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Exploring BI Roadmap: SAP Analytics Innovations Community Call Notes Part 2

This is part 2 of today’s “Exploring BI Roadmap: SAP Analytics Innovations Community Call” – my rough notes.  I discussed part one at Exploring BI Roadmap: SAP Analytics Innovations Community Call Notes – Part 1

Please note that the usual legal disclaimer applies that everything in the future is subject to change.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows planned innovations for BusinessObjects Explorer and Lumira, which will be available on multiple platforms, including the BI Platform.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows improvements in the Analysis suite.


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows that we’ll see Lumira integrate with KXEN and other applications


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Main area of the cloud is Lumira Cloud and Figure 4 shows planned improvements.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows planned innovations for HANA, Hadoop or other 3rd party data sources. 


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows planned innovations for Mobile BI.  It includes manipulating and authoring on a mobile device, and supporting Lumira Desktop.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows the future direction, which is about 18+ months out from now. 

Question and Answer

Q: What about the roadmap for BW

A: One for SAP and one for agnostic.  See

Q: BI4.1 is current version – is the next version 4.2 or 4.3?

A: Not allowed to discuss versions or timelines past a quarter

BI4.x – cannot specify if it will be BI4.2

There will be additional capabilities on 4.x codebase

Q: For the Desktop Compatibility Patch – should the customer migrate to 4.1 and then do conversion of Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence?

A: Yes

Q: What is the CVOM direction?

A: CVOM – latest version is HTML5 based – opening API’s so ecosystem can create their own CVOM model

It is part of latest Lumira release

Q: Request more Design Studio releases more often – release schedule and strategy – more data sources

A: Design Studio on a rapid schedule  – now 1.1 – this month will release Design Studio 1.2 – ability to connect to universes

Open an SDK for Design Studio to create new visualizations with CVOM


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 lists today’s SAP speakers, upcoming community calls. 

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