Imagine you are a business user, consultant, or developer about to enter an SAP S/4HANA implementation project. You are well-versed with SAP's product portfolio and you know that the preferred reporting option in S/4HANA is embedded analytics. But what exactly is embedded analytics? And how can it be implemented? And who can do it: a business user, a functional consultant specialized in financial or logistics processes? Or does a business intelligence expert or a programmer need to be involved? Good questions
This book will answer these questions, one by one. It will also take you on the same journey that the implementation team needs to follow for every reporting requirement that pops up: start with assessing a more standard option and only move on to a less standard option if the requirement cannot be fulfilled. In consecutive chapters, analytical apps delivered by SAP, apps created using Smart Business Services, and Analytical Queries developed either using tiles or in a development environment are explained in detail with practical examples. The book also explains which option is preferred in which situation. The book covers topics such as in-memory computing, cloud, UX, OData, agile development, and more.
Author Freek Keijzer writes from the perspective of an implementation consultant, focusing on functionality that has proven itself useful in the field. Practical examples are abundant, ranging from "codeless" to "hardcore coding."
What You Will Learn
- Know the difference between static reporting and interactive querying on real-time data
- Understand which options are available for analytics in SAP S/4HANA
- Understand which option to choose in which situation
- Know how to implement these options
Who This Book is For
SAP power users, functional consultants, developers
Freek Keijzer has a background in science (physics), industry (manufacturing, process industry) and ICT (SAP system integration), holding various project management, people management, and specialist positions. He holds degrees in natural sciences (PhD) and information management (MIM). In 1996, he became involved in an SAP implementation, initially as an R/3 key user, later as internal project leader, interim manager of the support organization, and (international) information manager. Since 2001, he has focused on SAP BI consultancy, working for three consultancy firms and more than 50 clients. His responsibilities as a consultant include product development, team competence development, sales support, and resourcing. Freek's specialties (technical) include SAP Business Intelligence, Hana, NetWeaver, and ERP integration. His roles include project leader, lead consultant, business consultant, (interim) manager, and scrum master. Since 2015, Freek has been a brewer/owner of the Rubelijn craft beer brand.