Many industries require analytics capabilities to visualize, analyze, plan, and predict huge amounts of data from various data sources. Until now, these capabilities where often achieved with on-premise business warehouse infrastructures. But with SAP Cloud Platform we have an enterprise platform-as-a-service, with comprehensive application development services and capabilities. It enables customers to achieve business agility, create a truly integrated and optimized enterprise, and accelerate digital transformation across the business – all without the requirement of maintaining or investing in on-premise infrastructure.
In this course, you’ll learn about the different analytics services that SAP Cloud Platform offers, and what it takes to build your own analytical dashboards in the cloud.
In the first week, you’ll get an overview of SAP Cloud Platform and the different analytics services it offers. You’ll also see two examples of integration services available to get data from different data sources into your database. The second week is around SAP HANA as a database on SAP Cloud Platform. You’ll learn what makes SAP HANA special as a database, and how modeling works inside SAP HANA.
The third week focuses on SAP Analytics Cloud. Built on SAP Cloud Platform, this is one of the most widely used analytics services. You’ll learn what SAP Analytics Cloud is, and the opportunities it offers for building analytical dashboards and getting more insights into any kind of data. The last week is around the additional services SAP Cloud Platform offers to get more analytical insights into your data.
Week 1: Overview and Data Preparation
Week 2: SAP HANA
Week 3: SAP Analytics Cloud
Week 4: Additional Analytics Services
Week 5: Final Exam
If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview about the different analytics services we offer on SAP Cloud Platform, you do not need access to a development system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in experimenting with the platform and developing your own code, based on the instructions in the course.
You can register for your own free trial account for SAP Cloud Platform. We’ll also explain how to do this at the start of the course. There are a few restrictions for the free trial account, so you can’t do all the steps shown in the demos during the course. But we’ll provide separate Hands-On documents to provide you with step-by-step guidance on what can be done with the free trial accounts.
Thomas Hensel is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform and an expert on user experience topics such as SAP Cloud Platform Portal and SAP Fiori Cloud.
Thomas drives go-to-market and enablement activities for customers and partners. He is an active member in the SAP Community and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAP TechEd and SAP user group events.
Dr. Dirk Degrell
Dr. Dirk Degrell is a product management expert in SAP Products & Innovations – Industry Cloud & Custom Development – Foundation and Applications.
After holding several positions in the planning and analytics areas, he has been responsible for Analysis Path Framework (APF) since its conception on all supported platforms.
Prem Roshan Nair
Prem Roshan Nair is a product owner for SAP Smart Business service. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant on SAP Banking and Insurance implementation projects and has experience in both the cloud and on-premise environments. He has also held various roles in development, consulting, and product management.
If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!Enroll me now
Sabrina Dick is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform, where her main focus is on end-to-end analytics scenarios. She is also involved in data management topics like SAP HANA, SAP ASE, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and object storage on SAP Cloud Platform.
Sabrina is a regular speaker at conferences and has held numerous workshops on SAP Cloud Platform and analytics.