HOW DOES SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD WORKS?
The main structures of SAP Analytics Cloud are called models. These models contain dimensions which are hierarchical structures where organizations can manage their Accounts, Organizational Structure, or any other parameter their need to plan or evaluate results.
There are two type of models in SAP Analytics Cloud: Planning and Analytics. As their names indicate, the first type allows users to execute planning activities within those models while the second type is a "read only" structure that allows user to perform analysis with the data gathered.
Models can be created manually, importing a file from your computer, getting data from a cloud app such as Google Drive or SuccessFactors, or connecting with a datasource such as BPC, SAP BW, SAP ERP, SAP HANA or SAP Universe.
Analyzing the data is as simple as selecting the cells on the spreadsheet and asking SAP Analytics Cloud to create a chart with it. The application will analyze the data and recommend the best way to visualize it.