Features by License Type for Planning Models

A list of features available in SAP Analytics Cloud by license type when you use planning models.

Two license types allow you to use planning models: SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition and SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition. Users with a SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence license can view planning models, but do not have access to planning functionality. The following tables describe the features available for each license type when you use a planning model. For a list of analytics model features, see Features by License Type for Analytics Models.

Data Connectivity
You can create connections that allow you to import data into SAP Analytics Cloud or create live data connections to SAP HANA systems. For more information, see Connections.
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
SAP HANA X X
SAP BW X X
SAP BPC X X
SAP BI Universe X X
SAP ECC X X
SAP Cloud Platform Live X X
SAP SuccessFactors X X
SAP Concur X X
SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer X X
SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Analytics X X
SAP Business ByDesign X X
Salesforce.com X X
XLSX X X
CSV X X
OData X X
JDBC X X
Data Modeling
Models represent the business data of an organization, and are the basis for all data output in SAP Analytics Cloud. For more information, see Models.
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Create, Edit, or Delete Planning Models   X
Edit, Enter, or Upload Operational Data X X
Auto-Generate Models   X
Hierarchies   X
Create and Maintain Currency Conversions   X
Create and Maintain Allocations   X
Create and Maintain Value Driver Trees   X
Data Integration
When importing data into existing models, incoming data is mapped to and integrated with the existing data. The incoming data can also be filtered, converted to other formats, and enriched. For more information, see Introduction to Modeler
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Search X X
Parent-Child Hierarchies X X
Data Enrichment X X
Map to Model X X
Note

Users with a Planning Standard license must be assigned a role with Maintain permissions on planning models and analytic models. For more information, see Creating Custom Roles.

User Administration and System Management
As a system administrator for SAP Analytics Cloud, you create users and assign them to predefined or newly created roles. You can also carry out maintenance tasks related to users and roles as well as monitor activities and data. For more information, see Security.
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Administer Users   X
Administer Roles   X
Administer Teams   X
Audit   X
Read Activity Change Log   X
Read Data Change Log   X
Administer Public Files   X
View System Information   X
Content Deployment   X
Story Experience
A story is a presentation-style document that uses charts, visualizations, text, images, and pictograms to describe data. For more information, see Stories.
Feature SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Create Stories X X X
Create Charts X X X
Hierarchies X X X
Linked Analysis X X X
Hyperlinks to Pages, Stories, External X X X
Calculated Dimensions X X X
Geospatial (Esri Maps) X X X
Consumption of Currency Fields X X X
Explorer X X X
Thresholds X X X
Application Design

Use application design to create or run analytic applications. An analytic application is a document that can contain visualizations such as tables, charts, and filters to allow navigation and analysis of data. You can personalize the visualizations and interaction behaviors of the UI elements according to user requirements. For more information, see Analytic Applications (Beta).

Features SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Create, edit, or delete analytic applications   X X
Run analytic applications X X X
Note
Application Design is currently only available for selected Beta customers.
Planning
Planning features include a set of tools to work with the data in planning models, such as creating and editing versions of the data, performing allocations, and working with value driver trees. For more information, see Planning Models and Analytics Models.
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Read Access to Planning Models X X X
Create and View Private / Public Versions X (Private Version Only) X X
Event Category   X X
Event Process   X X
Allocation Consumption   X X
Enter Information Into Input Schedules   X X
Collaboration on Planning-Enabled Models X (Private Version Only) X X
Value Driver Tree Consumption   X X
Currency Conversion * X X
Simulation X (Private Version Only) X X

* Users with this license type cannot create or edit a Currency Conversion table, but they can view such tables and their converted values in reports.

Collaboration
Use social collaboration options to support and optimize group decision-making processes. For more information, see Collaborating with Others.
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Chat X X
Notification X X
Email X X
Predictive
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition
Time Series Forecasting (grids and charts) X X
Smart Discovery X X

R-visualizations

X

X

Smart Predict

X

X

Note
Smart Predict features are not available in all regions or all sales channels.
Digital Boardroom Add-On
The SAP Digital Boardroom is a place to design a real-time, interactive boardroom presentation by combining your stories with agenda items. For more information, see Digital Boardroom.
Note
The SAP Digital Boardroom is an add-on to user licenses and requires at least one user license of type BI User, Predictive, Planning Standard, or Planning Professional.
Features SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence SAP Analytics Cloud for predictive analysis, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition Digital Boardroom Add-On
Multi-Touch Screen Support         X
Create and Edit Agendas         X
Start Online Meetings         X
Connect to Online Meetings via Mobile Device X X X X