#askSAP Analytics Innovation Community Call: Increase the Adoption of BI & Analytics with SAP® Analytics Cloud Innovations for Business people – Summary, Road map, Q&A
Yesterday was the quarterly askSAP call.
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“SAP’s Unified Data and Analytics” provides data as part of the SAP Business Technology Platform and the Intelligent Enterprise.
Become a data driven enterprise, data to value, a data “super power” as mentioned in last year’s SAPPHIRENOW
SAP’s 2021 strategy beyond augmented analytics, BI, predictive and planning, which is in one tool and plan to embed SAP Analytics Cloud in all SAP cloud tools. SAP is “on the journey”
SAP’s plans for 2021 and beyond include the information worker, intelligent monitoring and alerting, assisted exploration. This also includes “Data to Value” including interoperability with BW, invest in user experience, and embedding SAP Analytics Cloud with live connectivity in the core SAP applications.
Break for Q&A
Q: How does DWC (Data Warehouse Cloud) fit in this strategy?
A: DWC is positioned for “quality” element
Looking at leveraging DWC in planning process
Q: Differentiator between SAC and DWC?
A: If you have a massive amount of sources, and enrichment, using DWC is well positioned
It has ETL processes, advanced blending, and advanced modeling
Use it next to SAC
Q: Are there any migrations planned for WebI?
A: No technical migration
Look at SAP BusinessObjects PCE
Updated statement of direction
SAP Analytics Cloud: What’s New for Businesspeople
Can guide users in exploration mode
Data Analyzer – no need to create model, analyze data
Search to insight, type question Google way, let product create analysis for you – Voice to Insight
Smart Discovery – revamped
New model – measures and accounts in one model, improves performance
BusinessObjects – moving use cases to cloud – core reporting functionality
Create measures and accounts in same model
No data prep needed
Focus on business question
Let SAC answer business question
Ships with SAC
Central page to consume stories
Now datasets and models
Workflow – separation of metadata and catalog content
Q: How to figure out when tenant will be upgraded to latest version?
Q: What is the future of Analytics Hub?
A: Not further investing in Analytics Hub; decided to invest in Analytics Catalog
Q: SAP is embedding SAC?
A: What about non-SAP data source – DWC has powerful non-SAP connectivity; improve interop with SAC
Data acquisition with non SAP in SAC
Last 9 months
Future 9 months
Creator experience – business analyst
Road map explorer focus (roadmaps.sap.com), influence.sap.com focus (100 ideas from customers implemented in past year)
Optimized story viewer and designer – allow SAC to render differently with better performance, improved usability
Continue BI journey
Info worker doesn’t have the time to learn how to use a tool
Low skill level, crank tasks out in 5 minutes
Get response quickly
See why data is behaving a certain way
Unified exploration, planned Q4 this year
Planned flow between watchlist and Explorer
Building SDK’s, expose to customers, show in their own applications (Teams, Portals)
Where GA, continue to expand use cases
Modular design and use cases; Use cases for SQL live
A: How to expose BW and calc views to SAP Analytics Cloud
for that use case, the ultimate tool is Data Analyzer which comes with SAC. By the way, If you like SAP Analytics, you might want to join the LinkedIn SAP Analytics Technology Group. We post 2-3 best practices, tricks and use cases every day. No sales, recruiting or marketing messages allowed. Just click to join: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8959879/ Also definitely visit the complete revamped SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages. Full of content on learning, performance, best practices and new features. Happy reading. https://community.sap.com/topics/cloud-analytics
Slides are here.
What do you think? Heather Hill, Iver van de Zand and Richard Mooney did a great job