I attended this AFSUG webcast this past week given by SAP’s Alexis Sarat . It was packed full of information. These are my rough notes.
First the usual legal disclaimer applies, everything is subject to change. Part 1 is BI Innovations Roadmap Webcast Summary – Part 1, Today . This is part 2 which covers planned innovations – these are not guaranteed but planned innovations generally covers the next 12-18 months and subject to change.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 shows plans to minimize system downtime for maintenance, invest more in multi-tenant aspects.
Additionally you can compare content before and after upgrade, report on metadata for the system
With the Universe you can use freehand SQL in Web Intelligence
It offers improvements in SDK
It plans to have a Common visualization model across most tools
The plan to provide a developer a web service to connect to universe
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows SAP plans to integrate with 3rd party visualizations
Figure 3: Source: SAP – Planned Innovations
Figure 3 covers plans common visualizations across BI clients and support for third party GIS providers, thus helping location-based BI.
Figure 4: Source: SAP Planned Innovations
Figure 4 covers plans for Lumira including direct connectivity to BW.
Figure 5: Source: SAP – planned innovations
Figure 5 covers more about BI-BW integration future planned innovations
Figure 6: Source: SAP – planned innovations
Figure 6 covers planned innovations for Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports, which are part of the Reporting category.
They will have improved connectivity to HANA, connect to Mobile easier
Crystal includes improvements to SDK and third party charting
Figure 7: Source: SAP planned innovations
Figure 7 shows planned improvements in Design Studio with investments in Mobile, supporting the BYOD policy. Planned improvements include printing and export
Design Studio will support Android
Figure 8: Source: SAP
BusinessObjects Explorer is planned to have a new interface, navigation, and an improved experience and speed for large data
Analysis OLAP will have more drill through capabilities.
Analysis Office is planned to have a enrich data set annotations
Figure 9: Source: SAP
Next release plans to connect directly to BW, connect to unstructured data sources.
Lumira Cloud plans to connect to on premise data source, API for data connections
Figure 10: Source: SAP
Figure 10 shows planned improvements for BI and Big Data
Figure 11: Source: SAP planned innovations
Planned innovations in Figure 11 include support for Lumira Desktop and better offline capabilities
Figure 12: Source: SAP
Figure 12 shows the planned future direction in the key areas.
Figure 13: Source: SAP
Figure 13 shows the plans for zero downtime, to have BI to up 99.9x%+ solution
Future direction includes improving performance, improve monitoring and patching tools
Users can trust the information and it all be in one place
Figure 14: Source: SAP
Figure 14 shows the future direction includes “access all kinds of data”, constant experience, access to the system
It includes plans for open visualizations, perhaps even industry specific
Figure 15: Source: SAP
Data manipulation – on Lumira has the beginning of that; plan to expand that in BI suite with data transformation and manipulation
Agile visualization is the key area of investment of BI, to explore the data, and ask questions of the data
“What is my performance of the quarter”
Not only report on the data but explore the data as well
Amazing, but there were no questions at the end of this AFSUG webcast. It was very complete and very good, and thanks to Alexis and zimkhita buwa
Open SAP BI Course: https://open.sap.com/course/bifour1