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This is a session I attended last week.  These are my notes and anything stated in the future is subject to change.

It was a full house in attendance:

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Below are some highlights.

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows themes of cross client and interoperability.  SAP said they are looking at the big picture, how share amongst solutions

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

BI4.1 SP6 due in June

Users can recall values (BI Variants) is first planned for Web Intelligence

Universe on BEx is single source

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Coming post 2015 is authored universe access to ERP tables

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Two themes for Design Studio convergence strategy BEx and XCelsius use cases

The speaker said it is “Never a sexy topic when you talk performance”  regarding parallel query execution

Design Studio 1.5 will still single source universe support

Geomaps can up to 10 layers; change base layer maps at run time; alternative street maps are provided

More custom templates are provided

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

New chart picker – 22 chart types available

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

When exporting, it is a static data set

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

Planned innovations include calculations at run time

Snapshot to analysis office is planned

What is shown in Figure 7 is planned for second half of 2015

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

Future direction is typically 12-18 months out; plans include local calculations, multi-source universe support and common annotations

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Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows planned innovations and future directions (12-18 months out) for Analysis OLAP

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Figure 10: Source: SAP

Analysis Office 2.1 is planned for release soon

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Figure 11: Source: SAP

I hope to have another blog to cover this better but Figure 11 covers Lumira-BW integration planned for later this year.


Question & Answer

Q: Authored universes – will it do select statements?

A: Stripped down functionality on authored universe focused on business layer

Resources:

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World Premiere SAP Design Studio 1.5 ASUG Annual Conference – Part 1

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