SAP Analytics Mobile Cloud Update Webcast with Q&A
Presenter Reena Sethy is SAP Director for Product Management for Mobile Analytics
SAP’s legal disclaimer applies
SAP’s vision to become a data driven enterprise; SAP Analytics Cloud is at the center
SAP supports both iOS and Android
Android – access with responsive layout, with SAC stories only
Content types supported include Digital Boardroom presentations (iOS)
Analytics Designer is planned for future
Support on premise and cloud data sources
The high level architecture is shown above
Support both acquired and live connections
Design tips for mobile device
Use responsive layout to consume once and use everywhere
Grid and canvas layout are not supported
On a tablet, one lane stays together; number of lanes depends on tablet size
If you want to group things together, stay in a lane
Use device preview when design stories to see how it looks like in different form factors; can change fonts during device preview
Business content and samples are shipped and can use these as a reference when create content; look at SAP Best Run travel and Concur travel samples
Fast track customers can access new application
QRC customers will see in Q2
Requires Android 9 or later version
Android device needs at least 4GB RAM
Supported devices are shown above
Android uses same responsive layout that iOS uses
Drill up and down on visualizations, filter, sort, choose different charts to go to full view mode
“easy access to users” to access stories any time, anywhere
SSO to underlying data source such as HANA/BW through certificates
Access saved bookmarks
Default view when app launches to focus on specific stories
Create own application password; additional security feature. Can disable it
Since it is first release, a few limitations exist
QRC release will have the new home screen
Don’t support geo maps yet, localization (not in Fast Track)
Localizations coming in QRC
Recommend high wifi connection
Recommend 2GB RAM
Intuitive home screen
User can have own favorite content
Newly released, search to insight on iOS
Ask questions in natural language
Suggests some pre-recommendations for you
Can access offline, keeps last 10 search queries
Share insights with team, annotate and share through email
Collaboration – could chat with users, share stories
Can access geo maps with Chloropleth map
Can use TouchID and FaceID to logon; makes it convenient
SAP DataVault with mobile security; key is generated at run time
In memory – use device database
SDK provides additional ways of customizing
Android – will create one in the future.
Question & Answer
Q: live stories with live connections are supported in the Android app, as well as SSO?
A: that’s right
Q: Enter server url is coming while opening app. Pls help which url to enter.
A: This would be the SAC server URL that you have license to use
Q: Hi..I tried to use Android app but I received the message “The version of SAC server is not supported by Android application Please update the server”
The minimum version of SAC supported is 2020.03, please check your tenant version..If its a quarterly update tenant, you would be able to connect after the Q2 QRC release
what is needed?
A: SAC 2020.03 and beyond version
Q: Which version of SAc supports android?
A: SAC 2020.03 minimum
Q: Where can we access the Android Application for download?
A: Search ‘SAP Analytics Cloud’ in the Google Play store..
Q: pls let us know what is responsive layout with respect to crystal layout
A: there are different layout options available when you are designing a SAC Story in the SAC web application, responsive layout is the default layout and its supported on mobile.
Q: So for SAC version 2020.2.12, this feature is not yet available? Will be available in Q2 only?
A: Thats right, looks like your tenant is a QRC tenant..you would be able to connect after the Q2 QRC update
Q: This app came in 2020?
A: android app came in 2020 Feb end..
Q: do we have a place where we can see the features and what is available / not available in iOS and Android in a matrix fashion?
A: yes, its included as one of the links in the presentation material
Q: It means, we need to create different stories for ios & android devices? as all the ios functionality is not available for android
A: You don’t need to create different stories, depending on which device you are accessing it from, some of the features would not be available
Q: can I type in Hindi?
A: We would be supporting localisation in the Q2 QRC release, so you can access the app UI and the user input text like chart title, story title etc in Hindi as well
Q: my iphone is 12.4.1
A: you can use the app, there could be in some cases issues on Hana live connections, so we recommend iOS 13
Q: Is Search to Insight for android also supported for live connections?
A: S2I for android is not yet available
Comment: seems more friendly with IOS
A: Its more than 2 years i think that we have the iOS app, so its a bit ahead than the newly released Android app
Q: geomaps are accessible from iOS and not Android?
A: yes, its a limitation in Android, we are working on providing this capability in future..
Feature Matrix for iOS
Feature matrix for Android
Refer latest mobile roadmap for updates on upcoming features
Link to the slides is here