SAP Fiori Analytics for S/4 HANA

SAP Fiori Analytics for S/4 HANA
SAP Fiori Analytics for S/4 HANA

Analytics is used extensively today. Main purpose of analytics is to keep you updated with real-time information about your business operations. Organizations are taking steps to implement analytics into its arsenal to ease the process.

The same can be said for SAP, known best for their different types of Cloud editions. Their HANA business suite includes a very powerful SAP Fiori Analytics app. If you are unfamiliar with it, no need to worry. Here’s all you know about the SAP Fiori Analytics application!

SAP Fiori Analytics Application – A Quick Dive

  • What is SAP Fiori Analytics App?

The SAP Fiori Analytics app is used to monitor your business’ important KPIs. This is the real-time information that you need to make better decisions for your organization. The application offers you complete customization with a variety of useful tools. Thanks to SAP, you get 15 analytics applications.

The Analytics app can only execute on SAP HANA databases. It distinguishes itself from other applications that can run on any database. The SAP Fiori leverages the XS engine by using virtual data models. It works on the following two components:

o  SMART business content

o  HANA Live APPS for Business Suite

  •  Features of SAP Fiori Analytics Application

Following are the tools and features that you can use with the SAP Fiori Analytics application:

1. Customizable Fields

Many such applications allow you to add custom fields and logic into the mix. However, SAP Fiori Analytics has User Extensibility tools that take this feature to the next level. You can add new fields to applications and objects. Moreover, you can customize the ones that are already present in the source table.

2. Custom Analytical Queries

The SAP application includes CDS views. They belong to the “cube” category, which is solely released for customer usage. It is used as a fully customizable data source. You can also publish it as a variant.

Creating a query is also comparatively easier in the SAP Fiori Analytics application.

3. Smart Business KPIs

If you want to upscale your business, you will need better strategies. For better planning, you will need more accurate information. You can only get that with an analytics application, which offers the most efficient information.

With precise metrics, you can strategize better and set goals for your organization. The concept of smart KPIs refers to all the tools that offer you a clearer view of your business operations.

4. Analytical List Report

The Analytical List Report (ALP) allows you to identify specific areas within datasets. This can be used for data visualization when upscaling your business or creating a strategy. Luckily, all of these business intelligence options are available with the SAP Fiori Analytics application, giving it a significant upper hand.


When choosing any application, it is best to know it’s in and outs. This way, you can get a better grip on it and use it for advanced operations. As for SAP Fiori Analytics, we have covered all its essential details in this article that you should know before getting started.


S/4HANA Cloud vs On-Premise


Choosing a Cloud suite for your business can be pretty challenging. Even more, when you are migrating and do not know much about the technology. You will find many websites and people giving you suggestions to choose this or that platform.

Among those suggestions, you will hear a lot about S/4HANA Cloud and On-Prim. Usually, people compare the two as they have some similarities. However, the differences between the two are vast. With that said, and with Tachyon’s expertise in HANA we want to take a deep dive comparison to give a better picture.

S/4HANA Cloud vs. On-Premise – A quick Guide

  • What is S/4HANA On-Premise?

The S/4HANA On-Premise Edition is an ERP business suite. It is based on the SAP HANA in-memory database that allows users to manage everything. That includes the applications, data centers, HANA database, networking, operating systems, servers, data centers, etc.

  • What is S/4HANA Cloud?

As the name suggests, it is a cloud edition of SAP S/4HANA, which works on SaaS (Software as a Service). It works the same as the on-premises version without depending on the hardware, IT staff, or database. You can offer the SAAS deployment with complete management, thanks to SAP.

