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Live connections – Q2 2019

Integration with SAP HANA

Enhanced analytic capabilities:

  • Browser-based data blending: SAP HANA live data models with imported data models
  • Dynamic input parameters (via Expressions)
  • Optimizations on filtering cross models
  • New calculations functions (toNumber, toText)
  • Optimized exception aggregations First, Last

Integration with HANA concepts:

  • Query runtime statistics on HANA
  • Query bundling for multiple widgets
  • Enhancements of result cache​

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities:

  • Browser-based data blending: SAP BW live data models with imported data models
  • Waterfall chart, variance chart
  • Geo maps 1
  • Custom ordering of measures in Table
  • Complex filters: chart to chart filtering based on multiple dimensions 1

Integration with SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities:

  • Calculated dimensions creation in Story
  • Measure-based filter support
  • Calculation Editor: aggregation calculation
  • Chart-to-chart filtering based on different models (linked dimensions)
  • Ranking, threshold on measures
  • Drill support on Universe hierarchies

Data import connections – Q1 2019

Data connectivity

  • Connectivity to on-premise data sources across different network domains
  • Connectivity to Dow Jones
  • Connectivity to Integrated Business Planning
  • Connectivity to additional CRM cloud data sources (Cloud Foundry only)
  • Increase data ingestion thresholds

Data preparation

  • All geo locations worldwide
  • New transformation: unpivot columns to rows
  • Suggested joins on multiple keys
  • Enhanced metadata recognition from BW sources





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, i.e. SAP BW/4HANA, or SAP BW 7.50 on HANA

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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