Extend Planning and Analysis Across Your Business

SAP S/4HANA Abaco Consulting SAP Gold Partner
To master real-time business, you must integrate processes across functions. SAP Analytics Cloud helps simplify planning and align everyone – in finance, HR, sales, marketing, IT, and supply chain operations, in the field or in the boardroom – toward common goals. Give everyone the right tools for planning and analysis, collaborative budgeting, long-range strategic planning, work-force and capital planning, predictive planning, and scenario modeling. Eliminate reliance on error-prone, stand-alone spreadsheets and separate, disconnected products for business intelligence, predictive analysis, and performance management. Empower users to join collaborative discussions on any data, at any time. Trust stream-lined workflows to bring accurate planning results quickly to the point of action in any enterprise application. Embed augmented intelligence, predictive insights, and advanced visualizations directly into the context of your planning processes.
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Act in the Moment
SAP Analytics Cloud provides a single decision-making solution for real-time analysis and extended planning and analysis (xP&A) from the boardroom to the shop floor and across functions, including finance, HR, sales, marketing, IT, and supply chain operations. By eliminating the traditional barriers between finance, operations, and corporate strategy, xP&A lets you connect and synchronize plans enterprise-wide in real time.
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Embedded collaboration and workflow capabilities let stakeholders hold instant-message discussions for contextual decision-making and adopt the resulting action items. With predictive analytics, planning, and business intelligence unified as well, you have a single cloud solution for collaborating to make confident decisions and improve results.
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Your financial professionals can access planning and analysis functionality in one solution instead of in separate tools for planning and modeling or analysis and reporting. Through integration with SAP S/4HANA®, everyone gains one version of the truth and one rich financial management suite for planning, analysis, and execution – enabling your organization to increase agility and achieve better outcomes.
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Users can plan and analyze directly in their familiar enterprise solution, visualizing performance metrics and adjusting drivers in real time to simulate the impact of various decisions. And they can model and simulate what-if scenarios as they work, in both private and public versions of their plans.
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Collaborate Continuously
SAP Analytics Cloud supports both top-down and bottom-up planning and lets you plan at any level of detail. The underlying SAP HANA® data-base manages a single flow of data from multiple applications, so consistent, reliable information moves quickly to planners in all lines of business. In-context guidance helps them set up model scenarios and run what-if simulations to support long-range strategic planning and predictive planning. Results display on role-based dashboards in intuitive graphics that clarify concepts at a glance.
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Built-in features for calendar workflow, scheduling, live discussions, and data-point commenting enable stakeholders to discuss plans in context, while you keep accountability transparent. Users can interact on-screen from anywhere – on the road or at home – to keep the conversation going. You can crowdsource plans and budgets to maintain engagement and accuracy across the enterprise. And because planners are working on a solution that performs both transactional and analytical processing in memory, they can act quickly and iterate often, without missing deadlines.
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Predict Future Outcomes
Harnessing historical information, machine learning, and business acumen, planners can perform predictive analysis and automate forecasts at any planning level using the “smart predict” feature of SAP Analytics Cloud. Machine learning–driven insights across dimensions remove the guesswork, while self-service allows everyone to access results based on built-in financial intelligence. Planners can now build trust in their predictions by relying on immediate data-driven visualizations and the prediction accuracy scores available in the application.
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The “smart discovery” feature uses machine learning to pinpoint variances in data and drill down to their root causes. The “smart insights” feature helps identify the influencers of key performance indicators so planners can explore trade-offs immediately. Rich visualizations help make complex information comprehensible, accelerating processes and boosting decision-making efficiency across lines of business.
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SAP Analytics Cloud also includes a feature called “search to insight,” which lets planners extract actionable insights by querying data in everyday language. With this technique, getting answers to ad hoc planning questions is as easy as having a conversation with an expert colleague. You can discover the top drivers of performance without a lengthy search through collated reports, automatically predicting future values and making changes to improve outcomes.
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Benefits
• Advanced analytics and scenario modeling without IT intervention;
• Shorter planning cycles and more productive stakeholders;
• Greater enterprise-wide accountability with embedded collaboration tools and workflows;
• Better business outcomes through agile decision-making.

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