Mastering SAP Analytics Cloud - Book Structure

 Chapter 1 — SAP Analytics Could Introduction (completed)

This chapter will introduce you to SAP Analytics Cloud and the main components of the product. In addition, the chapter will also provide a positioning of SAP Analytics Cloud and outline how the product fits into the overall SAP Analytics portfolio and who the main audience for the product is.


Chapter 2 — SAP Analytics Could - QuickStart (completed)

This chapter will provide you with a quick introduction to the main concepts in SAP Analytics Cloud and get you started with some simple scenario and data uploaded to SAP Analytics Cloud so that you can make yourself familiar with the workflows.


Chapter 3 — Data Connection (completed)

In this chapter we will learn more about the data connections from SAP Analytics Cloud towards cloud-based data sources as well as on-premise data sources. We will learn how to establish the data connectivity towards those data sources and how we can bring in the data into SAP Analytics Cloud.

Chapter 4 — Data Preparation  (completed) 

In this chapter we will focus on the data preparation capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud and learn what capabilities are available to us as part of the data wrangling offered in SAP Analytics Cloud.


Chapter 5 — Data Modelling

This chapter will give a detailed overview on the different aspects of data modelling in SAP Analytics Cloud. We will learn about the different model types, dimensions, measures, hierarchies, and currencies.


Chapter 6 — Story Design

After we loaded data and connected to live data, in this chapter we will focus on the story design and learn more about the different visualization options, such as charts, maps, tables, and input controls.

Chapter 7 — Advanced Story Design

After we uncovered the basic story design workflows in the previous chapter, we will focus on the more advanced techniques now. In this chapter we will learn about features such as calculations, linked analysis, conditional formatting, bookmarking, and data blending.


Chapter 8 — Smart Capabilities

In this chapter we will review the smart capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud and learn more about functionality like Smart Insight, Search to Insight, Smart Discovery, forecasting, and the ability to integrate R based information.


Chapter 9 — Sharing & Collaboration

This chapter will outline in detail, how you can leverage the collaboration capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud and share your stories with your users and discuss the analytical content.


Chapter 10 — Mobile Access and Mobile Design

This chapter will outline the details on how you can provide access to your analytical content for mobile devices, as well as details on how you should create analytical content for your mobile users, including the ability to integrate with the Roam BI option.


Chapter 11 — Digital Boardroom

This chapter will focus on the workflow on how you can leverage your analytical content and setup new Digital Boardroom content. In addition, you will learn about the specific capabilities available to you as part of the Digital Boardroom setup.


Chapter 12 — SAP Analytics Cloud for the Administrator

This chapter will focus on the administrative topics, such as users and groups, data level security, object level security, folders and objects, user monitoring, lifecycle management, and so on.

Chapter 13 — Common Tutorials

This chapter will provide step by step guidelines for a set of common scenarios, such as calculating a variance between the current and previous period revenue, or the ability to convert from a USD based data to EUR as part of your story. The focus in this chapter is to use a set of common tasks and provide you with detailed step by step instructions, so that you can follow those steps to put those scenarios into action.


Chapter 14 — SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BW

In this chapter we will focus on how SAP Analytics Cloud is able to connect to SAP BW and leverage your existing investment from SAP BW and how SAP Analytics Cloud is supporting your existing assets such as BW Queries.


Chapter 15 — SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP HANA

In this chapter we will focus on how SAP Analytics Cloud is able to connect to SAP HANA and leverage your SAP HANA models.