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This blog post covers some of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2021.20 from the Q4 2021 Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC).

Please note that the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete.

 

Technical Requirements


 

SAP Analytics Cloud fully supports Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome for all activities and areas of viewing, authoring, and administration.

Be sure to upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.335 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types.

For more information, check out the following System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites. Here are the minimum data acquisition requirements:

  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP/SQL Database

  • Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)

  • Version 1.0.233 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)

  • Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View

  • Version 1.0.248 for File Server

  • Version 1.0.75 for all other data source types


 

Release Highlights


 

 

Dashboard and Story Design


 

Data Visualization


 
Convert Currencies in Optimized View Mode

Optimized View Mode now supports BW Currency Conversion once a story is resaved to enhance user experience and performance. For additional information on Optimized View Mode, check out the following resources:


 

Analytics Platform Services


 
Bring Your Own Key to SAP Analytics Cloud

An integration with SAP Data Custodian Key Management Service (DCKMS) now allows administrators to manage their own keys for the data within SAP Analytics Cloud. Currently, administrators can only enable the Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) feature by submitting a product support ticket request.

Note that there must be an existing SAP DCKMS tenant, an encryption key, a technical user, and credential information for the technical user. Administrators also need a private edition tenant of SAP Analytics Cloud on Cloud Foundry.

This feature can help prevent unauthorized third party disclosure of information, secure data against breaches by insiders and external entities, control who has access to encryption keys, and segregate duties as the encryption keys are managed separately from the data.

 

This blog post provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom. For further details, please visit the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal.