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What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Q2 2022

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 new features and enhancements of the SAP Analytics Cloud Q2 2022 Quarterly Release (QRC).

Join our SAP Product Experts in the video below as they demonstrate some of the features highlighted in Q2 2022.

 

 

System Administration & Technical Requirements

 

Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.349 to take advantage of all data acquisition types.

The agent’s minimum version remains at 1.0.75, with the following exceptions:

  • 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

For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.

 

Release Highlights

 

 

Administration & Service Management

 

View Team Membership of Users

Administrators can now view, but not edit, the teams that a user belongs to through the User Administration page. This helps to improve the administrator’s visibility of the user population by enabling them to view the teams a user belongs to. (SAP Roadmap Explorer) (Video)

 

Analytics Design

 

Custom Widget Data Binding

This new feature makes designing analytical applications easier by providing the ability for users to simplify the binding of data to a custom widget.

Custom widget data binding supports assigning SAP Analytics Cloud Data Models to custom widgets via the Builder Panel without the need of writing codes for data binding. This means that application designers will no longer need to use hidden tables to bind data to their custom widgets. The custom widget developer must implement data binding capabilities in the Json file and web component JS file for a custom widget consumer to assign an SAP Analytics Cloud model to the custom widget.

Please note that this is only available in Optimized View Mode. (Video)

 

Data Center Availability

 

Data Center Availability in Germany with EU Access Through Amazon Web Services

There is now expanded availability of SAP Analytics Cloud in Germany with EU Access through Amazon Web Services. (SAP Roadmap Explorer)

 

Enterprise Planning

 

Data Export – Open API for Data Export (General Release)

Planning and forecasting data can now be pulled externally from SAP Analytics Cloud using the Open API with support for:

  • Fact data
  • Master data (local & public dimensions)
  • Audit data (data change log)
  • Cloud Foundry tenants

The general availability release also to include:

  • Respect for user access privileges
  • Additional performance improvements for larger models

(SAP Roadmap Explorer) (Video)

Ability to Abort Pending Actions

Users can now cancel actions that are pending or in a queued state which will help improve system performance and simplify maintenance.  (SAP Roadmap Explorer)

 

Calendar Views Renamed to Workspaces

To align terms across SAP Analytics Cloud, the calendar views Calendar, Gantt, and List are now called workspaces.

 

Mobile Analytics

 

Optimized View Mode in iOS App

Users can now enable Optimized View Mode in the iOS App. Optimized view mode provides several usability improvements when viewing, exploring, and interacting with stories. It also provides performance improvements depending on the dashboard characteristics and executed workflows. Please note, this is a controlled release and not all features and story options will be available when you enable this mode.

 

Microsoft Office Integration

 

Support for new cell-based custom formula: “SAP.OVERWRITEDIMENSION”

Users can now overwrite the selection of members for any dimension positioned in the filter area or in a row or column axis of a table with the new cell-based custom formula “SAP.OVERWRITEDIMENSION”. (SAP Roadmap Explorer) (Video)

Please note that this feature will be released in June 2022.

 

Tenant repointing – Ability to Transport a Microsoft Excel Workbook Across Tenants

Users can now transport a Microsoft Excel workbook from one tenant of SAP Analytics Cloud to another. (SAP Roadmap Explorer) (Video)

 

Smart Copy and Paste Functionality in Microsoft Excel Reports

Users can now copy a table definition and paste it to another sheet within the same workbook.

The functionality is offered within the Ribbon tool as a menu Copy Table within the ribbon group Table with its options, Copy Table / Paste Table. (SAP Roadmap Explorer) (Video)

This function is not supported when:

  • Pasting tables to another workbook
  • Pasting to another platform (e.g. from Excel desktop to Excel online)
  • Pasting to another application (e.g. from Excel to PowerPoint)

Please note that this feature will be released in June 2022.

 

Pop-up of a Support Prompt

Users can now design workbooks with prompt screens to define restrictions on the data set displayed. Prompts can be used for individual tables or a whole workbook. (SAP Roadmap Explorer) (Video)

 

This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. For more details on these features, please visit the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal. You can also visit the SAP Road Map Explorer to see the upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.

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