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This was an EMEA webcast given by SAP today.  Because this was in English, I have better notes than what I posted here BI2014 Design Studio 1.3 Planned Updates with some more information.

The usual disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Three categories offered:

Agile Visualization – discover for business user, predict – Lumira, Analysis for Office

Enterprise BI – more based on the corporate data – technical background to create dashboard, more IT based

Enterprise BI Reporting – distribute securely throughout the organization – print in a reasonable way

                Web Intelligence

                Crystal Reports

Figure 2: Source: SAP

SAP stated there would be "No major investments on Dashboards or Web Application Designer"

Figure 3: Source: SAP

SAP said Design Studio 1.3 is planned for end of May/early June.  It is now in customer validation

Figure 4: Source: SAP

With 1.3 BW IP and Planning Application Kit in BW 7.40 – we can write data back and use the planning functions, and sequences in the backend and then plan in Design Studio and can be saved to BW InfoProvider.

Native HANA deployment is another option

More charting extensions with more chart types is planned

Design Studio SDK can be deployedon NW Platform.  With 1.2 deploy custom components and now on NW

Application bookmarking allows you to create /personalize bookmarks for your users

Lumira SDK integration – if use Lumira SDK custom components and can be reused in Design Studio – later SP’s

Advanced table formatting – change table settings, scaling factors, decimal places, total rows on top or bottom

Advanced scripting is coming with loops, arrays and sorting

Printing is WYSIWYG / browser based printing

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 covers planning, including input ready measures, add blank lines.  You can trigger planning functions/sequences.  You can save data back to InfoProvider

Three limitations for planning:

1) Cell locking is not possible

2) Copy and paste is not possible – multiple copy lines from Excel to Web

3) If you have planning functions – input mandatory variable

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows saving applications the in HANA repository.  You need prerequisite – HANA 1.0 72+

Some limitations are as follows:

  • Issues with hierarchies and variables do not work – not from Design Studio – limitation is from HANA side
  • OSS notes are available

Figure 7: Source: SAP

With the HANA Native deployment option there are two layers

You save the application to the HANA repository

At runtime it does not use BICS but uses Firefly to get data from HANA – optimized data access from HANA

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows more configuration chart options, including exposing items from CVOM charting library

You can define font size for charting label, font label, legend

CSS can be done with charting

Padding is also introduced

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Conditional formatting can be defined

Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows more integration with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

Version 1.3 is the first step with Lumira integration

Figure 11: Source: SAP

Figure 11 shows the change the sequence of the prompting

Define max number for variable; 1.2 is hard coded for 100 – if you have over 100 materials you get message of too many members and search

Figure 12: Source: SAP

Bookmarks works on BI Platform; not on BW

For your user for your application you define bookmarks and personalized views

You can share bookmark with co-workers and URL

Figure 13: Source: SAP

Figure 13 shows the ability to define totals and position and configure sorting

Figure 14: Source: SAP

Array uses get the command (see Figure 14)

For each statement to look over the array and define more complex calculations

As the coding example shows in Figure 13, based on certain dimensions, get all hierarchies for dimensions and get the array and use them in drop down boxes

Figure 15: Source: SAP

Figure 15 shows the overall roadmap.

Then we saw a demo of 1.3.  If there is interest in seeing those screen shots, please post a note below, but the quality of the screen shots are not good.


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