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SAP Analytics Cloud-ready to Get Set and GO

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SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is a cloud-based BI & Analytics Platform. It has strong BI capabilities, App Design (Application Design), Planning and Predictive functionalities based on the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP). SAP is going all-in with SAC as a go-forward BI & Analytics Platform. In this webinar replay, we discuss if customers should follow suit, also, if and when they do, what would be the state of their existing on-premise SAP Business Objects investments.

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SAP Analytics Cloud-ready to Get Set and GO

  1. 1. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD READY TO GET, SET AND GO? Antony Aristotle Savari Senior Manager, Visual BI Solutions www.visualbi.com
  2. 2. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 2 This presentation outlines our general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchase decision. This presentation is not subject to your license agreement or any other agreement with Visual BI Solutions. Visual BI Solutions has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this presentation or to develop or release any functionality mentioned in this presentation. This presentation and Visual BI Solution’s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by Visual BI Solutions at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Visual BI Solutions assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document, except if such damages were caused by Visual BI Solutions intentionally or grossly negligent. Visual BI Solutions LEGAL DISCLAIMER
  3. 3. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 3 SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD – READY TO GET, SET AND GO? WEBINAR AGENDA Introduction1 SAP Analytics Strategy and Roadmap2 Connectivity Options of SAP Analytics Cloud – Hybrid BI Strategy4 Migration to SAP Analytics Cloud from Legacy BI Tools5 What’s New with SAP Analytics Cloud3 Is SAP Analytics Cloud Ready For Prime Time?6 Live Demo7 Q&A8
  4. 4. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 4 ABOUT VISUAL BI All-in-One Partner for End-to-End BI & Analytics Needs Visual BI Solutions is a leading All-in-One Business Intelligence (BI) enablement firm specializing in BI & Analytics services, solutions, trainings and products. We have proven expertise in enabling BI & Analytics for 100+ world’s leading brands. We can help you achieve competitive advantage by effectively managing the Plan - Build - Run spectrum for BI. Trusted by the largest companies world-wide Trusted by the industry Integration and Partnership with SAP and Microsoft is our forte CONSULTING SERVICES • Strategy • Architecture Implementation • Training • Managed Services • Visualization • Cloud Migrations ANALYTICS SOLUTIONS • Dashboards by LOB • Advanced Analytics • Big Data Solutions TRAINING • SAP Business Objects Training § SAP Lumira Discovery (2 Days) § SAP Lumira Designer (3 Days ) § SAP Web Intelligence (2 Days) § SAP Analysis for Office (2 Days) • SAP Analytics Cloud Training • Microsoft Power BI Training • Tableau Training SOFTWARE PRODUCTS • VBI View – One Portal for All BI Content • Product Extensions for SAP Lumira / SAP Design Studio § Visual BI Extensions (VBX Suite) § Document Management and Change Control • Value Driver Tree (VDT) for Planning and Simulations
  5. 5. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 5 ABOUT VISUAL BI Customer Portfolio (Software, Services, Training)
  6. 6. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 6 END-TO-END BI ENABLEMENT Spectrum of Offerings ( Consulting, Software Products, Trainings) to Drive BI & Analytics Adoption BI SERVICES » Strategy & Roadmap » Assessment / Health check » Implementation » Managed Services » BASIS / Infrastructure » Upgrades & Migration » Corporate Training » Mobile BI » Self Service BI TECHNOLOGY » SAP BI / BW / BW4HANA » SAP Business Objects » SAP HANA EE » SAP BPC / SAP BPC4HANA » SAP BODS / EIM » Microsoft Data Warehouse » Azure Data Lake » Azure Analysis Service VISUALIZATION & REPORTING » SAP Design Studio » SAP Lumira » SAP Analysis For Office » SAP Web Intelligence » SAP Crystal Reports » SAP Dashboards » Microsoft Power BI » Tableau » TIBCO Spotfire CLOUD PLATFORMS & SOLUTIONS » SAP Analytics Cloud » ROAM BI » SAP HEC / SAP SCP » AWS / Azure / GCP PRODUCTS » Value Driver Tree » VBI View » VBX Extensions TRAININGS » SAP Lumira Designer » SAP Lumira Discovery » SAP Analytics Cloud » SAP Web Intelligence » SAP Analysis for Office » Microsoft Power BI » Tableau BIG DATA INTEGRATION TO SAP » HANA Vora » Hadoop » Spark 70% Of The Revenues from Non-Visualization Related Items
