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 2023.13 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 1.0.379 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.
Addition of "shared with me" and "owned by me" Views to the Files Tool
We are introducing two new views to the Files page that will display the contents as shown when their filters are applied: (SAP Road Map Explorer)
Shared with Me – view the content that has been shared with you by other users
Owned by Me – view the content that you own
These new views show files from private, public, and workspace folders.
Dashboard and Story Design
Change the Order of Story Filters
In the optimized story experience, story designers can now change the order of the story filters, from the filter panel settings. This allows story designers to group similar filters together or put the most important/used ones first. The defined order is applied to the vertical and horizontal filter panel, in view and edit mode, and will be saved with the story.
Script API for Story Filter Bar
In optimized story experience, story developers can use script APIs related to story filters and variables to let story viewers change the visibility of the filter panel, set story filters, set story variables, and so on.
Synchronize axis extreme of dual axis charts
In the optimized story experience, we now provide story designers the option to synchronize the scaling of both right and left axes to have related measures on the same scale. The feature will be off by default for both newer and older charts and is available to Combined/Stacked Bar/Column + Line, Line charts.
Display external/internal ID in charts
In the optimized story experience, story designers can now display the option to display external/internal ID’s in charts for BW models.
It is NOT available when "Enable un-compounded display keys" is on
It is NOT supported to Dimension input control & Custom Groups
It is NOT supported to table
Reset Option for Color Assigned Measure
In the optimized story experience, we now provide story designers the option to reset color assigned to individual measure:
Ensure the story designer can reset assigned colors manually, and it participates within themes
It is supported with global reset to allow a quick reset of all custom colors to now participate within themes
Works for both color sync on and off
Variable Dialog Function Updates
We’ve made improvements to the variable dialog with the following functional and usability enhancements: (SAP Road Map Explorer)
Show technical names of variables
Show only mandatory prompts
Allow multi-selections for certain variable types
Search Datasphere Models from the “Select Model” Dialog
Users can now search a native SAP Datasphere model by using the search field in the select model dialog. Users can search for a chosen system or space and consume it directly from the Data Analyzer. This update closes feature parity with existing search for SAP Analytics Cloud local models.
Customizable Length of Dimension Text Properties
For new properties of type “Text” of generic, account, organization, and version dimensions, users can set the maximum text length for the property’s values from 1 up to 5000 characters. For existing properties, you can increase the maximum text length up to 5000 characters. This feature also applies to properties of semantic type “Generic” and data type “Text” of user-managed date dimensions. In stories, very long property values may be displayed in abbreviated form. (SAP Road Map Explorer)
BPC Live - Support of creation of New Lines in Mass Data Entry
In mass data entry mode, users can now use the Add Member option to add a dimension member to a table built on an SAP BPC live data model. New combination of existing members can also be created in mass data entry mode. This can only be an existing member in the model; it is not possible to create new dimension members. (SAP Road Map Explorer)
Customer email server – support advance authentication
Users can configure an SMTP server of their choice, for all email deliveries, using the advanced authentication type, OAuth. Before beginning to use OAuth as the Authentication Type, make an OAuth app is created with the necessary scope and permission set to send email via the service provider for the mail services.
Simplify manual translation by hiding the HTML tags from the Translator
Users now have an advanced settings toggle available to hide HTML tags in the translation panel. Once enabled, users will see the texts for translation formatted in the same way as they appear in all stories. This toggled can be turned off if you want to see the HTML tag details in the translation panel. This will simplify the overall translation process for the translator and expedite the overall translation workflow.
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.