What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud Release 2022.04
SAP Analytics Cloud is a single solution for business intelligence (BI), augmented and predictive analytics, and enterprise planning with the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. It helps everyone in your organization make fast, confident decisions.
This blog post introduces the features of the SAP Analytics Cloud 2022.04 release available for SAP Analytics Cloud FastTrack customers. For SAP Analytics Cloud Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC) customers, this release and its features will be available as part of the QRC Q2 2022 release. View the QRC release schedule here.
- Enterprise Planning
- Analytics Design
- Data Exploration
- Analytics Cataloging
Week Granularity and Flexible Modeling for Time Dimensions
For the new model, time dimensions can now be customized and enriched with week granularity to meet company-specific fiscal calendar requirements for reporting and planning.
This comes with several enhancements in various areas of SAP Analytics Cloud:
- Date dimensions can now leverage and store data on week granularity
- Includes predefined week patterns like 445/454/544 or 13×4. Week patterns can then be uniquely assigned to specific months or periods for accurate aggregation.
- Includes 53rd week support by which the system will automatically add a 53rd week depending on the week pattern chosen, to accommodate the few days that are left in a standard year.
- New/additional editing capabilities in the modeler that allow for time dimension and modeling including:
- Date members editing and special periods definition.
- Creation of custom date properties and custom date hierarchies.
Furthermore, time dimension customization enables more use cases for planning and analytical scenarios including the ability to create fiscal year variants, exclude certain days in business calendars (e.g. without weekends), adjustment bookings with special periods, and many more.
Cut & Paste in Mass Data Entry Mode
Cut & paste is now supported in Mass Data Entry Mode. Users can now cut & paste values in one go, rather than manually copying, pasting, then cutting values in a step-by-step process.
Please note that cut parent and paste to child is not supported.
Exporting Custom Widgets to PDF
Custom widgets can now be exported to PDF. Custom widgets can be included in the PDF export list via Export to PDF technical component configuration or can be set to the included widget list per script APIs. As a pre-requisite, the custom widgets developer must set supportsExport to true in the JSON file and ensure the custom widget can support SAP Analytics Cloud PDF support.
Exporting External Images to PDF
External images that require authentication can now be exported to PDF by adding URL parameter imageCrossOrigin=useCertifications. As a pre-requisite, the analytics designer needs to set allow cross domain http header as default setting on the image server.
Data Source Description Display as Table Title
Data analyzer will now show a friendly table title by displaying the data source description as the table title, instead of the technical ID. This is for SAP BW and SAP HANA sources only.
Easier Access to Catalog Publishing Workflow
Users with permission to publish content to the catalog can now manage access directly from the catalog card details. The new “Manage” button on the catalog card makes it easier for users to publish a resource to the catalog as they no longer need to search for a resource in “My Files”. Instead, the publishing dialog can be opened directly from the catalog card and users can easily add or remove teams to publish the resource for.
This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. You can find more details on these features in your In-App Help Guide for FastTrack customers and see this SAP Knowledge Base Article if you’d like to learn more about FastTrack and Quarterly Release Cycle releases.
If you have any questions, you can comment below or post a question to our SAP Analytics Cloud Questions & Answers forum. Visit our SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages to find more product information, best practices, and more. And check out our SAP Road Map Explorer to see more upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.
See you next time!