  • Differences between S/4HANA Cloud vs. S/4HANA On-Premise
FeaturesS/4HANA On-PremiseS/4HANA Cloud
Licensing ModelThe On-Premise version requires traditional licensing.S/4HANA Cloud works with subscription-based licensing.
CustomizationWith on-premise, you have complete control as it is flexible and manageable.The Cloud version is customizable to some extent but comparatively lesser.
MaintenanceRequires control for deployment and maintenance with a professional IT staff.With the cloud version, you can easily take care of regular maintenance.
SpeedThe on-premise version is slower as it sets up a new environment for the user.The Cloud edition is faster as it uses a ready-made and pre-tested platform.
CostSince the On-premise edition is for enterprises, it is more costly.Cloud version is comparatively lower in cost.
ImplementationIt requires the need of additional hardware as well as software.You can use S/4HANA Cloud without needing any additional hardware or software.
IntegrationsYou get faster data transfer among the system as it allows simple integrations.Integrations in the Cloud Edition can be complex and involve security risks too.
UpgradesWith the on-premise version, you can expect more regular upgrades as the company makes it better and better.The Cloud edition has fewer upgrades but allows you to schedule them.
ScalabilityIf you want to scale up or down, you will find it much harder in the on-premises edition.The S/4HANA Cloud is easier and faster to meet the changing scalability of an organization.
Support PackagesAlthough not consistently, but the company does release new support packages for S/4HANA On-premises.You can choose from the wide range of support packages in the S/4HANA Cloud.

We have discussed the differences between the S/4HANA Cloud and S/4HANA On-premises in detail. It will help you decide which is the better option for your organization, considering your requirements.

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RISE with SAP: An Approach to the Digital Transformation

Rise with SAP
Rise with SAP

Earlier this year, SAP has announced launching a business transformation as a service with the name “RISE with SAP.” It is an initiative to simplify the process of moving the customer landscape to the cloud.
As always, everyone needs time to understand the new programs or transformations of SAP. So, in this article, we will focus on the central points that outline SAP RISE’s key functionalities and present you with a clear idea about the product.

What is RISE with SAP?

RISE with SAP is a new one-time subscription service that offers all the tools a company needs to accelerate cloud adoption. It helps the companies to reduce their TCO and allows them to move their data to the cloud in a more sustainable and value-driven way throughout their business journey.

Components included in RISE with SAP:

RISE with SAP is a comprehensive one-stop solution in the cloud at a single price. Its holistic approach bundles all the components needed for digital business transformation to build intelligent enterprises and make them stand out from their competitors. RISE with SAP is a single package of existing SAP solutions and its services. The five main components that come as a go-to-market motion includes:

● SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Editions
● Embedded Tools & Services for Technical Migration
● SAP Business Process Intelligence
● Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) for SAP Business Technology Platform
● SAP Business Network for starters

How does RISE with SAP benefit enterprises?

RISE with SAP offers companies in their timeline transformation to become an intelligent enterprise by eliminating complexity, simplifying the engagement, and providing continued support for a guided business transformation journey. The three main steps involved in business transformation include:
● Business Process Redesign
● Technical Migration
● Building an Intelligent Enterprise

Also, RISE with SAP is considered as a game-changer for multiple reasons, which are mentioned below:
Cost-effective: Customers can get a whole bundle of products and services of SAP like cloud editions, business networks, and technology platforms in just one subscription service. It reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 20% compared to the license and maintenance costs of individual products and services.
Premier Value: Offers customers with higher business value by sharing access to many innovative technologies that come with SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Business Technology Platforms.
Business Network: RISE with SAP provides the flexibility to the customers to choose and connect with their suppliers, trading partners, hyperscalers, building blocks, and timeframes.
Simplified Journey: With one contact and a single contract for the entire business transformation, the process of procurement and managing vendors is simplified.
Eliminates limitations: Customers who have SAP enterprise support and cloud editions can access CALM (Cloud Application Lifecycle management from SAP) in the public cloud without additional costs for maintenance and operations. It also benefits the customers commercially who are using ECC.
Faster deployment: Businesses can experience a quicker deployment accelerated by two months or more in their business transformation journey towards the intelligent enterprise.
To conclude, RISE with SAP is a game-changer for customers who prefer to move to SAP modular Cloud ERP to optimize their business processes out of their company. In addition, it is also suitable for those who are planning to add RPA to their functions, along with integrating and exchanging their data between hybrid cloud environments.


9 Things to Consider Before Choosing an ERP

Implementing an ERP system in an organization requires a planning, time, effort and experts. However, readiness before the actual implementation ensures the process is handled smoothly.

Big or small, organizations need Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems because they help streamline operations — from customer data acquisition and storage, financials, HR function, sales, inventory and everything in between.

With an ERP solution at your disposal, you can accelerate customer on-boarding, eliminate redundant back-office processes, deal with data efficiently and improve business performance along with team communications.

