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TammyPowlas
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Yesterday was the quarterly askSAP call.


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The legal disclaimer applies that anything in the future is subject to change.


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"SAP's Unified Data and Analytics" provides data as part of the SAP Business Technology Platform and the Intelligent Enterprise.


 

Become a data driven enterprise, data to value, a data "super power" as mentioned in last year's SAPPHIRENOW



SAP's 2021 strategy beyond augmented analytics, BI, predictive and planning, which is in one tool and plan to embed SAP Analytics Cloud in all SAP cloud tools.  SAP is "on the journey"


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SAP's plans for 2021 and beyond include the information worker, intelligent monitoring and alerting, assisted exploration.  This also includes "Data to Value" including interoperability with BW, invest in user experience, and embedding SAP Analytics Cloud with live connectivity in the core SAP applications.


 

Break for Q&A


Q: How does DWC (Data Warehouse Cloud) fit in this strategy?


A: DWC is positioned for "quality" element


Looking at leveraging DWC in planning process


Q: Differentiator between SAC and DWC?


A: If you have a massive amount of sources, and enrichment, using DWC is well positioned


It has ETL processes, advanced blending, and advanced modeling


Use it next to SAC


"natural twins"


Q: Are there any migrations planned for WebI?


A: No technical migration


Look at SAP BusinessObjects PCE


Updated statement of direction



SAP Analytics Cloud: What’s New for Businesspeople



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Can guide users in exploration mode


Data Analyzer - no need to create model, analyze data


Search to insight, type question Google way, let product create analysis for you - Voice to Insight


Smart Discovery - revamped


New model - measures and accounts in one model, improves performance


BusinessObjects - moving use cases to cloud - core reporting functionality



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Create measures and accounts in same model



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No data prep needed


Focus on business question


Let SAC answer business question



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Ships with SAC


Central page to consume stories


Now datasets and models


Provides governance


Workflow - separation of metadata and catalog content



Q&A


Q: How to figure out when tenant will be upgraded to latest version?


A: https://userapps.support.sap.com/sap/support/knowledge/E/2728183


Q: What is the future of Analytics Hub?


A: Not further investing in Analytics Hub; decided to invest in Analytics Catalog


Q: SAP is embedding SAC?


A: What about non-SAP data source - DWC has powerful non-SAP connectivity; improve interop with SAC


Data acquisition with non SAP in SAC



Road map



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Last 9 months


Future 9 months


Creator experience - business analyst


Information worker


Developer


Road map explorer focus (roadmaps.sap.com), influence.sap.com focus (100 ideas from customers implemented in past year)


Optimized story viewer and designer - allow SAC to render differently with better performance, improved usability



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How empower?


Continue BI journey



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Info worker doesn't have the time to learn how to use a tool


Low skill level, crank tasks out in 5 minutes


Get response quickly



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See why data is behaving a certain way


 


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Unified exploration, planned Q4 this year



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Planned flow between watchlist and Explorer



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Building SDK's, expose to customers, show in their own applications (Teams, Portals)



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Where GA, continue to expand use cases



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Modular design and use cases; Use cases for SQL live



Q&A


A: How to expose  BW and calc views to SAP Analytics Cloud


for that use case, the ultimate tool is Data Analyzer which comes with SAC. By the way, If you like SAP Analytics, you might want to join the LinkedIn SAP Analytics Technology Group. We post 2-3 best practices, tricks and use cases every day. No sales, recruiting or marketing messages allowed. Just click to join: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8959879/ Also definitely visit the complete revamped SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages. Full of content on learning, performance, best practices and new features. Happy reading. https://community.sap.com/topics/cloud-analytics


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