- SAP’s embedded analytics are analytics within the application.
- S/4HANA is a very analytics focused applications.
- Fiori has an important connection with embedded analytics and makes it distinct from SAPGUI.
Introduction of Embedded Analytics
In this article, we will cover what is the real impact of embedded analytics.
What Are Embedded Analytics?
Embedded Analytics is just a fancy name for reports in Fiori for S/4HANA.
How Many Embedded Analytics?
Fiori is counted by SAP regarding the number of apps that can be found on the Fiori Library. We performed two searches, one for Analytics, and another for Reports.
The Fiori Library shows 252 apps for “Analytics.”
The Fiori Library shows 1492 apps for “Report.”
It should be mentioned that the apps exaggerated in number. Furthermore, these apps do not work immediately after S/4HANA is implemented. There is quite a bit of work to stand up these apps.
Embedded Analytics and HANA
The following graphic is from SAP and seeks to explain embedded analytics.
As we cover in the article Understanding Why Fiori Won’t be Able to Survive, Fiori is most likely to be an intermediate UI before SAP moves on to a new UI. Therefore anything based in Fiori, including Embedded Analytics also has a suspect future.
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Software Selection Book
Enterprise Software Selection: How to Pinpoint the Perfect Software Solution Using Multiple Information Sources
Mastering Software Selection
Software selection is a form of forecasting, just as any another purchase decision is a forecast of how successfully the purchased item will meet expectations. Forecasting is necessary because it is not feasible to implement each application under consideration before it is purchased to see how it works in the business.
The Importance of Software Selection
What You Can Expect from the Book
Essential reading for success in your next software selection and implementation. Software selection is the most important tasks in a software implementation project, as it is your best (if not only) opportunity to make sure that the right software the software that matches the business requirements is being implemented. Choosing the software that is the best fit clears the way for a successful implementation, yet software selection is often fraught with issues, and many companies do not end up with the best software for their needs. However, the process can be greatly simplified by addressing the information sources that influence software selection.
This book is a how-to guide for improving the software selection process and is formulated around the idea that much like purchasing decisions for consumer products the end user and those with the domain expertise must be included. In addition to providing hints for refining the software selection process, this book delves into the often-overlooked topic of how consulting and IT analyst firms influence the purchasing decision and gives the reader an insider’s understanding of the enterprise software market. By reading this book you will:
- Learn how to apply a scientific approach to the software selection process.
- Interpret vendor-supplied information to your best advantage.
- Understand what motivates a software vendor.
- Learn how the institutional structure and biases of consulting firms affect the advice they give you, and understand how to interpret information from consulting companies correctly.
- Make vendor demos work to your benefit.
- Know the right questions to ask on topics such as integration with existing software, cloud versus on-premise vendors, and client references.
- Differentiate what is important to know about software for improved “implement-ability” versus what the vendor thinks is important for improved “sell-ability.”
- Better manage your software selection projects to ensure smoother implementations.
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Software Selection
- Chapter 2: Understanding the Enterprise Software Market
- Chapter 3: Software Sell-ability versus Implement-ability
- Chapter 4: How to Use Consulting Advice on Software Selection
- Chapter 5: How to Use the Reports of Analyst Firms Like Gartner
- Chapter 6: How to Use Information Provided by Vendors
- Chapter 7: How to Manage the Software Selection Process
- Chapter 8: Conclusion
- Appendix a: How to Use Independent Consultants for Software Selection