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World Premiere Design Studio 1.5 Part 2 – ASUG Webcast

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

We received more details today in an ASUG webcast.  The usual legal disclaimer applies that items in the future are subject to change.  Most of the features below were shown in a live demo during the webcast.

The most common question – when will 1.5 be GA?  Answer is planned for late May or early June.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

This was shown at run time in a demo, where the user can select the system and data source at run time.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

In the demo, we saw the filters done horizontally as shown in Figure 2


Figure 3: Source: SAP

New navigation panel features were also shown in the demo, using several new templates that are planned with version 1.5


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 was also part of the demonstration with the Lumira-like chart type picker.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

During the demo, SAP said there is more context menu customizing with Design Studio 1.5


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 was part of the demo with new online composition templates that can be used “out of the box”.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Not discussed too much during the webcast but interesting to see multi selection enabled in the crosstab.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Offline is more browser based, not mobile.  Expect more enhancements here per the planned roadmap.


Figure 9: Source: SAP

The scenario is to analyze in Design Studio data, do filtering, then reuse in Lumira, right mouse click export to Lumira, data generated as Lumira.  On the right side, export to Lumira, open in Lumira use Lumira for data analysis or mash up


Figure 10: Source: SAP

On Figure 10, SAP said you can run datasources in parallel – independent of back end system


Figure 11: Source: SAP

Today you use scripts for some of these components but in Figure 11 the scripting can “go away” using the data bound component features.


Figure 12: Source: SAP

Figure 12 shows bookmark administration on the BI Platform.  It was not covered too much during the webcast


Figure 13: Source: SAP

Figure 13 was also not covered/discussed during the webcast, but since there have been questions here on SCN, this is included.


Figure 14: Source: SAP

Figure 14 shows you can use the http data connectivity to HANA.  Support for all single source databases (multi-source universes are not supported)


Figure 15: Source: SAP

Figure 15 shows a new way to share applications using the import/export wizard.


Figure 16: Source: SAP

Much of this has already been discussed here on SCN, including display attribute support for the SDK in 1.5


Figure 17: Source: SAP

Today in Figure 17 means release 1.5; SAP said they are almost at end of Customer Validation

General Availability is planned at the end May or beginning of June

Further enhancements include  geo map, export, mobile experience, offline enhancement, drag & drop on cross tab (like BEx Web) – plan calculcations at run time

Design time includes more context menu customizing, more enhanced universe connectivity – 20K rows (planned innovations)

Future includes scheduling


Figure 18: Source: SAP

Planned innovations is expected after the release of 1.5 and includes offline mobile features and the increase in universe cell limits


Figure 19: Source: SAP

Future direction (always subject to change) is after planned innovations and planned to include multi source universes.


Figure 20: Source: SAP

Future direction includes an update on the convergence plan and there were questions on this during the webcast. Please note this was not discussed in detail during the webcast


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