ERP systems are a great addition to the company’s tech stack to simplify overall business operations. They help you consolidate your organization’s information in single source and manage several tasks without depending on multiple tools and teams.

Is your organization thinking of implementing an ERP system?

We have curated a 9-point checklist to consider before you embark on an ERP journey and lead your company towards digital transformation.

Be Clear About Intent: At the heart of any ERP implementation is intent. Right from the beginning, you must have a well-defined objective when embarking on the implementation journey. Your reasons may include any one of these or a combination including process improvement, production quality, employee productivity, business expansion, transparency, financial & asset control, compliance, and many more.

The justifications can be as diverse as the processes in your organization. However, if you cannot communicate the intentions and benefits of an ERP implementation clearly, then it would be challenging for your leadership to agree to such a large investment.

Define Your Organization’s Best Practices: More than using technology to support and optimize business processes, ERPs help in defining best practices.

Once you have decided to implement an ERP and have on-boarded stakeholders, it is important to define the best practices for the organization spanning all processes and people. However, the challenge lays in achieving a common understanding without making too many changes to the processes or people.

To fast track your ERP implementation, it is imperative you select the right implementation partner who can guide you in global best practices that suit organization and benefit your organization.

Have Clarity: An ERP has a wide array of uses. You may choose to use it for one process or for multiple – across the organization, depending on where and how you want it to work for you.

Organizations that want an ERP across multiple entities or locations (regions, countries, functions, divisions) can choose from one of the several ERP landscape strategies available to them: from a single ERP instance to function or entity specific implementation.

Follow Industry Trends: What’s trending today may not be feasible for your organization in a few years. Similarly, an ERP that is comparatively smaller can explode into an industry leader in a few years.

If you have decided to purchase an ERP solution, then you need to also look at how your industry is developing too. This will help you not only keep up with your competition but stay ahead of them.

SAP’s ERP is designed to enable organizations become Intelligent Enterprises. SAP S/4 HANA is powered by AI and is an integrated, intelligent next-generation platform that improves large organizations’ ability to process transactions and analyze informational databases in real-time. Report generation happens in real-time, insights are powered by AI and ML.

S/4 HANA enables users to work on large datasets in one system, thereby significantly saving hardware, operational costs, along with total cost of ownership(TCO).

Get Your Business Strategies Right: While the going becomes easy for companies that have an ERP, it’s always in your interest to get your business strategy right. Being able to adapt to change globally and within the industry become defining factors.

You must also look at things that your organization will do differently once the ERP is in place.

An ERP will give you insights into several aspects of your industry and you will have to respond or translate them into some actionable and measurable insights. This will lead to change the way your business works.

Stay Updated: Being a thought leader in your organization, you would already know how things are shaping in your industry and business. However, there can be certain processes that might be out of your sight – given that today’s CIOs are handling multiple teams across geographies.

You may think that you know how your business operates, but until you start examining how people and processes work, you will not have the right knowledge to make improvements. Additionally, you must keep acquiring knowledge of the best practices and various innovations that’s impacting your industry.

Cost Analysis and Infrastructure Check: Getting an ERP solution is no easy task. It involves onboarding various stakeholders and convincing several others as ERP solutions can be costly, but the return on investment (ROI) is immense – much more than the investment on the ERP tool itself.

Additionally, there’s the question about spending on infrastructure. It’s true that most companies that are thinking about ERP solutions might run on legacy systems and new age ERP solutions may or may not be compatible with the legacy systems.

To ensure that there’s minimal expenditure on infrastructure, it’s always better to check with the ERP implementation partner about compatibility.

Think of the Past, Present & Future: Once you have decided to implement and ERP, an analysis of the past and expectation from the future will help chart an action plan or course correction plan based on the expectations and outcomes.

Standardization: Before implementing an ERP, you must ask yourself if you want standardization across the whole company or autonomy across different levels. Both standardization and autonomy are different and may take different time to be implemented. Your ERP partner should give you an idea of which is better – standardization across the company or autonomy within divisions.

Any organization that wants to implement an ERP solution should consider this checklist. Having a roadmap makes it easier for you to navigate and funnel down to the right processes and systems and maximize ROI.

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