This is a brief summary of today’s ASUG session with SAP.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
What if scenarios in XCelsius – is it acceptable to everyone and should SAP create in Design Studio?
Large complex dashboards became difficult to maintain in XCelsius
SAP received feedback and customers were still using WAD
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 explains why the tools are merging. “Tool zoo” – it was not the first time we heard this term today.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Design Studio has more potential architecture to it
SAP has seen comments on SCN about Design Studio
Many are not familiar with the Eclipse based environment
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Design Studio Scripting is BIAL; it is not a dynamic language, for usability
Design Studio is a young growing product
For gaps, consider looking at SDK
There are barriers to SDK – first you need find it, know about it, install it – need to make consumption of SDK components simpler
Figure 5: Source: SAP
It is easier to get started with XCelsius; hit the wall quick about what you can do
Design Studio uses IDE paradigm; this is not so scary if you have used before
People who have BI skills and development skills is small
SAP could implement CSS editor with Design Studio for live editing; or is what they have enough?
Figure 6: Source: SAP
SAP is looking to cover the gap list.
Figure 7: Source: SAP
SAP said they need to fix right to left first, then the components
Script free components is on the backlog
Spreadsheet affordance is planned for data source SDK data source 1.4 SDK
Language for what-if today in Xcelsius is in Excel, parsed to action script, convert to language, run it
SAP could do this for Excel but that means translation for runtime
Design Studio 1.4 will be GA in November
- – Fragments – last version included bookmarks
- – Fragments a development related to Lumira Viz – allows designer to bookmark separately
- – Users can personalize dashboards
- – Realtime (we saw a demo during this session)
- – Main features – drag and drop / split pane, Fiori support, simplified finance, RRI – define Design Studio app want it to be – in BIP or BW – which Design Studio app is the target
More as we hear it here.