This blog covers some of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2020.18. 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 1.0.291 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:
- Data Visualization: Reorder Dimension Facets in Explorer
- Mobile: New Optimized Story View for SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile on iOS
- Mobile: Disable Mobile Cache for Enhanced Security
- Analytics Designer: Sending Notifications to the SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile iOS App
- Platform Services: Manage Schedules
- Administration & Infrastructure: Extended Translate Support for Content Catalog
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.
Good news for users who use SAC Explorer. You can now set your own custom order of the dimension facets for exploration. Your custom facet order will be stored with the Exploration view when saving your story or bookmarking. Custom order of facets makes exploration and ad-hoc analysis easier and more convenient by allowing you to curate the default facet order in your views compared to choosing certain dimension facets every time from a long list of dimension facets.
It isn’t a well-kept secret that we all want fast loading times when using any mobile application. This next feature will help with just that in our SAP Analytics Cloud iOS app. You can now leverage the new Optimized View in your mobile-enabled stories, to enable faster loading times.
Please refer to this guide to learn about specific limitations.
Security is always top of mind when developing SAP Analytics Cloud. For the SAP Analytics Cloud iOS app, administrators can now disable the cache for app users to prevent offline access, adding an extra layer of security.
For all you Application Designers, we’ve enhanced the Notification API. Now, SAP Analytics Cloud iOS App users can now receive notifications in their analytic applications.
Provided script API:
In SAP Analytics Cloud, you can now appoint specific users as Schedule Administrators. Schedule Administrators are able to manage all the schedules available on a tenant in the following ways:
- Delete unwanted schedule created by other users
- Discontinue certain schedules that are not required anymore
- Change time of the schedules
Administration & Infrastructure
With SAP Analytics Cloud, we are always striving towards universal accessibility. For content published to the Analytics Content Catalog, you can now translate third-party link names, content filter names, and member names in your stories and analytics applications. This means you can search for, view and consume content in your preferred language.
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