Companies of all industries are therefore faced with the challenge of processing, linking and evaluating the wealth of data and information more efficiently and meaningfully so that they can use it as a basis for sustainable decisions.
The SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is a cloud-based analysis solution from SAP that enables even users with little technical expertise to prepare, analyse and visualise data quickly and in detail – both in a Web browser and on mobile devices. SAP Analytics Cloud combines BI, planning, forecasting and advanced analysis functions in a simple environment.
Ideally, all relevant information from the various company divisions is provided via one platform for the targeted knowledge generation. Regardless of the data origin (SAP S/4 HANA, SuccessFactors, Workday, Paisy, etc.), the most diverse data on the required business question should be made available to interested parties in the platform simply and understandably. The SAP Analytics Cloud, is a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) solution, is currently the best platform on the market for the desired transformation process. Clearly and simply structured, the various company data is analysed with the help of intuitive functions, without the end-user even noticing from which IT systems the data has been provided.
In our example, the Human Resources area is selected. In an overview window, the most diverse evaluation areas for various topics are offered according to the individual structure.
All end users/consumers in various areas of the company are supported by the technological platform SAP Analytics Cloud with many new reporting and planning functionalities, statistical and analytical tools, international business communication standard (IBCS), usage on mobile devices, live data access, chat and comment functions, interaction possibilities, forecast functions, Smart Predict or Smart Discovery etc. The derivation of countermeasures, action scenarios or forecasts can also be used by users without any programming knowledge or technical affinity. Due to its intuitive interface, the system is geared towards the business user and is easy to use.
In addition, the data storage level can be tailored to individual requirements, whether with an on-premise business warehouse (the data remains in the company), Cloud data warehouse (the data is stored in the cloud and protected by SAP), via an SQL server, with a hybrid solution or by connecting systems directly to the SAP Analytics Cloud. SAP Analytics Cloud is suitable not only for commercial enterprises but also for public companies or public corporations.
A new era of controlling has begun, data analysis is revolutionized by SAP Analytics Cloud for every consumer.
ZALARIS can look back on more than 20 years of experience in successfully establishing analytical applications and supports you in structuring your data strategy correctly from technical, business and economic points of view. Thereby all levels of corporate controlling are considered in the transformation to an Intelligence Enterprise:
What happened in the past? = Reporting
Why did it happen? = Analytics
What will happen in the future? = Planning + Predictive Analytics
Up until now, companies have mainly prepared standardised reports from different systems with high time expenditure. However, most of the time the structures did not fit or were already obsolete by the time they were implemented so that the information had to be prepared additionally, i.e. separately in Excel with great additional effort. For the variance analysis (target-performance comparison), many different reports were manually merged and compared in a time-consuming process. Statistical or analytical tools for forecasts were only available to very few companies. In the context of digital transformation, these working methods are a thing of the past and new possibilities are opening up, such as rolling planning or the application of forecasts.
Quote from a satisfied ZALARIS customer after the introduction of the SAP Analytics Cloud:
The work in the area of controlling is completely different with the use of SAP Analytics Cloud. Simpler, faster, more accurate – it is much more fun to work with the new tool. Evaluations, planning and various analyses are made available to the recipients with a variety of standard functions. All the necessary controlling functionalities and company information in one tool – that is simply outstanding and has never been available in this comprehensive form before!
The ZALARIS proceeds with its – also from other areas – proven introduction stage system.
From numerous projects, we have gained the insight that in addition to detailed documentation, a very important success factor in the introduction of the SAP Analytics Cloud is continuous change management in the form of empowering consumers to use the tool. All those involved in the knowledge generation process must be involved from the very beginning and trained in a coaching approach. To quickly empower the persons concerned, ZALARIS has recorded numerous webinars in German, created training documents and FAQ lists and developed special training on the job. The corresponding links are displayed directly on the homepage.
ZALARIS supports you in the course of the implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud to provide
- the correct data
- in the right quantity
- at the right time
- to the right recipients
and to enable all parties involved to obtain the added value with the help of numbers, data and facts when making decisions.
Further and more detailed information on SAP Analytics Cloud, the individual modules and their benefits for companies can be found in the book “Smart Predict in SAP Analytics Cloud” by Dirk and Leon Vahlkamp.
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