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This is evolving
Big changes occurred in last 50-60 years
An evolution from one state to another
Big transition period
A hybrid world, running on-premise for some time with new technologies
Goal is to connect these 2 worlds together
Classic BusinessObjects on premise toolset, involved in running the business
Expectation of stability
Emerging cloud technologies – SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) – innovate and grow the business
Hybrid – take the both scenarios
Different tools in portfolio
Hybrid enablers include SAP Analytics Hub
Cloud native technologies such as SAP Analytics Cloud
74% describe overall cloud strategy as hybrid
23% think hybrid is integrating public cloud with on premise infrastructure and data
From Forrester “Top 10 Facts Every Tech Leader Should Know About Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid Cloud Isn’t A Specific Strategy — It’s A Sanity Statement” (source: SAP)
Not expect a big “lift and shift”
6 big areas
“A lot going on around BI4.3”
Hybrid is not just about technology, could be about licensing
Try to make pricing options more flexible
Newer lower cost on-premise packages – convert on-premise
SAP is introducing a new edition called SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.
This is a new edition that only includes the BusinessObjects BI Platform plus Web Intelligence functionality. It also includes Mobile BI, Live Office and SAP Application data access.
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise has reduced functionality compared to the previous BusinessObjects Enterprise Professional.
It no longer includes the flash-based products Explorer and Dashboards. The price is reduced compared to the prior BOE Professional product.
SAP is also making similar changes to SAP BusinessObjects BI, edge edition. This price point is reduced because it is a lower priced edition to begin with. (Source: SAP)
The cloud extension policy allows for the partial termination of on-premise maintenance, and reuse that against cloud subscription
NOTE: The annual value of that new cloud subscription must exceed the annual value of the terminated maintenance.
The reason for this policy that cloud subscriptions include operations and infrastructure costs in addition to support and new versions, so there’s additional value being delivered in the cloud subscriptions that exceed the value of the maintenance being terminated. (Source: SAP)
Analytics Hub is a tool for managing content across the organization; solves a number of problems
Analytics Hub “improve challenges, improve adoption rates, access, helping users understand where users are, on premise or cloud”
Side-effects of hub– help build analytics community, centers of excellence, governed content
It is also a SaaS solution
Find the analytics, browse
Part of process – easy to set up, admin cockpit, lets you view, usage information, fields, and build out the view
Road map and Vision
Enhance home page experience; bring closer together with SAP Analytics Cloud
Tighter integration with BusinessObjects repository
Improve SAP Analytics Cloud experience to include hub content
Today share a common back end, role management teams, single sign on
Bring together the front end
Click through, full analytics hub in that experience
Retain full catalog
Improve publishing of content
Make content available in Analytics Hub
As part of 4.3, improve the ability to publish the enterprise business object and content
In BOE, select content available in Analytics Hub, similar to SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
Working to tighten integration with landscape
Recap hybrid areas
New license pricing options, ensure you have the right licenses to deploy the right pieces
Analytics Hub – single front end
Web Intelligence content as a source to the cloud in 4.3 (looking at)
Hybrid – taking complete BI solution, alongside, allow you to deploy SAC, and “best of both worlds” with variety of options to connect
Analytics Hub – view across landscape
Take advantage of technologies
Question and Answer
Can we restrict certain Assets can be viewed by certain users in Analytics Hub?
yes this is possible by teams
Why can’t Fiori launchpad be the laurchpad for all analytics content?
can use Fiori; typically people use Fiori with Analytics Hub
Does Analytics Hub offer asset certification functionality & workflow? I.e. (Not Certified/Certified or Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze)
Today don’t have a way to do that; on the backlog
How about language. in BO we can use Translation manager to make the language of the reports suited the user language. Can we do something like this in Analytics Hub or is it planned to become available in future. (same for SAC)
translation is planned
What will happen after 2026 when SAP BI 4.3 is near end and is on premise and SAC is cloud based only If I want to run a cloud on my private data centre ,how will I be able to do that ?
4.3 is extended, support to at least 2026. Continuing to add functionality to SAC
Where can I get documentation on the API?