Earlier this week I wrote SAP Inside Tracks by Country. Little did I know it is far more interesting to look at it by city. I also missed an Inside Track in my previous post: Berlin – apologies to Oliver Kohl – he also streamed Inside Track Berlin, parts of which I watched online live.
First, from the previous post, I used the “interoperability” from Discovery to Designer and learned this:
So I couldn’t execute locally in Designer, something I am so used to.
So I uploaded to the BI Platform
Because I wanted to see it on SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, I assign a mobile category on the BI Platform
Above shows how it looks like on the “Fiori-fied” BI Platform
Here is how Europe looked
On Mobile iOS:
I really like the crisp views of Lumira Designer 2.1 on the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile software; thanks to Vivek Das and team.
Inside Track by City – Lumira Desktop 1.31.9
Now I struggled to find Bogota, Colombia with Lumira but fortunately it suggested Bogota, DC
Above shows Lumira Inside Track by City (including Berlin) using 1.31.9
Lumira Discovery 2.1
What I liked about Lumira Discovery is the marker feature on the maps. You can see that SAP Inside Tracks in Eastern Australia are covered well.
Customized Maps Lumira 2.1
A nice new feature is using customized baseline maps in Lumira Discovery 2.1
Once you create a geographic hierarchy on cities Lumira also looks at regions/sub regions. Above is using a Stamen baseline map. You can see that New South Wales had 3 SAP Inside Tracks last year (in Sydney)
It’s a geography lesson for me, learning that Hannover is in Lower Saxony
Because Lumira couldn’t find Ballerup on the map, I changed it to the closest city, Copenhagen.
How does it compare to previous years?
See this video by year:
In 2016 Australia had 3, in 2017 they had 6
Here’s the raw data
View by Country by year:
I don’t like this line graph; I find it hard to read
Reading Stephanie Evergreen’s visualization book, she is not a fan of area charts, but I think it depicts the data better than the line chart.
I resorted to Excel as I wanted to show the years on the X-axis:
You can see trends for Europe and APJ on the upswing. North America in 2017 didn’t have as many SAP Inside Tracks in Mexico or the Caribbean. I still maintain that North America will be lower due to the active 38 ASUG Chapters spanning the United States and Canada.
Raw data by region:
In working on this I reflected how in 2015 I helped John Astill with SAP Inside Track Washington DC, in 2016 I presented at SAP Inside Track Mississauga thanks to William Laverde and 2017 I presented virtually at SAP Inside Track Bangalore.
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