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BI on Excel Roadmap – ASUG BusinessObjects Conference Update

The usual Legal Disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.  SAP presented this at yesterday’s ASUG BusinessObjects Conference.  My notes are not complete as the hotel experienced AV issues so we didn’t see any slides 25 minutes into the presentation.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the options today with Excel and SAP data sources.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

SAP said it took time to work on table formatting

For Analysis Office, they wanted to reach the point to close the BEx gap list

With third party access to your data source, it is never completely right

SAP has decided to update Live Office

SAP cannot give a timeframe on Analysis Office connection to universes


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows ongoing work/updates to Live Office.


Figure 4: Source: SAP

UNX support for Live Office will be available by end of Q2


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 covers the unified planning model.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the convergence time line

The speaker also mentioned the “Concept of Unified Excel client as part of Design Studio/Lumira story” and to learn more at TechEd next month.


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      Thank you Tammy...we can always get reliable updates on your blog posts for us that that work in the far away Middle East Region.

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      Hi Tammy

      Thanks for the updates - I am a keen follower of your postings

      What is the future for Live Office? will it be eventually be replaced by Analysis for Office or will it be kept as an independent BO product?

      Do you know what is SAP's timeline for the integration of Live Office into Analysis for office>

      Reason for asking is that our company is busy with product development and the features of Live Office fits our requirement perfectly. I am however concerned about the long term sustainability of our product with SAP's road map for incorporating Live Office into Analysis for Office

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi - thank you for your kind words

      I don't see Live Office mentioned in the roadmap for Analysis Office (see - Service Marketplace logon required)

      I did hear this week at BI2015 that SAP will provide .UNX support for Live Office.

      Also, from a session I attended, as long as Live Office is shipped with the BI platform it should have 7+2 support; to be honest I have not checked if it is shipped with BI4.1

      Since I don't work for SAP, you might get a better answer asking this as a separate discussion...thank you again.