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Learn how to fully utilize SAP Analytics Cloud in an enterprise environment

SAP Analytics Cloud

Ready for the Enterprise


The following wiki is intended to be a guide to the typical steps and processes that are needed to fully utilize SAP Analytics Cloud in an enterprise environment. These capabilities include: connecting and acquiring data from on-premises data sources (like SAP HANA and SAP BW) as well enterprise cloud data sources (like SAP SuccessFactors). In addition, the typical SAP Analytics Cloud administrative tasks, like security and monitoring set-up are explained. This blog is a "living document" and will be updated as SAP Analytics Cloud evolves and new enterprise-related functionality and content is created.


This SAP Analytics Cloud Introductory Handbook may also be useful as a preface for newer users.


DATA ACCESS

This section describes the capabilities and features that allow SAP Analytics Cloud to connect to other data sources either in a live-online mode or in an offline (data acquisition) mode.

LIVE DATA CONNECTION

Live SAP HANA Connection:


DATA ACQUISITION

Acquiring Data from On-premises Data Sources:

SAP Analytics Cloud allows for data acquisition from your on-premises network, including BI 4.x universes, SAP BW, SAP ERP, SAP BPC MS, and SAP BPC NW. For this, you will need the SAP HANA Cloud Connector and the SAP Analytics Cloud Agent. With this, you can then connect to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), SAP B/W (Acquisition Mode) and SAP BI Universes.


  • SAP HANA Cloud Connector and SAP Analytics Cloud Agent:

SAP Analytics Cloud allows for data acquisition from various on-premises solutions, including BI4.x Universes, SAP BW, SAP ERP, and SAP BPC MS, and SAP BPC NW. This blog will cover how to setup the SAP HANA Cloud Connector and SAP Analytics Cloud Agent to allow SAP Analytics Cloud to acquire data from these sources.

 

  • SAP ERP Central Component (ECC):

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) is one of the most recognized assets that SAP owns. It is an enterprise resource planning software which consists in several modules that provide the organizations with great control over their key business processes.

For further information, see the "Connections" section of the SAP Analytics Cloud User Guide.

 

Acquiring Data from Cloud Data Sources:

 

  • SAP SuccessFactors/OData :

The following content explains the capability to connect SAP Analytics Cloud to SAP SuccessFactors systems and other cloud sources via an OData connector.


  • SQL Databases

See the "Connections" section of the SAP Analytics Cloud User Guide

(Dedicated blog coming soon)


  • Google Drive

See the "Data Import" section of the SAP Analytics Cloud User Guide

  • Local Files

Local files such as Microsoft Excel and .csv files can be imported to SAP Analytics Cloud.

See the "Data Import" section of the SAP Analytics Cloud User Guide

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

USER MANAGEMENT/SECURITY


The following content explains the capability to correctly manage user profiles, user groups, security and authorizations within SAP Analytics Cloud.


CONTENT IMPORT/EXPORT


The following content explains the capability for transporting stories and models from one tenant to another within SAP Analytics Cloud. This functionality serves multiple purposes around content management, backup and change management.


MONITORING

 

The following content explains features that allow monitoring and auditing within SAP Analytics Cloud. Access to logs is also available, which facilitates troubleshooting. Data loading is also supported as incremental or delta uploads of backend on-premise data.


 

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