SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics

Monitoring business processes does not necessarily require strategic reporting based on a data warehouse. To support their decision making, business departments need to be able to access real-time performance indicators without having to go through the hassles of information processing – with operational reporting. Today’s modern hardware and high-performance databases enable them to meet these additional requirements. Operational reporting provides a means to analyze data exactly where it resides. The ability to calculate and display performance indicators directly in the system – for example in SAP ERP – reduces the workload on the data warehouse. With S/4HANA Embedded Analytics, SAP is providing the means to unleash the potential of operational reporting by using pre-defined content in S/4HANA.

S/4HANA Embedded Analytics leverages ABAP CDS Views to calculate performance indicators and process data. This not only ensures excellent performance in the calculation of KPIs on the database, but also allows users to access data based on SAP’s regular user and authorization concept. Embedded Analytics accommodates the changes to the data model that separate SAP S/4HANA from SAP Business Suite.

The reporting in Embedded Analytics uses a Fiori user interface. Fiori is based on SAPUI5 and provides modern user interfaces across a variety of devices. With Embedded Analytics, users can conveniently access information relevant to their role through their browsers or through BI clients such as SAP Design Studio or SAP Lumira.
The predefined content in Embedded Analytics is based on the standard SAP data model of S/4HANA, but can be expanded at any time, allowing companies to extend their operational reporting to include data from their customer enhancements in S/4HANA.

Camelot ITLab has extensive expertise in operational reporting. The company has repeatedly published its experience gained from operational reporting projects with HANA Live and Embedded Analytics.

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