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This blog covers some of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2020.08. 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 1.0.271 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven’t upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:

  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP / SQL databases
  • Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA view
  • Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)
  • Version 1.0.233 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • 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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This blog provides a high level overview of the latest features in SAP Analytics Cloud. If you’re looking to get more information about these features, please visit the help documentation here. 

 

Mobile

Home Tab on Android  

For all of you Android users, the “Home” page will now be available in SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile. Now when you log into the application, you will be directed to the “Home” page where you can quickly access your favourites, featured files, and most recent files. Accessing and discovering your most important content has never been quicker and easier.

Language Enhancements on Android  

The SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile for Android will now support most languages across the application. The menus, buttons, messages, and other elements will now be translated based on your language settings. That’s not all! The Android Mobile App will also support translated, user-defined story metadata based on acquired data connections. With these language enhancements, Analytics can be consumed by a wider audience within your organization, which is especially useful for international organizations.

Data Visualization 

Restricted Measures with Constant Selection on a Subset of Dimensions  

We have made improvements to Restricted Measures as you can now create restricted measures that allow you to select dimension(s) that you want to hold constant or fixed. What this means is you now have the flexibility to bypass conflicting filters and breakdowns for a selected subset. An example of where this would be useful is for creating complex comparison calculations between members of the same dimension, allowing you to effectively compare your data in analysis.

Administration & Infrastructure 

Create URLs to Share Content  

When sharing content, the default link can be quite lengthy and nonspecific. You will now be able to customize your URL when sharing content. This way, you can make your links more understandable and sharable for your teammates and other users.

Data Integration 

Expanded Limits for Acquiring Data 

Great news! We have increased the data acquisition limits for handling large amounts of customer data for models and datasets. This will be available for sources such as Business Warehouse, Business Objects Enterprises, HANA, SQL, and BigQuery.

  • Data acquisition will now have a cell limit of 100 million cells and 100 columns per load.
  • Datasets will now have a cell limit of 1 billion cells and 1000 columns per load.

 

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