Below are my rough notes from today’s ask SAP call for the SAP BI Community.  Please note the usual legal disclaimer applies and things in the future are subject to change

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 explains the quarterly BI community call series

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

SAP’s Jayne Landry said this included a simplification progress report.  Note that Figure 3 shows a new Data Center Management launch

As a background, information need to think what is in 4 walls and outside 4 walls

Transactions and now conversations being recorded, social media – not what just is said but who is talking including your key influencers.  Data now includes conversations, transactions, machines includes embedding sensors

Today less than 10% employees have access to analytics to do their work.  Analytics remains #1 priority for CIO’s

Today the needs include empower an IT framework to deliver data quickly and provide agility to business users; to provide agility and flexibility.  It includes the ability to provide trust and scale using Enterprise BI solutions, for both on premise and in the cloud and move the move apps to the cloud and BI will follow.

Simplification update

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 on the right shows the progress to date on the convergence of tools, including Web Intelligence Freehand SQL, convergence with Explorer with facets in Lumira  (“Two thirds of way there), search with Lumira experience

Interoperability with Lumira includes Visualize and compose room with the prep server side

Lumira Server for BI Platform is available to manage Lumira docs on BI Platform

SAP plans to launch BW Lumira Acquisition mode in a few weeks

Today you can export Design Studio data to Lumira to start a visualization story

Design Studio has a self-service dashboard experience with a prebuilt template and a BW online experience in real time and an Explorer like experience

Web Application Designer customers are adopting Design Studio for large scale projects, says SAP

SAP says XCelsius customers should look at Design Studio 1.5 for XCelsius style controls

Interoperability piece includes going from Analysis Office to Design Studio and support of all BI clients in Mobile BI

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

264 respondents to the poll shown in Figure 5 with enabling more agility and creativity for business at 50%

Question and Answer (at this point)

Q: Where is Predictive Analytics positioned?

A: see Advanced Analytics as a key part; many don’t have data scientists in organization – bring Predictive capabilities into Lumira using visual discovery

Q: Where does BusinessObjects fit in this landscape?

A: SAP BI platform delivers the trust and scale; integrates with Lumira

Part 2 will cover Lumira Roadmap and Part 3 will cover Enterprise BI – to be continued

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