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As a long-time technology partner, we have invited Theobald Software to share their newest SAP capability, Xtract for Alteryx.

 

Self-Service Analytics for SAP

 

As a leader in SAP connectivity, Theobald Software offers a wide range of solutions to help customers with their SAP data and process integration needs. Their Xtract suite has been in the market for over a decade and offers proven, reliable, and high-performing SAP data extraction capabilities. With the newest member in the suite — Xtract for Alteryx — those same capabilities are now available to Alteryx users.

 

Overview

 

Xtract for Alteryx is a solution for the business analyst working with Alteryx Designer or Server. Whether you’re looking to integrate SAP sales, finance, procurement, material, or employee data into your analytics solution, the built-in range of SAP connectors gives you direct access to SAP data regardless of where it lives or what form it exists in.

 

The solution is easy to install and configure. With a few clicks, you can connect to one or more SAP systems, e.g., SAP, ERP, or SAP BW, and set up your SAP data feeds — no need for expensive and time-consuming ABAP coding cycles. Xtract for Alteryx also supports both large-volume SAP data ingestion as well as incremental SAP data feeds. You can automate your SAP data extracts with the scheduler and run them simultaneously.

 

To see Xtract for Alteryx in action, check out this short video.

 

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Customer Case

 

One of our early Xtract for Alteryx customers was a large North American food manufacturer. The customer was already using Alteryx to create Tableau reports that showed production data for different manufacturing areas. Every day, the report consumers looked at what was produced versus what was required by the supply chain network.

 

The main problem with this process was that getting the required SAP data into Alteryx, and subsequently into the Tableau reports, was very manual and time-consuming. It required an SAP analyst to manually run several queries in SAP’s own tool and then save the results to text files that were shared with the Alteryx user. The process took almost an hour each day and could only be done on workdays — not on weekends.

 

With Xtract for Alteryx, the manual steps performed by the SAP analyst and the text file sharing could be eliminated. The Alteryx user now had direct access to SAP data in the Alteryx workflow. Different SAP source components are available from the Tools Palette, including SAP Table, Function, ODP, Report, Cube, and Hierarchy. The customer fully automated their process, and they’re now able to generate production reports seven days a week. Dynamic date ranges can also be used to create reports for a rolling time window. Thanks to the initial success of Xtract for Alteryx, the customer is planning to expand their usage of the solution to crating reports for SAP ERP maintenance work orders.

 

Trial Version

 

Xtract for Alteryx is available as a 30-day trial version, free of charge and without any commitment. Our team is more than happy to assist you in any way we can during the evaluation.

 

Feel free to contact us at info@theobald-software.com to learn more or to share any questions or comments you have.

Agatha Miller
Partner Marketing Manager @Alteryx

Agatha Miller is a Partner Marketing Manager at Alteryx. She joined the Alteryx team in January 2020 and comes with 20+ years of innovative technology marketing expertise with a passion for the channel.

Agatha Miller is a Partner Marketing Manager at Alteryx. She joined the Alteryx team in January 2020 and comes with 20+ years of innovative technology marketing expertise with a passion for the channel.

Comments
8 - Asteroid

Need to have a look at this... but sounds real cool.