Use the System Administration feature to set general parameters for the application and to set up connectivity to external systems that interface with SAP Analytics Cloud.

This tab only appears if the role you have been assigned has an update privilege for System Information. If you only have read access privilege on System Information, the tab will not appear.

The Administration tabs are as follows:

  • System Configuration: Configure miscellaneous settings.
  • Datasource Configuration: Manage information needed to connect to remote systems.
  • Security: Configure the authentication method used by SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • R Configuration: Configure connection settings to an external R environment.
  • App Integration: Manage third-party application access by using OAuth clients and trusted identity providers.
  • Notifications: Choose users to deliver system event notifications to.
  • Default Appearance: Customize the default homepage appearance and layout for all users, as well as adding custom fonts.
System Configuration

Some features of the application have optional functionality that can be turned on or off here. Other settings available here are for backend administration purposes.



Content Namespace

Lists the content namespace.

Enable Job for Export and Import

By default this is set to OFF.

Package size for export

Allows you to specify the package size for export.

Allow sharing of Content Packages with OEMs

Allows you to share content packages with OEM IDs.

Allow Discussion Deletion

By default this is set to ON.

Commenting in embedded mode

Allows you to turn on commenting in embedded mode. By default, the feature is disabled.

Allow Schedule Publication for non-SAC users

Allows you to turn on scheduling for non-SAP Analytics Cloud users.

Allow Schedule Publication

Allows you to turn on scheduling.
Default Application

Sets the landing page displayed when users access the SAP Analytics Cloud URL.

Changes will take effect within 8 hours.
This default only applies to users who have not yet set their own default application.

Trace Level

Determines which messages from the system log are displayed in the monitoring Trace feature (Start of the navigation pathSystem Next navigation step MonitorEnd of the navigation path).

Error messages are categorized on the basis of severity using the following levels:
  1. Debug
  2. Info
  3. Warning
  4. Error
  5. Fatal

Ask for Permission when Uploading Personal Data

By default this is set to OFF.

X509 Issuer Name

Enter the X509 Issuer name.

Reverse Proxy Host

Enter the fully qualified name for a reverse proxy host for a live data connection. For more information, see Live Data Connection.

Allow model import from File Server

You can allow model imports from file servers. For more information, see Allowing Data Import and Model Export with a File Server and Importing Data from Files.

Allow model export to File Server

You can allow model exports to file servers. For more information, see Allowing Data Import and Model Export with a File Server and Exporting a Model to a File.

Limit of comment threads per Model.

You can set the number of data point comments that can be added to a model.

Live Data Models: Enable Smart Grouping and predictive forecasting in Time Series

Allows you to run forecasts on models from remote systems. For more information, see Running a Forecast in a Time Series or Line Chart.

For more information on smart grouping, see Applying Smart Grouping to Your Chart.

Enable Progressive Chart Rendering

Allows you to display a cached version of a chart when reloading. For more information, see Progressive Chart Rendering

Avoid Remote Session Timeout (in seconds)

Sets the interval for which connection keepalive requests are sent to remote systems.

The minimum value is 30 seconds, and the maximum value is 43200 seconds. Enter 0 to disable.


If you are using a SAML Identity Provider (IdP), there may be conflict between your IdP settings and the session timeout setting in SAP Analytics Cloud:

  • If your SAML assertion validity period is less than the session timeout setting, users must re-authenticate against the IdP when required.
  • If your SAML assertion validity period is greater than the session timeout setting, users will be logged out of SAP Analytics Cloud, but will not automatically be logged out of your IdP.
  • If your IdP supports re-authentication via session cookies or certificates, users whose sessions in SAP Analytics Cloud have expired should be able to log in without supplying credentials.

For additional information on connection timeout for SAP HANA systems, see Live Data Connections to SAP HANA.

Session Timeout (in seconds) Allows you to set the amount of time before a user session expires if the user doesn't interact with the system. By default the session timeout is set to 3600 seconds (1 hour). The minimum value is 300 seconds, and the maximum value is 43200 seconds.

Disable mobile app password

Allows you to disable the application password prompt for all users using the mobile app. Once a user sets up the mobile app on their device (application password required for first-time setup), they will no longer be prompted to re-enter their application password each time the app is changed to the foreground and made active.

Set the default tab on mobile

Allows you to set the default tab that users first see on the SAP Analytics Cloud mobile app when accessing this system. Choose either Story or Boardroom.

Automatically refresh data on mobile Allows you to turn on automatic data refresh for mobile. By default this is set to ON.
Disable the mobile app cache Allows you to disable the cache for all the mobile app users in your system. By default this is set to OFF.
Default story/presentation filter in mobile Allows you to set the default story/presentation filter in mobile.

Number of days before deleted files are permanently deleted

Allows you to change the amount of time before deleted files are permanently removed from the system. Administrators, and users assigned to roles that include the Manage permission on Deleted Files, can restore deleted files within this time frame. By default, this is set to 30 days.

Community URL Allows you to add a community URL. If this is left blank, users will be directed to the default SAP Community URL.
Story Scale Format
Allows you to change the default scale format for numeric values in your story, particularly in charts and visualizations. Use one of the following options:
  • Default
  • k, m, bn
  • Thousand, Million, Billion (Thousands, Millions, Billions)
Show Currency As Allows you to choose how to identify your currency:
  • Symbol

  • ISO codes such as EUR, YEN, USD, and so on

  • Use the System Default setting

Story Currency Position

Allows you to choose the position for the currency identifier (symbol or ISO code) and the scale format.


