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 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 service.sap.com/roadmap
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?
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.