On Tuesday, SAP’s Mani Srinivasan provided a webcast update on Visual Intelligence, reviewing the roadmap. All roadmaps are available for download at Service Marketplace (service.sap.com/roadmap). Please note that the usual disclaimer applies – what is discussed below is subject to change.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Under planned innovations in Figure 1, Mani says XP support is coming soon. The other interesting feature is the ability to edit query for universes, something Andrew Fox has asked about on twitter.
Mani said you will also be able to do a Union.
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows planned innovations. This includes introducing Hana SSO support with Visual Intelligence.
Mani said it will support SAP Hana live views.
Edit query enhancements for universes is being improved, with an one option is to add and remove columns from the dataset.
Mani showed us a demo connectivity to OData.
Formula features are shown in the upper right of Figure 2.
Planned innovations are planned for SP11.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 covers future directions, which would be after SP11. Mani discussed the possibility of connecting to ECC, creating concatenating keys on the fly, segmentation analysis, the ability to create custom hierarchies. He also said they plan to improve the formula editor, the ability to have your own color palette, conditional formatting.
The upper right of Figure 3 shows the sharing – ability to share datasets and visualizations, including deploying to the BI platform.
Mani said they plan to open up a visualization library for partners.
Question & Answer:
Q: Can we build an OLAP universe on BW for Visual intelligence ?
A: For BW, work with BW on Hana
For non-Hana BW customers, looking into the feasibility
Q: When will Visi be available on iPad?
A: Publish to Explorer then you can see it on Mobi on the iPad
Q: Mapping capabilities?
A: Plan to open up visualization library to create your own mapping visualizations
Thanks to SAP’s Stephanie Redivo for setting up this webcast and thanks to Mani.
Related Sessions at ASUG Annual Conference:
|506||Super Charged iPad Exploration on SAP NetWeaver BW||15/05/2013||12:30 p.m.|
|309||SAP HANA Data Discovery – Beta Release & Beyond with Native In-Memory BI Suite on SAP HANA – Overview, Key Innovations, and Roadmap||15/05/2013||04:15 p.m.|
|411||Self Service BI Delivered with SAP Visual Intelligence and Business Explorer||16/05/2013||12:30 p.m.|
|4214||Influence Council Update and Working Meeting: SAP BusinessObjects Casual Users -Including Explorer & Visual Intelligence||16/05/2013||04:15 p.m.|
Meet Mani in person next week.