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This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.12. 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 1.0.231 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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Enter data into empty cells while using advanced filters

Now you can enter data into empty cells even when using advanced filters. This will help improve your efficiency, while giving you more control over your data.

Data Integration

SAP S/4HANA exports run in the background

The time has come, after more than 25 years we can finally tell Forrest that he gets to stop running. From this point onwards, SAC will do all the running in the background when it comes to exporting to S/4HANA, allowing you to focus on more important things such as thinking about life, and how it resembles a box of chocolates…

Maintain BW member order in Global Dimensions

Consistency is key. That’s why SAC now maintains member order when acquiring BW Global Dimension hierarchies, saving you time and keeping everything exactly where you left it. Because like I said: consistency is pivotal!

Import larger volumes of transaction data from BPC

With this new update you can now import much larger volumes of transactional data from BPC to SAC, allowing you to analyze more data than ever before.

Analytics Designer

Define filter lines for different input data in R-visualization widgets

 

This new feature is fresher than the Price of Bel Air, so hang on because you Will be blown to Smithereens. When you use R-visualization widgets in Analytics Designer, you can now add filter lines directly to the widget without having to work around using hidden tables. Now if you’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and enjoy all this extra time we gave you to spare!

Copy and paste technical components

You can now duplicate Scripting objects from the context menu of the outline pane, as well as copy and paste technical components to and from external programs, helping to increase your efficiency! You can now duplicate Scripting objects from the context menu of the outline pane, as well as copy and paste technical components to and from external programs, helping to increase your efficiency! Whoops, my bad, got a little carried away there!

Data Visualizations

Variance as a Data label for line, radar, scatterplot, heatmap and more!

We’ve now enabled support for adding data labels to several charts, which is perfect for comparing performance between two data figures. Say, for example, you’re running a shipping company and want to see how two of your ships, the Olympia and Titanic, are doing. You can now show the variance as a data label directly in your scatterplot, letting you see more than just the tip of the iceberg. Now that’s what I call a monumental advancement, some might even call it Titanic… Too soon?

Display percentages or absolute values in Pie/Donut Charts

You can now easily toggle between percentage and absolute values to be displayed in your Donut or Pie Charts, and for the Donut Charts you can also choose to display the total aggregate amount in the center, making it easier to visualize your data. Oh, and don’t worry, these donuts are zero calorie, gluten free, free-range, organic, cruelty-free, non-lactose and biodegradable, so feel free to make as many as you wish!

Optimized Geo performance when Clustering is enabled

We’ve reduced the number of queries for bubble size and colour for the Bubble Geo Map legend from four, to one per layer. This will free up slots for other queries on the page allowing other charts to load faster than Usain Bolt riding a cheetah after three espresso shots.
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