Part 1 is here. Part 2 of this ASUG webcast with Ian McAlpine is shown below. Note because this discusses future releases things are subject to change and the usual disclaimer applies.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure one shows that the Filter by Measure feature is available for non-BW sources, including Top N, bottom N.
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows the expand to hierarchy level.
This feature is already in Analysis for Office.
It allows you to navigate to a specific level of a hierarchy.
Example in Figure 2 shows going from the Country level to the postal level, it will expand to that level and go the other way.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Keep members Analysis will focus on keeping those members – it is faster to keep a certain set of members.
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Figure 4 shows an often-requested feature, resize panel
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Analysis Office 1.4 is offering waterfall charts and so is Analysis OLAP 4.1 as shown in Figure 5
It changes if you are using hierarchical axes.
Figure 6: Source: SAP
Ian said Figure 6, the integration with Design Studio, is one of the biggest features for Analysis OLAP. It will “mobilize” your Analysis OLAP Workspace.
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Figure 7, although not discussed during the webcast, shows the roadmap. Planned Innovation covers features in BI4.1 and future direction is the next release.
Subset of Question & Answer:
Q: When is the BI 4.1 going into Ramp-up?
A: Mid May
Q: Can these work spaces consumed in Mobile?
A: BI4.1 has the option to send workspace to design studio and the you can consume in Mobile
Q: Can you please compare this analyis tool with WebI? will this replace WebI?
A: This is not replacing Web Intelligence – A-OLAP is for multi dimensional data sources – recommend you search for this on SCN at scn.sap.com
Q: Custom Grouping – is that available on BW hierarchies (From ECC)? also is there something similar on Analysis for Office Excel?
A: It is not yet available for BW or Analysis Office
Q: Does 4.1 Analysis for OLAP or Analysis for Office have support for Universe creates with IDT?
A: Not yet
Q: Is AA for OLAP available in BOBJ XI3.1 ?
A: It is part of the BI platform so no it is not available 3.1
ASUG Annual Conference
Ian is presenting at ASUG Annual Conference regarding What’s New with Analysis Office & OLAP (session 305). Below is a list of other ASUG Analysis-related sessions for the conference:
Meet Ian at ASUG Annual Conference soon.