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Data integration – Future Direction

Live Connections:

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Enhanced data blending scenarios
    • Blending of BW Live with HANA Live
    • Blending on date dimension
  • Custom ordering of dimension members
  • Restricted measure based on Formula
  • Support of custom hierarchy in Geo map
  • Custom grouping of dimension members
  • Hierarchy Expand in Charts
  • Support of Fiscal dimensions (e.g. Fiscal Year / Period)
  • Enhanced Data Analyzer

Integration with BW concepts

  • Further Prompting enhancements
    • Display of attributes
    • Save Variants
  • Improved support of queries with two structures
    • Chart configuration with structure member combinations
  • Display of images in table based on BW XXL attributes
  • Handling of query changes in story

Integration with SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Continuous improvements
  • Enable SMART capabilities with Live Data Connect

Integration of SAP Universe concepts in
SAP Analytics Cloud Query Builder

  • Continuous improvements


Import Connections:

Data connectivity

  • Connectivity to 100 additional cloud data sources
  • Start working on replicated data before all the data gets uploaded
  • Blur the lines between live and data import connectivity

Data preparation

  • Revamped wrangling experience in Stories
  • Smart Grouping of values
  • Geo improvements: Disambiguation of location information, Geo enrichment by city name, US zip codes
  • Data flow: Visual representation of transformations in a graph

Data integration

  • Datasets as a source for Stories
  • Automatic creation of Datasets when uploading data
  • Reusable transformation graphs
  • Conformance with global dimensions
  • Public API to push Datasets

Note: Most features on this slide require SAP BW 7.50 or higher and will not be supported with SAP BW 7.40. For more details on feature support see SAP Note 2715030.

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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