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1 Produced by Wellesley Information Services, LLC, publisher of SAPinsider. © 2014 Wellesley Information Services. All rights reserved. A Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Self-Service Reporting Using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation and SAP HANA Greg Wright VantagePoint Business Solutions

2 1 What We’ll Cover In This Session Digital Universe Self-Service Reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

3 2 In This Session Hear a high-level perspective on how the traditional business roles and reporting requirements are changing due to the evolution and proliferation of data creation See how SAP has responded to this phenomenon, and what that means specifically to the SAP BPC, BI, and HANA offerings The intent of this presentation is to provide insights so that you will be better informed when you make decisions about self- service reporting and your SAP roadmap going forward

4 3 Disclaimer SAP has not endorsed or approved this presentation. This is information based on my experience, insights and current information (and somewhat educated opinion) on the current and future state of the SAP offering.

5 4 What We’ll Cover In This Session Digital Universe Self-Service Reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

6 5 Digital Universe Digital universe is exploding 2013

7 6 Digital Universe (cont.) Estimated: 70% of the digital universe is generated by individuals source:

8 7 Digital Universe (cont.)

9 8 Increasing value of the Internet of Things 2013 source:

10 9 Data Universe (cont.) Increasing value of the Internet of Things (cont.) 2020 source:

11 10 Digital Universe (cont.) Source:

12 11 What We’ll Cover In this Session Digital Universe Self-Service Reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

13 12 Analytics Evolution Source: SAP

14 13 Why Self-Service Reporting? Business agility: Manage change to respond to customer and business demands Information agility: Incorporate necessary information by consumer — agile, flexible, responsive Organizations are moving from traditional IT technology to empowered business technology strategies

15 14 Self-Service Reporting (cont.) Main requirements for enterprise self service  Efficient access to necessary data and application repository  Data set tuning  User interface  Visualization  Sharing information

16 15 Self-Service Reporting Challenges Consistency across the Enterprise  Definition  Availability  Quality  Visibility Time to deploy Flexibility Speed Adoption Collaboration Actionable

17 16 What We’ll Cover In this Session Digital Universe Self Service Reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

18 17 SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Self Service Predefined subject matter  Financial processes  Business modeling (non financial) Contextual/Information User calculations Versions Collaboration Interfaces  EPM Add-in for Microsoft Office  HTML 5  EPM Unwired

19 18 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office EPM Add-In Data Context Database Functionality Microsoft Excel

20 19 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) Column Axis Data Context Row Axis Functionality 1. Drag and drop report builder 2. Dynamically linked to Context Pane 3. More than one report on sheet

21 20 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) User calculation added to report Excel formula in G2 User created name

22 21 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) Drag and Drop Report Editor Functional Grouping Column Axis Row Axis Available Dimensions

23 22 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) User Defined Calculations User Assigned Description Excel Reference BPC Assigned Name BPC Formula

24 23 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) Data Context Full functionality of Excel Report/Chart dynamically update Combine multiple data sources if needed

25 24 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) User selection options Parameter- driven reports

26 25 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) Link to BPC Context Pane Excel List Drop Down

27 26 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) EPM Add-In Data Context Database Functionality Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

28 27 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) Connection Type Set up connection to a data source via the Connection Manager

29 28 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) User Credential Validation BPC Connection

30 29 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) User Credential Validation Connection Type BW InfoCube BW (Large data) Connections beyond BPC

31 30 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) User credential validation Local Connection

32 31 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Add-In for Microsoft Office (cont.) Drill-through  Ability to query another Cube or SAP table while seamlessly passing parameters from a selected cell in a report  \%userprofile%\AppData\Local\EPMOfficeClient\DrillThrough.xml Context of cell passed as parameters to query additional data source

33 32 SAP BPC Self Service: EPM Unwired Performance Management delivered to iPad  BPC NW 10.0 and 10.1, Strategy Management connector  Context-driven analysis and corrective action  Web-enabled BI reports