  7. 7. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 7 SAP ANALYTICS STRATEGY AND ROADMAP • SAP Analytics Portfolio • SAP Hybrid BI Strategy
  8. 8. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 8 SAP Analytics Cloud and On-Premise Solutions § Analytics on-premise or on Cloud § Combine Business Intelligence, planning, predictive, discovery on Cloud § Remote data connection to the systems on-premise. § Data remains resident and live on-premise Source: #askSAP Community Call SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap
  9. 9. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 9 SAP Analytics Business Intelligence Portfolio § SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Lumira 2.x and Business Objects Enterprise are poised as different offerings for customers with some overlap as planned in the future § SAP Analytics Cloud – Data Discovery offering for customers running cloud based services (such as SAP SuccessFactors, Ariba etc.) and on premise systems, with data staying resident on premise § SAP Lumira 2.x – Data Discovery & App Design offering for customers using On-Premise systems (such as SAP BW, SAP HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA) Source: https://www.sap.com/india/products/roadmaps.html
  10. 10. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 10 SAP BI Hybrid Strategy § Analytics on-premise or on Cloud § Investment on SAP BI 4.3 and SAP Analytics Cloud § SAP Analytics Cloud connectivity to WebI data models § Enhanced live Universe connectivity 2.0, data remains on premise § Utilize Data Level Security from the Universe § Hybrid user management – onboard existing on-premise users to cloud § Analysis for MS office connectivity to SAP Analytics Cloud models § SAP Analytics Cloud to get the SAP BI 4.3 connectivity servers, enabling connection to 100+ data sources § SAP BI 4.3 General Availability Q2 2020, maintenance at least till 2026+ § Streamlined licensing options § Improvements on user experience and ease of deployment Source: #askSAP Community Call SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap SAP Analytics Cloud and On-Premise SAP BI tools are sure to co- exist
  11. 11. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 11 Licensing Options Source: #askSAP Community Call SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap On-Premise Licensing Model Cloud Extension Policy § Webi only License – indicates Webi is here to stay for a long time § Explorer and Dashboards removed from BOE suite – price reduced § Partial termination of On-Premise maintenance can be transferred to cloud subscription – lowering the cost entry barrier for cloud
  12. 12. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 12 SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD • Overview of SAP Analytics Cloud • SAP Analytics Cloud Capabilities • Application Design (Beta) • SAP Analytics Cloud Roadmap
  13. 13. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 13 SAP Analytics Cloud SAP’s One Simple Cloud Strategy § BI, Planning, Predictive, Application Design – all in one service § Live data connectivity § End-to-End Analytics Source: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/01/15/whats-new-with-application-design-in-sap-analytics-cloud-asug-webcast-recap/
  14. 14. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 14 Unifying BI Platform for all use cases Tools by Persona or 1 Enterprise BI Tool for All Persona’s ? Power Users (6%) Complex Data Analysis Complex Report Development Data Analysts (6%) Data Preparation Data Discovery Ad-hoc Analysis Report Analysts (6%) Ad-hoc Reports Report Builder Agile Visualizations Presentations Data Scientist (2%) Statistical Analysis Forecasting Functions Predictive Analysis Casual/ Business UsersExecutives Managers Analyze Operational MetricsDashboards / Scorecards / KPI Tiles Trends Analysis for Hindsight Transactional Reports / Order DetailsPresentations / PDFs / Infographics Drill Down Analysis for Context Charts and Visualizations Formatted and scheduled Reports Consumers 80% Self-Service BISeekers 20% SAP Analytics Cloud (BI, Planning, Predictive, Application Design*, Enterprise Reporting*) *Planned for future releases
