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Part 1 is here SAP BI Roadmap Planned Innovations - ASUG Webcast Part 1

The usual legal disclaimer applies that things are subject to change.  Planned innovations are "due for release in the next 6-18 months" and subject to change, per SAP.

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows Design Studio planned innovations, which include BW-IP

It includes native support for HANA as a deployment platform

Custom design components SDK can be stored on BW platform

End users to create their personalized views of Design Studio dashboard

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows planned innovation for Dashboards.  It will be focused on mobile – additional components – export to mobile and improve performance

Figure 3: Source: SAP

BW is an important data source to BI tools

BEx query support is coming to SAP Lumira

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SAP said there is a “massive amount of innovation coming to Lumira”

Lumira Server is a native application in HANA built using HANA XS engine

Part of planned innovations is integration with BI4 platform so you can view Lumira documents on BI platform

Fast innovation around visualization includes info charts and graphics

They are adding ESRI to Lumira

Custom extensions and innovations to Lumira and publish to SAP Marketplace to allow other users to download

The plan to add more datasources to Lumira including Cloudera, Hortonworks

Lumira will also be a data mash up tool for analyst; an example is if there is a table on a website is a data source to Lumira

They plan to offer exploration of facet views in Visualization room of Lumira

The plan to schedule dataset refresh to Lumira Cloud

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows planned innovations for Analysis OLAP

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Figure 6 shows upcoming plans for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office, which includes cell level annotations

The HANA repository will store analysis for office workbooks

Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows planned innovations for Predictive Analysis, which includes an HTML5 edition and a partner SDK

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows improvements for Lumira Cloud, an important part of BI suite

The plan is to acquire data from behind the firewall – HCI to connect to on premise data to the cloud

It will offer integration with JAM

The plan is to compose stories on the browser

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows HANA as the preferred Big Data platform, where you can connect to Text Analysis in HANA, ESRI geospatial support

Smart Data Access is data federation tool

Figure 9 shows plans to offer additional universe JDBC drivers

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SAP is working from a “mobile first design philosophy”.

Coming soon you will be able to create your own storyboard in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

Next blog will be on future direction and question and answer


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