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Data Integration – Future Direction


Live Connections to 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
  • Hierarchy expand in Charts
  • Support of fiscal dimensions (e.g. Fiscal Year / Period)
  • Currency conversion on story / page level
  • Calculation Editor: Difference From calculation
  • Dynamic time based calculation for Restricted measure
  • Restricted measure based on BW formula
  • Calculated Dimension

Integration with BW concepts

  • Further prompting enhancements (e.g. Save variants)
  • Improved support of compounded characteristics
  • Improved support of queries with two structures
    • Create new structure member on the fly

Performance Improvements

  • Optimize the loading of initial meta data

Live Connections to SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Continuous improvements
  • Enable Smart Insight
  • Enable Smart discovery with Live Data Connect

Integration of SAP Universe concepts in SAP Analytics Cloud Query Builder

  • Continuous improvements


(1)  Requires SAP HANA

(2)  Controlled release


Data 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

  • 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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