  15. 15. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 15 * Planned for future releases NOTE : Popular tools section only mention the strongest player(s) in each area. Other tools might have the flexibility to deliver multiple end products. STORYBOARDS FORMATTED REPORTS DASHBOARDS APPLICATIONS Definition Document containing mostly visualizations designed by end users to answer ad-hoc business queries using visualizations. Ordered presentation of a detailed data set usually portrayed as tables, sometimes combined with visualizations. Collection of visualizations and other elements consolidated and arranged on a single-screen that can be monitored at a glance. Consolidated information presented in a guided analytic path spread across multiple pages or screens with analytic capabilities for end users. Primary Focus Trends or KPIs Score Cards and KPIsUnderlying Data & Details Trends & KPIs; Drilldown to Data Purpose Self Service Analysis Performance OverviewIn-depth Data Analysis Multi-Purpose Typical End Users Business Users & Analysts (Authors) CXO, Managers (Consumers)CXO, Managers, Analysts (All ) CXO, Managers, Analysts (Consumers) User Interactions None to Minimal ModerateMinimal to Moderate Extensive No. of Data Sources Single Single or MultipleSingle or Multiple Multiple Visualizations Primarily Charts Charts and MapsPrimarily Tables and Some Viz Charts, Maps and Tables Popular Tools Lumira Discovery, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, Power BI, Qlik Sense Xcelsius, SAP Analytics Cloud, Qlik View, Spotfire, Tableau, Power BI Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, IBM Cognos, IBI Web Focus, SAP Analytics Cloud* Lumira Designer, SAP Analytics Cloud* Development Time Few Hours Few Days to a WeeksFew Hours to Days Few Weeks Level of Detail Business IT Unifying BI Platform for all content types Can SAC handle all User Requirements
  16. 16. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 16 SAP Analytics Cloud Offerings SAC Digital Boardroom SAP Analytics Cloud is the cloud-based tool from SAP that offers BI, Planning, Predictive, App Design capabilities developed using Google chrome. An independent mobile BI is available for SAC and is currently available for iOS devices. Mobile SCP SAP Cloud Platform on which the tool resides and facilitates all the core capabilities. An extension of SAC to a boardroom setup, leveraging unique collaborative features. Source : https://www.sap.com/products/cloud-analytics.html Analytics Hub Common portal to consume SAC and BOBJ. It will be included with the SAC BI Subscription Application Design GA expected in Q2 2019. It will be included with the SAC BI Subscription
  17. 17. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 17 SAP Analytics Cloud Capabilities BI Capabilities § Design, Visualize and Create stories § Data connectivity to SAP and non-SAP data sources § Review and prepare data with modeler § Combine data sources, Linked Analysis, Data Blending § Search to insight § Location Analytics, Geo-enrichment § Scheduling § Enterprise Reporting Capabilities § Scheduling, Bursting, Destinations § Application Design § Scripting Capabilities Mobile Capabilities § iOS App, Android planned for future § One-touch login § Responsive pages § Collaboration and Alerts § Commenting Planning and Predictive Capabilities § Smart Predict - Machine Learning driven insights § Smart Insights – Insights to Action in seconds § Smart Discovery – Interact with insights § Smart Grouping – Group data points based on similar properties § Exploratory Analysis § Allocation § Forecasting Capabilities § Automatic Forecasting, Triple Exponential Smoothing, Linear Regression § Value Driver Tree Other Unique Features § SAP Digital Boardroom § Real time view of consolidated analytics § Comprehensive view on Metrics across divisions § Collaborate and Sharing § Interact, analyze, plan and visualize in the same application § Collaborate in context on your plan and make faster decisions § Customize Home Screen § Fiori styling for tenants § Hyperlinking
  18. 18. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 18 SAP Analytics Cloud BARC – BI Survey 18 SAP Analytics Cloud § Scores high on Business Value and Customer Experience § Falls under Moderate Competitiveness category § Scores high on Customer Satisfaction § 4th year, 2200 customers
