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SAP BusinessObjects Analysis Edition for Office 2.0 is now in Ramp-up

Analysis Office 2.0 is now in ramp-up; the current GA version is 1.4

Here is the PAM and below are some key points:

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the preceding release is still supported for a year after the product goes GA

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Installer should point out what is missing and the link in the installer will point to it

Please note: No support of Office of versions lower than 2010

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Figure 3:

BW is supported as before

SAP HANA SP9 or higher

New Features

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Figure 4

Table design is an important new feature; it is also known as “Dynamic grid”

When you insert a cross tab, if you insert a row or color style, it would have been lost with navigation/refresh

Now it keeps OLAP navigation and color/structure cross tab so it is extended to layout

This is first step; note that inserting text and formula in empty cells after refresh is not this first release.

This is more for formatting and inserting lines.

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Property View is the third column in the Display panel.  It is an “Expert mode”

It allows users who are familiar with Analysis Office to assign several properties in one step

It is not introducing new properties but introduce properties in a visualization

It is similar to Query Designer

More to come – and I hope we learn more at BI 2015 next year

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      What? Release 2.0 will come out in 11 months?

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      Former Member

      No, its an example!

      2.0 will come out in May 2015

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      obviously 2015 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Tammy for the update.

      I am really thinking if this deserves 2.0 Version because it does not have many new features like we see in a major version of software. If there are not many new features , does it require a 6 month ramp-up period. I hope some one from SAP can tell us why such a long Ramp-Up period.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Naveen,

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      I think there are more features than what I have listed.  The dynamic grid is a big feature being delivered too.

      Also remember SAP is planning an Excel "client convergence" - see Figure 8 BI on Excel Roadmap – an ASUG Webcast Update so this is a process.

      I can't speak to the ramp-up period - it really just started and SAP will exit ramp-up based on meeting KPI's

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subhash Babu M
      Venkata Subhash Babu M

      Hi All,

      2.0 SP1 is available in Ramp Up Now

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      Subhash

      Author's profile photo Deepu Sasidharan
      Deepu Sasidharan

      Thanks Subhash.  I was able to download and install, the release notes are still not available.

      https://websmp101.sap-ag.de/~form/handler?_APP=01100107900000000342&_EVENT=DISPL_TXT&_NNUM=2091745&_NLANG=E

      Do you know whether A0 2.0 will work with AO 1.4 BIP add-on for scheduling? I was not able to find a AO 2.0 version of the BIP add-on.

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subhash Babu M
      Venkata Subhash Babu M

      Hi Deepu Sasidharan,

      There is no Separate BIP Add-on is required for AO 2.0(its not available)

      Whatever latest release of 1.4 BIP Add-on(currently 1.4 SP10 BIP Add-on) for scheduling will work for AO 2.0 as well.

      You can use it. No Problem 🙂

      Subhash

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      Former Member

      Hi,

      First of all. In my opinion, BO Analysis Office is the best product to come out of SAP BI for a long time. We use it a lot and everyone likes it. Large Swedish Telecom company.

      Two questions:

      1. Any news on Geo map integration? Such as MS BI has with their Bing Map integration.

      2. Any news on filtering options like slicer which exists in "normal" Excel. Filtering options when building Excel applications could be enhanced.

      Thanks

      Kenneth

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

      Hi Kenneth - I have not heard on the two items you listed above. There are some ideas on this at Idea Place - SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for MS Office: Home

      I encourage you to vote for the ideas there.

      Tammy

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      This is good post.

      I'm also interested to know whether we can connect to relational universes, webi reports.

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

      Hi - you can use Analysis Views today to report on Web Intelligence

      Right now Analysis doesn't support universes

      Author's profile photo Oliver Sviszt
      Oliver Sviszt

      Dear Tammy,

      Will AAO finally support turning on/of result row supression and element display (text or key) via macro API? This is a feature required for any sophisticated planning or dashboarding application, and in the current version it is not available.

      Thank you,

      Oliver

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

      Hi Oliver - I am not a macro expert so I don't know. But we do have an ASUG webcast coming up on Wednesday where I will ask.  Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Oliver: not yet; please submit an idea to Idea Place ideas.sap.com

      Author's profile photo Pranab Bhattacharya
      Pranab Bhattacharya

      Hi Tammy,

      Do you know whether workbook broadcasting for NetWeaver version of AO is/will be supported by SAP?