This feature is not yet available for remote (live data) HANA connections.

For SAP BW, this features requires the following patch: 2700031 - InA: Complex Units / Unit Index

Apply Currency Position to Widget Subtitles Allows you to include your currency position preferences in the subtitle for the tile.
No Data Message for Charts Select the error message to display when a chart contains no data.
No Data Message for Numeric Point Select the error message to display when a numeric point chart contains no data.
Browser Cache for Stories and Digital Boardroom Allows you to set the number of days the browser cache will be stored.
Profile Picture URLs Allowlist one or more photo server URLs. Photos on allowlisted servers can be assigned to users created or modified programmatically. For more information, see SAP Analytics Cloud User and Team Provisioning API.

Only HTTPS servers can be added.

Number of parallel sessions for BW data sources

Allows you to set the number of additional, parallel HTTP sessions used for executing SAP BW queries. By default, all SAP BW queries are executed in sequence, in a single session. Executing the queries in parallel sessions can improve performance.

Respect query defined text presentation for charts Allows you to turn on query defined text presentation for charts built from SAP BW live connections. By default this is set to OFF.
Data Source Configuration

SAP Cloud Platform (SAP CP) Account

Information about your SAP Cloud Platform (SAP CP) account, that may be required for setting up connections.

Live Data Sources

The Allow live data to securely leave my network switch controls whether advanced features are available when you're creating or editing a live data connection. For details, see Live Data Connections Advanced Features Using the SAPCP Cloud Connector.

The Allow live data to securely leave my network switch is audited, so that administrators can see who switched this feature on and off. To see the changes in the switch state, go to Start of the navigation path() Main Menu Next navigation step  Security Next navigation step  ActivitiesEnd of the navigation path, and search for ALLOW_LIVE_DATA_MOVEMENT. For more information, see Activities.

On-premise data sources

Use this section to set up connections using your SAPCP cloud connector and SAP Analytics Cloud agent.

The SAP Analytics Cloud agent must be configured for most import data connection types. To configure the agent when you add a new location, turn the Enable Agent toggle to On and provide the following information:

  • Host
  • Port
  • User Name
  • Password

For more information, see Configuring SAP Analytics Cloud Agent.

SAP HANA Smart Data Integration

Register an SDI Data Provisioning agent so that you can use SAP HANA Smart Data Integration to enable linked dimensions and query blending between models. For details, see SDI-Based Blending Between SAP HANA Live Data Models and Import Data Models.

You can change the authentication method used by SAP Analytics Cloud from SAP Cloud Identity to SAML Single Sign-On (SSO). For more information, see Enabling a Custom SAML Identity Provider.

By default, SAP Cloud Identity is used for authentication.

If you use SSO and your certificate is expiring, you can renew the certificate here. For more information, see Renewing the SAP Analytics Cloud SAML Signing Certificate

R Configuration

You can specify connection settings to a server hosting your R environment. Once you have configured your connection, you can test the connection. For more details, see Connecting to an R Environment.

App Integration and OAuth Clients

You can use app integration to manage OAuth client and identity provider access to SAP Analytics Cloud resources. For more information, see Managing OAuth Clients.


In the event of a service interruption, emails will be sent to the System Owner, and any email addresses or users listed here.

To add users, select (Edit), Add User or Email, and then select (Save).

Default Appearance

From the appearance tab, you can customize the background color and logo as well as the tiles that appear on the home screen for all users using the system's default options. You can also add custom web fonts.


To see the changes to the appearance and the web fonts, Save your changes and then refresh the page.

Home Screen Settings

Choose the default home screen tab for all users. (Individual users can override this setting from the Edit Home Screen dialog.)

Select a background color and logo from the dropdown lists or select Custom to upload a custom logo.
If you upload a custom logo, make sure that the image is a PNG or GIF file and has a transparent background. The optimal image size should have a width of 110 to 300 px and a height of 50 to 150 px.

Home Screen Tiles

There are several tiles that you can display on your home screen including the welcome message, Search to Insight, calendar highlights, and so on.

Story Fonts

The custom web fonts you add to your tenant can be used in story pages and the Digital Boardroom.


Custom fonts are not yet supported on mobile or as text for PDF export.

You can use Google or Adobe fonts, or custom web fonts. For more information on custom web fonts, see Using Custom Web Fonts.


When selecting a Google, Adobe, or other web font, you need to select all the styles that you want to use, including Bold and Italic. If you don't include specific styles, the default styles will be used instead.

After you get the URL for the desired font or font family, add it to the web page:
  1. In the Story Fonts section, select (add a web font).
  2. Type the URL in the dialog box, and then click OK.

You want to add the Google font named Crimson Text. After customizing the text (in this case selecting Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold-Italic fonts), you would see the following link on the embed tab:

<link href=",400i,700,700i&display=swap" rel="stylesheet">

Select the URL from the link (,400i,700,700i&display=swap ) and paste that into the field on the web font dialog.


You can enable the Catalog and have it display on the Home page. Use the ON/OFF toggle button to enable or disable the Catalog.

You can also define Content Filters to help users navigate to their desired content. Content filters are typically categories such as "Country", "Product", or "Industry" used to group content files.