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Author's profile photo Orla Cullen

SAP Analytics Cloud Customer Influence Q3 2021

SAP Analytics Cloud Q3 2021 release is now live with over 40 new features for you to explore and enjoy. In this blog we will go through the features requested and voted for by you, our Customers!

Simplified Navigation

One of the major changes you will notice with our latest SAP Analytics Cloud release is a complete overall of our UI design and navigation. We have introduced a more intuitive Shell Bar, Side navigation panel and start pages. Ease of use in any analytics tool is paramount and you have been voting in your droves for a number of enhancements which I can now announce are available in this new simplified navigation experience.

 

With 5 customer requests and 100+ votes this new experience solves the below requests you have been voting for:

To learn more about these features and many more check out our blog on Simplified Navigation.

User Collaboration

Collaborating with our colleagues be it near or far has become increasingly important over the last few years and clearly it is important to our customers too as they have been voting for key enhancements to the overall collaboration experience including:

Supporting pagination in pdf exports has been an extremely popular item with more than 46 votes alone. You can find out more here.

Enterprise Planning

It has been another massive quarter for our Planning users with over 13 new features. Let’s take a closer look at the ones requested and voted for by you.

Multi Actions is a major game changer for managing multistep planning activities, this is just the initial release which already covers a number of your requests but there is more to come and you learn more here.

 

Analytics Design

It has also been a busy quarter for Analytics Designer with a number of new exciting features including 2 voted for by you.

 

We are delighted to see that yet again our customer requests also featured in our Top 5 for QRC3 2021 you can find more details on our Top 5 Blog and Video.

Also to get details of all the innovations delivered and planned for SAP Analytics Cloud please visit the SAP Roadmap explorer.

Customer Influence Portal

Finally you can get the full list of all requests for SAP Analytics Cloud in the Customer Influence Portal. Here you can have your say by adding your own ideas and requests for new features in SAP Analytics Cloud.

When we started earlier this year linking our roadmap items to customer requests we had about 1800 customer requests. We now have over 2100+ and counting that are currently Open for Voting so get in raise your requests and cast your votes.

If there is an area that is of particular interest to you for example Mobile Analytics you can narrow your search to just these requests using the filter bar.

 

We want to hear from you so get voting!

 

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      Author's profile photo Jef Baeyens
      Jef Baeyens

      Hi Orla, the single most voted request (268 unique customer votes) received a comment that there is no capacity for development, and it may be considered only next year.

      Will there be capacity from SAP to work on even the top voted requests?

      Author's profile photo Shujaath Ali Syed
      Shujaath Ali Syed

      Hi Orla,

      Thanks for sharing the details of added features in this release.  I just had a concern with the approach of SAP ( i'm sure many would agree ).

      1. Most of features delivered are based on the Customer Influence Portal.  If that's how it is going to be then where is the Innovation coming from SAP.  SAP has been in Analytics space for ages now. If not from their past experiences, they could learn from Competitors and give features which would add value to Customers from day 1.
      2. As an example of basic component needed,  SAC does not have basic Calendar Component (Date Selection by Year/Month) in Analytics Designer. We need to take approach of Scripting to achieve that. Why is it not a drag & drop component as it was in Design Studio days?

      There could be many such features we could talk of which are already adding value to customer experience in other competing tools, but are not available in Analytics designer.

      Being a SAP consultant, it becomes difficult to achieve some customer business scenarios through available SAP tools.

      Appreciate if SAP could help partners/customers by providing more mature Analytics solution in the form of SAC.

      Thanks,