Part of the sharing the knowledge at SAP TechEd, we learned that the one a new feature coming soon to Analysis Office is scheduling.  Scheduling Analysis Office workbooks will come via the BI Platform, and will be available as an add-on to the BI Platform.  The planned release date is sometime in November.  SAP’s Alexander Peter demonstrated this feature at the ASUG Analysis Influence Council this week. 

Analysis OLAP

Also reviewed as BI4.1 features already available in Analysis OLAP.  BI4.1 offers custom grouping features against certain data sources, except BW. 

Other features reviewed include Focused Analysis, allowing you to link a table to a chart.

Analysis OLAP offers “Pivot with” – filter with

It has Report to Report Interface as a  valid sender

Also new in BI4.1 is the ability to resize panels, waterfall charts with hierarchies

An interesting exercise is the abilit to go from Analysis OLAP to Design Studio with a single click.  You skip step of starting Design Studio

Some Question & Answer regarding Analysis OLAP

Q: Is planning supported?

A: No; Analysis Office supports planning but has no custom grouping, no focus panel

Q: Does A-OLAP have a scheduling capability?

A: Not yet; not sure if will develop; may do in Design Studio

Special thanks to Joyce Butler, Ian McAlpine, and Alexander Peter for running this session and sharing the news with us.  ASUG Influence Council sessions are not to be missed at events, as this is where you learn what is coming with the products.

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