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Many SAP Analytics Cloud customers have a large SAP application footprint, including SAP BW/4HANA, SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA, built up over many decades as they have trusted SAP to run their mission-critical business processes on SAP enterprise applications across lines of business. Their analytics and planning scenarios in SAP Analytics Cloud benefit from a unique integration across SAP business applications that delivers compliant access to live SAP data in real-time, full understanding of the business semantics of SAP applications, prebuilt best-practice content, and a seamless user experience with embedded analytics. SAP Analytics Cloud users enjoy instant access to actionable insights when and where they need them to increase the speed, accuracy, and effectiveness of their decisions.

Alternatives to SAP Analytics Cloud try hard to compete, they require lifting and shifting sensitive operational data to separate environments, resulting in a loss of business context, duplicate administration, and integrity, compliancy, and latency issues when accessing SAP data.

Also, the modern user experience in SAP Analytics Cloud enables unprecedented use cases beyond reporting and data visualization: users are assisted with artificial intelligence and machine learning to fulfill their needs for live data analysis and exploration using modern end-user-oriented user interfaces.

All these strengths enable you to roll SAP Analytics Cloud out enterprise-wide across many geographies, lines of business and functions to meet the versatile analytics needs of large user population. What if you could ensure that it is usable, it performs and it scales to always cope with large volumes of complex data and broad user population to the satisfaction of every user?

Superior usability and high performance have been priority investment areas of SAP engineering teams developing SAP Analytics Cloud since early 2020. As result we have delivered a continued stream of dedicated innovation and improvements in every quarterly release of SAP Analytics Cloud. Our goal is for SAP Analytics Cloud to offer the best usability and performance for real-time analytics and BI on live SAP data while preserving business semantics, security, and integrity in a governed environment.

We refer to this project as the Optimized Story Experience, read Anna’s post to find out more about it.