Your SAP system holds critical data. How can you use it as a competitive advantage? With Tableau you can connect directly to your SAP BW data warehouse and SAP HANA so you can get value from your data:
- Analyze new market opportunities based on your most successful current markets.
- Investigate product cost information and identify savings opportunities.
- Do what-if analysis to understand sensitivities for your business.
- Mash up SAP data with demographics, market data, and other internal or external data sources.
According to Aberdeen Research: "Companies that harness Business Intelligence to ERP are 50% more likely than their peers to have a performance driven culture that drives accountability."
SAP® Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) is the trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.
Here we’re looking at operational performance of several manufacturing facilities. You can see detailed defect information for that facility in the top right. In the lower right you can see production (bars) and defects (circles) at that facility over time. Notice how high defect counts generally lead to lower production levels in the days immediately following the defect. Click into the dashboard and select a facility to drill into details for that facility.
Viewing your business data can help you understand and improve performance. Aberdeen Research found that if your organization uses both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence (BI) you are 38% more likely than your peers to regularly measure operational performance and take corrective action. Using BI along with ERP data allows you to anticipate problems, understand new trends, and drive performance with accountability.
Want to access your SAP data? Simply point at it, enter your credentials and go. You can connect to your SAP BW and SAP HANA data warehouses with no special programming or configuration.
Then create reports & dashboards and share them across your organization. That enables self-service, agile analytics of SAP data.
In this video we show the process of connecting to an SAP Business Warehouse, selecting some key figures and dimensions, and viewing the data.
SAP HANA powers exploratory and investigative analysis with ad hoc queries and materialized views at accelerated speed for businesses to give you an unconstrained conversation with your data.
At the SAP Influencer Summit, SAP CTO Vishal Sikka demonstrated Tableau connecting to SAP® Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) running with HANA. Vishal showed Tableau connecting directly to over 28M rows of data with near instantaneous response times. In this example, view ERP data on oil and gas production.