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  • Enterprise Cloud Computing Analytics, Planning & Digital Boardroom

    06/01/2016 | SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Learning Community

    Author | Jothi Periasamy

  • Powered By SAP BusinessObjects Cloud & SAP HANA

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  • 06/01/2016 | SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Learning Community

    Topics Covered

    o Path to Implement & Adopt Cloud for Analytics

    o What is Cloud for Analytics?

    o What is SAP Cloud for Analytics?

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics Core Capabilities

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics Business Benefits

    o SAP's Strategy and Roadmap for Cloud for

    Analytics

    Table of Contents

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  • Topics Covered (Contd.)

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Business Case

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Architecture

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Data Access & Data

    Provisioning

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting/Allocation

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Modeling

    Table of Contents

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  • Topics Covered (Contd.)

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Digital Boardroom

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Stories (Storyboard)

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Files

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Users and Security

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Deployment

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - Connection

    o SAP Cloud for Analytics - System

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  • Objective: This is my first attempt to bring practical business insights on SAPs Cloud for Analytics (C4A) platform and also demonstrating the key implementation steps to deploy analytics on cloud from concept to realization.

    Goal: Empower mainstream enterprise users to develop self-servicing analytics, planning, budgeting & forecasting solutions on cloud using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Computing Platform.

    Vision: Make business to quickly realize the measurable business values of SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Simplify SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Implementation

    Reduce the Implementation Cost of SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Implementation Make SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Implementation Processes as a Repeatable Processes

    Objective, Goal and Vision

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  • Lets Set Clear Expectation

    What is in scope and what is not in scope?

    SAP changed the name or the terminology from SAP Cloud for Analytics to SAP BusinessObjects

    Cloud. In this posting, we are referring SAP Cloud for Analytics which is nothing but SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

    In this posting, I am strictly focusing on designing, developing and delivering analytics & planning on

    cloud. I am not addressing anything around hardware infrastructure or a technical platform on cloud. Please feel free to contact me directly for anything related to hardware or infrastructure(PaaS)

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  • Path to Implement & Adopt C4A

    What would be the Best and Risk Free Path to Implement and Adopt Analytics on Cloud?

    Cloud for Analytics is an evolving area, so the first step in implementing cloud for analytics would be

    learning the fundamentals and understanding the key concepts, framework, architecture and building blocks of cloud for analytics solution. The following section describes the required key steps to implement

    and adopt SAP's cloud for analytics solutions.

    Table of Contents

    Readiness and Awareness

    Implementation Planning

    Design and Build

    Deployment and Support

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  • Path to Implement & Adopt C4A (Contd.)

    Path for C4A

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  • Path to Implement & Adopt C4A (Contd.)

    Path for C4A

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  • What is Cloud for Analytics?

    Cloud for Analytics, an on-demand software typically accessed by users using web browser (but not limited

    to browser, can also be accessed via any handheld device, Web RDP, etc.). Cloud for Analytics combines the Software as a service (SaaS) and analytics as a service(AaaS) delivery model, the SaaS model

    provides software services (ex: licensing, tools, templates, APIs, system interfaces, security, maintenance, support, etc.), the AaaS model provides pre-built analytics, templates and solutions (ex: capital planning and

    forecasting, project spend vs. project benefits, vendor performance score card, etc.). Cloud for Analytics enables designing, developing, testing, delivering, securing, collaborating and maintaining analytics on

    cloud, users should be able to perform these functions from anywhere and everywhere - all you need is just an internet connection and a PC/handheld device to perform these tasks. Some of the leading vendors and

    their analytics products thats are offered on cloud platform for enterprises and business users (a) SAP Lumira Cloud (b) Microsoft's Power BI (c) IBM Watson Analytics (d) Qlik Sense Cloud (e) Tableau Online

    and others.

    C4A = SaaS + AaaS

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  • What is SAP Cloud for Analytics (SAP BusinessObjects Cloud)?

    As always, SAP brings enterprise view and business perspective to Cloud for Analytics, SAP

    integrates the SaaS and AaaS platform together on HANA cloud as a single platform. SAP delivers real business solutions to organizations from day one of customer engagement

    through their existing business content such as finance, supply chain, sales, marketing, human resources and others.

    SAP Cloud for Analytics installed on SAP HCP (HANA Cloud Platform) infrastructure. Users

    wont be able to run any other services on the HCP instance that has been used for SAP Cloud for Analytics.

    SAP Cloud for Analytics user interface (UI) is based on HTML5 and SAP UI5

    SAP Cloud for Analytics updated every 2 weeks

    SAP's C4A = SaaS + AaaS + HCP

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  • What is SAP Cloud for Analytics (SAP BusinessObjects Cloud)? (Contd.)

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  • What is SAP Cloud for Analytics (SAP BusinessObjects Cloud)? (Contd.)

