Skip to Content
Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Design Studio Overview Roadmap EMEA Webcast – Includes Design Studio 1.3 Details

This was an EMEA webcast given by SAP today.  Because this was in English, I have better notes than what I posted here BI2014 Design Studio 1.3 Planned Updates with some more information.

The usual disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Three categories offered:

Agile Visualization – discover for business user, predict – Lumira, Analysis for Office

Enterprise BI – more based on the corporate data – technical background to create dashboard, more IT based

Enterprise BI Reporting – distribute securely throughout the organization – print in a reasonable way

                Web Intelligence

                Crystal Reports


Figure 2: Source: SAP

SAP stated there would be “No major investments on Dashboards or Web Application Designer”


Figure 3: Source: SAP

SAP said Design Studio 1.3 is planned for end of May/early June.  It is now in customer validation


Figure 4: Source: SAP

With 1.3 BW IP and Planning Application Kit in BW 7.40 – we can write data back and use the planning functions, and sequences in the backend and then plan in Design Studio and can be saved to BW InfoProvider.

Native HANA deployment is another option

More charting extensions with more chart types is planned

Design Studio SDK can be deployedon NW Platform.  With 1.2 deploy custom components and now on NW

Application bookmarking allows you to create /personalize bookmarks for your users

Lumira SDK integration – if use Lumira SDK custom components and can be reused in Design Studio – later SP’s

Advanced table formatting – change table settings, scaling factors, decimal places, total rows on top or bottom

Advanced scripting is coming with loops, arrays and sorting

Printing is WYSIWYG / browser based printing


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 covers planning, including input ready measures, add blank lines.  You can trigger planning functions/sequences.  You can save data back to InfoProvider

Three limitations for planning:

1) Cell locking is not possible

2) Copy and paste is not possible – multiple copy lines from Excel to Web

3) If you have planning functions – input mandatory variable


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows saving applications the in HANA repository.  You need prerequisite – HANA 1.0 72+

Some limitations are as follows:

  • Issues with hierarchies and variables do not work – not from Design Studio – limitation is from HANA side
  • OSS notes are available


Figure 7: Source: SAP

With the HANA Native deployment option there are two layers

You save the application to the HANA repository

At runtime it does not use BICS but uses Firefly to get data from HANA – optimized data access from HANA


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows more configuration chart options, including exposing items from CVOM charting library

You can define font size for charting label, font label, legend

CSS can be done with charting

Padding is also introduced


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Conditional formatting can be defined


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows more integration with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

Version 1.3 is the first step with Lumira integration


Figure 11: Source: SAP

Figure 11 shows the change the sequence of the prompting

Define max number for variable; 1.2 is hard coded for 100 – if you have over 100 materials you get message of too many members and search


Figure 12: Source: SAP

Bookmarks works on BI Platform; not on BW

For your user for your application you define bookmarks and personalized views

You can share bookmark with co-workers and URL


Figure 13: Source: SAP

Figure 13 shows the ability to define totals and position and configure sorting


Figure 14: Source: SAP

Array uses get the command (see Figure 14)

For each statement to look over the array and define more complex calculations

As the coding example shows in Figure 13, based on certain dimensions, get all hierarchies for dimensions and get the array and use them in drop down boxes


Figure 15: Source: SAP

Figure 15 shows the overall roadmap.

Then we saw a demo of 1.3.  If there is interest in seeing those screen shots, please post a note below, but the quality of the screen shots are not good.


For more information and more opportunity to ask SAP questions join ASUG May 6 for this webcast: – Events

Join us at ASUG Annual Conference June 2nd for the ASUG pre-conference also includes Design Studio:

Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference SAPPHIRE with a Pre-Conference Session – Back and Better than Ever

Register Today

ASUG Annual Conference Sessions regarding Design Studio:

Latest News on Design Studio

ASUG Influence Council for Design Studio

Assigned Tags

      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy

      Thanks for the update

      Anything about Android support?


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Shlomi - thank you for reading and commenting

      I don't think that came up.  We have an ASUG Webcast on May 6: What's New in Design Studio 1.3

      I'll try to ask then

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy

      Export to Power Point?


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      I am not aware of that feature coming in the future; if you are interested maybe add it to Idea Place at

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy, I read in one of the SAP docs that Geo Maps will be released with DS 1.3, I see above it as under future release. Is it confirmed that it will not be in 1.3? do you know?



      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sam - looks like Figure 15 answers your question - per the slide, it is not planned for 1.3

      If I can I can try to ask in the ASUG May 6 webcast: What's New in Design Studio 1.3

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      thanks Tammy. one of the previous versions of the same slide had Geo Maps planned under DS 1.3