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Recent innovations – Data Integration

Connect to data anywhere stored in on-premise databases, cloud databases, and personal files. Enrich data and business metadata in preparation for self-service data analysis through purpose built data modeling capabilities and calculations. Recent releases have included these key features in data connectivity and management:

Data Sources

Live Connectivity

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Data blending​
    • SAP BW live with SAP BW live​
    • SAP BW live with S/4HANA live​
  • Enhanced variance chart (version-based)​
  • Enhanced Geo maps: Support choropleth layers (3)
  • Enhanced tuple filters / linked analysis: Support for hierarchies (3)
  • Prompting enhancements: Date Picker ​
  • Data Analyzer: Standard pivot-style analysis of BW queries​

Integration with SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Ranking
  • Threshold on Measures
  • Calculation Editor: Aggregation Calculation

(3) Requires SAP HANA


Import Connectivity

Data import connectivity

  • Connect to NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Amazon S3, Egnyte, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox via SAP SCP Open Connector(1,2)
  • Connect to SAP HANA views, including prompts
  • Increased data ingestion thresholds on rows for files
  • Import larger volumes of transaction data from BPC
  • Maintain BW member order in Global Dimensions

Data management

  • Data Export to Files improvements
    • Increased speed and bulk export of facts
  • Asynchronous export to S/4Hana

(1) Requires SAP CP Open Connectors License
(2) Available for SAP Analytics Cloud based on Cloud Foundry


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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