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Recent BI Features SAP Analytics Cloud Webcast Recap

This was a Jacob Stark webcast earlier this week.  Don’t forget to attend these upcoming webcasts as well:

 

January 22 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud Roadmap Update for Developer APIs and Integration

January 23 BI: SAP Digital Boardroom and SAC Mobile App – What’s New, Best Practices and Roadmap

January 24 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for SAP BW and BW/4HANA

January 29  INFL: Mobile BI Influence Council Re-launch

January 30 BI: SAP BW/4HANA 2.0

January 31 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud Roadmap

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Agenda is above

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New, popular feature of private bookmarks

If you are looking at specific region, great to bookmark

Can set default bookmark

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You can configure your exploration view, allowing you to slice/dice data

You can create multiple explore tabs, and save them

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Feature was requested by “popular demand”

More selective about page input controls

You can configure it apply to 1 or more items on the page

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Geomapping capability – can slice by dimension

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More waterfall enhancements, easier to re-arrange, interim totals, position parent totals before children, hide root node

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For this feature, for live data, you need HANA 2.0

If you have age, it is a dimension, but also need it as a measure (for average age)

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You can access this in the story level; don’t have to do it in model level

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You can do this today; custom sort your dimension members; you can do this with acquired data and live data based on what is included in slide

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Predefined cell calculations

Can work from designer or view mode

If select multiple columns, allow calculations for both columns

Shows formulas in top bar

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For Google customers in a corporate setting

Export content to Google Slides

Exports as a flattened image; to incorporate in slide deck

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Snap to object, snap to grid, works in Canvas mode

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Added keyboard shortcuts

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Easier to read in mobile device, choose truncation

Inline labels (nice feature)

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Control by profile, chart level

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Show hide rows, columns “unbooked members” – viewer mode

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Export to CSV from Explorer mode

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Lazy loading allows you to interact with your data faster

View window loads first

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In some areas you may want to collapse views

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Browser caching will not work in incognito mode

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HANA 2.0 allows for storing as a BLOB

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Blend live HANA 2.0 models with acquired data

Using Smart Data Integration

Secure in the browser

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Moved prompts to story bar to make it easier to discover

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Multiple date hierarchies for acquired data

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Closing the gap

 

These are some features to try out when you can.  What do you think?  See the recording here and download the slide deck.

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