Last week, Jason Rose and Manikandan Srinivasan provided a webcast on SAP Visual Intelligence. Here is the link to the PDF of the presentation and a link to the replay. This was a joint ASUG/SCN webcast. Our next joint ASUG/SCN webcast is July 18th with Ingo Hilgefort providing an update on BI4 Integration with SAP – register here.
This week, version 1.0.1 was just released. What is new in Version 1.0.1? This slide from last week’s webcast shows what is included in 1.0.1:
Figure 1: Source: SAP
In version 1.01 you have the following features:
- Ability to use .CSV as a data source
- Ability to use Excel as a data source
- For StreamWork integration you need the SAP StreamWork Enterprise license
- Installs quickly and you can use it in less than 10 minutes
- You need a 64 bit machine
- Easy to get started
Here is the initial screen:
At the bottom right of Figure 2 you see links to the social sites. Twitter takes you to @businessobjects
In the bottom middle are links to the tutorials by @SAP_Learn_BI product team.
At the lower left of Figure 2 is the help. Talk to the community of experts takes you to the SCN BusinessObjects Explorer space
I followed the initial screen steps and double clicked on the eFashion sample shown in Figure 3
Now you click “Acquire” to load the data
In Figure 5 it shows 5 semantic elements. At first I didn’t know what that meant, but when you click on it you appreciate what it does for your visualization document.
Semantic enrichment turned the attributes into measures, which allows for calculations, etc.
When you click Visualize it displays a graph and you drag over the measures to the axes
Figure 8 shows another map visualization
I’ll have more experience to share in another blog.
Official Product Tutorials for SAP Visual Intelligence
You can also follow the discussion on Twitter using #SAPVisi hashtag.
Join SAP on July 17 at 1pm EST for the virtual launch of SAP Visual Intelligence and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 FP3. Click here (http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-29411) for more information.