This is part 3 from yesterday’s webcast. Part 1 is askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call Notes Part 1 and Part 2 askSAP Analytics Innovations Call Notes Part 2 SAP Lumira Roadmap
Please note the usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change. What I liked particularly about this call was the time spent on question & answer (see below).
Figure 1: Source: SAP
SAP said they value customers’ feedback
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Coming for Design Studio includes increasing the number of rows that universes can bring back (today it is 5K), mobile offline support and more as shown in Figure 2
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 covers Analysis Office with a converged Excel client to include EPM, and a new formula editor for 2.1
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Figure 4 covers future plans (subject to change) for Analysis Office, with improved PowerPoint integration and publishing workbooks to the HANA platform
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Figure 5 covers plans for the future for Web Intelligence (past BI4.1 SP06)
Next release for Web Intelligence includes shared objects and annotations
Figure 6: Source: SAP
Figure 6 covers plans for Mobile BI; SAP is seeing increasing demand for Android
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Figure 7 shows plans for a faster installer
Report comparison tool to save time during the upgrade
Linked universes – many projects require universes
“Biggest and best partner ecosystems” to extend BI Platform
Question & Answer
Q: Universe on BEx query – will it replace anything?
A: Makes it more business friendly for end users for consumption in Web Intelligence
Q: Which versions BI Web Intelligence be available
A: SP06 – next week
Future plans – BI4.2 – late this year early next year (forward looking statement)
Q: Any future plans for commenting solution for all BI tools
A: Commenting for Web Intelligence is at the platform – WebI is the first to use, looking at other tools
Q: Is the performance on WebI on BICS universes similar to BEx queries
A: no performance numbers to verify
Q: Lumira isn’t supported on Crystal Server? What do those customers do?
A: Technologically speaking can do this but now focused on Lumira server for teams – you should be able to connect to universes from Lumira teams on Crystal Server
Licensing – you can purchase Lumira Edge – team server & BI Platform
Q: When can we view Mobile Dashboards without going through the BI app?
A: working on, no timeframe
Q: is broadcasting of Design Studio reports available?
A: not available today
Ability to schedule using the BI platform is on the to do list
Q: SAP’s UX strategy says it will converge to Fiori – how reflect in BI platform & client tools?
A: BI platform / client – looking to integrate with Fiori
Lumira & Design Studio started this with a Fiori tile into a Lumira story – working on adding OpenDoc capabilities
More adherence to Fiori design type when working on further solutions including Cloud for Planning
Q: What is the future for SAP Infinite Insight?
A: brought together InfiniteInsight with SAP Predictive into SAP Predictive Analytics
SAP also announced SAP IT Operations Analytics – see an overview in this PC World article: SAP previews new analytics tools for IT, business users | PCWorld
Additionally ASUG has a webcast on this in August – Data Center Intelligence
ASUG also has a webcast in September titled “What is coming in BI4.2” – register here
Finally, if you have questions about moving from BEx tools to Analysis and Design Studio join ASUG today – register here