SAP has announced its Analytics Cloud is now certified by IBCS, a set of business standards for presentations, reports, and dashboards.
SAP Analytics Cloud solution is now certified by International Business Communication Standards (IBCS), a set of conceptual and semantic design for charts and tables.
The European software corporation announced the news at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, held in Grapevine, Texas this week.
Certification with IBCS should improve the user experience across SAP Analytics Cloud, allowing customers to create IBCS-complaint reports, dashboards, and presentations at a much faster rate.
“One of the most important roles of data visualizations is to make figures, relationships and divergences easier to understand, especially when sharing or presenting that information,” said Dr. Rolf Hichert, president of the IBCS Association, which sets the industry standard.
“The audience needs to be able to quickly look at a chart or a table and sort out the information in a meaningful way so that they can act on it.”
SAP also announced new machine learning and artificial intelligence innovations at the event, aimed at enhancing the user experience and user interface across devices.
Integration with ML and AI on the Analytics Cloud will “allow users to gain smarter, more automated, content-driven insights.”
“Business leaders need clear and understandable information that’s in the proper context to enable them to effectively analyze their data and make more-informed business decisions,” said Mike Flannagan, SAP Leonardo and Analytics senior vice president.
“To address this need, SAP is not only building an effective communications standard, it’s also continually enhancing its UX and UI across SAP Analytics Cloud. This reflects our vision and commitment to help people make better and faster business decisions.”