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Analytics Designer – Recent Innovations

Analytics Designer gives a professional look of centrally governable analytic content, ranging from dashboards via guided analytics to sophisticated planning and Smart Predict applications.

Analytics designer dashboarding capabilities

  • Simple widgets: images, buttons, dropdown menus, checkbox groups, radio button groups, shapes, text, Web pages, RSS reader, clocks, Text Input widget, Slider and Range Slider widget
  • Data-driven widgets: tables, charts, filter lines
  • R widgets with scripting access
  • Container widgets: popup / dialog
  • Interactions (e.g. filter, cascading behavior) between different widgets via scripting including global variables
  • Dynamic switch between widgets (e.g. charts and tables) at application runtime
  • Dynamic and flexible selections on crosstab and chart
  • Powerful scripting capabilities (e.g. getUserID, DataSource APIs, Prompt APIs, Navigate to APIs, Result Set APIs
  • Script variables and script objects for modularizing and reusing code for enterprise applications

Supports planning capabilities with scripting access

  • Expose planning features via toolbar and quick action menus
  • Customize the planning workflow programmatically by scripting e.g. triggering version management, publish, revert

Fully flexible navigation to stories, explorer, and smart functions

  • Support Explorer via context menu and with additional scripting capabilities (e.g. set default dimensions)
  • Hyperlink support for image and shape widgets
  • Create story from application
  • Leverage Smart Assist functions: time series forecasting,
    smart grouping, smart insights, and smart discovery

Seamless integration with business applications

  • Support bi-directional communication via scripting APIs:
  • Analytical applications embedded into other business applications
  • Analytical applications host and communicate with other Web pages


SAP’s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

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