Analytical applications measure and optimize business processes because of their integrated data basis. You need to add a surplus value to the existing raw data, since a management option has already been considered, independent of system and application. They always relate to a process and measure the success of this process.
Analytical applications collect data, convert it into information, add intelligent algorithms, and support the execution of the required steps in the system.
A definition must remain fuzzy, since the analytical applications are created differently for each area. However, as a Basis requirement, the following conditions must be met:
Analytical applications are always considered in combination with SAP BW and an operative system.