go from SAC to on premise BW


Benefit of import is you can use smart assist feature



Figure 6 Source SAP


Important back end recommend for BW



Figure 7 Source SAP


Common request is the ability to blend information - key element of live connectivity


For example, BW data blend with a spreadsheet



Figure 8 Source SAP


Time series - revenue by month, quarter, weeks, days - has feature of forecast


Date range filters provide more flexibility in choosing date/time ranges



Figure 9 Source SAP


Create geo maps against live BW data



Figure 10 Source SAP


Data Analyzer - connect to BW, choose BW query, and then user chooses measures, dimensions - can do this at run time - live out of BW



Figure 11 Source SAP


Variance version based - actual and planned data


Use IBCS to color code variance


Columns in black (actual) and others show a pattern


Top shows variance (green/red)



Figure 12 Source SAP


Query merging is important for performance


Revenue by country


Cost by country


Instead of asking for 2 queries, do one query that brings back revenue/cost by country - save overhead



Figure 13 Source SAP


Ability to use in cell charts, interesting from visualizations



Figure 14 Source SAP


Completely changed the prompting UI


Can use copy and paste


Multiple prompt values in a text file, select, copy and paste them into the UI of SAC


Search and reference attributes


Links:


Unsupported features for live SAP BW:


https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2788384


SAP BW version dependencies for features of SAP Analytics Cloud:


https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2715030


Required note for latest features of SAP Analytics Cloud:


https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2541557


Source: SAP



SAP Analytics Cloud: Live connectivity with universes



Figure 15 Source SAP


Universe acts as a semantic layer


Leverage these investments from SAC



Figure 16 Source SAP


Leverage metadata from universe from SAC



Figure 17 Source SAP


Search to insight; search across the data, metadata, ask the question "what is the revenue for 2020 in Canada" and it will suggest the answers


Augmented BI - smart discovery, automated insight on top of data


Predictive - time series



Figure 18 Source SAP


SAC - cloud based, everything in one environment, no patching


Can use Web Intelligence as a data source in SAC


Can use the Analytics Catalog as single point of entry for your users



Figure 19 Source SAP


Can publish from BusinessObjects system to the analytics catalog



Figure 20 Source SAP


Data does not leave the corporate network



Figure 21 Source SAP


Access to existing assets, reuse existing assets, and experience smart insights with SAC



Figure 22 Source SAP


Access to Web Intelligence with SAC



Figure 23 Source SAP


List of limitations, currently working on


Limitations are not permanent, working on closing these items


Links:


https://help.sap.com/viewer/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/3600be69a97a4b2888e73dceb...


https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOC/SAP+Analytics+Cloud+-+Live+Universe+Consumption+%28LUC%29+...


Link to the replay (logon is required)

https://events.sapteched.com/widget/sap/sapteched2020/Catalog/session/1602555746506001uBfu


Link to slides https://static.rainfocus.com/sap/sapteched2020/sess/1602555746506001uBfu/sessionppt/ANA207_160439271...



Related:


Learn more in SAP’s ingo.hilgefort  new book, Mastering SAP Analytics Cloud, Empower your Business Users, is now available at Amazon.  It’s a comprehensive book, 991 pages long, covering personas. tutorials, how to use it, how to use it with other SAP products.  I highly recommend this book.  It covers this product as well.  It also includes certification tips for SAP Analytics Cloud.  I posted a review here.  For a limited time, it is $5 off retail price
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