Direct update DSOs are generally used in conjunction with the APDs (Analysis Process Designer).
APDs are very helpful in analyzing the hidden patterns in the data coming from various sources.
E.g. APO system creates plan data using complex algorithms for certain actual sales data in BW. Both of these can be fed to the APD to analyze the differences in Actual and plan values and find out the useful metrics like Forecast Bias, Forecast Accuracy etc. Continue reading →