SAP BLOG SAP BW on SAP Analytics Cloud Webcast Recap

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22 Ara 2017
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This was an SAP webcast last week given by SAP ’s Eric Yew.

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Focuses on live connectivity with BW

Mobile is not a different product, but an end-to-end, native touch gestures

Leverage existing investments; native BW query concepts


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Free content provided as part of SAC


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Marketecture slide showing SAP Analytics Cloud as a SaaS platform

Live connections cover BI area

Top right – application building capabilities; today many have on-premise Lumira Designer – app building is planned for SAC – it is a roadmap item in Q3


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Today have 2 different ways to talk to BW queries

First one is the live connection; many advantages – no additional modeling

No data replication with live connection

Generate HANA views from BW queries

Data Import use case is supported; may want to run report on a monthly basis or the data seldom changes – set up a schedule


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Recent innovations focus on core BW connections

BW Variants supported, consumptive only

In future road map, create variants in SAP Analytics Cloud is planned


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Respect query layout settings as shown above


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Create KPIs without relying on IT

Delegated to BW system


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Harmonize metadata – ability to modify measure and dimensions metadata; similar to semantic layer concept – rename dimensions


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Admin option – simple switch to improve performance of charts (wave 5)

Configure parallel sessions on BW system

“Be smart about this”

Planned for Q2/Q3 – continue integration of BW concepts


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Stengthen analytic capabilities

Planned for end of Q2 – search to insight – see suggestions based on live connection to BW query – text based search

“Show me net revenue for top 5 products”

Integration capabilities, making them smarter

For BW, HANA, Universes, live connections

Initial release supported for English only


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BEx query designer has default value filters

“Soft filtering” is planned for Q2 for charts and tables


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Planned for Q3

Today, for BW Live connections, have partial support for Linked Analysis

Q3 – support story scenario – chart to chart filtering for BW live connections


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Planned BEx conditions supported Q2


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These features are known for import connections, now coming to live connections Q3

Time series – prereq – native support for native dimension type time

Export to CSV is part of the Q3 backlog; may go to Q4

Technical – Live Data Connectivity


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More of what was said earlier


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I like the idea of no BEx query redesign


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This is where SAP gets the most questions

See what is highlighted in blue

Check SAP Note 2541557

Encourage that all the latest SAP Notes applied


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Recommend for Live connection using CORS (cross origin resource sharing) – secure cross domain requests


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