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SAP Analytics Hub – All Analytics on one Platform

SAP Analytics HUB has a great concept of analytics deployments to simply access all analytics at one stall across the organization applications and platforms.  Anand Kumar Kotha, BI HANA CoE Lead at Mindtree, takes a high-level look

In the digital world, business is data-driven. To make informed decisions and respond rapidly to changing business conditions, employees need relevant analytics in real time. However for most of the organizations, analytics lack enterprise-wide penetration. So how can your IT group extend analytics to the widest possible base of business users and deliver the insight needed for better, faster decision making?

The SAP Analytics Hub solution can help to brings all BI analytics into one place as per business need. A great asset for self-service analytics in the area of SAP and Non-SAP to one place.


What is SAP Analytics Hub (SAH)?

SAP Analytics Hub is a new software as a service (SaaS) offering that aims to address the challenge of limited analytics adoption. SAP Analytics Hub empowers more business users to make better decisions with the right analytics available to the right user at the right time. SAP Analytics Hub simplifies access to analytics scattered around multiple heterogeneous environments and grants users with actionable insights without compromising agility.

All Analytics on One Platform. Deliver simplicity with all analytics capabilities together on one cloud-based product – bringing together data access, data prep, discovery, visualization, analysis, prediction, planning, what-if, all augmented by AI and Machine Learning capabilities.

Consumer Grade – Analytics access and adoption can further support a common UX that goes across all capabilities and devices to provide one common and simple user experience which increases use and adoption.

Hybrid – The strategy supports organizations operating in a mixed landscape with on-premise and cloud or multi-cloud technologies and data with on-premise to cloud interoperability and a way for the organization to manage all types of analytics across their business.

Embedded – Embedding analytics into SAP applications and third-party application allows customers to provide a contextual business driven insights where their users need it most.

Intelligent – Enabling deeper, more meaningful logic and context driven insights, providing users with technology to have their data tell them what’s happening using Machine Language (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, bringing hidden insight and context to life.


When SAP Analytics Hub released and others?

Yes, SAP Analytics Hub is available today to customers engaged in the dedicated Early Adopter Care program. SAP Analytics Hub is planned for general availability in the second half of 2017. Please refer to the product roadmap for more information on planned capabilities:

SAP Analytics Hub is licensed through an annual subscription fee. Multiple licensing options are available to match your company’s needs.


Why does SAP Analytics Hub?

Market data suggests that, on average, less than 20% of business users have access to analytics. Moving forward the digitization of businesses aims to dramatically increase the penetration of analytics and empower more business users to make better – fact-based – decisions, most organizations continue facing the analytics adoption challenge, though SAP Analytics Hub addresses this challenge by enabling BI and analytics platform administrators and content authors to make the right analytics available to the right business users at the right time


What are the benefits of SAP Analytics Hub and how we can engage business Users/IT Professionals?

With SAP Analytics Hub, a line of business users base more decisions and actions on most relevant analytics and a single version of the truth. They gain more agility while increasing trust in analytics. Ultimately SAP Analytics Hub enable line of business users to drive toward a data-driven and analytics culture.

SAP Analytics Hub enables IT, professionals, to minimize workload and regular support tasks, reduce duplicate analytics content, and easily govern access to all analytics company-wide. IT professionals benefit from innovation delivered at a fast pace in the cloud and increase analytics adoption rate to new highs

Better business decisions based on accurate, relevant insight into data

  • IT control with self-governance structures and tools that empower users

  • A single version of the truth and a data-driven culture

  • A path to the cloud with flexible hybrid deployment options


How SAP Analytics Hub access all analytics applications, Single Sign-on Authenticate, and Privileges details

SAP Analytics Hub accesses analytics in source applications based on URL linking in the web browser (use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Safari 11 to benefit from all the features, operating system – Windows Vista, 7,8,10 and Mac OS X 10.10)

SAP Analytics Hub gives you access to a catalog of assets that contain links to BI analytics and all relevant information about them. All users can access all available assets, but to access the analytics that is linked inside, you must have the permissions required by the applications that host them. You can save the assets that contain links to your most consulted analytics, so you can easily access them whenever you need.

Single sign-on (SSO) can be configured between SAP Analytics Hub and source applications via SAML authentication. Single sign-on (SSO) can be configured between SAP Analytics Hub and SAP Business Objects Enterprise to access SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence reports, SAP Business Objects Lumira visualizations, SAP Business Objects Design Studio applications, SAP Business Warehouse (BW). SAP BW must be configured to support SAML authentication.

There are five roles (Business User, Content Editor, Content Validator, Chief Content Editor and Administrator) available to manage assets in SAP Analytics Hub. These roles have different privileges, but can be interrelated.


SAP Analytics Hub built on Cloud and Language support details

Yes, SAP Analytics Hub is built on SAP Analytics Cloud. As such SAP Analytics Hub inherits user management and authentication from SAP Analytics Cloud. It means, all analytics available via SAP Analytics Hub are not replicated to the cloud, they remain hosted in their source applications. Only the metadata information managed with SAP Analytics Hub is hosted in the cloud

SAP Analytics Hub can be displayed in the following languages: American English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

Please refer to the product roadmap for more information on the planned availability of other languages:

  • SAP Hybrid Strategy – Designed to ease the journey from on-premise deployments into the cloud by extending or expanding into a complimentary cloud strategy delivering a seamless, interoperable experience so that business users do not have to think about where data or content is residing.

  • SAP Analytics Cloud - Brings data discovery directly to trusted data sources on-premise and cloud such as SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Business Objects Universes, SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and the SAP Cloud Platform itself—without moving, caching, or persisting any part or Portion of the data into the cloud

  • SAP Analytics Hub – Provides a searchable catalog of all analytics content allowing customers to bring together all analytic assets whether on-premise or cloud, including SAP or third-party content.


Reference Links

SAP’s BI and Analytics Strategy

SAP Analytics HUB - Video

More about SAP Analytics Hub and Roadmap

Please refer to this wiki in the SAP Community for more information on SAP BW and SAML:

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