SAP Analytics Cloud Add-in for Microsoft Office – Strategy and Updates Webcast Summary
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Capability to enrich planning and reporting process
Customer can go to Excel in cloud or desktop
Tool runs on MS365
Want to cover 2 flavors of Excel
Provide the user the ability to use on Windows/Mac environment
Future provide tool on tablet
Provide modern user interface, created for SAP Analytics Cloud
Fully integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud
Tool – no need to install anything; only go to MS app store to download the application and use the tool
Not available on market; it is available on Beta
Why SAC for MS Office?
Extend capabilities for SAC
Users still want to work with Excel
Combine SAC with power of Excel
Support in different way of working; cross device support – work with product on Mac or Windows; or in future with a tablet
Good match for large scale deployments; no installation; deploy centrally
Focus on strength; integrate the product in SAC stories and applications
Today have SAP Analysis for Office; can connect to SAC, what is the difference and when use one product over the other?
SAC, add-in for MS Office is in beta, delivered by Microsoft Store
SAP Analysis for Office is a strong product, continue to invest, desktop edition, cannot run on the Mac, a product for direct access to BW, BPC, continue to invest for traditional sources
How to join beta program
See the blog
Started beta end of January, continue program until GA, target SAPPHIRENOW this year
You can join beta, free, but you need to be an SAC customer on Cloud Foundry
Prerequisites listed above; also see the blog
Today it only connects to SAP Analytics Cloud acquired model data
Test Evaluation Agreement is required
It is a free style test; see test scope above
Internet Explorer is not supported
New – can display totals, attributes
English only as a language
Plan to deliver new features every 4 weeks
Road map is subject to change
Current plan with Beta
Q1 – start beta, start testing, deliver new features (totals display)
Q2 – target GA of product (SAPPHIRENOW time frame)
– support planning, write-back, most processes from SAC planning
Live support with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud
Future direction – strong for planning
Link to the slides is here
Link to the replay is SAP Analytics Cloud Add-in for Microsoft Office – Strategy and Updates
Question & Answer
How do I join the Beta program?
Want to download the presentation slides?
Click here to download the slides: https://info.sapdigital.com/rs/820-OBL-899/images/sapanalyticscloud-msoffice-webinar-4feb2020.pdf
currently, we can connect only planning model or it allows analytic model also?
I was not able to find the Add-in the Microsoft Store, what do I need to search for, or are there any other places I can find it?
See the demo
how can our firm enroll for this beta program?
please read the following blog and enroll directly ! https://blogs.sap.com/2020/01/14/join-sap-analytics-cloud-add-in-for-microsoft-office-extended-beta-phase/
Is asymmetric reports possible?
Not yet, see the roadmap
What do you think?