Design Studio was covered at the end of last week’s #askSAP call. The usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.
SAP said the “overall shift in BI from centralized IT to more of an end user agile BI”. It doesn’t meant that “curated” use case has gone away. It means now we have use cases where users can create something right now based on their needs.
Design Studio has been taking on the roles that legacy products filled for application building and dashboarding. With 1.6, SAP has been rapidly developing the product. It is a a rapid analytic development tool for dashboarding and analytic apps.
It is not necessarily for the developer; it is for the designer. The designer can rapidly develop complex applications customized to the needs of the organization
Templates are included in every version – a “gallery of templates”. Application can be completely custom. Applications are universally consumable using HTML5.
Drag and drop in cross tabs, save parts of an application with colleagues (smart objects, social BI)
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Fast development, template oriented, designer oriented, someone professional curates the application with a fast deployment model
Development times are in weeks for a complex application; if using template can do in an afternoon
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Typical template based application
Custom app for OLAP data
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Out of the box it looks like Lumira (see the right of Figure 3)
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Data exploration is almost like Lumira and geared towards OLAP data sources
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Version 1.6 is planned for November
For this version features the scorecard
With 1.6 feel can turn attention to classic XCelsius community
Before had the cross tab, but it is not heavily formatted information
Scorecard will have a customizable table, customize conditional formatting, combine CSS formatting to the data to make it dynamic
Can put charts in columns/cells and can organize –build a butterfly table and sparkline charts
Geo includes small improvements, can now have embedded charts with shapes
Will fully support drag and drop BEX use cases
ASUG Webcast for Design Studio 1.6 – register at https://www.asug.com/events/detail/World-Premiere-of-SAP-BusinessObjects-Design-Studio-1.6