  19. 19. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 19 Case Study SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD IMPLEMENTATION ON SAP CLOUD PLATFORM § Installed and configured Smart Data Integration (SDI), BOE, and SAP Cloud Connectors § SAP ECC data replicated into SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) using SDI § SAP ECC data replicated as flat files into SCP for older versions of SAP ECC/R/3 § Delivered complex views unifying SAP tables into HANA calculation views and established SCP as single source of truth § Replicated SAP Transactions for Inventory as calc views in SCP for reporting § Enabled consumption of data from SCP into SAP Analytics Cloud § Delivered Dashboards and reports across business divisions leveraging the capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud § Managed and delivered training for SAP Analytics Cloud § Delivered best practices for data modelling and analytics § Implemented business domain-based security that was easily scalable § Validated data between ECC and SCP to establish trust in the system SAP Analytics Cloud HANA Modeling Native Connectivity Calculation Views Attribute Views Purchasing| COPA Inventory | Sales Material | Customer Vendor Base Layer Replicated data SDI (HANA Adapter) SDI (File Adapter) SAP Cloud Platform SAP ECC on HANA SAP ECC SAP R/3 Trigger Based replication File Based replication Customer : KMG Chemicals, Fort Worth, TX USA Employees ~1000 Check out the video testimonial !
  20. 20. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 20 Application Design (Beta) Source: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/01/15/whats-new-with-application-design-in-sap-analytics-cloud-asug-webcast-recap/ § Lumira Designer type application development on the cloud § Build Enterprise Dashboards, Planning and Predictive Applications § Integrate Data Discovery and Analytic Applications § Powerful scripting capabilities to build enterprise dashboards and sophisticated applications § Custom Widgets § Consume applications in Digital Boardroom, Mobile § With improved connectivity options and data blending options, Application design can be the enterprise application tool going forward § GA is expected in Q2 of 2019 and will be included as part of the SAC BI subscription For more insights into Application Design, register for our upcoming webinar exclusively on Application Design General Availability in Q2 2019
  21. 21. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 21 SAP Analytics Cloud Strategy and Key Investment Areas Source: #askSAP Community Call SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap § Bridging the gap between BOE and SAP Analytics Cloud § Formatted reports, forms, scorecards § Scheduling, Saving as PDF and Emailing § Personalize reports and insights, sharing and collaborating § With the upcoming connectivity to Webi, and improved Universe connectivity essentially the reporting can be pushed to cloud § Enhancements to Live connectivity ensure data stays on-premise § BIP’s security extension to SAP Analytics Cloud enables better data security
  22. 22. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 22 Product Roadmap SAP Analytics Cloud Connectivity Modelling, Visualization and Application Development Planning Mobile Administration § Integration with SAP HANA,BW and SAP BI Universe improvements to browser based data blending § New Charts and Geomaps support § Connectivity to additional cloud data sources § Improvements to Live and Acquired connections § Expand the breadth of supported data sources § Extend data blending scenarios § Enhanced Modelling § Renaming Story measures and dimensions § Application Design Planning and Predictive support Scripting § Enterprise Reporting capabilities § Modelling on Live Data, Multi source modelling § Multilanguage support § Improvements to bookmarking and other distributions § Application Design Custom Widgets Mobile support, boardroom integration § Data Entry – private version commenting, version handling § Smart Assist (search to insight) § Smart Predict § Refined S4/HANA predictive scenarios Q2 2019 Future Direction § Data Entry – Parent level data entry, storage § Smart Assist, Smart Discovery and Smart Predict for Live HANA connections § SQL Database support § Annotations § Geo-spatial support – choropleth § Localization support § Android Support § Geo-spatial support – Bubble, drill down § Roambi integration § Folder-based security models § Export / Import folders § Support for SAML IdP-initiated SSO § AWS Data center support – more regions § Improvements to Import / Export contents § Improved security management, version control and promotion management
  23. 23. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 23 SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD CONNECTIVITY & BLENDING • SAP Analytics Cloud Connectivity Architecture • Live vs Acquired Connections • Non-SAP DB Connectivity • Data Blending Options
