Happy New Year All, as 2023 begins I am excited to bring you a sneak peek in to some of the great new features coming your way in QRC1 2023. In this blog we give you a Sneak Peek in to our Top 5. A full list of what is coming can be found on our Roadmap Explorer or the Product Plan.
Data analyzer is a popular tool within SAP Analytics Cloud and in Q1 2023 we bring you a new user experience with many functional updates including:
Enhanced Table capabilities
Lazy Loading and removal of default row limit
Drag & drop within table
Adaptive table layout
ID and Description presented in 2 columns
Un-compounded key display
Arrange Totals / Hierarchy nodes independently
Enhanced Compact Display support
Enhanced Hierarchy Drill support
Enhanced Filter capabilities
Removal of widget filter (1 filter level)
Dimension Member Dialog improvements
Enhanced Context menu capabilities
New: “Filter by Member” (opens the member selector)
New: “Filter Member(s)” (cartesian filter)
New: “Freeze Header” (Column / Row / Both)
Filter on member of 2-structures-queries
Enhanced Builder Panel capabilities
Advanced support of Display Attributes
And many more…
SAP BW Live Connectivity
Live connectivity to SAP BW is very important to our Customers and in this quarter we bring you the ability to calculate the difference between two time periods.
This useful feature Supports the "difference from" calculation in the calculation editor for models based on a live connection to SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) from SAP Analytics Cloud and closes the feature gap between models based on SAP HANA and remote SAP BW models
Using machine learning to generate forecast has become an important part of our planning cycles and one thing customers always ask me is how can I look back and review how accurate those forecasts were compared to what actually happened. In QRC 1 2023 with the use of Multi Actions we can now save forecast values for past periods.
As a user of the predictive step in multi actions, I can generate the forecasts for past periods so that I can implement my own performance metric in stories.
This will further improve automation for predictive planning. Using the forecasted values for past periods to ease the generation of ad hoc accuracy measures to evaluate the performance of previous predicted forecasts.
As always we have many new features in Enterprise planning across Data Actions, Multi Actions, Predictive Capabilities, Commenting, Plan entry and Plan process management. In this blog we will focus on two very useful new additions.
Data Action– Tracing Capability
With the addition of numerous Data Actions and Advanced Formulas functionality over the past few years we have added a new tracing or "Debugging" feature to simplify development and testing process. These features include the ability to:
Define trace points and see visual cues indicating number and location of trace points
Execute tracing in-line with script construction including parameter passing
Watch Area and ability to display table to see results for trace points
View run history for script tracing
Consume trace version within stories
Plan Process Management: Calendar – Administration Role
In this quarter we introduce a calendar administration role, which can be enabled or granted to any administration roles within SAP Analytics Cloud. This gives the Administrator the ability to see and manage all calendar tasks and processes regardless of ownership and involvement.
Calendar Administrators now have:
Ability to toggle on display for all calendar events regardless (even those for which the user has no involvement)
Visual cues to explicitly indicate that the user is in administration mode
Ability to modify any calendar events while in administration mode
Enabled via a role base privilege which can be granted to specific roles (auto-enable for Planning Administrators)
We will be taking a deeper dive in to these items in our What’s New video and blog series so stay tuned. For a full list of all features coming in QRC1 2023 for SAP Analytics Cloud check out the Roadmap Explorer and Q1 2023 Product Plan.
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