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This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.08. Please note that the Analytics Cloud Help documentation is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete.
Upgrade your SAP Analytics Cloud agent to the latest agent version 1.0.225 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven’t upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:

  • Version 1.0.85 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP / SQL databases
  • Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)
  • Version 1.0.75 for all other data source types

For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.
Highlights of this release:

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Analytics Designer

Analytics Designer has been released for everyone!

We are pleased to launch SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer! This feature enables advanced scripting with a rich set of capabilities for professional designers of analytic applications for multiple business, planning and predictive scenarios. Now you can drive standardization of centrally governable analytics content, create reusable UI elements and application logic (such as headers, footers, toolbars), and extend applications via custom widgets and APIs. Stories and analytic applications share functionality and widgets, so business users experience the same look and feel at view time.

The below diagram outlines the similarities between stories and applications:

  • Applications and Stories share functionality and widgets
  • Applications and Stories provide same user experience
  • Applications and Stories are different artifacts
  • Applications and Stories are created with different Design Environments

Want to see more details on the capabilities of the Design of Analytics Applications? Please navigate to the SAP Analytics Cloud Product Plan.

Administration & Infrastructure

Set the Session Timeout

Through the System Configuration, you are now able to adjust the Session Timeout so you can remain logged on when inactive. You will need to click Log On to reload the last visited page or story. The default Session Timeout is one hour. Story embedded, and Boardroom view mode do not time out.

Additional language support for SAP Analytics Hub

SAP Analytics Hub now supports the following additional languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Greek
  • Finnish
  • Hindi
  • Croatian
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Slovenian
  • Serbian
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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