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Data Integration – Future Direction

Live Connections:

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Enhanced data blending scenarios (1)
    • Blending in BW HANA or other on-premise HANA engine
    • Blending of BW Live with HANA Live
    • Blending on date dimension
  • Hierarchy expand in Charts
  • Support of fiscal dimensions (e.g. Fiscal Year / Period)
  • Currency conversion on story / page level
  • Calculation Editor: Difference From calculation
  • Create dynamic time based calculation (Restricted KF)
  • Create structure member on the fly
  • Calculated Dimension
  • Restricted measure based on formula

Integration with BW concepts

  • Display of images in table based on BW XXL attributes
  • Further prompting enhancements (e.g. Save Variants)
  • Improved support of queries with two structures
  • Improved support of compounded characteristics

Performance Improvements

  • Optimize the loading of Initial Metadata

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

(1) Requires SAP HANA

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

  • Live connectivity to SQL data sources
  • Start working on replicated data before all the data gets uploaded
  • Blur the lines between live and data import connectivity

Data preparation

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

Data integration

  • Conformance with global dimensions
  • Public API to push Datasets

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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