#askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call – SAP Analytics Fall 2018 Innovation Update Recap
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Themes include Augmented Analytics, Intelligent Enterprise Hybrid Environments and Collaborative Enterprise Planning
Data is massively growing
Not just about visualization
Analytics is about being smarter, using machine learning to guide us
Capture and connect plans through enterprise without being a financial planning expert
“The One Simple Cloud strategy is about moving beyond human bias, with automated & assisted insights, from a connected environment”
SAP is included in SAP applications such as SuccessFactors, Ariba
Smart assist is making BI accessible to everyone
Data Warehouse as a Service
Q: Do you have to be an SAP shop to use?
A: No, SAP Analytics Cloud works with other data sources and application types and run in hybrid landscapes
Q: Embed Analytics Cloud to integrate
A: API’s available
Intelligent enterprise, automate repetitive tasks, making business analysts more productive
Help Business Analyst understand the results, best way to use prediction
Drive adoption, show how use to solve business problems
Drive into transaction systems – Pai
Q: Is this in addition to what is on premise for predictive analytics?
A: in addition to what is on premise predictive analytics (tool for analysts & data scientists)
Cloud – simpler experience for business analyst
Moving to a hybrid environment is the next evolutionary step
“Strategy is hybrid, bringing additional capabilities to innovate with agility in the cloud”
What Analytics Hub offers today
BI4.3 is planned next year with BOE maintenance until 2026
Q: What is SAP BI 4.3? A: Hybrid for improved integration, enterprise readiness – simplifying deployment, user experience
Part of SAP Analytics Cloud
Professional design, guided apps, reuse elements from SAP Analytics Cloud
Planned is planning and integration with Smart capabilities
Use dashboard to influence the model and rerun it
Q: What is the GA on app design?
A: Towards end of the year
BW/4HANA SAP Analytics Cloud
Goal of BW/4HANA is to drive simplification
Deliver faster to the business when change an existing business scenario or a new data model
Data model is simplified; in the past had 10 modeling objects
Reduced to only 4 modeling objects – infoobject, ADSO that keeps line item DSO, composite provider for query access, open ODS view
Middle of the above are simplified data flows
High performance analytics in BW4
Decision on layer is no longer based on performance implications
Reduced huge number of source connections (had 11 different source system types) – now down to 4 – one includes HANA, ODP, Big Data (Data Hub, Hadoop), File
New user experience, eclipse based environment
BW/4HANA Cockpit, the central entry point for the administrator; web based UI5 technology so access to any device
New process chain editor; integration with Data Hub and BW/4HANA (add structured/unstructured) process chains can trigger SAP Data Hub
New is data tiering optimization; data movement from hot to cold/warm – it is done in the background
Flexible conversion options
Next step is BW/4HANA 2.0 – planned for February 2019 with major enhancements
How integrate “best of both worlds”?
No additional modeling, replication, data stays in BW, and Analytics Cloud can integrate
It is a unique integration
What SAP Analytics Cloud can use
Can run queries in parallel
Time dependent hierarchy support
BW Structure support
Rename dimension, create your own groups
Q: Will SAP Analytics Cloud perform authorization routines?
A: When connecting to live data, automatically check data level security
Q: When should a customer go for BW/4HANA or SQL warehouse?
A: Not a decision done on feature/function level; customers who have no ABAP knowledge, perhaps consider SQL approach – can integrate with BW/4HANA
Q: Can Lumira Designer apps migrate to App Design?
A: So far, that is not planned as part of the immediate roadmap; not saying it will never happen as both products are not at same level of maturity
Q: What is the future of Lumira Designer?
A: Lumira Designer is the leading tool for professional dashboards; no plan to replace; SAP still committed to tool
Q: Is there is a mass import option of assets for SAP Analytics Hub?
A: Today Analytics Hub has API’s and that API would allow you to script operations
Going forward, looking to clean up and tighten integration with BOE and SAP Analytics Cloud
Q: Which BI4x is required for live connectivity?
A: BI4.2 SP5 or above
For more information join us for these upcoming webcasts:
November 13 Smart Predict
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