On Monday ASUG held several ASUG pre-conference sessions. This is a nice “jump-start” to the conference. I attended the hands-on session with SAP Lumira 2.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as BusinessObjects Cloud).
Before the conference even started, we saw on twitter some of the name changes. At the end of the show, the SAP Analytics twitter handle shared this:
So you can see above that it is now “SAP Lumira” and SAP Analytics Cloud – no “BusinessObjects”. See the SAP press release.
First, everything in the room was set up nicely with hard-wired connections, We connected to SAP Lumira on a BW backend using Amazon Web Services. Our instructor was SAP Mentor/ASUG Volunteer Ingo Hilgefort. I can’t reasonably share 70+ slides and over 130 pages of exercises, so below are some highlights:
SAP Lumira Discovery
One item I didn’t realize was that conversion to Lumira 2.x is one-way.
Ingo said “Be cautious for sizing” SAP Lumira 2.0. You will want to resize before switch to production as now you have one server for both applications (Designer, Discovery)
Above shows BW online functionality is new to Lumira Discovery
Ingo covered some limitations with BW and Lumira Discovery. He highlighted currency and scaling factor in the discussion.
Lumira Designer will have the capability to export to Analysis Office.
Lumira Designer will have the “Document” concept. This is a new concept that everyone must understand when using Designer for the first time. Ingo explained that the document feature allows teams to work on Lumira 2.0 applications.
Ingo said single cell selection in SAP Lumira 2.0 is helpful for planning scenarios.
SAP Analytics Cloud
Some key considerations for SAP Analytics Cloud are covered above
Above covers connectivity for SAP Analytics Cloud
Above are some things to be aware of with SAP Analytics Cloud
Above shows some limitations with BW Connectivity (acquisition) with SAP Analytics Cloud
Lumira Discovery Exercises
Here is a work in progress on Lumira Discovery (Excel is the data source):
In this exercise we blended some data, used the grid format, and the KPI tiles
On another part of the exercise we used the input controls and the maps functionality
SAP Analytics Cloud Exercises
Here is the first exercise I did on SAP Analytics Cloud – my colors are not matching the exercise result…oh well
The next exercise (above) we used the linked analysis feature
The last exercise we used the maps feature
We saw a demo of Alexa and Design Studio; use case is voice commands and talking to dashboard for 508 compliance
In case you were not at the conference last week you can register for Tuesday’s ASUG webcast on SAP Lumira 2.x Overview and Roadmap – register here.