  24. 24. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 24 SAP Analytics Cloud Hybrid (On-Prem + Cloud) Data Connectivity § Simplify data connectivity setup § Reduce feature parity differences between Live and Import connections § Increase number of live data connections to non-SAP sources § Extend data blending scenarios § Increase data import robustness § Make data preparation experience more intuitive § Model live data § Multi-source models Source: #askSAP Community Call SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap
  25. 25. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 25 SAP Analytics Cloud Universe Connectivity – Live vs Acquired Property Live Acquired .unx support .unv support OLAP universes Geo Map Change Description / Hide a dimension Change Description / Hide a measure Create Calculated Measure in Model Create Calculated Measure in Story Create Calculated Dimension in Story Enable Planning Schedule the Model Property Live Acquired Rebuild Model Input Control Sorting in Chart / Table Ranking in Chart / Table Smart Discovery and Smart Insights Data Explorer Linked Analysis Hierarchy Support on Relational Connection Bookmark Support Data Blending Combining Data Source All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases.
  26. 26. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 26 SAP Analytics Cloud BW Connectivity – Live vs Acquired Property Live Acquired Hierarchy Support Create Measure Filter on Measure Filter on Dimension Linked Analysis Dynamic Text in Titles Hyperlink Geo Maps Story Level Formula Time Series Chart Line Chart Time Series Forecasting Property Live Acquired R Visualizations Search to Insights Smart Discovery Smart Insights Smart Predict BEx Query Elements Query Variables (Optional, Mandatory, Characteristic Value) Custom Key Figure Structure Dynamic Image Widget Data Blending Options All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases.
  27. 27. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 27 SAP Analytics Cloud HANA Connectivity – Live Property Live Hierarchy Support Calculated & Restricted Measure Calculated Dimensions Filter on Measure Filter on Dimension Linked Analysis Dynamic Text in Titles Geo Maps Time Series Chart Line Chart Time Series Forecasting Property Live R Visualizations Search to Insights Smart Discovery Smart Insights Smart Predict Smart Grouping (on Bubble and Scatter Plot Charts) Planning Linking Variables Ranking & Sorting Story Level Formula Data Blending Options All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases.
  28. 28. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 28 SAP Analytics Cloud Non-SAP DB Connectivity with SAP Analytics Cloud System Live Acquired Partner Delivered MS SQL Server MS Azure Redshift Odata Google Big Query / Drive / Sheets Salesforce Oracle Teradata Netezza IBM DB2 Google Analytics / BigQuery MongoDB Source: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/02/07/sap-analytics-cloud-roadmap-asug-webcast-recap-with-qa/All non SAP Live connections need SAP Cloud Platform and uses Smart Data Integration and Smart Data Access Adapters
  29. 29. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 29 SAP Analytics Cloud Data Blending Create end-to-end scenarios with blending data from Live and Acquired Connections SAP Analytics Cloud version 2019.4, the minimum required agent versions: • SAP BPC (standard only) = 1.0.75 • SAP BPC (embedded only) = 1.0.109 • SAP BW = 1.0.109 • SAP Universe = 1.0.91 • SAP ERP / SQL Database = 1.0.99 • File Server Export = 1.0.75 Browser based blending limitations: • SAP BW live connections: up to 6 MB in dataset size • S/4HANA live connections: up to 6 MB in dataset size • SAP HANA live connections: up to 2 MB in dataset size Data Blending Live Data Connection SAP BW SAP HANA SAP Universe SAP BPC Acquired Data Connection SAP BW SAP Universe SAP BPC S4/HANA *Non-SAP DB Flat Files Smart Data Integration Data Provisioning Agent Browser based blending SDI based data blending
  30. 30. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 30 SAP Analytics Cloud Data Blending Support Matrix Flat file SAP HANA Live SAP BW Live SAP BW Acquired Universe Live Universe Acquired Flat file SAP HANA Live SAP BW Live SAP BW Acquired Universe Live Universe Acquired SAP BW SAP HANA SAP BOE Universe § SAP BW/4HANA SP4+ § SAP BW 7.4 SP17+ § SAP BW 7.5 SP8+ § SAP HANA 1.0 SPS12 SAP HANA Info Access Service (InA), version 4.10.0 § SAP HANA 2.0 SP01 § SAP BI 4.2 SP4 Patch 3 Minimum System Requirements All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases.
