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ABC Analysis - How to do that?


I'm evaluating Predictive Analysis + HANA for a big consumer goods manufacturer. I'm trying to segment the known test households into three segments, depending on the revenue they generated per year. E.g. The 20% customers with the highest revenue are class A, the next 50% customers are B, and the remainder 30% are C. The data source is an analytic view in SAP HANA (we're using hana online analysis).

I wonder how it's possible to do the ABC Analysis in the Predictive Analysis Frontend?

I only found a tutorial how to do this programmatically, using the PAL library (, but I want to enable our business users to do this on their own by using the PA frontend.

Is there are workaround to use this algorithm in the frontend?

Will the algorithm be available in the frontend soon?



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    Posted on May 29, 2013 at 08:16 PM

    Hello Christian,

    Currently the HANA ABC algorithm is not exposed in the graphical GUI of SAP Predictive Analysis.

    However, you could use the ABC algorithm in a calculation view in HANA. Your end users can then access the results in SAP PA or any other tool that can access HANA.

    This document lists the HANA algorithms that are currently supported in SAP PA, see Chapter 9.1, Algorithms



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