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avsalynin
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INTRODUCTION


As most of you know, SAC has a convenient and most importantly periodically updated roadmap explorer.

If you look at all the planned by business capability and period, then at the current moment (August 2022) there will be such a distribution and dynamics (upd 16/08/2022)


After analyzing >70 planned updates (!) for the next 2022, I decided to compile my top-5 list of favorites.

TOP 5 FAVORITES LIST


1.LIVE CONNECTIVITY TO SQL SOURCES



When is it planned: Q4 2022, unfortunately, the plan was shifted to 2023 (upd 30/11/2021)


Description: Connect to data contained in SQL databases, without replication, which is especially useful in the case of data lakes.

Roadmap link

2.COMPOSITE WIDGETS AS REUSABLE WIDGETS IN ANALYTICS DESIGNER



When is it planned: Q3 2022, unfortunately, the plan was shifted to Q2 2023 (upd 16/08/2022)

Description: Composite widgets as reusable widgets in analytic applications (phase one):

  • Basic features for creating composite widgets

  • Basic features for consuming composite widgets in analytic applications


Enable the application designer to leverage composite widgets across analytic applications to:

  • Modularize applications

  • Maintain applications more easily

  • Speed up development time


Roadmap link

3.MULTI ACTIONS - PREDICTIVE PLANNING



When is it planned: Q1 2022. Released!


Description: Ability to execute a predictive forecast in line with other planning operations from within a multi action:

  • Predictive step type available within the multi action designer

  • Ability to schedule execution of the predictive forecast at a predefined time or interval through the multi action calendar task


Benefits:

  • Extend support for end-to-end planning workflows

  • Execute a preditive forecast in line with other planning tasks

  • Automate scheduling of a predictive forecast using the calendar


Roadmap link

4.DATA ACCESS CAPABILITIES FOR CUSTOM WIDGETS



When is it planned: Q2 2022, but no longer in the roadmap (upd 16/08/2022)


Description: Further enhancements planned for the data access feature:

  • Addition of value help for feeding APIs such as add-dimension and add-measure APIs




  • General availability of data access functionality for custom widgets for customers and partners




Benefits:

  • Enable customers and partners to use the data access capability for custom widgets to conveniently assign the data model in SAP Analytics Cloud to custom widgets


Roadmap link

5.DATA CHANGE INSIGHT ON SAC HOME SCREEN



When is it planned: Q1 2022. Released!


Description: Add Data Change Insights as a tile on the SAP Analytics Cloud home screen to include:

  • Subscripted data changes across applications

  • Ability to search a certain data change

  • Ability to filter data changes with different criteria (top N, time range, importance, and the like)


Benefits:

  • Conveniently filter and search important Data Change Insights across different analytic applications through centralized access to data change insights as a tile on SAP Analytics Cloud home screen.


Roadmap link

Detail about Data Change Insight - in this blog

SUMMARY


Perhaps this top-5 will be adjusted as new planned functionality appears.

Write in the comments about your top-5 expected features in SAC in the next 2022.
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