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Using S4 Cloud Business Content for SAC with S4 On premise views

May 09 at 08:26 PM


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There some standard content for SAC specific to S4HANA Cloud like

Manufacturing for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. These are live connection based models.

I have a few questions:

1. I wanted to understand if these models can be linked to S4 on premise CDS views as well.

2. If the answer to #1 is No, what are the options for On-premise clients?

3. If the answer to #1 is Yes, how do I figure out the standard CDS view it should link to?



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Tuncay Karaca / Tammy Powlas / John Leggio - Can you please provide your comments on this question?

Thanks a lot!

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Henry Banks
May 15 at 10:20 AM


If you go to the Help pages for the Business Content : you'll see a link on that page to a PDF (see the SAP Analytics Cloud Content Documentation )

in that PDF document, you'll see - as you correctly suspected - that all the samples shipped are based on S/4HANA Cloud.

I haven't tried "repointing" these Cloud samples to an on-premise S/4 source. I'm not sure it'll be possible, as these models expect Cloud to Cloud connections, not a Path or Proxy connection. Rolf Sieberg may be able to comment.

so, at best, i suspect you'll be able to use the samples (and associated documentation) to understand the CDS Analytical Queries that are being used in the S/4 scenario, for example Financial Planning.

Thanks to the documentation, You'll also get an idea of the calculated measures that are done in SAC (modeller) - for example General Ledger, metric: COGS = Material Expenses + Personnel Expenses + Interest & Similar Expenses

You could then design you Stories/Dashboards to be similarly to the samples, if that's the look you're going for.

Kind regards,


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Hi Henry,

Thank you for the reply and for confirming that the cloud based stories can not be re-pointed to On-premise.

But is there any reason that for some areas like Manufacturing, the stories are exclusively for Cloud?

Why not have an on-prem version as well? - Just trying to understand the thought process behind it.




on the one hand, i imagine it's to do with time and effort , and aligning that with our strategic priorities (i.e. cloud first)

and I can well imagine that part of the rationale is that cloud customers won't be customising , whereas on-premise most likely will - so the potential for shipping something that won't work 'out of the box' is much higher... hence the decision.

Just my 2 cents.

Regards, H