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Roadmap and Latest Product Updates for SAP BusinessObjects Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Webcast Notes

SAP recently published new roadmap and just released newest version last week.  These are my rough notes from last week’s public SCN webcast.


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Legal disclaimer applies, things in the future are subject to change.


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What is BusinessObjects Cloud?

Sharing analytics with suppliers

Sharing with board members


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From KXEN acquisition

“Price point is low”

Planning for  free trial; still in works

Use tutorial system or for partner – buy instance, or customer, proof of concept; not intended for migration – for new users in the cloud


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The above shows the Digital Boardroom with a big screen, in an executive environment


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Working on industry best practices


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Online connectivity is focused on HANA

Data stays on premise

Soon BW, S/4HANA


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Data sources can be on cloud or on corporate cloud (agent installed)

Offer row-level security


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New capabilities include connection to SuccessFactors


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Custom queries; cannot update queries

Replicates to cloud; limited to 40MB; look to expand to 1GB


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OData 2 minimum is supported


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Ability to copy as shown above



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Ability to cancel query is a new feature



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Ability to change languages from user preference page, new language support


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Focus on bringing in data from other cloud solutions

iPaas – for third party data sources

Data repointing – test data source, stories, soon point data source to a different one (like production)


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Working on a sample of data, purely for responsive reasons

Browser support is Chrome

Additional browser support further out


Planned feature is templates; predefined layouts





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Planned feature is templates; predefined layouts

Visualizing/embedding, open doc style, planned for Q4



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Planned native mobile app; first planned for Digital Boardroom


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Above shows predictive plans


Subset of Q&A:
Q: Do BO Cloud support SSO?



Q:  is it possible to do chart linking i.e. if I drill down on say a column chart another table say a cross-tab gets changed? if not is it in the roadmap and expected when?

A: should be able to perform the chart linking already


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