How to Perform Real-Time Analytics in SAP BW/4HANA

How to Perform Real-Time Analytics in SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA is a next-generation data warehouse solution that delivers real-time analytics in a single, logical view. It offers both cloud and on-premise deployment and integration with both SAP and non-SAP applications. You can easily integrate new types and sources of data, from social and customer behavior to sensor and machine learning insights.

Real-time analytics is a process of accessing and analyzing the data in your SAP BW/4HANA system or database as they happen. Real-time analytics helps you gain insights and make decisions based on the latest and most accurate information. Real-time analytics also helps you improve your business performance, efficiency, and agility.

Real-time analytics is useful for scenarios where you need to respond quickly to changing business conditions, opportunities, or threats. For example, you may need to perform real-time analytics in SAP BW/4HANA to optimize your inventory levels, pricing strategies, marketing campaigns, or customer satisfaction.

In this blog post, we will explain how to perform real-time analytics in SAP BW/4HANA with examples.

How to Perform Real-Time Analytics in SAP BW/4HANA?

SAP BW/4HANA offers various options to perform real-time analytics depending on the use case and requirement.

  • SAP S/⁠4HANA Real-Time Operational Reporting: This option allows you to perform real-time analytics on the operational data that is stored in your SAP S/⁠4HANA applications. You can use real-time operational reporting tools such as CDS views, Open ODS views, Composite providers, or Queries to access and analyze the data from your SAP S/⁠4HANA applications directly without any data replication or latency. SAP S/⁠4HANA Real-Time Operational Reporting helps you monitor and optimize your business processes and transactions.For example, you can create a CDS view named CDS_SALES_DATA that accesses and analyzes the sales data from your SAP S/⁠4HANA application using the following SQL statement: DEFINE VIEW CDS_SALES_DATA AS SELECT FROM ACDOCA { ACDOCA.DOC_TYPE, ACDOCA.GL_ACCOUNT, ACDOCA.AMOUNT, ACDOCA.TIMESTAMP } WHERE ACDOCA.LEDGER = '0L'; You can also create a Query named QRY_SALES_ANALYSIS that accesses and analyzes the sales data from your CDS view using the following steps:
    • Go to transaction RSRT
    • Enter the query name QRY_SALES_ANALYSIS
    • Select the button Execute
    • Check the sales data and analysis results
  • SAP BW/4HANA Data Warehousing: This option allows you to perform real-time analytics on the historical or aggregated data that is stored in your SAP BW/4HANA system or database. You can use data warehousing tools such as Advanced DSOs, InfoCubes, InfoObjects, or Queries to load, transform, or analyze the data from various sources in your SAP BW/4HANA system or database. SAP BW/4HANA Data Warehousing helps you discover and explore trends, patterns, or insights from your data.For example, you can create an Advanced DSO named ADSO_SALES_DATA that loads and stores the sales data from your SAP S/⁠4HANA application using the following steps:
    • Go to transaction RSA1Select the button Create Advanced DSOEnter the name ADSO_SALES_DATAEnter the description Sales Data from S/⁠4HANASelect the source type Data Transfer ProcessEnter the source name DTP_LOAD_SALES_DATASave and activate the Advanced DSO
    You can also create a Query named QRY_SALES_TREND that accesses and analyzes the sales data from your Advanced DSO using the following steps:
    • Go to transaction RSA1
    • Select the Advanced DSO ADSO_SALES_DATA
    • Select the tab Query
    • Select the button Create Query
    • Enter the query name QRY_SALES_TREND
    • Enter the description Sales Trend Analysis
    • Save and activate the Query

Conclusion

Real-time analytics is an important process that helps you gain insights and make decisions based on your data. Depending on the use case and requirement, you can choose from different options to perform real-time analytics at different levels of detail, scope, or frequency. By performing real-time analytics in SAP BW/4HANA, you can improve your business performance, efficiency, and agility.

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