34 33 What We’ll Cover In this Session Digital universe Self service reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

35 34 BI Suite: Current Offerings FunctionUsageTool Enterprise ReportingShare InformationCrystal Enterprise Crystal Reports Web Intelligence Desktop Intelligence BEx Analyzer Enterprise DashboardsEngaging experiences / Analysis / Executive Review Dashboards (Xcelsius) Design Studio Dashboard Manager SAP Web App Design Self ServiceSelf create / visualization / analysis / predict / simple dashboards / InfoGraphics Microsoft Office integration Explorer Analysis OLAP BEx Web Lumira Live Office Analysis for Office EPM Add-in for Office

36 35 BI Suite: Future Focus FunctionUsageToolUser Enterprise ReportingHighly formatted, widely delivered, non interactive reports Interactive reports Crystal Enterprise Web Intelligence IT Analyst Enterprise DashboardsDashboard Highly functional dashboard Dashboards* Design Studio Power User IT Self ServiceSimple dashboards / InfoGraphics / Storyboard Excel-based analysis and reporting LumiraAnalyst EPM Add-in for Office Analyst

37 36 What We’ll Cover In this Session Digital universe Self service reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

38 37 SAP HANA High-Performance Analytical Appliance is an in-memory, column- oriented, relational database management system What does this mean?  Analyze large volumes of non-aggregated information in real time  Create real-time flexible analytical models  Foundation for future application creation  Minimizes data duplication

39 38 SAP HANA — “Enterprise Version of the Truth” By combining analytical and transactional processing capabilities into one database, SAP HANA creates a unified view on data from transaction, analysis, decision, and planning systems. Real-time analytics and transactional applications, including planning, can run in mixed operations SAP HANA® Platform – Technical Overview Erich Schneider and Raghav Jandhyala

40 39 SAP HANA — Adoption Models HANA adoption models leveraging SAP Landscape Transformation Source: SAP

41 40 SAP HANA — Adoption Models (cont.) HANA Enterprise  Run all applications directly on HANA (including non-SAP data)  Leverage full value of HANA: Combine data warehousing best practices with new possibilities from HANA via views BW powered by HANA  Innovation without disruption: Migrate only BW to HANA, but keep existing BW design and reporting delivery to business  Improved performance  Future development opportunities and self-service reporting  SAP BW 7.3 required, BW 7.4 recommended

42 41 SAP HANA — Adoption Models (cont.) Business Suite powered by HANA  Replace existing ECC database with HANA leveraging Business Suite (prebuilt HANA views)  Single copy of data  Real-time operational reporting Business Suite powered by HANA (sidecar)  Keep ECC on traditional platform but use SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT) for real-time physical table replication to HANA database (prebuilt views)

43 42 What We’ll Cover In this Session Digital Universe Self-Service Reporting SAP BPC SAP BI SAP HANA Wrap-up

44 43 Where to Find More Information EPM and Business Intelligence Advanced Formatting SAP HANA, HANA architecture and adoption models

45 44 7 Key Points to Take Home Readily available rich, current, and relevant content outside the corporate firewall is changing the traditional business roles Self-service reporting is becoming a necessity to maintain the agility needed to stay current and relevant IT’s role is morphing from data steward to business enabler Self-service reporting includes efficient access to data, data set tuning, intuitive user interface, insightful visualization, and collaboration Predictive optimization will evolve next, by combining relevant data, appropriate technology, and astute business acumen

46 45 7 Key Points to Take Home (cont.) BPC is a business modeling platform that includes financial and non-financial business scenarios and applications. EPM Add-in for Office accesses data sources beyond BPC SAP HANA provides real-time access to enterprise operational data across multiple business processes, with user appropriate tools and functionality

47 46 Your Turn! How to contact me: Greg Please remember to complete your session evaluation

48 47 Disclaimer SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Wellesley Information Services is neither owned nor controlled by SAP SE.


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