#ASUG SAP Mobile Analytics BI Influence Council Launch Recap
You can watch the replay here
If you are interested in joining you can take the survey here
More upcoming webcasts:
February 19 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for BW Customers
February 21 BI: What’s new in SAP BI4.2 SP7
February 28: #askSAP Call: SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap
This council aims to influence the future roadmap of all the SAP Mobile Analytics applications – SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI, SAP RoamBI. By providing feedback, identifying and discussing pain points, and brainstorming ideas to improve the applications.
The council’s objectives:
• Provide honest feedback not just on what you like and don’t like, but how to make the overall SAP Mobile Analytics better.
• Influence the future: how do we make SAC Mobile, or RoamBI or MoBI better for IT and business users?
• Considers either SAC Mobile, RoamBI or MoBI a strategic component of their landscape and business enablement
• Is involved in the use, administration, or strategic management of SAP Mobile Analytics
Business Users, Business Analysts, Report Developer, IT Admins
Android and iOS deployments
Anything in the future is subject to change
The 3 SAP Mobile BI/Analytics products today include “Mobi”, the mobile app for SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP Roambi
The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile application SDK provides you with the following capabilities:
1. Ability to customize the application using a metadata-driven approach: In this approach, you can control the application’s visual features, behavior and functionality using the values of features specified in the .plist files in the Xcode project.
2. Ability to extend the application’s capabilities by writing code using the classes provided within the application SDK in Xcode environment.
3. Ability to embed Web Intelligence reports and Dashboards in the mobile applications that you have developed.
SAP Analytics Cloud has a responsive layout: content adjusts itself to device screen with eevice preview;
It is intuitive has known touch gestures: tap, swipe etc.; logging in with touch ID
Every story can be made available on mobile using a responsive design while design time.
There will be two separate apps focusing on the two different use cases; for SAC mobile app users, there is no difference
For Roambi users: possible to use SAC as model repository and consume data from SAC in a Roambi view using the roambi app.
This is a demo showing as an SAP Analytics Cloud customer, deploying RoamBI content to a mobile device
As an analytics cloud have will this capability
It supports any number of comparisons
It downloads to the device; offline, interact with the application
This is a combined slide of SAC mobile and “SAC” Roambi
SAP Roambi standard product is on a maintenance track
SAC mobile – themes crossing solutions
Enterprise readiness is important; deploy at scale with right amount of security
Dates are in synch with the new quarterly release cycle
Q2/2019 – compatible with Airwatch SDK; deploy client side certificates to end users
Adding localization to the client
Future – working on improving BW live performance
Working on parity with desktop where possible
Q2 2019 working on geo spatial support
Search to insight and annotations planned
SAC mobile – view content across all devices
Future direction includes Android support, geo-spatial, content discovery
Future includes planning in the tablet form factor
Roambi – bringing templates to SAC
Today have a controlled release, with only 1 of the 5 templates available
Q2 GA will support only iOS (SAC RoamBI) with the templates
Working on what customers are asking for; updating the application for iOS and Android
Support for Lumira PDF planned in 2019
Support for WebI interactive viewer is planned
Question & Answer
Q: Will SAC Mobile also support on premise BI Platform content? Prefer to avoid 2 apps.
A: no plans…however, SAC is one cloud application which can access cloud or on-premise
Q: Android support for Mobi was extremely frustrating. Why is Android support so far out? We have more Android devices than IOS.
A: enterprise customers mostly used iOS
Q: how to sign up to influence council
A: You can sign up to apply for the Influence Council here: https://form.jotform.com/80116415427147
ASUG Influence Councils
ASUG Influence Councils are a key benefit of ASUG membership. Influence Councils are interactive forums where members can communicate ideas and concerns about product plans and SAP services directly to SAP development and product managers. The products may be in their infancy stage or be well-established products. Input shared in influence councils impact FUTURE versions of the products. (source: ASUG)
If you are interested in joining this ASUG Influence Council you can take the survey here