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Live connections – Q2 2019

Integration with SAP HANA

Enhanced analytic capabilities (2)

  • Browser-based data blending: SAP HANA live data models with imported data models (no IT setup)
  • Enable Calculation Editor to display measure descriptions
  • Rename measures and dimensions in story

Integration with HANA concepts

  • Support for dynamic HANA Input parameters (via expressions)

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Browser-based data blending: SAP BW live data models with imported data models (no IT setup)
  • Waterfall chart
  • Variance chart (measure-based)
  • Geo maps (except choropleth layers) (1)
  • Custom ordering of measures in tables
  • Tuple filters: chart-to-chart filtering based on multiple dimensions (flat presentation) (1)

Integration with BW concepts

  • Charts: leverage default text presentation defined in BW query (short / middle / long)

Performance Improvements

Integration with SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Ranking, Threshold on Measures
  • Calculation Editor: Aggregation Calculation
  • Measure-based Filters support
  • Calculated Dimensions creation
  • Chart-to-chart filtering based on different Models (Linked Dimensions)
  • Auto-Refresh of a Story


Data import connections – Q2 2019

Data connectivity

  • Connect to Dow Jones, SAP Integrated Business Planning
  • Enhanced access to SAP SuccessFactors data

Data preparation

  • Combine multiple datasets into a single model​ with composite join keys
  • Transpose columns in rows
  • Geo enrichment by country name and ISO code
  • Enhanced metadata recognition from SAP BW sources

Schedule for data import models

  • Schedule data import models based on browser time locale


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
(2) Please refer to the Data Visualization road map for additional details on general BI visualization capabilities planned as part of the quarterly communication road map


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