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 2023.11 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 Q3 2023 release. View the QRC release schedule here.
System Administration and Technical Requirements
Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.375 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 1.0.365 for SAP universe (UNX). The SAP Analytics Cloud agent requires additional setup steps, for more details see SAP Note 3262098
Regarding supported features and required updates for the integration of SAP BW with SAP Analytics Cloud, refer to SAP Note 2541557 for further details.
Regarding supported features and required updates for live universe access through SAP BusinessObjects Live Data Connect with SAP Analytics Cloud, refer to SAP Note 2771921 for further details.
Please download the latest version of the Simple Deployment Kit from Service Marketplace.
Note: To avoid downloading older versions and potentially exposing users to a vulnerable bundling of the Cloud Connector with SAPJVM, or Apache Tomcat, only the three latest versions of the kits are available to download.
Time Member Disambiguation for Flat Representation in Charts
In the Optimized Story Experience, we have improved the Chart on Time Member Disambiguation in Flat Representation to eliminate disparity between chart and table:
Time labels are now the same between chart and table for flat presentation of time hierarchies
Story designer can see both 3-letter month and year for charts
IBCS Formatting in BPC Live Connections
BPC live connections: IBCS formatting is now supported in tables.
Data Actions – Consumption of Filters with “All Member” Parameter Enabled
Input controls and story filters can now be defined with an "All"-member selection and still be consumed by data and multi action triggers if at least one member is deselected. Thus, whenever a new member is added to the respected dimension, the input control or story filter does not need to be adjusted again – the new member is available right away and can be consumed by triggers. (SAP Road Map Explorer)
This is available for the Optimized Story Experience.
Planning Trigger – Additional Formatting Options
When setting up a planning trigger for multi actions, data actions, or BPC planning sequences using the Optimized Story Experience in stories, users can now format and customize the trigger. The additional formatting options include choosing the color of the trigger button and icon, uploading an icon, and choosing the font, size, style, and color of trigger text.
Customizing individual trigger buttons provides more flexibility and a more integrated look and feel that matches the user’s preferred theme and design. (SAP Road Map Explorer)
Filter Individual Calendar Events
To focus on specific calendar events or series, users can now filter the calendar or list workspace to show the required events only. If a process is selected as filter, its child events will be displayed as well. Specific events can also be narrowed down through the built-in search functionality.
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.