In order to deliver collective insight, analytics as we know it needs to change and evolve. SAP, via BusinessObjects started this journey for many thousands of customers around the world when we made BI a reality over 20 years ago. But analytics has and needs to continue to move from asking what happened, to asking why it happened, what will happen next and ultimately what is the best that can happen. As analytics matures along this curve it’s a journey, but it’s a journey that does not leave the other behind. Its it the sum of all the parts that ultimately drives collective insight. You cannot just look at predictive modelling, without great visualizations and the underlying semantics that drive faultless data governance. Its this need for analytics to be end to end that truly holds the key to unlocking dark data and driving collective insight. Ease of adoption and rapid implementation at any point on the maturity curve are a prerequisite alongside the to ensure users work with solutions that are business focused and enable storytelling.By doing this you can mature your use of analytics, improve user engagement and drive collective insight.
Analytic solutions from SAP are uniquely positioned to enable collective insight.We do this by delivering an enterprise business intelligence solution (SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1) that gives users the power to engage with all their data, on any device, across any platform, in real-time. Agile visualizations (SAP Lumira) intuitively allow users to explore and present data, both big and small, drive real-time understanding of the business and by applying advanced predictive analytics (SAP Predictive Analysis) to more information and processes across the enterprise we can confidently anticipate what comes next and guide better, more profitable, forward looking decision making. All this is delivered on a modern, open real-time data platform powered by SAP HANA. Its Big Data ready, supports multiple deployment options, drives collaboration and is fully integrated with SAP’s mobile platform, securing both the data and the device.The power of collective insight however can only truly be unleashed by delivering all of these. Point solutions that do not offer the same breadth of market proven capabilities, combined with rich industry and process expertise and that only address a fraction of the data available by definition are unable to drive value across all three dimension and therefore will only lead to more dark data, more silos, more shadow IT teams and will inhibit innovation. SAP is focused on analytics, and will drive innovation and differentiation in each of these 3 areas. Only SAP can deliver enterprise business intelligence AND agile visualizations AND advanced predictive analytics.
Across our customer base, we consistently see three core sets of BI client requirements: Self Service. Dashboards and Apps. Reporting.Within each of these requirement areas, we have products designed to meet the specific needs of our large and diverse customer base.
Competitive Differentiators:Ability to quickly massage, transform and personalize data without scripting in LumiraFast answers using search in ExplorerAccessible everywhere – Mobile, Web and Desktop; Online and OfflineBest SAP BW support with AnalysisCustomer recommendations:Net new customers: Lumira and ExplorerSAP BW customers: AnalysisBOBJ customers: Lumira and Explorer* While the Predictive market is separate from the BI market, customers with Self Service requirements often have requirements for predictive functionality as well. This presents an opportunity to introduce Predictive Analysis to customers looking at the Self Service portfolio.
Competitive Differentiators:Best SAP support with Design StudioAccessible everywhere – Mobile, Web and Desktop; Online and OfflineCustomer recommendations:Non-SAP application customers: Dashboards (Xcelsius)SAP BW customers: Design StudioSAP HANA customers: Design Studio
Competitive Differentiators:Self-service ad-hoc reporting with Web IntelligenceDepth of SDK and embedability of Crystal ReportsAccessible everywhere – Mobile, Web and Desktop; Online and OfflineCustomer recommendations:Non-SAP application customers: Web IntelligenceSAP BW customers: Depends on use case*BOBJ customers: Web IntelligenceOEM and embedded customers and partners: Crystal Reports
Removed:Single sign-on to HANAEnable single sign-on from BI client tools to HANA via SAMLMultitenancyRecording tenant ID in auditing dataAbility to restrict concurrent logon session per tenantMultitenant provisioning tool enhancement to support unx universeRESTful Web servicesSingle sign-on with Active Directory authentication or Trusted authenticationJSON format support
Removed:Semantic layer SDKsExtended version of the SL authoring SDK (includes universe creation)
Animated HTML5 ChartsAnimated HTML5 charttypesNew charttypes : ColumnCombination, Bar CombinationandWaterfall ChartsAdvancedpropertiesviewtoeditchartareas, dataseriesanddatalabelsEachthemehasthecorrespondingcolorpalettesMore convenient to use filter panel for selecting dataMember displaycouldbedefinedwithkey, textorbothOn SubmiteventenablestriggeringinteractionsDimension name could be hide or shownRanges areabletobedefined in additiontothe multiple selectionofmembersDefinedrangesandselectedmemberscouldbedeleted, includedorexcludedCustom Stylesheet (CSS)Usingcustom CSS toadoptcustomercorporateidentityChangingthelookandfeelpossibleforeverystandardcomponentsDefining CSS documentwith CSS 3 standardAssiging CSS documentsto design studioapplicationAssign CSS classtothe Design Studio componentsGlobal parameters for Design Studio applicationDefining global parameter on applicaitonlevelGlobal parameterscanbepassedthrough URL (RRI scenarios)Usecases (e.g): PassingthoughparametersfordataselectionPassingthrough an exceptionlimitforexceptioncalculationAdditional APIs for data calculationDefineLocal variablesSupport mathematicalcalculation in scripteditorCommand „getData“ canretrievethedatafrom backend systemsandrepresentit in 4 different ways (value, text, scalingfactorsandunitofmeasure)Conversionbetween different dataformatspossibleGenerate Design Studio applications from A. OLAP workspacesExport AOLAP analysisworkspaceas design studioapplicationfor mobile devicesordesktopsDesign Studio applicationsarestored on BI PlatformFilter membervaluesaretakenoverfrom A. OLAP analysisworkspaceto Design Studio applicationsFurther editinggenerated Design Studio applicationswithineclip-based design enviroment
Integration with Design StudioAuto generateiPadand web appsthrough Design StudioEnhanced BI Platform SupportSingle Sign-On and LCMSave Analysis content as BI InfoObject (instead of Excel/PowerPoint format)InnovationWaterfall ChartsContinuous ImprovementsBroadcasting via BI Platform (delivery planned for BI 4.1 GA)Launch Query DesignerRead mode, Versioned/time-dep hierarchies, de-/activate hierarchies, Data Refresh, Member selector for mass data (note 1824726)
Key benefitsExtend the reach of SAP VI users in an enterpriseEnhance the features and invest more in SAP HANABolster customer’s investments in SAP BusinessObjectsScopeEnhance data manipulation capabilitiesWith better merge functionality, replay manipulation steps & improved formula editorExtend Acquisition to more data sources & support different data formats during acquisitionEmpower end users to customize charts , add conditional formatting and create simple user defined views without scripting or codingAnnotate & share your results at a click of a button on-premise or on the cloud.
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Mobile and SAP BusinessObjects Mobile integrated into single application Listing of Information spaces and exploration view set with in home screenListing of Personal Space and bookmarksAbility to launch exploration view set or information spaceEnhancement to Collaboration SAP Jam Integration (Collaboration tool) BI Inbox supportAbility to attach voice while annotatingEnhanced Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) SupportSUP 2.2 support SUP cloud support Tighter Device Integration QR Code Scan (QR code to share document or connection details) Barcodescan (to fill input control, prompts and search toolbar)New Home ScreenSupport for SAML2 deployments
HANA SPS07 Business Intelligence
What´s New? SAP HANA SPS 07
SAP BI Integration
(Delta from SPS 06 to SPS 07)
SAP HANA Product Management