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These are my quick notes form today's "Exploring BI Roadmap: SAP Analytics Innovations Community Call Notes"

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows this is a new call series, open to everyone.

In February SAP will have a webcast on Agile Visualization and then after that Advanced Analytics.

The usual legal disclaimer applies that all future things are subject to change at any time and SAP is not obligated on anything new.

Today is BI 4.1.  Planned Innovations is from 1 month to 18 months. In the future there are general plans

BI4.1 is huge release for SDK’s to allow ecosystem to customize into existing system

Figure 2: Source: SAP

SAP’s Ian Treleaven reviewed the BI4 resource usage estimator shown in Figure 2.

The Resource Usage Estimator allows you to size your environment, and estimate various tiers

Ian said to use the sizing guide – resource estimating tool, as the sizing guide will help.  See

On Twitter, SAP responded that this is covered in the Open SAP course (open to everyone) week 1, unit 5. Register at

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows the results of an interactive poll about deploying BI4.x

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows the results of a Design Studio poll taken during the webcast.

Planned Innovations

Figure 5: Source: SAP

During the webcast, SAP said they wanted to enable customers & partners to program to connect to universe and you can create visualizations yourself.

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows planned improvements for SAP-based BI clients. 

Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 planned innovations reporting tools including Freehand SQL, extension points with viewers

SAP said they will continue to add new database platforms

Crystal Reports will be built specifically against SAP HANA

Figure 8: Source: SAP

On this slide, SAP showed a demonstration of Design Studio against a universe

Coming to Design Studio, SAP said, was Lumira integration with Design Studio, Design Studio to HANA

Android support for mobile BI for Design Studio is also coming.

Part 2 is coming...Exploring BI Roadmap: SAP Analytics Innovations Community Call Notes Part 2

If you missed the webcast and want to see the slides, follow @SAPAnalytics on twitter as they took screen shots of all slides.

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