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What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2021.15

This blog post covers some of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2021.15, which will be included in the Q4 2021 Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC).


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.


Technical Requirements


Be sure to upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.331 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types. Here are the minimum data acquisition requirements:

  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP / SQL Database
  • Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)
  • Version 1.0.233 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View
  • Version 1.0.248 for File Server
  • Version 1.0.75 for all other data source types

For more information, check out the following System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites. Also please note that SAP Analytics Cloud fully supports Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome for all activities and areas of viewing, authoring, and administration.


Release Highlights



Dashboard and Story Design


Data Visualization


Enable Search to Insight in Optimized View Mode

Optimized View Mode now supports Search to Insight (Natural Language Query). This feature can be launched from a story once the story is resaved. Some limitations include:

  • In-session search history is not maintained
  • Synonym entities are not renamed in the results
  • BW prompt values are read only
  • Currency conversion
  • Copy chart to optimized story
  • Timestamp dimension
  • BW static filters
  • Existing OVM limitations (i.e., histogram chart, measure-based filters, and more)

For additional information on Optimized View Mode, please visit the following resources from the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal:



Enterprise Planning


Set Monthly Recurring Calendar Events

Users can now set the recurrence pattern of calendar events to occur in a monthly interval. For example, users can set a task to occur on the 10th day every 3 months.

This feature allows quarterly planning tasks and automatic events like publications of stories to be easily and consistently scheduled by month.



Plan against Dimension Properties on Unbooked Combinations

Users can now add dimension properties to a table even when there are dimensions in unbooked mode as well as enter or paste data into unbooked combinations, including properties of a time dimension.

This feature update enables dimension properties to structure, group, and enrich dimension members for both booked and unbooked combinations in any planning scenarios.



Analytics Platform Services


Leverage Analytics Workspaces GA

SAP Analytics Cloud Workspaces is generally available for all tenants. Tenant administrators can utilize the workspace management tool to create, delete, and manage their workspaces.

The optional feature enables content segregation within the file repository and restriction in content sharing outside of workspaces. There is also an addition of a workspace administrator role which allows for content administration rights exclusively within a single workspace.

This new feature helps to organize tenants with large deployments, restrict access to content not intended for mass sharing, and introduce delegated content administration for a partition of the file repository.



This blog post provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom. For further details, please visit the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal.

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      Author's profile photo Jef Baeyens
      Jef Baeyens

      How is data stored in the model when planning on properties? Will it be disaggregated or not?
      How does data locking work?

      Author's profile photo Janet Nguyen
      Janet Nguyen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jef Baeyens,

      Here is an article and a video for you to explore further information on data locking from our SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal!

      Best regards,

      Author's profile photo Jef Baeyens
      Jef Baeyens

      Hi Janet, we know how basic data locking works, but not when using input on properties. If there's info on how the new feature "Plan against Dimension Properties on Unbooked Combinations" would work, please let us know.

      Author's profile photo Janet Nguyen
      Janet Nguyen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jef Baeyens,

      A colleague of mine has confirmed that the data would be disaggregated to the dimension members with the respective dimension property value.

      We will provide further resources for this new feature, "Plan against Dimension Properties on Unbooked Combinations", when more details become available in the future!

      Best regards,