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  • What is SAP Cloud for Analytics (SAP BusinessObjects Cloud)? (Contd.)

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  • SAP C4A Core Capabilities

    Core Functionality: SAP's cloud for Analytics offers several tools and best practices to enable enterprise scale (a) reporting (b) big data analysis (c)predictive analytics and (d) planning, forecasting and budgeting (e) digital boardroom (f) GRC access control functionality on the cloud

    Development Approach: Users should be able to (a) design (b) develop (c) test (d) deploy (e) secure and (d) manage business analytics on the SAP cloud for analytics

    Data Source & Source Systems: With the power of SAP S/4 HANA and SAP HANA VORA, users should be able to provision data from any sources such as (a) SAP source systems (b) non SAP source systems

    (c) machine/sensor source (d) HADOOP/HDFS (e) SPARK and (f) social and other sources

    Support for on Cloud and on Premise: With the power of SAP HCP, SAP cloud for Analytics supports both on cloud and on premise data sources, business should be able to bring data from any data source

    into analytics - Your business cloud data source could be in AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft and other cloud service providers

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  • SAP C4A Core Capabilities (Contd.)

    In-memory Data Access: SAP S/4 HANA in-memory capabilities enables business to reference the data for analytics and also import the data for analytics

    Multi User Collaboration: SAP cloud for analytics provides collaborative development environment where users from different geographical location and business functions can work and collaborate together

    SAP cloud for analytics supports IoT, Big Data and Data Science

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  • SAP C4A Core Capabilities (Contd.)

    Launch Pad

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  • Enterprise Cloud Computing Overview

    Where to start my cloud computing journey?- Can I start with my Application team, my Analytics team, or both or others ....

    I am certain that your enterprise cloud computing strategy and roadmap will look deeply into these Cloud Computing categories. From cloud transition perspective, start with one or two cloud computing categories

    (ex: PaaS, SaaS, etc.) and then move on to the other categories. Adopting cloud computing and maturing on cloud computing may take some time but we need to start somewhere.

    Start your cloud computing journey from SAP BusinessObjects Cloud (Software as a Service SaaS), SAP

    BusinessObjects Cloud brings enterprise view to business and it empowers business to quickly deliver the key critical business processes (ex: revenue analysis, cost analysis, volume prediction, target marketing,

    vendor performance, inventory ratio, where house productivity, bill of materials, leads ,planning, budgeting and forecasting) on cloud.

    Get Started with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud - Its Easy, Simple, Flexible, Quicker, Cost Effective and Adoptable

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  • Enterprise Cloud Computing Overview (Contd.)

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  • Enterprise Cloud Computing Overview (Contd.)

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  • SAP C4A Business Benefits

    What Business Value Customer should be Realizing after Implementing SAP C4A?

    Instant Insights: SAP cloud for analytics provides instant insights to business and real-time response to market demand

    Pay by Usage: SAP cloud for analytics delivers a risk free on demand subscription model, there is no upfront investment on the software, hardware infrastructure

    Value Realization From Day One: Enables business to realize the measurable analytics values from day one without investing any resource, time and cost to build a development environment

    Integrated BI & EPM Platform: SAP cloud for analytics provides a single integrated platform for BI (reporting & analytics) and EPM (planning & forecasting) - Enables to business to compare real time

    variance on spend, plan, forecast and actual

    Business Content: SAP cloud for analytics comes with pre-built business content, best practices and design guidelines

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  • SAP C4A Business Benefits (Contd.)

    Highly Secured: SAP cloud for analytics a highly secured platform and it has a built in data access and object access controls - out of the box authentication and authorization

    Supports all Type of Cloud - Public cloud, Private cloud and Hybrid cloud

    Reduces the cycle time, cost, resources, risks and technical complexity

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  • SAP C4A Business Benefits (Contd.)

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  • SAP C4A Business Benefits (Contd.)

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  • SAP Strategy and Roadmap for SAP C4A

    What is SAPs Future Direction for C4A and also What will Happen to Existing SAP BI Solutions?

    In this section, we are able to answer the following key questions from the future state of SAPs cloud for

    Analytics platform

    1. What are the core functions that SAP planning to offer in the future release of their cloud for Analytics platform?

    2. In the future, what data sources and source systems that SAP is planning to support for their cloud for

    Analytics platform?

    3. What happens to the existing SAPs BI and EPM products and solutions?

    4. What happens to customers existing SAPs BI and EPM applications that the customer already developed?

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  • SAP Strategy and Roadmap for SAP C4A ( Contd.)

    In the future, SAP may combine their BI, EPM and analytics products into a single cloud for analytics solution.

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  • SAP Strategy and Roadmap for SAP C4A ( Contd.)

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  • SAP Strategy and Roadmap for SAP C4A ( Contd.)

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