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Author's profile photo Orla Cullen

Sneak Peek into SAP Analytics Cloud release for Q4 2021



We are already at the last quarter for 2021 and we some amazing content coming in SAP Analytics Cloud for QRC4 2021. A full list of what is coming can be found on our Roadmap Explorer but in this blog I will give you a sneak peek of some of the highlights.


Performance Best Practice Tips for Story Designers

Story designers will now see performance tips to help ensure optimal story design. The following performance tips include, notifying the designer:

  • When too many pages have been added to the story
  • When too many widgets have been added to the page
  • To collapse page filter input controls
  • To enable Optimised view mode


Analytics Catalog on Mobile iOS App

An exciting new addition to our Mobile offering is the addition of Analytics Catalog to the SAP Analytics Cloud iOS Mobile App.​

Content discovery is now possible using the Catalog Tab now available on both iPad and iPhone.

With Analytics Catalog on the Mobile iOS app users now have the ability to:​

  • View list of published catalogs​
  • Associated files of catalog and open content types​
  • Search through published catalogs​
  • Sort by Recently added/ most viewed or alphabetical​
  • and also make the catalog your default tab from on your mobile app


Microsoft Office Add-in for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

This quarter we bring you a new live connection for the SAP Analytics Cloud Microsoft Add-In.​

​This new connection allows you to connect to live SAP Data Warehouse Cloud datasets using Microsoft Excel on both desktop or online versions.​ Giving you the power of both Excel and SAP Analytics Cloud in one place.

New Planning Area Experience for Data Entry

The new Planning Area can significantly reduce the amount of data on which a user is operating when they are in edit mode (either editing a public version or a private version). The key benefits include:

  1. Can reduced the time it takes to create a private version or edit a public version (because less data has to be created/copied)
  2. Provides improved visual cues for editable data, while blocking data entry to non-editable cells


Data Analyzer Access from the Side Navigation Bar

Continuing with our focus in 2021 on usability a new addition to our Side Navigation Bar is Data Analyzer. Enabling a stand-alone exploration tool in SAP Analytics Cloud

We will be taking a deeper dive in to these items in our up coming webinar and what’s new blog series so stay tuned.

Want to experience new and existing features for yourself? Take the leap and start your journey towards making data-driven decisions with confidence by signing up for a free trial, today.

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      Author's profile photo Marc-Antoine BERTHET
      Marc-Antoine BERTHET


      Thank you for this blog.

      Can you tell us more about : New Planning Area Experience for Data Entry


      I don't understand how it optimize performance ?


      Thank you

      Author's profile photo John Leggio
      John Leggio

      Hi Marc-Antoine BERTHET,

      Here is some more info:



      Author's profile photo Marc-Antoine BERTHET
      Marc-Antoine BERTHET

      Thank you John Leggio  that is clear !

      Author's profile photo Mateusz Mikulski
      Mateusz Mikulski

      Hi, Orla Cullen, which bi-weekly updates are included in Q4.2021? From 2021.17 to 2021.22?

      Thanks in advance!

      Author's profile photo Mateusz Mikulski
      Mateusz Mikulski

      Ok, I found it, it is 2021.15 - 2021.20 🙂

      Author's profile photo Orla Cullen
      Orla Cullen
      Blog Post Author

      Mateusz Mikulski - you are too quick for me! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Mateusz Mikulski
      Mateusz Mikulski


      Author's profile photo Jian Wang
      Jian Wang

      Hi, Orla Cullen ,

      When I copy version in a table, I found the original "Copy visible data only" option is disappeared.

      My application is depend on this option, I don't want to copy all data to private version.

      Do you know why this option is disappeared? and how can I copy the visible data only?