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Yesterday SAP held a meet the expert session on SAP BI Client Strategy.  These types of webinars are available through the SAP Enterprise Support Academy.  Below are my rough notes.  As usual the disclaimer applies – anything in the future is subject to change.

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Includes cloud based solutions and includes predictive and planning and RoamBI

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No forced migrations with some exceptions

Explorer and Dashboard end due to Flash EOL

Lumira 2.x will be supported through 2024

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Focused on hybrid use cases

 

Commercial options on lower left corner

Program is called “cloud extension policy” – replace with a new contract for Analytics Cloud or Analytics Hub

 

Build out a hybrid license – a pilot program for a subscription license; GA planned for H2

 

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Focusing on Application Designer use case; improve how it works with offline data and self service aspects – planned for 2.2 near end of first half of 2018

2.3 – improve mobile design use case for Designer; up to parity with Analysis Office against BW data

Improvements to cross tab formatting and customized tool tips

Enterprise section – shared innovations between Lumira Discovery/Designer – performance improvements, variants, and PDF output

2.3 release – planned – large filter selections from a file, enhanced commentary and broadcasting

 

Discovery – cascading filters, indirect filters

Client Recommendations

 

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Analytics Hub is a catalog; how make it easy for end users to find their analytics

Different from launchpad as BI launchpad is one deployment; Analytics Hub spans deployments including cloud and 3rd party applications

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For application enterprise dashboards use Lumira Designer

For Mac, use SAP Analytics Cloud

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Expose data on public internet – use BusinessObjects BI; planned for SAP Analytics Cloud

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Production reporting – Crystal

Ad hoc reporting – continue with SAP Analytics Cloud

APOS is a partner providing a Gateway product

 

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Analytics Hub is the entry point to the hybrid stack

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Planned for 2018

SAP is running a pilot; testing back office capability to handle orders

First time offered using a subscription license with BusinessObjects BI

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Three Pillars are shown above

Analytics Hub “single portal”

Analysis Office can access SAC models along with BW/HANA

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Digital Boardroom takes SAP Analytics Cloud on a large touch screen

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Smart discovery – includes “influencers” of a metric

 

Convergence 2.0 Strategy

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Data Discovery – SAP Analytics Cloud

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Plan to add full text search to Analytics Cloud; Explorer use case covered by SAP Analytics Cloud

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Analytics Cloud covers faceted navigation

Transitioning RoamBI into SAP Analytics Cloud, taking advantage of Mobile app with SAP Analytics Cloud

Agility

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Lumira Designer business user changes

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Power user use case for Analysis Office

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Live access – ability to access data on premise without replication on SAP Analytics Cloud

Dasbhoards and BusinessObjects Explorer End of Life

The SAP Note listed at the bottom is very useful.

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Adobe will stop distributing Flash player in 2020

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My notes are light on the end of life slides, I think SAP covered it well above.

 

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