Efficient consolidation of your data: what solutions are out there?
SAP reporting provides dashboards that efficiently monitor the contributions of the various departments in a company. All data points along the value chain are continuously visualised and processed.
Across the various departments of any company, different data is produced from a host of business processes and applications. The challenge is to consolidate this information as reliably and efficiently as possible to generate forward-looking insights and make well-founded decisions. The only way to achieve this is to take an overall view of your data and your business processes, which is an obvious factor in securing and sustainably increasing your business success.
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SAP reporting FAQ
In standard reporting (also called management reporting), data is evaluated via ready-made reports. The advantages of these are uniform data calculation and report design, as well as time-saving as not every user has to compile these reports again.
The term "standard reporting" refers to reports whose structures and contents are stable over time. The respective recipients are also defined within the company, while the provision takes place at fixed intervals. These reports are not always explicitly requested, but they serve as a basic supply of information for the organisation.
The SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is a high-performance reporting solution which offers versatile analysis and visualisation options. The portfolio includes various tools for the preparation, analysis and visualisation of data. All target user groups are provided with a wide range of reporting functions, from flexible dashboards through to automated .pdf reports for specific recipients. The service-oriented architecture is flexible and scalable, while reports are delivered duplicate-free to mobile devices. Seamless integration with SAP HANA is also possible.
In ad-hoc reporting, the need for information occurs at irregular intervals and in a non-predefined structure and form. The distinction between standard and ad-hoc reporting may seem academic at first, but it allows a determination of the complexity drivers and costs that a company would like to or can afford for reports and ad-hoc requests.
Ad-hoc reporting often provides management with results from controlling (obtained through data analysis) as a supplement to standard reporting, giving them a sound basis for decision-making to be able to initiate corrective measures where necessary. The preparation and communication of recommended actions in reporting is referred to as storytelling.
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The term "dashboard" originally comes from the automotive industry where it refers to the combination of instruments that enable you to keep an eye on the most important functions all at once.
The same basic principle applies in the field of business management (although it is technically implemented in a different way). Digital dashboards illustrate all the factors relevant to certain goals or business processes at a glance. They are particularly suitable for monitoring key figures that form the basis of standard or management reporting, and also for more in-depth analyses of questions in the context of ad-hoc reporting.
Ideally, certain users from specialist departments are given the opportunity to enrich the dashboard data from other sources, meaning that new insights about the company can constantly be obtained. These can lead to additional management information being prepared and presented individually in addition to management reporting. In the case of recurring issues, new key figures can also potentially result in a meaningful expansion of the standard reporting.
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