Extra tooling: SAC dashboards and Analysis for Office
While embedded analytics are a great help for operational reporting, CFOs who want deeper strategic insights might want to complement their platform with extra tooling. “Embedded analytics includes basic graphs but no real dashboards that combine, for example, KPIs with bar charts and heatmaps in one overview,” Kenny explains.
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) does all that and much more. It offers extensive analytics and dashboarding capabilities for more accurate analysis. In addition, it integrates a planning module and predictive features. Gaetan: “Predictive analytics uses the power of AI/machine learning to identify patterns and relationships between data and make simulations, such as a model predicting when customers will pay their bills.”
“Customers like Ecuphar also appreciate SAP Analysis for Office, which comes with SAC,” Kenny adds. “The feature allows them to store their familiar Excel system on SAC so that they can open it from there and have SAP Analysis Office refresh the worksheets for them with real-time data.”