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SES 86: How to Make Faster Decisions with SAP Analytics Cloud?

Did you know that you can now empower your customers and users to take business decisions faster and more efficiently with advanced Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning? Did you know that you can improve your decision-making process and understand the business more precisely?

Now the question is how? All this is possible with the SAP Analytics Cloud.

SAP has made it easy to access all the data and analytics or end-to-end business decisions in one place with just one user experience. With the advent of SAP, the users now can predict, plan and analyze the data in one experience on all the platforms or devices. Honestly, making end-to-end decisions with analytics and data management cannot get easier than this, since the user can do that in one place itself.

Recently, the world’s biggest survey, called the Planning Survey 2019 which was organized by BARC, highlighted the performance of SAP Analytics Cloud. The Cloud is considered to be the top most choice for all vendors in terms of competitive positioning. The survey showed the leadership in enterprise planning for all types of businesses. It also showed the hugely significant KPIs, because of which SAP Analytics Cloud is recommended by a great margin compared to other products of SAP.

So, let’s discuss key or salient characteristics of SAP Analytics Cloud.

Features of SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Easily make faster and confident business decisions for better outcomes.
  • Make end-to-end decisions with data management and analytics together in one place.
  • Predict potential outcomes and forecasts easily.
  • Scale to meet the needs of your business and diverse users across all decision types (strategic, operational, and tactical).
  • Both free Trial and Paid Versions are available for all the users. So, get advantage of a single cloud analytics solution that augments the value of Enterprise Planning + Business Intelligence (BI).
  • Have quicker and efficient decisions with special AI-driven and Machine Learning insights.
  • Find out the drivers of a desired KPI and take the required action to unleash data relationship, with the help of automated machine learning.
  • Get spontaneous results in natural language for all your queries or questions in a real-time chat.
  • You can broaden the usability and adoption for the users by providing them the desired results and answers instantly. Also, reduce the bias and take action for your outcome.
  • In order to complement Enterprise Planning and Business Intelligence (BI), take advantage of the analytics cloud to predict the forecasts and potential outputs.

  • Merge cloud-based, high-speed innovation with on-premise capabilities that are trusted, without having to sacrifice the existing investments of your business.
  • Expand your SAP Analytics Cloud Insights with Hybrid Solutions as per your business requirements.
  • Extend your digital investments and take actions for better business agility.

System Requirements of SAP Analytics Cloud

When installing, implementing, configuring and managing SAP Analytics Cloud Solutions, some technical requirements should be considered.

The product (SAP Analytics Cloud) is a complete web-based offering. Thus, for the current released version of the product, following are the system requirements:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10 or Apple Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or higher.
  • System Browser: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 – all in their latest versions.
  • Minimum recommended browser cache size: 250 MB.
  • Power Option Recommendation: High Performance mode for improved JavaScript performance.
  • Bandwidth and Resolution: The network bandwidth should be minimum 500-800 kbit/s per user and the screen resolution should be XGA 1024×768 (high color) or higher.
  • Web browser cookies should be enabled for the authentication processes.
  • For system data connectivity, SAP Business Warehouse (BW) of 7.3x or higher release is required, for SAP BW/4HANA – SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SP4 or higher is required and SAP S/4HANA, On-Premise Edition of SAP S/4HANA 1610 with SAP NW release 7.51 SP2 is required.
  • With the SAP Analytics Cloud upgrade to 2019.15, the minimum required agent versions are as follows: SAP BPC (standard only) = 1.0.75, SAP BPC (embedded only) = 1.0.109, SAP BW = 1.0.233
    SAP Universe = 1.0.91, SAP ERP / SQL Database = 1.0.99, SAP HANA view = 1.0.235, and File Server Export = 1.0.75.
  • SAP Digital Boardroom runs best in Google Chrome, on a PC with a dedicated video card equivalent in performance to an nVidia GTX 1060 or higher. Complex tiles like maps will load faster with at least 4 GB of video RAM, plus at least 8 GB of system RAM.

