Roadmap Discussion: What is next for SAP BusinessObjects BI – Notes
SAP’s Jayne Landry provided this SAP Insider Webcast today. I am not duplicating what was already presented in September – see SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy and Roadmap Call Notes, Question and Answer
Her slides from today’s session can be found here
She said SAP wants to converge use cases, not features and functions. “The content you have today will be there going forward”.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Lumira will have Exploration capabilities
SAP expects you will go from Story to an Exploration experience with natural language search
Lumira will support OLAP use cases
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Lumira is for the business analyst to create dashboards
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 shows Step 2 of the convergence plan which includes – interoperability for Design Studio, Lumira, Analysis
Use Lumira as prototyping environment, hand that over to designer for production ready dashboard
You will be able to take the Lumira Story to Excel and PPT
Figure 4: Source: SAP
SAP will add OLAP capabilities to Lumira
The timeframe is 2015
It will take a few years to get simplification done
Figure 5: Source: SAP
In the past, SAP had named licenses for authoring – worked well with Crystal Reports
With solutions like Lumira, licenses change with looking at what is authoring and viewing
Figure 6: Source: SAP
BI4.2 is coming in 2015 with the theme of “Simplify, enhance and extend”
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Lumira Edge can publish and share documents on premise (no HANA) uses new in-memory engine on Linux/Windows
In 2015, will be able to integrate Edge into BI Platform
Figure 8: Source: SAP
Figure 8 shows you can control where users publish
With Information Steward look at lineage, where it came from
You can schedule refreshes for universes
Simplify software consumption
Figure 9: Source: SAP
Enterprise BI license, and SAP will manage as a service as part of HEC or HANA Enterprise Cloud
Bring your own license aka “BYOL” or turn into subscription license
Figure 10: Source: SAP
Figure 10 shows custom apps that integrates with backend with HCP; PaaS Lumira Cloud on HCP is coming in 2015
Figure 11: Source: SAP
Figure 11 is the future, withe embedded BI content in SAP Cloud applications
Question & Answer
Q: When is the next version of BI and when will it be available?
A: Encourage you to move to 4.1
Move from 4.1 to 4.2 is an update, not a migration
Q: GA for BI4.2?
A: sometime in 2015; need to meet metrics of ramp-up program
Q: Will upgrades to BI platform be easier?
A: Fresh install – recommend in some situations
BI4.x to BI4.2 will be a simple upgrade
Q: When will Design Studio 1.4 be GA?
Q: When are cloud solutions available?
A: Multi tenancy in BI4.1 is available today
BI4x on AWS available today
Lumira Cloud is available today
BI on HCP – will be Lumira, and then Crystal Reports on HCP next year
Q: Just upgraded to BI4.1 – when can I use Design Studio
A: Can start using today
Q: Is Lumira BIP add on released?
A: Yes, with Lumira 1.19, now on 1.20
Q: Can we upgrade from 3.1 to 4.2?
A: Yes but 4.2 won’t be available until 2015
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