Performing Planning and Calculations in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC): Working with Data Actions

Working with Models, Stories, Customized Programs, Actions and Triggers

SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is evolving into an innovative platform to improve not only customer experience and data analysis, but also aspects of planning, which were previously done using SAP BPC, SAP IBP, and similar technologies. SAP SAC now allows the implementation of input data and calculations in the cloud within your model, and store data in your model in real-time.
In this article we will review the following:
• What are SAP SAC Data Actions
• What types of Data Actions are available
• How to create Data Actions
• Working with Script Logic in SAP SAC to create a customized program and link it to your Data Action Trigger button.
• How to integrate Data Actions into Stories in SAP SAC.

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Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge Managing Partner, Arellius Enterprises
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Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge is a managing partner of Arellius Enterprises. For more than 15 years he has supported SAP implementers, direct clients, and other customers in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa in the industries of automotive, insurance, pharmaceutical and healthcare, logistics, software, utilities, chemical, oil and gas, exploration and natural resources, discrete and process manufacturing, retail, and financial services. His background includes project management and performance measurement, product- and activity-based costing, design optimization, discrete and process simulation, system dynamics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and advanced statistical methods. He also has finance specializations from the London Business School and Saïd Business School from University of Oxford in England. You may contact him via email at