      I do not find much discussion about that topic.

      Regards,

      Pranab

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

      Hi Pranab - it is not listed in the roadmap - https://websmp206.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700000395262012D.pdf 

      You can do Scheduling in Analysis Office 1.4 on the BI platform.

      Author's profile photo Stephen Hobbs
      Stephen Hobbs

      I read somewhere that version 2.1 was due to ramp-up in May. I can't see any mention of it on the SAP Ramp-Up site.

      We are about to start a program of migrating users from 1.4 to 2.x but I don't want to invest too much time and effort in creating user documentation / training and rolling out 2.0 if 2.1 will look significantly different. I also don't want to roll-out 2.0 if 2.1 offerers addition features...

      So does anyone know when 2.1 ramp-up is due to start, or have I missed it? I noticed that the user and admin guides are already available for 2.1 in the Analytics Knowledge Center!

      Regards and thanks in advance,

      Stephen

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subhash Babu M
      Venkata Subhash Babu M

      Hi Stephen Hobbs,

      you are right, 2.1 is available in ramp-up today only

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      if you are the part of ramp up program you should be able to download

      about the features, please have a look at Tammy Powlas blog

      BI on Excel Roadmap – an ASUG Webcast Update

      Regards,

      Subhash

      Author's profile photo Stephen Hobbs
      Stephen Hobbs

      Thanks for the reply. So do you know if I'm still able to get on the Ramp-Up for 2.1? I have never seen it listed in the ramp-up program...

      Thanks,

      Stephen

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subhash Babu M
      Venkata Subhash Babu M

      Hi Stephen Hobbs,

      internally i am able to see it.

      i would expect to be avaiable for external soon wither today/tomorrow

      Subhash

      Author's profile photo Stephen Hobbs
      Stephen Hobbs

      Thanks Subhash. Are you referring to the installation file being available in SAP market place or sign up to Ramp-Up being available?

      I haven't signed up and can't see a sign up link in the ramp-up pages but I'm keen to join ramp-up.

      Thanks again for your continued help!

      Stephen

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subhash Babu M
      Venkata Subhash Babu M

      Hi Stephen Hobbs,

      SAP Service Marketplace - SAP Ramp-Up

      you can see AO 2.1 in ramp up now

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      Best Regards,

      Subhash

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Do you know when 2.1 will be released?

      currently, adding excel formula or SAPGetData to sum 2 rows in new line after refresh is not supported in 2.0 right? the formula is gone after refresh.

      is it supported in 2.1?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I am trying to create an installation server for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis 2.0 edition for Microsoft Office. The installation zip file (51049248) does not contain an installation server.

      Is there any file with installation server for Analysis for Office 2.0?

      Best Regards,

      Ananda

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      There is no BIP add-on for 2.0

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Tammie for you reply.

      I have created installation servers for earlier versions of Analysis for Office such as 1.4 to configure settings such as registry entries, BOESystems.xml,etc.

      I am trying to do the same for Analysis for Office 2.0. The installation zip file (51049248) does not contain an installation server. I am wondering if there is a full installation zip file that contains installation server for 2.0.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      It is not available; you will need to save your workbooks as 1.4.  Subhash has documents on this if you search SCN.

      Author's profile photo Dal Jerome
      Dal Jerome

      Hi all,

      I noticed 2.2 is also available.

      But I cannot find any hardware&software requirements document for this version.

      Is that the same requirements as for 2.0 ?

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

      Please go to the PAM at support.sap.com/PAM to find the requirements

      Author's profile photo Stephen Hobbs
      Stephen Hobbs
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      I'm unable to install the application, I have MS Office 2016 64bit installed but its giving me this error, appreciate any advice thanks. Jose

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

      Have you installed 2.2, the latest support pack?

      Author's profile photo Tom Himpe
      Tom Himpe

      Jose, try removing office using the fixit and then reinstalling. That fixed it for me, and as Tammy said make sure to use the 2.2SP02 installer.

      Here I was talking about the same problem.
      http://scn.sap.com/message/16579062#16579062

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Tammy and Tom,

      Its now working nicely the fixit from microsoft resolves it, thank you so much for the help 🙂

      Regards,

      Jose