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BI on BW Roadmap ASUG Annual Conference Recap

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:


Below are some highlights.


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


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


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Coming post 2015 is authored universe access to ERP tables


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


Figure 5: Source: SAP

New chart picker – 22 chart types available


Figure 6: Source: SAP

When exporting, it is a static data set


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


Figure 8: Source: SAP

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


Figure 9: Source: SAP

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


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Analysis Office 2.1 is planned for release soon


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


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      Author's profile photo Bushair Thayyil
      Bushair Thayyil

      Very helpful. I am eagerly waiting to get this direct access to BW without HANA or BO.

      thanks tammy.