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Who we are


We are SAP’s Center of Expertise (COE) for Analytics, Planning, and Consolidation in the globally operating Adoption Service Center. Our goal is to drive adoption and consumption of SAP Business Technology Platform technologies and lay the foundation for the Intelligent Enterprise. We are a trusted partner for customers with MaxAttention or Premium Engagement (PE). Also, we engage in the area of Professional Services, Preferred Success and other partnerships.



Introduction


In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of business intelligence, having a robust analytics and data management architecture is crucial for staying ahead of the curve. Enter the SAP Analytics Strategy Workshop – a comprehensive solution designed to help organizations define a future-proof framework aligned with both business and IT requirements, laying the foundation for the Intelligent Enterprise.

Unveiling the Service Component


The SAP Analytics Strategy Workshop covers a spectrum of essential topics and provides orientation and guidance to define a strategic direction for a customer specific Analytics and Data Warehousing Architecture.

Key solutions are:

  • SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics

  • SAP HANA Data Warehouse Strategy (SAP Datasphere, SAP BW/4HANA , SQL-modeled HANA data warehouse)

  • SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BusinessObjects

  • SAP Data Intelligence (Cloud)

  • Integration Scenarios (Data lakes, Hybrid Scenarios)


This encompasses both on-premise and cloud solutions, ensuring adaptability and scalability as organizations navigate the digital landscape.

The Customer's Agenda


The primary objectives for customers opting for this service include:

  1. Leveraging Full Capabilities: Utilize the complete potential of SAP analytics and data warehousing solutions to enhance business efficiency, agility, and real-time decision-making for users.

  2. Guidance on Latest Solutions: Receive expert guidance on the latest SAP Analytics solutions and the SAP Datasphere concept/design. Understand seamless integration with data lakes and other analytical applications, whether on-premise or in the cloud.

  3. Holistic Analytics Concept: Establish a holistic analytics concept that seamlessly integrates SAP on-premise and cloud solutions, along with non-SAP solutions.


Delivery Approach & Scope


The delivery approach typically involves a 3 to 4-day remote or onsite workshop, beginning with a scoping call to tailor the agenda according to customer requirements. The scope includes:

  • Identifying crucial use cases, pain points, and challenges and mapping them to capabilities and solution components.

  • Knowledge transfer sessions covering recommended SAP solution components such as SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Datasphere, and SAP Data Intelligence.

  • Defining the target analytics solution landscape and creating a high-level milestone plan.



Example of a Target Solution Landscape in an AST Workshop



Value and Benefits


Engaging in the SAP Analytics and Data Management Service Component yields significant value and benefits for organizations. The outcomes include:

  • A final report with recommendations for a data warehouse and analytics architecture that aligns with specific reporting requirements.

  • A customer-specific roadmap complete with a high-level milestone plan.

  • Proposed target analytics solution landscapes (options) for the next 3 to 5 years, encompassing both on-premise and cloud components.


These service outcomes, in turn, serve as a foundation for subsequent phases, such as the analytics design service component in the explore phase, ensuring a seamless and future-proof analytics and data management journey for the Intelligent Enterprise.

Service Assignment Options


This service is available for a variety of SAP support frameworks, including Value Assurance, SAP MaxAttention, SAP Active Embedded, and SAP Active Attention. Customers are encouraged to engage in discussions about their Analytics and Data Warehouse solution landscape at an architecture level, delving into their business needs and aspirations.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Technical Quality Manager (TQM), your SAP Account, your Customer Success Partner (CSP), or our central entry channel, the Virtual Project Room (VPR) to unleash the full potential of SAC, the unrivaled symphony of data insights that elevate your business intelligence to new heights.

Conclusion


The SAP Analytics Strategy Workshop is more than a service; it's a strategic partnership in navigating the complex landscape of data-driven decision-making. As organizations embark on this journey, they do not merely adapt – they evolve into Intelligent Enterprises, equipped to thrive in an era where data is not just a resource but a strategic advantage. The future of analytics and data management is now, and with SAP, it's intelligent, insightful, and ready for whatever comes next.
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