SAP Analytics Cloud – Lifecycle Management Process

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Customers may want to have one tenant systems per data source environment, i.e. to have a development, test, and production tenants of SAP Analytics Cloud connected to development, test, and production BW/HANA/BPC systems. This blog presents key highlights to setup a two-system landscape (Test and Production Systems) for SAP Analytics Cloud, and the recommended Lifecycle management process.

Customers are required to purchase two separate systems if you need a two-system landscape, so you will have two different URLs for the SAP Analytics Cloud. SAP offers development and test systems, and these systems should be used for testing purposes only, you need to contact your SAP Account Manager and order one of the following material codes depending on your sizing requirements

  • Material Code 8003352 SAP Analytics Cloud test tenant 64GB with 12CPU Private Ed.
  • Material Code 8003353 SAP Analytics Cloud test tenant 128GB with 24 CPU Private Ed.
  • Material Code 8003354 SAP Analytics Cloud test tenant 256GB with 32CPU Private Ed.

NOTE: These systems are limited to 50 users with a minimum contract term of 1 year, and production use of these test systems is strictly prohibited.

There is no automated way to perform transports between two systems (i.e. from SAC DEV to SAC PRD), however you can use the Deployment option to transports content between two SAC tenants, follow the below steps to collect the objects and to export the content:

  • Login to your SAP Analytics Cloud DEV system, and select Deployment -> Export

  • Click “+” to add the objects.
  • Select the objects to collect, and the best part is it will automatically include all the dependent objects, in our example, we selected Nine Boards FI content file, and SAC automatically selected Dimensions, Models etc.

  • Once the objects are collected, click the Export icon.
  • Enter a name and click Export.

  • Content is exported to a local file that can then be imported.

  • If you notice, the units are listed in the Export window along with details such as their status, start, and finish time.

  • Now login to your SAP Analytics Cloud Production system, and select Deployment -> Import

This is the recommended approach to Lifecycle Management process, hopefully there will be an automated way to perform transports between SAP Analytics Cloud tenants in the future release.


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