New Release – First Steps in SAP Predictive Analytics

Espresso Tutorials

Fabian Bentz



Curious about how to leverage SAP Predictive Analytics (SAP PA) to effectively mine data and unearth trends, patterns, and relationships? In this book written for users and analysts, readers will explore the foundations of SAP Predictive Analytics.
Review the architectural underpinnings and technical components that make up SAP PA. Explore how SAP PA works with SAP HANA. Walk through the installation steps and learn the differences between the desktop and enterprise versions. Explore SAP PA modules and components, including the predictive analytical library (PAL), the application function library (AFL), and the SAP HANA automated predictive library (APL). Leverage the data manager and learn how to create an event log aggregation. Get tips for performing text analysis and take an in depth look at automated analytics, including Expert Analytics. Dive into a sales and pipeline forecasting example using specific SAP PA functions and algorithms.

By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, this book explores:
– SAP PA architecture and technical components
– How SAP PA works with SAP HANA
– Core SAP PA modules and components
– Detailed sales/pipeline forecasting example

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13Author Anurag Barua is an SAP expert and currently works in the Business Transformation Services (BTS) group at SAP. He has 25 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications. He has led enterprise-wide business and digital transformation programs using SAP across nearly 30 enterprises globally and a broad swathe of industry verticals including Public Sector, Media, Manufacturing, Utilities, Financial Services, and Pharmaceuticals. In the last couple of years, Anurag has been heavily involved in advising and leading SAP S/4HANA digital transformation programs for his global clients. His core SAP competencies include FI and controlling; logistics; SAP BW; SAP BusinessObjects; enterprise performance management (EPM); SAP Solution Manager; SAP Fiori; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAP conferences globally and contributes to several publications. He has written three books on SAP, including First Steps in SAP Fiori for Espresso Tutorials. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified. You may contact Anurag via email at