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Designing smart business cockpit in S/4 HANA cloud

What is Smart Business Cockpit?

Smart Business Apps set up a new working model combing real-time insights with analytics and transactional follow-up activities allowing better faster decisions. SAP Smart business cockpits analogous to a battlefield where key stakeholders such as a strategic buyer, a sales operations manager, a warehouse manager, a project controller or a financial manager would go to war on a daily basis to resolve conflicts affecting their businesses.

SAP Smart business cockpits are based on standard set of KPI’s. They come with a modeler for KPI definition, authorization, and drill down definitions. SAP Simple finance pre-dominantly delivers many of the KPI’s based on this.

Benefits:

  • Ability to analyze business KPIs in real time and take immediate action
  • Unified look & feel, giving the best User Experience
  • Role-based authorization, simplifying the security implementation
  • SAP Smart Business Apps are real-time analytical applications that combine operational and strategic key figures from SAP Business Suite in a single cockpit

Capabilities:

  • Overview of most important key figures in Contract Accounting for highly automated processes
  • Analyze, drill down, filter, navigate down to single business partners with open items, trigger follow-up activities

Features for Business Users:

  • KPI-tiles on the Fiori Launchpad providing quantitative information.
  • KPI- Details with various drill-down by selected dimensions.
  • Personalization and Save as tile of KPI details.
  • Modifications-free adaption of pre-defined KPI.

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KPI Tile Configuration in S/4 HANA Cloud

Log into Fiori Launch Pad and select create KPI Tile

Create KPI:

We can use this to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Fill the details,

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Click on Active and add Evaluation

Create Evaluation:

Activated the KPI and creating an evaluation, here describe a particular selection of the KPI data, the targets, and thresholds that are relevant, along with some additional information.

Provide details,
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Provide threshold values (optional) and Click on Active and configure Tile.

Create Tile:

Configure tiles for activated evaluations as the starting point for further analysis of a KPI. You can select different KPI as below,
(Numeric Tile, Comparison Tile, Trend Tile, Actual vs Target Tile, Comparison Tile – Multiple Measures, Blank Tile and Dual Tile)

Select required tile type:

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Save and Configure Drill-Down

Numeric Tile: Data is present in a Numeric format. The aggregate value of the KPI main measure (like Day Sales Outstanding, Revenue, Margin. Etc)

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Comparison Tile: Compare TOP KPI values based on dimensions like Customer, Region, etc.

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Trend Tile: In this tile, you select a date time dimension, and you can see the trend of your business concerning the dimension was chosen.

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Actual vs. Target Tile: Data is presented graphically as a bullet chart shows the current value of the KPI against the target value and its thresholds.

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Comparison Tile – Multiple Measures: It is similar to Comparison Tile but here you can select multiple key figures, maximum of three measures and minimum 2 measures.

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Dual Tile: In this tile Dual tile the left side shows the KPI measure in numeric format and left side shows any one of the other tile supported by Smart Business.

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Blank Tile: In this tile displays title and subtitle.

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In runtime on KPI, you can see the key indicator of business in various visualizations. In Drop-down to analyze the business detail.

Configure Drill-Down:

You can use this configure charts, different views, filter and associated KPIs for an effective evaluation.

Click on Configure

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Select Dimension and Measure from Data Source.

Provide details under View title section
Click on OK

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Click on Save and configure

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Note: If you are unable to see Create KPI Tile in Fiori Launch Pad then roles are missing for your ID

Watch the Webcast to get more insights and overview about SAP S/4HANA – Product, License, infrastructure and Deployment options.

http://www.yash.com/webinar/s4hana-product-deployment-options/

Chandrasekhar. K -SAP BI Consultant @YASH Technologies

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November 15, 2017

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