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Author's profile photo Aleksey Salinin

TOP 5 expected new SAC functionality in 2022

INTRODUCTION

As most of you know, SAC has a convenient and most importantly periodically updated roadmap explorer.

If you look at all the planned by business capability and period, then at the current moment (November 2021) there will be such a distribution and dynamics

After analyzing >70 planned updates (!) for the next 2022, I decided to compile my top-5 list of favorites.

TOP 5 FAVORITES LIST

1.LIVE CONNECTIVITY TO SQL SOURCES

When is it planned: Q4 2022

Description: Connect to data contained in SQL databases, without replication, which is especially useful in the case of data lakes.

Roadmap link

2.COMPOSITE WIDGETS AS REUSABLE WIDGETS IN ANALYTICS DESIGNER

When is it planned: Q3 2022

Description: Composite widgets as reusable widgets in analytic applications (phase one):

  • Basic features for creating composite widgets
  • Basic features for consuming composite widgets in analytic applications

Enable the application designer to leverage composite widgets across analytic applications to:

  • Modularize applications
  • Maintain applications more easily
  • Speed up development time

Roadmap link

3.MULTI ACTIONS – PREDICTIVE PLANNING

When is it planned: Q1 2022

Description: Ability to execute a predictive forecast in line with other planning operations from within a multi action:

  • Predictive step type available within the multi action designer
  • Ability to schedule execution of the predictive forecast at a predefined time or interval through the multi action calendar task

Benefits:

  • Extend support for end-to-end planning workflows
  • Execute a preditive forecast in line with other planning tasks
  • Automate scheduling of a predictive forecast using the calendar

Roadmap link

4.DATA ACCESS CAPABILITIES FOR CUSTOM WIDGETS

When is it planned: Q2 2022

Description: Further enhancements planned for the data access feature:

  • Addition of value help for feeding APIs such as add-dimension and add-measure APIs
  • General availability of data access functionality for custom widgets for customers and partners

Benefits:

  • Enable customers and partners to use the data access capability for custom widgets to conveniently assign the data model in SAP Analytics Cloud to custom widgets

Roadmap link

5.DATA CHANGE INSIGHT ON SAC HOME SCREEN

When is it planned: Q1 2022

Description: Add Data Change Insghts as a tile on the SAP Analytics Cloud home screen to include:

  • Subscripted data changes across applications
  • Ability to search a certain data change
  • Ability to filter data changes with different criteria (top N, time range, importance, and the like)

Benefits:

  • Conveniently filter and search important Data Change Insights across different analytic applications through centralized access to data change insights as a tile on SAP Analytics Cloud home screen.

Roadmap link

Detail about Data Change Insight – in this blog

SUMMARY

Perhaps this top-5 will be adjusted as new planned functionality appears.

Write in the comments about your top-5 expected features in SAC in the next 2022.

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      Author's profile photo Antoine CHABERT
      Antoine CHABERT

      Hi Aleksey, I love your #3 favorite pick :-). Working on it right now. Nice post!

      Kind regards

      Antoine

      Author's profile photo Robert Kepczynski
      Robert Kepczynski

      Hi, Enterprise Planning is mine favorite. Thanks for sharing. Best regards Robert

      Author's profile photo Aleksey Salinin
      Aleksey Salinin
      Blog Post Author

      Also in 2022 I am expecting  Administration Cockpit, about which Thomas Fery wrote.

      But I haven't seen it yet on the roadmap list.