SAP Analytics Cloud brings together analytics and planning with unique integration to SAP applications and seamless access to heterogenous data sources. It helps everyone in your organization make decisions without doubt with trusted insights and integrated plans.
This blog post introduces the features of the SAP Analytics Cloud 2022.23 release available for SAP Analytics Cloud FastTrack customers. For SAP Analytics Cloud Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC) customers, this release and its features will be available as part of the QRC Q1 2023 release.
System Administration and Technical Requirements
Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.361 to take advantage of all data acquisition types.
The agent’s minimum version remains at 1.0.75, with the following exceptions:
Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP/SQL Database
Version 1.0.355 for SAP Universe (UNX)
Version 1.0.353 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View
Version 1.0.248 for File Server
In this release, the additional features are available within the Optimized Design Experience (ODE):
Support Thresholds in Tables for UAM Models
Story Preference Settings
To learn more about Optimized Story Experience, check out this blog post.
Support Thresholds in Tables for UAM Models
Thresholds are now supported in Tables for UAM models in the Optimized Design Experience. Users can apply thresholds to secondary measures, single cells or multiple cells across a row or column and are supported by tables with Multiple Account Hierarchies and Cross Calculations.
Note that thresholds need to be defined for either account or measure, but not a combination of the two. This means thresholds can be added to multiple cells, but cannot be added for both multiple accounts and multiple measures at the same time. Thresholds on a measure with multiple accounts can only be defined via the table.
Story Preferences Support
With this wave, story preferences are now supported with widgets such as charts, tables, geo maps, and input controls. Story preferences provide value by giving users to ability to customize borders, colour, fonts, and other styling options in the Optimized Design Experience (ODE):
New Chart Palettes and Color Swatches are added into the Color Picker to stay aligned with Fiori Horizon color guidelines
Customization in the Styling panel overrides Story Preferences, except for fonts and color palettes
The choice to apply story preferences to all or new pages/lanes/tiles is removed to stay aligned with Theme Preferences
Please note that changes are not yet reflected for Geo’s default gradient palette. Additionally, when a classic story is changed to the ODE, some colours in the ODE story may be considered a customized colour as these colours are modified to stay aligned with Fiori Horizon colors. In this case, click “restore” in the styling panel in order to follow customizations specific in Story Preferences.
Table Widget: New Keyboard Shortcuts
In this release we are introducing new keyboard shortcuts for navigating within a table, including drilling into hierarchies, and opening hyperlinks from table cells.
Here is a list and overview of the new keyboard shortcuts:
Page by Page
ALT/OPT + Page Up/Down (Windows/MAC)
Right End / Left end
ALT/OPT + End/First (Windows/MAC)
CTR + SHIFT + SPACE - Select all cells
F6, SHIFT + F6 – Next/Previous tab group
+/- to expand/collapse hierarchy
Space triggers hyperlink
If the focused cell contains a link, indicate “active” (pressed) state on key down. Trigger the link on release of the Space key. ESC or Shift will cancel the pressed state and a subsequent release of the Space key has no effect.
CAGR, SMA and YoY Formulas now Supported by the New Model Type
The following time-based formulas are now made available in the New Model:
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
Simple Moving Average (SMA)
Year over Year (YoY)
The new formulas enable these calculations to be created in a simpler way as it removes the requirement for modelers to create numerous calculated measures to achieve the same result.
Offer "Redistribute Equally" Recommendation for the Planning Panel
The ability to redistribute values equally is now available as an automatic recommendation in the planning panel.
Data Actions – Setting Source and Target Hierarchies for Cross Model Copying
In the cross-model copy step of data actions, users can now choose specific source and target hierarchies to be used when mapping dimensions together.
Commenting – Ability to Disable Data-Point Commenting on a Table Widget
Users can choose to enable or disable data point comments in a table by turning on or off a dedicated option in the builder panel. The commenting option will be set to default OFF for a new table. Data point comment requests will only be sent when comment is toggled on. For users who use both dimension comment and data point comments, this option can reduce the cost of commenting requests.
Microsoft Office Integration
Custom sorting is now possible using the member selector for all dimensions – including versions. Please note that is limited to flat presentations/lists at this time.
This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. You can find more details on these features in your In-App Help Guide for FastTrack customers and see this SAP Knowledge Base Article if you’d like to learn more about FastTrack and Quarterly Release Cycle releases.
If you have any questions, you can comment below or post a question to our SAP Analytics Cloud Questions & Answers forum. Visit our SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages to find more product information, best practices, and more. And check out our SAP Road Map Explorer to see more upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.