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This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.09. 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 1.0.227 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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Administration & Infrastructure

User & team provisioning API improvements for user properties

Synchronize your user accounts from other systems with default values for the following user preferences:

  • SAP Analytics Cloud UI language
  • Data access language
  • Default date, time, and number formatting
  • Email notification settings
  • URL to a profile picture

Add, remove and reset folders & file permissions with inheritance

We’ve simplified and improved the share dialog box for your convenience. Now you get visibility into the inheritance of permissions that users & teams are assigned on parent folders. You can choose to break the inheritance at any subfolder level or choose to re-establish inheritance from its parent. To make the dialog box more intuitive, the object owner is displayed, and we have prompting available for you to confirm whether a cascading effect is required. The control is entirely in your hands. You can choose to give specific access levels to multiple users and teams.

Planning

Create a Forecast or Rolling Forecast from the Builder Panel

Love to build? Easily create a Forecast or Rolling Forecast layout from the Builder Panel without having to use the restricted measures method. Now you can use time as a normal dimension, choose the version to use for look back and add additional look back and look ahead periods.

Turn calendar tasks into recurring tasks

You can now turn your calendar tasks into recurring tasks. It’s up to you to modify the series and you can still modify one occurrence independent of the whole series. The choice is yours. You can choose to create your recurrence hourly, daily and weekly. End your recurrences anytime you’d like – pick a specific date, after specified number of occurrences or never end it at all!

Empty cells are treated as unbooked cells during copy and paste

When you copy and paste your empty cells from your spreadsheets (or SAC grid) to your table, they are now treated as unbooked cells.

Intelligent Enterprise

Extended support for live BW blending use cases

We now support extended use cases for blending with live SAP BW data. Our supported use cases extend to the following scenarios:

  • Multiple live BW models from same/different BW systems
  • Multiple model blending using imported data with live BW models
  • Support live HANA SDI and browser blending
  • Support BW as primary data source

Data Visualizations

Export tables into Excel files

Are you a spreadhead and do you love spreadsheets? Even if you just like spreadsheets, now you can export tables in point-of-view scope into Excel, as well as to CSV. We also support export in Explorer mode too!

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