SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud Learning Journey

Take the next steps in your business intelligence with SAP career by learning about SAP Analytics Cloud! Use these resources from SAP PRESS (books, blog posts, and videos) to develop your own career and explore the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

What Is SAP Analytics Cloud?

SAP Analytics Cloud is a software-as-a-service with a platform of tools and functionalities for data visualization, data analysis, and business planning. It provides business analysts, data scientists, and developers with a central hub through which they can perform their daily business intelligence (BI), financial planning, and application build tasks.

Getting Started with SAP Analytics Cloud

Core Features and Benefits of SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning

Core Features for SAP Analytics Cloud Planning

SAP Analytics Cloud was one of the first tools in the BI world to cover all three significant aspects of a business: planning, data visualization, and predictive analytics. In this post, explore core features of SAP Analytics Cloud for planning.

How to Create SAP Fiori Tiles for SAP Analytics Cloud Stories

Create SAP Fiori Tiles for Your Stories

To make it easy for business users in SAP S/4HANA to access stories in SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP offers a feature to create tiles on the SAP Fiori launchpad. In this blog post, explore how to create these tiles to make your users lives easier!

How to Create Users in SAP Analytics Cloud

Add Users to the SAP Analytics Cloud System

An SAP S/4HANA migration offers many benefits, but to ensure a smooth migration, you must be aware of your specific reasons for migrating. In this post, we'll discuss seven areas to consider before getting started on the big project.

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud

Discover the next generation of BI with this guide to SAP Analytics Cloud! Get your data into the system and see which data models to use in which situations. Next, learn about stories—how to create visualizations for them, publish them, and enhance them. With expanded information on the unified story, analytics catalog, and planning models, this fully updated edition is your one-stop shop for all your SAP Analytics Clouds needs!
Designing Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud

Designing Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is overflowing with visualization options. Charts, tables, drilldowns, geomaps—if you can dream it, you can design and build it. Learn how to create a dashboard for any use case, from acquired data dashboards and responsive mobile dashboards to procurement dashboards using SAP S/4HANA Cloud data. Follow step-by-step instructions to structure your data, choose the relevant features, and then implement them. Contains custom-designed dashboards for each chapter!

How to Create the Perfect Dashboard with SAP Analytics Cloud

Dashboard Design Rules

Let SAP Analytics Cloud superusers and SAP employees fill you in:

"When it comes to dashboard design, there are ten rules, set up in two parts, according to the design principle of 'form follows function.' The first five rules ensure that appropriate visualization types are chosen. The next five rules ensure that the form of the dashboard is optimized to give confidence for decision-making."

In this video, become familiar with how SAP PRESS books can help you use SAP Analytics Cloud for your business reporting!

Learn how to set up SAP Analytics Cloud, explore its key functionality, utilize the solution for predictive analysis and financial planning, optimize for efficient operations, and create dashboards with the data you've collected.

These books are the perfect resource to consult; they're all available as printed books as well as e-books for easier reading on the go!

Take the Next Steps in SAP Analytics Cloud

Choosing an Efficient Model in SAP Analytics Cloud

Choose an Efficient Data Model

The first step of creating an efficient model in SAP Analytics Cloud is to choose the right model for the use case. In general, there are two different high-level options: The first one is the data source type, and the second one is the model type. We cover each in this post.

Enabling SAP BW/4HANA for SAP Analytics Cloud

Add SAP BW/4HANA to Your Solution 

SAP BW/4HANA is the successor to legacy SAP BW. This solution is an updated version of SAP BW that includes multiple new features. It would be beneficial to those using SAP Analytics Cloud to connect the two solutions. In this post, learn about this process.

Why Take Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) to SAP Analytics Cloud?

Use SAP Analytics Cloud for FP&A

As enterprises grow and expand, the planning and forecasting process becomes more complex. A solution like SAP Analytics Cloud can be a powerful solution to those needing an updated financial planning platform. In this post, learn how SAP Analytics Cloud meets this demand.

SAP Analytics Cloud Q&A with Authors Melanie Holzapfel and Nico Licht - Video

Authors of our system dashboard design guide for SAP Analytics Cloud, Melanie Holzapfel and Nico Licht, took an hour to teach viewers about SAP Analytics Cloud. They also answered viewer questions about the solution and how it can be used.

SAP Analytics Cloud: Financial Planning and Analysis

SAP Analytics Cloud: Financial Planning and Analysis

FP&A is now in the cloud! In this comprehensive guide, begin by provisioning your data for financial planning and analysis in SAP Analytics Cloud. Then follow step-by-step instructions to set up the planning process and use SAP Analytics Cloud’s automated planning logic to calculate key metrics. Learn how to perform simulations to model what-if scenarios, streamline your planning workflow, and share results with stakeholders. With details on implementation best practices, this is your all-in-one resource!

Run SAP Analytics Cloud Faster and More Efficiently

SAP Analytics Cloud Performance Optimization Guide

SAP Analytics Cloud Performance Optimization Guide

Frustrated with slow performance in SAP Analytics Cloud? This guide is your answer! Learn the basics of solution performance and optimization and then start making your adjustments: get the story builder and analytics designer apps running smoothly, fine-tune your backend settings, and follow best practices for viewing dashboards. With detailed examples of performance improvements throughout, this book has everything you need for an optimal SAP Analytics Cloud experience!

How to Improve Story Builder Performance in SAP Analytics Cloud

Improve Story Builder Performance

This post discusses the handling of multiple models and so-called query merging. It also covers the optimize story building performance mode the optimized view mode, which is a package of features to improve usability and performance.

What Is SAP Digital Boardroom?

Introducing SAP Digital Boardroom

SAP Digital Boardroom is integrated into SAP Analytics Cloud as an add-on and extends it by adding another presentation layer. This layer enables you to combine multiple stories or multiples pages from stories into a single presentation.

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Get started with cloud BI with our all-in-one SAP Analytics Cloud guide, and then dive deeper with e-books like SAP Analytics Cloud: Financial Planning and Analysis and SAP Analytics Cloud: Predictive Analytics. Looking to make your solution secure and efficient? SAP Analytics Cloud: Performance Optimization Guide and Security for SAP Analytics Cloud will get you there. Then learn how to design dashboards with the solution in Designing Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud.

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