  31. 31. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 31 MIGRATION TO SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD • Lumira Discovery vs SAP Analytics Cloud • Explorer vs SAP Analytics Cloud • SAP Dashboards vs SAP Analytics Cloud • Roam BI to SAC migration
  32. 32. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 32 SAP Analytics Cloud Data Discovery (Lumira Discovery Vs SAC ) Feature Comparison All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future SAP Lumira Discovery SAP Analytics Cloud Data Preparation Hierarchy, Formulas, Grouping Append/Merge/Blend Join, Union, Links Interoperability with BO Tools SAP Lumira Designer, AO SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Integration SAP BI Platform Security Planning / Predictive Apart from BI Features Visualizations/Storyboards Charts, Maps, Tables Data Acquisition SAP Import Data SAP Live Data Non-SAP Data Comments / Chats / Events / Security Additional Features *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases.
  33. 33. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 33 SAP Analytics Cloud Current Data Discovery Feature Comparison *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases. • Excel and Flat Files • SAP HANA • SAP BW • 3rd Part SQL • Cloud Apps • Salesforce • OData • Big Data SAP LUMIRA DISCOVERY SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD • Performs BI, Predictive and Planning functions • Web based tool, primarily on Google Chrome • Visualization and Storyboard : Similar options + IBCS Certified • Commenting available by default • Mobile : iPad + iPhone, Android coming soon • Integrates with SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) • Extended to Digital Boardroom • No desktop tool available • Collaboration or Sharing Shared only via SCP/Embedding and supports repointing of data sources Export data : CSV Export story : PDF or URL • Security: Role based security needs to be setup in SCP • Primarily for BI functions • Web based for live connections • Visualization and Storyboards : Similar options • Commenting feature requires Designer • Mobile : iPad • Integrates with SAP BOBJ BIP • Interoperability with SAP Lumira Designer • Primarily a desktop tool • Collaboration or Sharing Shared locally or BIP that can be used for Migration process Export data : Excel or CSV Export story : PDF or OpenDoc URL • Security: Role based security inherited from BIP
  34. 34. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 34 SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Explorer Migration to SAC SAP Business Objects Explorer SAP Analytics Cloud Information Spaces and associated Exploration views Imports and Live connections Faceted dimension member and measure selector Various selector options along with Data Explorer Data exploration through key word search Search to insight – natural language query interface Ad-hoc filters for analysis Input controls and other selector widgets Chart type selection for Visualization options Limited to Data Explorer view Export Options Limited – PDF and table export to csv All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future Features Explorer SAC Universe SAP HANA / BW Excel Geographic Data Custom Filter Features Explorer SAC Keyword Search Sort and Rank Change chart type Calculated Measures Filter based on chart selection Features Explorer SAC Bookmarking Email Data to recipients Export data to csv Export data to Excel Export to Webi/png/PDF *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases.
