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This was an SAP webcast held last week on Thanksgiving Day.

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Below shows where everyone was joining from:

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The disclaimer

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Point story to a different model, available with QRC 4 release
Target model has to be based on source model
Acquired models only

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Quickly simulate scenarios from models uploaded in Excel

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For tables and charts
Simplify so users see only important information

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Enhance story calculations using statistical aggregates

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Create copies of calculations

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Ability to reorder dimensions facets in Explorer mode

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Auto formatting for decimal places for charts
Adapt best decimal number for granularity

Preview for QRC 1 2021

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New tool bar - collapsed, simplify navigation

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Independent rank and sort
For example, rank top 5 sales then sort alphabetically

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Exploration as part of the story
Can do this as part of the story

Today can only do this as part of the chart

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Pagination in reporting
Paginate table so content is not lost

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Export to PDF and PPT

Smart Assist

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Natural language
Improved autocompletion for questions
Ranked on frequency

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In results view, can now interact with chart - filter, export search results to Excel

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Specify an entity

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Customizations on top contributor for results
You may have certain dimensions but may not be relevant
As part of settings story wide, for story designer, make results more useful


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Coming in Q1 QRC
Sneak preview
2 features to give automatic suggestions and visualization
Ensure those are the best visualizations to draw conclusions, based on best practices, overall readability - sorted, data labels in best format

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Recommending alternative charts at bottom of chart



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New view on mobile iOS
Optimized view for faster loading times
Now available for iOS

Mobile Preview

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Voice search to insight
Exciting feature



Q: What data sources are supported with search to insight today?
A: Support all, live sources need to be enabled in the model

Q: Zero suppression - Where supported - tables, calculations?
A: BW, HANA, and acquired data models, for charts and tables and any measure

Q: Is there a way for customers to bring in multiple data sources in a data story?
A: Available today
Can blend
One measure from model A, dimension from model B, some limits and system requirements - see Help

Q: Paginated export for table, can you repeat the table header?
A: Not possible today, but planned, check road map for features

Q: How to influence product to make it better
A: Go to help inside SAC, and click submit ideas

Link webcast to replay

Link to webcast slides:

Thanks to SAP's smuz and christina.obry for this webcast; you can catch them next week at SAP TechEd (unfortunately their session is already full)

Voice to search is an interesting preview; what are your take-aways?
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