Intelligent Decisions with SAP Analytics Cloud

Join this free online course to learn how to make intelligent decisions with SAP Analytics Cloud. The course will include business intelligence, augmented analytics capabilities, and financial planning.

This course was retired in August 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Exploring SAP Analytics Cloud | SAP Learning site

Self-paced since July 31, 2019
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

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This course was retired in August 2023.

Course Summary

SAP Analytics Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that provides all the analytics capabilities for all users in one product. The SAP Analytics Cloud solution helps all types of decision makers who need to make better decisions, by combining business intelligence, collaborative enterprise planning, and augmented analytics. Rather than relying on standalone spreadsheets or separate, disconnected reporting and planning tools, everyone has everything they need, embedded where they work, to make confident decisions together and become a more agile, intelligent enterprise.

The first three weeks of the course will cover the business intelligence and augmented analytics capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud. You’ll experience how business intelligence and augmented analytics help you make decisions with a new level of confidence – without IT intervention or data science training. In week 4, we’ll explore how financial planners and analysis professionals can leverage SAP Analytics Cloud for collaborative planning. Week 5 will focus on the Analytics Designer capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud, exposing a powerful environment geared for professional designers of analytical applications. To supplement the learning experience, you’ll have access to a comprehensive set of hands-on exercises for each topic area.

The learning content, registration, and final exam are all free of charge. You’ll be able to get practical experience with SAP Analytics Cloud by signing up for a free trial account. Instructions on how to create this account will be provided at the start of the course

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Business Intelligence
Week 2: BI and Augmented Analytics
Week 3: Augmented Analytics: Smart Predict
Week 4: Collaborative Enterprise Planning
Week 5: Analytics Designer
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Business users
  • Data analysts
  • Anyone interested in learning about SAP Analytics Cloud

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of BI, financial planning and predictive concepts
  • Scripting background will be helpful but is not mandatory

Development System

We strongly recommend you take advantage of the free access to SAP Analytics Cloud and the hands-on material provided to practice the concepts covered in the video lectures. In addition, we also suggest you bring your own publicly available datasets and use the capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud to discover intelligent information from your data. For some scenarios, where access to additional SAP systems may be required, click-through demos will be made available to provide a similar experience to going through the hands-on.

Please note: This course is in self-paced mode since July 31, 2019. Therefore the practical system exercises are not supported anymore. The discussion forum is closed and questions cannot be answered anymore by our experts.

About Further Content Experts

Kevin Li

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Kevin Li is a product manager in the Augmented BI Product Management team, mainly focusing on live connectivity and data acquisition for SAP Analytics Cloud.

Kevin has profound knowledge of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP, SAP Business Warehouse, and SAP HANA. He also provides end-to-end technical support in SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP on a variety of Operating Systems, Databases, and Virtualization solutions.

Sofiya Muzychko
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Sofiya Muzychko is an associate product manager focusing on business intelligence in SAP Analytics Cloud. She helps customers, partners, and internal stakeholders with how to best leverage SAP Analytics Cloud BI capabilities.

Before joining the Product Management team, Sofiya was part of the BI Product Expert team for SAP Analytics Cloud.

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Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

    Business Intelligence
  • Week 2:

    BI and Augmented Analytics
  • Week 3:

    Augmented Analytics: Smart Predict
  • Week 4:

    Collaborative Enterprise Planning
  • Week 5:

    Analytics Designer
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  • Final Exam:

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Course End
Jul 31, 2019
Course Start
Jun 18, 2019


This course was rated with 4.38 stars in average from 1733 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Harjeet Judge

Harjeet Judge is a product manager focusing on administration and enablement topics for SAP Analytics Cloud. Harjeet has over 15 years of experience at SAP, and has held a variety of roles in Support, RIG, and Customer Success. He has supported customers and partners in various SAP Analytics solutions, including SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Lumira.

Harjeet is an experienced openSAP instructor, with the delivery of two courses on SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform already under his belt.

Jacob Stark

Jacob Stark has over 10 years of experience in product management. He has designed hundreds of reports, dashboards, and infographics, and has been awarded for his presentations on data visualization.

Jacob currently leads Data Visualization Product Management for SAP Analytics Cloud.

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Ty Miller

Ty Miller is VP of Product Management for SAP Analytics Cloud. Over the past 18 years, Ty has been responsible for Product and Solution Management of SAP BusinessObjects BI and Explorer, SAP HANA, and SAP Lumira, as well as advising on and implementing many BI solutions for customers and partners.

Before joining SAP, he spent five years in the French Foreign Legion's 2nd Parachute Regiment. Ty holds an MBA in International Business and an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Terry Penner

Terry Penner is a product manager on the SAP Analytics Cloud team, focusing on Digital Boardroom, Mobile, and the product roadmap. He has been with SAP in development, partner integration, and product management roles for 17 years.

Terry holds several patents in high-volume enterprise reporting, and has successfully worked with hundreds of customers on their analytics implementations.

Thierry BRUNET

Thierry Brunet is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. He manages customer requests and works on the elaboration and prioritization of features, as well as the coordination with the development team. Thierry also contributes to the adoption of predictive features of SAP Analytics Could by writing blogs.

Prior to joining SAP, he worked for a startup, which enabled him to get a master’s degree in machine learning. Thierry joined SAP in 1996 as developer, managing ERP projects before taking on the role of product manager for predictive products.

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. His focus is on the planning capabilities of the product. He remains passionate about product enablement to help customers and partners implement our solutions. Derek has several roles at SAP, which also include consulting and operations.

Jie Deng

Jie Deng is a product manager and expert in product management for analytics, currently focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer.

She joined SAP in 2000 and started her career as a developer in the SAP BW team. After that, she moved to the Product Management team for SAP BW and BPM.

In 2011, Jie joined the Product Management team for SAP Analytics and is responsible for roadmap and customer-facing activities like workshops, events, and trainings.