SAP Analytics Cloud Workshop: Planning

Course Description / Summary:

Instructor-led training designed for SAC administrators and Planning Power Users and managers.  This 2-day course covers both basic and advanced analytics functionality of SAC and combines expert training and advice with hands-on exercises.  The training curriculum includes exploring various planning functionalities, visualizing actuals and budget data in the story, and using the Collaboration feature to share your planning analysis with other planners and stakeholders.  


  • Planning Power Users and managers

  • SAC administrators


  • Familiarity with planning and budgeting processes


  • 2-day classroom-based course

Product Hands-On:

  • Classroom: Exercises performed in Column5 training environment

    On-Site Classroom: Exercises performed in your SAC environment

Training Curriculum:

  • SAP Analytics Cloud for Analytics training learning objectives

  • Navigation in SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Define and create a model from scratch

  • Understand the key components of SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Build a sample story

  • Create and seed a budget version based on actuals

  • Explore various planning functionalities

  • Visualize actuals and budget data in the story

  • Use Allocation processes to allocate operating expenses to product level based on the gross sales

  • Create and use a Value Driver Tree to execute a planning simulation (“What If?”) analysis

  • Use the Collaboration feature to share your planning analysis with other planners

Take Away Training Materials:

  • PDF of presentation


  • SAP Analytics Cloud

Advanced Preparation:

  • None