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SES 74: Want to Grow Your Email List? Use my Email Marketing Hack!

Email marketing is highly adaptable, no matter what business. You can build emails to advertise your business or to promote the services and products. You can do so by targeting social media channels to have larger audience base. Being totally inexpensive is its biggest advantage and that’s one of the reasons why email marketing is preferred these days in all sectors. So, you can easily implement email marketing system for your company or business and cast it according to your business plan.  

Benefits of Email Marketing

  • Easy to Use: It’s damn easy to run any email marketing campaign for you and also for your customers, as they’ll easily get what you’re trying to talk about or trying to promote in the email.
  • Tracking Insights: You can always be assured that your campaign is going strong. How? As with any email marketing platform, you’ll be able to see demographics of your audience, number of clicks and the number of visitors and buyers on your landing page or the website.
  • Absolutely Inexpensive: Compared to other marketing tools and platforms available online, email marketing is cheaper. So, a lot of your money is saved.

No matter what type of organization you run, email marketing can help you connect and grow your audience and convert prospects into loyal customers – at a fraction of the cost of most other marketing channels. In fact, email marketing is one of the most effective marketing channels that exists. Did you know that for every $1 you invest in email marketing you get $44 in return?

Some of the ways you can grow your email list include: Free E-Books & Guides (free content to the world), Affiliate Links, Webinars, Pop-Ups, Ads on the Blog/Website, Giveaways, or even Guest Blog Posting as a Contributor to someone else’s Blog.

Email marketing allows you to build relationships and brand recognition, further educate your email subscribers, and promote events and sales. Plus, it’s easy to align your email content with social media. And with the right tools and support at your fingertips, you can achieve all of that – no design or coding experience needed. I’ve been using AWeber since quite some time as it’s the best so far compared to others that I’ve tested. AWeber is an easy-to-use email marketing tool that allows business owners and entrepreneurs to cultivate relationships with their customers.

Since 1998, AWeber has been the email engine powering the growth of organizations around the world, including leading sites like Social Media Examiner and ProBlogger and industry influencers such as Peter Shankman and Ann Handley.

Today, more than 120,000 small- and mid-size businesses, entrepreneurs, agencies and non-profits are making the most of AWeber’s sophisticated segmentation and analytics capabilities, extensive template libraries and industry-leading deliverability and live support.

The team at AWeber is happy to help you grow with email marketing. And they’re with you when you need them – 7 days a week – so you’ll never have to figure it out alone.

They also have plenty of educational resources, such as: free webinars, how-to guides, video tutorials and an award-winning blog that is regularly updated with best practices and advice to help you improve your email marketing. This way, you’ll always find the answers to your questions.

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SES 72: Extension of Transactional Apps – Part 1

Working in SAP Industry, especially in the Application Development and SAP UI5 or SAP Fiori, you might have created many apps for various purposes. Thus, the main objective of my post is to show you how to create a Transactional App and release or publish in the SAP Fiori Launchpad. So, let’s go!

Steps to Create a New Project Using a Template

  • Using your credentials, log into the SAP Web IDE and choose NEW PROJECT FROM A TEMPLATE.
  • Choose SAP FIORI FULL SCREEN APPLICATION template, and then hit NEXT.
  • Give a PROJECT NAME and thereafter, hit NEXT. Now, select the backend server connection from the dropdown menu and look for the OData Service, SRA018_SO_TRACKING_SRV. Then, hit NEXT.
  • In the PROJECT SETTINGS, enter the following details:
  • Now, select the following details in the PAGE 2 SECTION & NAVIGATION SECTION and hit NEXT.
  • Once done, hit FINISH to finish your project. Thus, this is the detailed procedure of how to create a new project in the Fiori Launchpad using the Template in the system.

You can test the app you create in the SAP Fiori Launchpad using the mock data and also by checking is all the fields show the exact correct data. In order to do so, dive into the the steps for the same.

