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Road Map Business Intelligence BusinessObjects Suite Webcast Recap

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This was an SAP road map webcast. As always the legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

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Solutions part of BI portfolio

On premise or cloud

Analytics Hub is solution for content consumption

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These solutions share common services

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“scalable and robust” service


Platform admin via CMC


Content lifecycle support via promotion manager


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Need for a more hybrid scenarios

Better interop between solutions

Fiori as a paradigm across SAP applications, include SAP BI

Better integration with SAP applications; ways to include integration


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Future investments, based on customer influence


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Hybrid BI is a key area; note Adobe updates above.

Hopefully the key points are not news


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Automate onboarding for both SAP BI Platform and SAP Analytics Cloud users


Standalone license tool available in SP6


Semantic – geo and time hierarchy support in universes


Access Web Intelligence document as a data source to SAP Analytics Cloud


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Capabilities are shown above



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Recent innovations covers BI4.2 SP6


2019 planned innovations – 4.2 SP7, maybe SP8; automated onboarding, SAML support on all servers, schedule to SAP Analytics Cloud as a destination

New console templates for the Admin consoles


2020 – end to end single sign-on, maybe credential mapping as an alternate, licensing improvements for hybrid scenarios, deployment enhancements (voted highly on influence site)


2021 – install recovery, smart agent to help with installation (look at influence site), new platform support



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Scheduling enhancements – top voted ideas on influence site

2019 planned innovations – scheduling enhancements, removing flash, usability improvements, visual difference, and include customer feedback from user groups and influence channels


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Recent innovations includes BI4.2 SP6

IOMS certified for SharePoint 2016 (on premise only)


2019 planned – preferences in CMC, reorganize pages, enhance unified viewer, more content supporting it, introduce basic customization capabilities (change logo, background colors)

2020 – Fiori launchpad to be de facto experience, import NW locale, more customization enhancements

2021 – customer feedback


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Support time dimension and geo hierarchies – looking at in planned innovations

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Live Office road map, in 2019 catch up with Web Intelligence features



Q: Plan to integrate universes into HANA views?

A: have not heard of this request; raise this on the influence site



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      Author's profile photo Manikandan Elumalai
      Manikandan Elumalai

      Looks like Live office is going to be a separate product and is no longer be integrated with Analysis for Office as per 2018 BI Convergence Plan!    Dallas Marks  any thoughts?

      Author's profile photo Dallas Marks
      Dallas Marks

      Apparently SAP ran into some technical difficulties. But Analysis for MS Office is clearly the "go forward" tool, as it will be gaining additional planning and SAP Analytics Cloud features. Live Office will also continue on the roadmap, albeit in a smaller font size, to support the use cases that cannot be migrated to Analysis for MS Office.


      Author's profile photo Tariq EL BAHLOUL
      Tariq EL BAHLOUL

      Very helpful thanks.

      Author's profile photo Jay Roble
      Jay Roble

      Do you have a link to the slides?


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jay Roble

      All road map slides are posted at (logon with S-User)


      Author's profile photo Andreas J A Schneider
      Andreas J A Schneider

      Please, does anybody know which repositories will be supported for Promotion Management, in particular..

      ** Github**


      Thanks in advance

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Andreas - I recommend creating a new question for this at

      Author's profile photo Denis Konovalov
      Denis Konovalov

      Github repo's support is on the table.

      However, there are no shareable details yet and it might change before product is released.