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A First Look at SAP BusinessObjects Analysis Edition for Office – Beta 2.0

We first heard of the beta for 2.0 for Analysis Office back in March at this ASUG webcast How ASUG Members Influenced Analysis Office (and Sneak Preview)

Beta is not for productive use and is a first look.  Things are subject to change by the time the product is GA.

I applied for the program, was approved and was able to download the software last week.  First thing I noticed was that Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 from Official Microsoft Download Center was prerequisite; fortunately I was able to download it from the link in the installation.

You can have Analysis Office 2.0 and Analysis Office 1.4 on the same machine – the installation doesn’t overwrite what is in already installed.

First there is a third panel in the display panel – Properties:

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Figure 1 Analysis Office Beta 2.0

You can see in Figure 1 on the right the panels where you control compact display in rows, zero suppression, and display of negative values.  These features are available in today in Analysis Office 1.4 but not as easily accessible as they are in the 2.0 Display Panel.

Here is how Analysis Office 1.4 looks like today:

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Figure 2 Analysis Office 1.4

Figure 2 shows the display panel on the right of the current GA version Analysis Office 1.4.

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Figure 3  Analysis Office 2.0

Figure 3 shows the new Analysis Settings Ribbon, About Analysis and Help ribbons.  Again these settings are available in 1.4 but a little more easily accessible in 2.0

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Figure 4 Analysis 2.0

Figure 3 Settings ribbon shows the Settings pop-up.

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Figure 5 Analysis Office 2.0

Figure 5 shows a new feature of the context menu, the ability to right-click row after and row before.

More to come and learn more about Analysis Office at SAP TechEd && d-code:

EA265 Hands-on:

SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas | October 20–24, 2014 | Home

EA117 ASUG Analysis Influence Council:

SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas | October 20–24, 2014 | Home

Monday, October 20th, ASUG will host a hands-on BI session – more to come soon.

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