Steps to Check/Test App Using Mock Data

  • In the library, select the project that you want to test. Let’s say you wish to test TRACKSALESORDER project, then select INDEX.HTML by right-clicking on it.
  • Choose RUN * RUN WITH MOCK DATA.
  • If you want to display all parameters of PAGE 2 and NAVIGATION SECTION, then click on sales order row following the second (next) screen. That’s how you can test all your create apps in the Launchpad. Now, comes the deploying part of the apps.

Deployment of Apps to the Backend Server

In order to understand how to deploy app to the backend server, let’s dig deep:

  • Click on your project and choose DEPLOY * DEPLOY TO SAPUI5 ABAP REPOSITORY.
  • Provide any DESCRIPTION, NAME and PACKAGE for the same.
  • Select FINISH to complete the project.

Thus, this is how you can deploy an app in the SAP Fiori Launchpad to the Backend Server. For any queries, drop us a line below in the comments section!

How to Publish an App to SAP Fiori Launchpad?

Following are the steps to publish an App to the SAP Fiori Launchpad:

  • Log into the SAP Server using your credentials and with the help of transaction (Tcode) SICF, test the app you have deployed and want to add in the SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  • Now, build a new launchpad using transaction LPD_CUST.
  • Provide the application URL parameters for your app. Now, provide APPLICATION ALIAS and SAP UI5 component details.
  • Create a new catalog in SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  • Fill in these details in the new target mapping:
  • Now, create a new tile and select a new icon and provide the details like TITLE, SEMANTIC OBJECT and ACTION.
  • Once you build a new role in the ABAP system, assign launchpad catalog and user to the role. Now, you should be able to see the new Sales Order Tracker App that you created in the catalog.
  • Finally, add the app into any group or simply MY HOME group and launch the app.

Thus, by now you’ve seen how to build and deploy a transactional app to the ABAP server and finally, publish it into the SAP Fiori Launchpad.

I hope you’ll find my blog useful and beneficial if you’re interested in SAP or working in SAP or planning to switch to SAP. I’ve worked on many SAP Live Projects with many clients (for contracts) and I still work with a few on contractual basis. I’ve to say, I’m learning every single day.

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SES 69: How to Create an Analytical App Without SAP Smart Business Modeler?

Once you know how to create an Analytic Fiori App with SAP Smart Business Modeler, its easy to create once without the SAP Smart Business Modeler. Therefore, let’s break it down the whole process to create an Analytical App without SAP Smart Business Modeler.

  • In order to create an Analytical App without the SAP Smart Business Modeler, the first and foremost step is to activate the SAP UI5 application.
  • Once your SAP UI5 application is activated, you should assign SAP HANA role to a user, specifically a product-specific role), which will allow users to access KPI data. And post assigning the role, the user should be granted the access for the role sap.hba.apps.sfin.s.roles::fiori_sfin.
  • The nest step in the procedure to create an Analytical App without SAP Smart Business Modeler is to assign an app-specific PFCG role for the business catalog to the user. Once the app assignment is confirmed, the user will be able to access to the business catalog in the SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  • The next step is to assign the business catalog role of SAP_SFIN_BCR__SALESMANAGER to an end user. Once the assignment is done, add your SAP Fiori Analytical App to the Launchpad.

#Insight

Majorly, all the applications in the SAP Smart Business Modeler usually drill down from one app (Analytical) to another. But, the Sales Order Fulfillment application drills down from analytical to transactional app. It’s the only hybrid app that uses both SAP HANA XS and SAP Gateway, to send requests to backend server. Post the configuration of the Sales Order Fulfillment App, it gets added in the Fiori Launchpad as an analytical app tile. Therefore, whenever a user tries to open the app, transactional app will be opened. Thus, it is the only app that has analytical app tile and has properties of a transactional app, that’s why the hybrid app.

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