  35. 35. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 35 SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) Migration to SAC - Charts All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases. Chart SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Line Pie Column Column – Stacked Bar Bar – Stacked Waterfall Marimekko Bubble Scatter Plot Area Stacked Area Chart SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Tree Map Horizontal Bullet Radar Filled Radar Single Axis Combination Vertical Bullet Horizontal Progress Bar Vertical Progress Bar Sparkline Gauge Candlestick OHLC Supported with VBX
  36. 36. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 36 SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) Migration to SAC - Selectors All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases. Selector SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Check Box Combo Box Icon Radio Button Toggle Button Push Button Cascading Filter List Box List View Horizontal Slider Vertical Slider Selector SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Label Based Menu List Builder Accordion Menu Dual Slider Sliding Picture Menu Spinner Play Control Ticker Play Selector Fisheye Picture Menu Supported with VBX
  37. 37. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 37 SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) Migration to SAC – Utilities, Maps and Other Features All features supported Does not support features Limited support / Available in future *Based on current features that are available in SAC as on March 2019. This may change for future releases. Utility SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Calendar Print Button Export to PDF Export to MS Office What-if-scenario Trend Icon Trend Analyzer Offline Dashboards History Map Features SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Countries by Region / Province / County World Map Standard Maps without GeoJSON Other Features SAP Dashboards SAP Lumira Designer SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile Support BW Universe Connectivity XML / Live Office QaaWS Connectivity Mobile Component Compatibility Performance on High Volume Data Average / Poor Good Good Supported with VBX For more feature parity and functionality – Lumira Designer + VBX Less fancy stuff and Cloud capabilities – SAP Analytics Cloud
  38. 38. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 38 SAP Analytics Cloud SAC Mobile vs RoamBI § Cloud based solution designed specifically for mobile. § Unique blend of data analytics, mobile technology and productivity applications § Multitouch data visualizations § Interactive and Intuitive user experience The Future… § RoamBI seamlessly integrated in SAC § SAC Mobile App will be the application in focus going forward § Content built directly in SAC § Leverage SAC’s data connectivity and modelling layer Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL2vrY4xhUg&feature=youtu.be Source: https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/product_updates/mobile-q2/ Key Features SAC Mobile RoamBI SAP BO Mobile iOS Android Windows Collaboration Tools Mobile Alerts
  39. 39. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 39 IS SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD READY FOR PRIME TIME? • Live Customer Use Case • Feature comparison with other Self Service BI Tools • Ideal Architecture • Upcoming features in SAP Analytics Cloud
  40. 40. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 40 Case Study Agile Data Warehouse Using SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) Location US Employees ~ 1000 § Installed and configured Smart Data Integration (SDI), BOE, and SAP Cloud Connectors § SAP ECC data replicated into SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) using SDI § SAP ECC data replicated as flat files into SCP for older versions of SAP ECC § Delivered complex views unifying SAP tables into HANA calculation views and established SCP as single source of truth § Replicated SAP Transactions for Inventory as calc views in SCP for reporting § Enabled consumption of data from SCP into SAP Analytics Cloud § Delivered Dashboards and reports across business divisions leveraging the capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud § Managed and delivered training for SAP Analytics Cloud § Delivered best practices for data modelling and analytics § Implemented business domain based security that was easily scalable § Validated data between ECC and SCP to establish trust in the system Highlights SAP Analytics Cloud HANA Modeling Native Connectivity Calculation Views Attribute Views Purchasing| COPA Inventory | Sales Material | Customer Vendor Base Layer Replicated data SDI (File Adapter) SAP Cloud Platform SAP ECC File Based replication
