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This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.16. 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 1.0.239 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven’t upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:

  • Version 1.0.233 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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Planning

Add new members and set read and write permissions simultaneously

When adding new members to a table, you can now set the read and write permissions right from the editing pane. This will give the planner the ability to share the new member with specific users.

Data Integration

Export to SAP IBP

You can now export data to SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) directly via an IBP connection, as well as schedule export jobs regularly based on your business needs. This is part of our continued goal to realize our Collaborative Enterprise Planning vision.

Simplified authentication method for Live S/4HANA connections

For S/4HANA systems upgraded to Cloud 1908 (7.77) or OnPrem 1909 (7.54) and above, users can select “SAML Single Sign On” to create a live direct connection without having to manually add custom web content into their S/4HANA system during configuration. With all the time we saved you, you can finally read that book you’ve been putting off for three months… Spoiler alert, the main character lives happily ever after.

Aggregation support in stories for Live Universe connections

Aggregations are now supported with Live Data Connections to Universes. These include:

  • Count
  • Count excluding Null
  • Count excluding 0 and Null
  • Min
  • Max
  • Average

Some might even say that these new aggregations are out of this world!

Analytics Designer

Tab strip widget

This is a new widget addition for multiple tabs in your Analytical Application. This can be used to move, show, or hide grouped widgets as one, letting you keep tabs on how your users will interact with the application.

Lazy loading for invisible chart widgets

Invisible charts will no longer be initialized at application runtime, instead being initialized once the chart is changed to visible. This will allow for faster loading times and better memory usage across the Analytical Application, and the scripting and APIs will still work even if the chart is not rendered.

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Bookmarks

You’ll now be able to capture and save the current state of your Applications using bookmarks. These are going to be available as a technical component in design time and the designer can configure what should be captured in the bookmark. These bookmarks can also be shared, edited, or deleted via the file repository and within the application using the scripting APIs.

Data Visualizations

Prevent viewers from removing story & widget filters

Story designers can prevent viewers from removing story filters. The default will be set as viewers not being able to delete story filters, however they will be able to reset to the original filter value.

Change axis line for Radar charts

Axis lines in radar charts can now be modified by designers. The Axis line colour can be changed to customize the contrast between the chart, background and data points. This will be available in the Styling panel, under the Axis drop down tab.

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