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"Smart Features" in SAP Analytics Cloud - 2017 Review

Thanks to the community of driven professionals ready to positively impact businesses, predictive features in SAP Analytics Cloud reached new heights in 2017. Surpassing a variety of milestones across our portfolio allowed the refinement of key features and release of newfound capabilities to create the Smart Assist portfolio.

Highlighting the latest resources, let’s take a look at the year in review:

Time Series Forecasting

Provide business users with more freedom in projecting future outcomes. Our forecasting algorithms allow users to gain more control over the modeling techniques used.


Enhance your SAP Analytics Cloud story by visualizing with no limits. The enhancements of interactive R-Visualizations leverage machine learning and statistical capabilities to strengthen data analysis. In simplifying the use of R, no configurations are needed when using the R server runtime environment provided by SAP. This option comes with a list of preinstalled packages to easily tap into interactive visualizations. Alternatively, you can set up your own R server.

Smart Assist Portfolio

Our Smart Assist Portfolio consists of the following four features:

1. Smart Discovery

Explore and simulate hidden relationships and structures. Smart Discovery uncovers all the influencers that affect how strategies will execute.

2. Smart Grouping

Adding more data visualization capabilities in the hands of business users was a focus in 2017. With a significant addition to the Smart Assist feature set, seamlessly segment data and tailor your business decisions to those groups.

3. Smart Insights

4. Smart Data Wrangling

What will 2018 bring?

With the countless successes of 2017, the excitement continues onward! We look forward to 2018 as we take on topics such as natural language processing, predictive modeling, an enhanced Smart Discovery experience and much more.


Happy Predicting!

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