  41. 41. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 41 Self-Service BI High Level Feature Comparison All features supported Does not support features Workarounds / Limitations KEY FEATURES SAP SAP Analytics Cloud Power BI Tableau Qlik Sense TIBCO Spotfire WEBI Lumira 2.x Basic Charts Advanced Charts Geo Maps KEY FEATURES SAP SAP Analytics Cloud Power BI Tableau Qlik Sense TIBCO Spotfire WEBI Lumira 2.X Story/Dashboard s Applications Reports Ad-Hoc Analysis VIZ + EXP 4.5 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.0 Exploration Traditional BI (IT) Self Service BI (Business) Traditional BI (IT) Self Service BI (Business) NOTE : Advanced charts include custom visual extensions
  42. 42. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 42 SAP Analytics Cloud Ideal Customer Profile Architecture
  43. 43. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 43 SAP Analytics Cloud Current and Upcoming Features § Visualization and Story Boarding § Data connectivity to SAP Live and Acquired data sources § Non-SAP database connectivity § Planning, Predictive and Forecasting Capabilities § Commenting and Collaborations § iOS Mobile Application § Feature imparity between Live vs Acquired connections § Component limitations § Automatic Updates § International Business Communication Standard (IBCS) Certified § Data blending SAP Analytics Cloud - Today § Connectivity improvements – to both SAP and non-SAP data sources § Feature parity between Live and Acquired connection § Non-SAP DB connectivity improvements § Data blending improvements § Multi source models § Hybrid BI strategy – better integration with SAP BI (Webi, Universe, AO) § Enterprise Reporting Capabilities § Android support § Application Design, SDK and API § Streamlined licensing options § Improvements to Smart Assist and Smart Predict § Bookmarking and Sharing SAP Analytics Cloud – What’s Coming § ETL / Complex Modeling functionality § Export to MS Office § Enhanced map capabilities § More support for charts like Gantt, Funnel, Gauge, Sparkline, Tag Clouds etc. § More support for filter components like Buttons. Lists, Sliders etc. § Improvements to Combining Data Sources and Data Blending options § Enhanced Mobile capabilities § Language Support SAP Analytics Cloud – Good to have
  44. 44. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 44 Demo
  45. 45. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 45 Demo Digital Boardroom for Sales and Distribution Analytics Free Assessment https://www.sapappcenter.com/apps/36473/visual-bis-digital-boardroom-for-sales-and-distribution-analytics
  46. 46. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 46 Demo Digital Boardroom for Upstream Oil and Gas https://www.sapappcenter.com/apps/29753/visual-bis-sap-digital-boardroom-for-upstream-oil-gas
  47. 47. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 47 VBI View Manage Multiple Platforms Effectively Value Driver TreeVisual BI Extensions Advanced Custom Visuals for Executives & Decision Makers DYNAMIC PLANNING, FORECASTING, MODELING AND SIMULATIONS • Sensitivity Analysis • Periodic Reforecasting & Variance Reporting • Executive KPI Dashboards • Business Modeling • Strategic Goal Setting • Budgeting & Planning CHARTS MAPS SELECTORS UTILITIES • Featuring Auto-Sync • Smart Search • Personalization • Meta Data Repository • Audit & Usage Reporting • M&A BI Tool Consolidation • SSO Integration • Easy Setup & Maintenance • Fully Secure OUR HISTORY OF SOFTWARE PRODUCTS & INNOVATION Desired by Enterprises; Delivered by Visual BI Available for SAP® Lumira and Microsoft ® Power BI For Dynamic Planning, Modelling & Simulations Reviewed Analytics Extension on SAP App Center#1
  48. 48. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 48 Visual BI Offerings SELF-SERVICE BI EVALUATION EVALUATION • Examine data sources and user personas • Compare Traditional vs Self-Service BI • Strategy to maximize investment • See how self-service BI address current pain points • Gap analysis to determine a best fit scenario for Modern BI • Support with training and best practices SYSTEM LANDSCAPE REVIEW • Analyze existing landscape and patch levels • Chart custom roadmap on how your landscape can support tool(s) ARCHITECTURE REVIEW • Determine current bottlenecks • Design custom implementation to best suit the BI needs at your organization We offer customized workshops to evaluate: • Data sources, user personas and organization goals • Best fit BI and analytics strategy for your organization Free Assessment Request for
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  51. 51. © 2019 Visual BI Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. www.visualbi.com 51 www.visualbi.com THANK YOU! gopal @visua lbi.comAntony Aristotle Savari antonys@visualbi.com www.visualbi.com Senior Manager Visual BI Solutions

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