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Roadmap and Latest Product Updates for SAP Analytics Cloud Webinar Recap

This was an SAP webcast given yesterday. Please note the notes are my own and the recording is not yet available.  Previous recordings can be found here.  Other analytics product webinars from SAP Product Management can be found here

Today ASUG is having a webinar on SAP Analytics Cloud and BW   – register here

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Roadmap is always subject to change

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SAP Analytics Cloud is one service and you do not have to not switch between tools

It is a SaaS product that has no installation

It also has a mobile application

Built with live connectivity

Don’t need to replicate data sources


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The image above SAP continues to say that SAP Analytics Cloud does not replace your on-premise solutions

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With SAP Analytics Cloud there is no HANA license.  It is offered through a subscription license

Premium offering is digital boardroom with a video wall to see business at a glance

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The figure above shows a new responsive layout, with a canvas that allows you to lay out charts, text, exactly how you want it

Responsive is in lanes approach – design once, and view on any screen

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The plan is to work on KPI monitoring, continuous improvement, offloading

First release focuses on BI features; focuses on consumption scenario

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Now it is English only

Adding SAML support

Export to PDF

Boardroom presentations are coming soon

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This figure shows what has been rolled out last few months

High level work

Will make suggestions

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R opens up possibilities for industry charts

R visualizations are not currently on the mobile app, planned

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Starter templates for industry and LOB content

It is intended as a starting point

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Above is the high level roadmap

At this point in the webcast a demo of the predictive features was shared, including “smart assist” which offers a “clear understanding of business data without understanding the math”

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The most common question about this product is data connectivity

S/4HANA on premise will be planned soon

Repoint connector for test and production

Q3 will have a live connector for universes

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On this slide SAP said to check out Former Member blogs.

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Planning RESTful web services for modifying content

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Before this application had an iPhone app, this app supersedes it

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Soon SAP will offer support for mobile app in boardroom

There will be a new presentation builder to replace agenda builder

New story flow feature to arrange pages with different jump off points to launch detailed content

Official support for MS Surface Hub is coming

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Analytics Hub connects on premise and cloud

Each square is an “asset” – need URL and picture

Analysis office consumes data models

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Above shows candidate features

Additional data center support planned, lower left



Subset of Q&A

Q: what is calculation: CEIL?

A: ceiling

Q: will python interface be supported?

A: For Python, we will support REST Web Services for embedding scenarios

Q: Any plans for Fiori look and feel? This to align with S/4HANA embdeed analytics

A: Yes, we are using some of the SAPUI5 components, and following Fiori look and feel as much as possible; S/4 HANA embedding is a very important scenario to us

Q: Can u restrict what is available via Mobile App and what is not….by user?

A: You can restrict what stories a user will see, this will be reflected in both the mobile app and when viewing via the browser. We don’t have a specific mobile app restriction

Q: will you align the R- Server versions? SBOC requires a newer R-Serve release and HANA developers use an older R-Serve version

A: or now we will require a newer version, goal is to unify the R versions but must check into this timeline

Q: Reverse proxy in mobile app?

A: yes, this is supported

Q: Is Python supported for predictive?

A: not at the moment

Note the product tutorials was asked, but I could not match it with a question – this is the link to the tutorials


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