A look back at Shiseido EMEA’s implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud for its strategic KPI’s

Testimony at USF 2019 in Lyon

On October 10th and 11th, Nicolas Trinquand, Finance – BI IS Manager EMEA at Shiseido had the opportunity to testify to a hundred participants at the USF’s annual conference in Lyon on the implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP’s all-in-one solution (include BI, Planning, Predictive Analysis) of SAP.

Find in detail his testimony on the link: https://news.sap.com/france/2019/01/avec-sap-analytics-cloud-shiseido-porte-sur-iphone-ses-kpi-strategiques/

Gains in a nutshell

In essence, SAP Analytics Cloud was selected for its ease of implementation, and especially over their existing BW environments at Shiseido providing 2 essential points:

  1. Capitalizing on their existing BW jobs: SAP Analytics Cloud connects to already operated BW queries. This avoids duplicating data that already exists. This expands the uses of a source. This cushions the BW work that has been done in recent years.
  2. Offering a new experience to Shiseido’s Top Managers: having the company’s data instantly in their mobile device (on iOS for now – January 2019), all delivered in an attractive user interface, which can lead to a change of mind about the idea of the SAP BI

A look back at the SAP Analytics Cloud project

Karamba’s teams! have accompanied Shiseido Europe’s IT and logistics teams on this project, defining the architecture and implementing SAP Analytics Cloud on BW. As Nicolas Trinquand attests in the article, the longest is not to implement the tool contrary to what one might think, but to align the various interlocutors of the company in a shared definition of KPI’s.

Building KPIs for management is a cross-cutting common project. […] The most important delays come not from the construction in SAP Analytics Cloud, but rather from the alignment of the company’s players around the same definition! “

The business users were also satisfied with this project, especially the key users of the Logistics sector:

“The tool allows everyone, regardless of their position in the company, to visualize the level of detail they need. In addition, access via smartphone allows everyone to view their KPIs independently and at any time. The project has been a real asset in our communication on key supply chain indicators.”

More information about SaaS SAP Analytics Cloud

Should we have BW?

As an integrator, one of the questions we hear quite often is: “Do I necessarily have BW to plug SAP Analytics Cloud?” Whether you’re with SAP or non-SAP systems, SAP Analytics Cloud can be used for business intelligence, budget development or predictive analytics. Many cases of figures can be set up, including for example the traditional connection to SQL databases. One of our clients has done it and we may have the opportunity to talk to you about it soon.

Questions about SAP Analytics Cloud

For more details on SAP Analytics Cloud, contact Karamba! that can accompany you in your choice of SAP licenses, the choice of connections and the implementation of the solution. We will be delighted to come and introduce you to the tool and compare its capabilities to your own needs.