SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics: The Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition, Updated and Revised 2021

  • 5h 6m
  • Anirban Kundu, Jürgen Butsmann, Thomas Fleckenstein
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2021

Meet your BI needs with SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics! Explore the system architecture and data model and learn how to perform analytics on live transactional data. Business user? Walk step-by-step through SAP Smart Business KPIs, dashboards, and multidimensional reporting. Analytics specialist? Master the virtual data model and report creation. Jack of all trades? Create CDS views, apply custom fields and logic, and learn to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Analytics Cloud. This is your complete guide to SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics!

  • Configure SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics for your landscape
  • Use embedded analytics for operational reporting and process analytics
  • Integrate with other SAP tools for data warehousing, business intelligence, and machine learning


Get in-depth instructions for using all of SAP S/4HANA's embedded analytics features, including predefined analytics content, SAP Smart Business cockpits for KPIs, CDS views, and dashboards.


Learn to maintain SAP Fiori reports and KPIs, from drilldown creation to deployment in the system. Follow step-by-step instructions for defining date functions, setting up custom business objects, and more.

Integration Explore your options for data warehousing with SAP HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, and SAP Data Intelligence. See how embedded analytics can be enhanced by connections with SAP Analytics Cloud, machine learning solutions, and more.

  • Architecture
  • Virtual data model (VDM)
  • CDS views
  • SAP Fiori apps
  • SAP Smart Business
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Dashboards
  • Reporting
  • Data warehousing
  • SAP Analytics Cloud, embedded edition
  • Machine learning

About the Authors

Jürgen Butsmann is part of the global business development team for SAP S/4HANA at SAP SE. In this organization, he is responsible for all analytical topics and for the portfolio of business processes enabled by intelligence technologies as a member of the solution management portfolio and go-to-market group. He ensures that all new innovations are picked up by all market units in SAP EMEA.

Thomas Fleckenstein leads the product management team for SAP S/4HANA analytics. He has shaped and evangelized the concept of embedded analytics in SAP cloud solutions such as SAP Business ByDesign and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. He joined SAP in 1999 as a developer for analytics business content for SAP Business Warehouse.

Anirban Kundu is an SAP S/4HANA technical lead at Kimberly Clark. He is part of the digital core transformation team, which is responsible for driving business transformation across functions and regions. This is a multiyear global transformation program transitioning from multiple SAP ERP instances to SAP S/4HANA.

In this Book

  • The Intelligent Enterprise
  • Analytics in the Digital Economy
  • Architecture
  • Analytics for the Business User
  • Predefined Analytics Content
  • Analytics for the Analytics Specialist
  • Analytics for the IT Expert
  • Additional Extensibility Options
  • Data Warehousing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning