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To allow users to identify current problems or optimize a business process, you create an analysis variant according to the business requirements of the user.


  • You have identified the monitoring objects and key figures that describe the process you want to monitor and analyze.

    For more information about available monitoring objects and related key figures, see SAP Service Marketplace at   Media Library   Customer Information   Business Process & Interface Monitoring – Part 2  .

  • You have set up the monitoring objects for your analysis. For more information, see: Setting Up Monitoring Objects and SAP Note 1430754.

  • You have authorization to configure analysis variants. For more information, see Assigning Roles and Authorizations As an Administrator.

  • To perform a detailed analysis and identify the root cause of operational problems, you can navigate to the display transaction for sampling single documents (a sales order, for example). You must have display authorization for the managed system.


  1. In the Business Process Operations work center, under Common Tasks, choose Business Process Analytics.

  2. Define the time frame of your analysis.

    • Use the default time frame (one week) to identify current problems.

    • Extend the time frame to perform long-term trend analyses to recognize historical patterns and identify optimization possibilities.

    Recommendation Recommendation

    Extended time frames can affect the display of trend diagrams. The time scale of trend diagrams is divided into days as the biggest unit.

    Restrict the time frame for trend analyses to not more than two months to avoid performance issues.

    End of the recommendation.
    1. Under Time Frame Selection, define the time frame of your analysis.

    2. Choose Apply Time Frame.

      The system displays all solutions for which data is available.

  3. Under Filters for Key Figures Selection, specify the key figure context of your analysis:

    1. Under Solution, select one or multiple solutions.

      Note Note

      You can combine data from several solutions. For example, you have created separate solutions for regions such as EMEA, APAC.

      End of the note.

      The monitoring objects ans systems assigned to the solution are displayed.

    2. Under Monitoring ID, select the monitoring object.

      The key figures you have set up are displayed.

    3. Select the system and client.

    4. Select the key figure you wish to analyze.

  4. Choose the Start analysis for the selected Key Figure pushbutton.

    You go to the Benchmarking and Analysis screen.

  5. In the Analysis Type field, select the type of view of the data, for example Benchmarking, Trend Analysis, Age Analysis.

    For more information about the available features and their use, see Business Process Analytics.

    The characteristics available for the key figure are displayed.

  6. Specify the data to be displayed. For more information, see Defining Filter Criteria.

  7. To generate a chart, choose Update.

  8. To save the filter criteria defined for the key figure, do the following:

    1. Choose Save Variant.

      A dialog box appears.

    2. Enter a name and a description of the variant. To ensure the analysis variant is correctly assigned to the respective users, describe which data can be displayed with the analysis variant. If, for example, personal data can be displayed in an advanced benchmarking analysis variant, enter this information.

    3. Optional: Assign a variant category.

      If you do not have created a variant category yet, you can do so later and assign it to the analysis variant. For more information, see Maintaining Variant Categories.

    4. Save your entries.

  9. Assign the analysis variant to a user. For more information, see Assigning Roles and Authorizations As an Administrator.


The users can display all analysis variants whose variant names and variant categories are assigned to their respective users. For more information about analysis options, see Performing an Analysis.