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This is part 2 of this covering notes from an SAP webcast earlier this month. Part 1 is here SAP BI Roadmap Webcast Notes Part 1

The usual disclaimer applies – any future plans are subject to change.

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows planned innovations for SAP BusinessObjects Lumira and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Lumira is on multiple platforms with the same look and feel

SAP is working on direct connectivity to SAP BW and connect to BEx queries for Lumira.

BusinessObjects Explorer today is a flex/Flash application; this will move to an HTML5 environment and HTML5 to Lumira platform

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows SAP plans to add broadcasting (scheduling is available today) for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows that KXEN integrate into Lumira and Predictive – HTML5 predictive capabilities

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows Lumira Cloud will acquire information from HANA and cloud data sources

Self-service is planned to be around will be available around cloud and boards (some of this is in SP14)

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows SAP analytics support for “Big Data”, including streaming data, and data like video/audio feeds

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows offline support for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile is planned for Design Studio, Web Intelligence and Lumira


The webcast was short on time so as a result I don’t have many notes.  Note that typically “Future” means planned past 18 months and definitely is subject to change.

Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows future direction for SAP Analytics solutions

Future direction is past 12-18 months out, after planned innovations.

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 is the future direction for enterprise BI.

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 is future direction for BI in the cloud.  Will be interesting to hear more about Amazon Web Services

Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 is the general future direction strategy.

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