Business Intelligence Reporting – For SAP

Overview | What you'll learn: 

Discover how visual analytics can dramatically improve ROI and user acceptance of your SAP solution. For many organisation that have SAP implementations, Tableau is the secret ingredient that allows users to see the benefits of using the SAP system. It gives them access to self-service analytics and data that they may previously only seen through report requests that took extended amounts of time.

Learn about the different ways in which Tableau can connect to SAP to provide efficient and effective, real-time data analytics.

We've also pulled out the first several pages of the whitepaper for you to read. Download the PDF on the right to read the rest.

Business Reporting for SAP

If your company has implemented SAP, then you are probably in one of several situations:

  • SAP is fully implemented. Users are engaged and a lot of data is flowing into the system. Business reports are being created, but the process may take too long.
  • You implemented SAP some time ago, but it failed to drive company-wide adoption. Many users complained about the system and most have gone back to using legacy solutions to bypass the SAP system when they can.
  • The project is running in a few departments with no sign of it spreading any further. Adoption is concentrated in the departments that advocated for and funded the project. Project expectations were never fully met, but nobody remembers ever writing down those expectations in the beginning.
  • The system has been in place for years. All company data is stored in the system. A number of standard business reports are generated at set times and sent to the distribution list. There is a wealth of data in SAP, but it’s hard to get to. Very few departments or individuals can leverage the full system.

One way to get more value from your SAP implementation is to empower more people to analyze the data. SAP typically holds critical business data that can drive better decision-making—if people can get to the data and have the means to ask and answer questions.

Many companies already use Tableau Software to infuse life into their ERP systems. Tableau allows people to connect directly to SAP and see and understand the insights within. This connection allows users to interact with their data for the first time, and can vastly improve SAP adoption.

How Analytics Opens Up the Value of SAP Data

Manufacturing Use Case

Manufacturing involves a large number of steps, components, and subassemblies that can affect quality and timeliness of the finished product. With Tableau, organizations can track every measurable element to ensure speed and consistency.

What’s more, a real-time dashboard automatically refreshes to show the latest data every time it is opened. There is no need to make manual queries of the SAP system.

Investment Banking Use Case

Juggling the parameters in investment banking can be difficult, especially when the data is presented as a table of numbers. Tableau allows those tables to be turned into insights 10 to 100 times faster than manual queries. In the example below, returns are clearly seen by industry, risk level, company size, and topperforming individual shares.

Imagine being able to select those lower outliers on a scatter plot, drill down into the underlying data, and investigate the reasons behind the losses. With that kind of insight, you’d be well-positioned to implement safeguards to prevent future losses.

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