What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2021.12
This blog post covers some of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2021.12.
Please note that the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete.
Upgrade your SAP Analytics Cloud to the latest agent version 1.0.325 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you have not upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:
- Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP / SQL Database
- Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View
- Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)
- Version 1.0.233 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
- Version 1.0.248 for File Server
- Version 1.0.75 for all other data source types
For more information, see the following System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.
SAP Analytics Cloud fully supports Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome for all activities and areas of SAP Analytics Cloud including viewing, authoring, and administration.
- Enterprise Planning
- Augmented Analytics
- Analytics Designer
- Mobile Analytics
This blog post provides an overview of the latest features in SAP Analytics Cloud. If you are looking to get more information about these features, please visit the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal.
Copy Data Point Comments between Versions
Users can now preserve data point comments when copying versions. When publishing private versions, comments are copied to the public version while duplicates are removed.
Leverage Negative Reference Values in Structured Allocation
Structured Allocation now supports the use of negative reference values. This feature can enable users to scale their results from previous periods by using those as reference for future planning.
Include Value Driver Trees in Stories as PDF Exports
Users can now share stories including Value Driver Trees outside of SAP Analytics Cloud by exporting them as PDF. However, Legacy Value Driver Trees will not be included.
Identify the Main Factors Influencing Individual Predictions
Smart Predict now provides a collection of prediction explanations in the form of additional columns within the resulting dataset. Users can analyze individual prediction explanations from their classification or regression predictive models. This data can be leveraged in stories to provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the predictions, to develop trust in the prediction results, and to enable better business decisions for the future.
Leverage Graphical Visualization of Performance Logging Information
Users can now log the performance of scripts used in their analytic or planning application by triggering the performance measurement popup through the following URL parameter: ?APP_PERFORMANCE_LOGGING=true and by pressing Ctrl+Shift+A. Performance logging information includes the script runtime and some events. Users can leverage this performance measurement popup to quickly identify long running scripts and check for optimization opportunities.
Configure Sandbox Restrictions for Web Page Widget
Users can now apply additional sandbox restrictions to the web page widget to allow for downloads and popups. Users can also create different embedding scenarios to support customer scenarios including embedding custom pages into analytic applications and embedding several small analytic applications into a central analytic application.
Save Insights from Data Analyzer into Private Files for Viewer Users
Users who have the viewer role, can now save private insights within My Files. To do this, an administrator can grant the private insight privilege to these users who have no create rights on the public or private files. However, please note that these users will not be able to overwrite the insights.
Access Responsive Stories enabled with Optimized iOS based on Live SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Connection
In the SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile App for iOS, users can now access the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud live connection based responsive stories using SAML Single Sign On. More information on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud live connections for SAP Analytics Cloud can be found in this article from our Help Portal.
Access Responsive Stories enabled with Optimized iOS based on Live SAP HANA Cloud Connection
In the SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile App for iOS, users can now access the SAP HANA Cloud live connection based responsive stories using User/Pass or SAML Single Sign On. More information on SAP HANA Cloud live connections for SAP Analytics Cloud can be found in this article from our Help Portal.
The new capability for predictive scenarios (classification / regression) helps go beyond the probabilities or the predictions and really understand the WHY certain events are likely to happen or certain values are predicted. These insights can be included in SAP Analytics Cloud stories really easily.
Think of it and the possibilities in context of many different use cases, taking few examples:
This is a very exciting development and we will accompany this new feature with detailed blogs - so stay tuned!
Using prediction explanations for classification models: https://blogs.sap.com/2021/06/17/prediction-explanations-for-classification-predictive-models-in-sap-analytics-cloud/
Some detail about Performance Logging Information (if someone fails to reproduce):
The link should be like this:
And after Ctrl+Shift+A you get: