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This was an SAP webcast today on the overview/roadmap

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The usual legal disclaimer applies; things in the future are subject to change

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Word has an asterisk, part of the EPM plug-in

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2.x is the go-to release for future development

The Analysis plug-in refers the Analysis ribbon


Based on a pivot table user experience, from Excel

Convergence is a single product, single installer, single license


Introduced a common layer into Excel

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Some limitations for EPM exist as shown above

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BPC embedded recommend Analysis


Above shows which plug in to use


For BW/HANA, use Analysis


For BPC standard, EPM is the right plug-in


For BPC embedded, recommend Analysis


See note above that explains it more detail

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Differences are due to architecture and performance

Analysis approach uses design panel and context pane, Excel styles

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EPM plug-in has limitations with embedded


Check the notes


Exceptions, user interface, performance limitations based on architecture

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You can integrate Analysis with Fiori launchpad  – BI platform (open doc)

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Analysis can be a target for RRI interface

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If you are on 1.4 please upgrade, said SAP

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Planned (subject to change):


Missing EPM Word support


Re-introduce EVDRE support

For Analysis – continuous improvement, table design, rule editor, enable formulas in cross tab

HANA – SSO via cloud

Simplify user experience, asymmetric measures, auto complete

Axis sharing (butterfly report)

Grouping on the fly

Future  (planned for 2017) – commenting framework, similar to Web Intelligence

Integration – working with Lumira colleagues and Cloud colleagues

Looking at offline velocity engine / database

PoC with Excel365 geomaps

If you have live apps that might interact with BI data


Reference:

You can view the roadmap here (note logon may be required)


Recording: https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p4sadjzl5af/

Question and Answer
Q: https://apps.support.sap.com/sap/support/pam not working (PAM)

A: working today; could be browser related

Q: Will Analysis for Office work with HANA Enterprise Semantic Search? (for agile data preparation)

A: At this time no other plans

Q: Analysis for office on HANA source does not incorporate scenarios such as constant selection and RRI . When are we planning to include them?

A: move to HANA backend colleagues; not something do in the front

Q: One of the biggest pain points for us is upgrading software on end user s computers. As of today it’s manual process requiring user with admin rights accessing end user’s computer. About 80% of our Analysis end users work remotely. Any plans for automating upgrade procedures?

A: Customers said they would like control when upgrades; relies on IT infrastructure and central set up

Q:  Today, you have support for Bex workbook , In which version  of AO the Bex is enable to convert workbook?

A: been there for a while

Q: integration of excel 365 apps — what is support integration with excel 365 today

A: Analysis Office requires on-premise installation; not plan to integrate with HTML of Excel

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  1. Andreas Schindler

    Hi,
    what are the possibilities for launching Analysis with Fiori launchpad in the BW szenario?
    Is the SAP Portal required? In the notes mentioned on the slide it seems so…

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  2. Andreas Schindler

    Hi,

    at first thanks for your very fast answer!

    Yes I have watched the part of the recording, but there are no answers.
    Only that it is possible. For BW Server the SAP notes 1929901 and 1825429 are specified.
    In this notes only the way for integrating SAP Portal iViews is described.

    I want to know if there is a possibility to Launch an Workbook on BW Server without using an iView.

     

     

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  3. Tammy Powlas Post author

    That might be a question for the Fiori tag space.  For sure it works using opendoc on the BI platform.  Please share the links you have searched when you ask the question at answers.sap.com

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