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Roadmap and Latest Product Updates (Q3 2017) for SAP Analytics Cloud Webcast Recap

This was an SAP webcast today; below are my rough notes

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Per Adrian: the presentation slides (as PDF) will be available for download shortly after this webinar at:

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Things are subject to change

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In the market for 18 months – brings together predictive, financial and BI – it is SaaS

Live connectivity is a focus

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Focus on line of business; pre-created content areas HR, Finance

Integrate with SAP Cloud Platform for application building

“SAC” is intended to complement and not replace on premise investments

It is best to be a new use case; do not “migrate” Web Intelligence to SAC

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Plan to build predictive capabilities into BI layer (good news)

Terry encouraged downloading the mobile app to view stories

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Ones in grey are supported for a while

Blue – partners can deliver

Yellow- newest data sources

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Now have live data connectors for universes; without replication – not support all features that replication supports

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Architecture advantages – load content asynchronously so shows up faster to end user

Mobile app only supports responsive layout

Updates are moved to the weekends

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Supports 1-10 screens, if not more

New version of agenda builder supports linear flow

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Use as best practices template

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Analytics Cloud is part of Analytics Hub

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In-cell charts

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Bypass modeling; do preview, filter data

Time dimension enhancements

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Embed stories in other applications

Asymmetric charts are coming

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Speaker notes, pre-read, being worked on

Working on a collaboration service with a partner, whiteboarding

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“get closer to the data”  and likely AWS will be first

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Plan to have multiple cloud applications to link more easily


Question & Answer

Q: Can we create and test a BW live connection in the SAC Trial System?

A: i think i a trial may be limited in its available connectivity types

Q: Can you export digital boardroom to PDF?

A: Yes, you can export Digital Boardroom as PDF

Q: invest in improve on mobile devices?

A: yes

Q:  what about connectors to other CRM sources? some customers have asked it

A: likely with 3rd party partners; nothing official

Q: are ISO country codes planned to be supported in geo maps? and Zip Codes?

A: on the roadmap

Q: : what about maps for responsive view? currently really not able to use some stories on the Iphone that are based on maps

A: Maps are supported in responsive view; maps on mobile app are planned for early 2018

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Also, next week at SAP TechEd Las Vegas is a good time to learn more about this topic – be in the KNOW

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