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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 in BW HANA or other on-premise HANA engine
    • Blending on date dimension
  • Custom grouping of dimension members
  • Custom ordering of dimension members
  • Enhanced Data Analyzer
    • Data display in Chart
    • Custom adjustments

Integration with BW concepts

  • Linked Nodes support in hierarchies
  • Further Prompting enhancements
  • Improved support of queries with two structures (e.g. chart configuration with structure member combinations)
  • Handling of Query changes in Story

Performance Improvements

Integration with SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Continuous improvements
  • Enable SMART capabilities with Live Universe Connector

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 with instant navigation to Explorer or Story layout
  • 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
  • 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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