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SAP Analytics Cloud brings together analytics and planning with unique integration to SAP applications and seamless access to heterogenous data sources. It helps everyone in your organization make decisions without doubt with trusted insights and integrated plans.

This blog post introduces the new features and enhancements of the SAP Analytics Cloud Q2 2023 Quarterly Release (QRC). Q2 QRC updates will take place May 19-21, 2023. View the QRC release schedule here.

Join our SAP Product Experts in the video below as they demonstrate some of the features highlighted in Q2 2023.



System Administration and Technical Requirements


Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.373 to take advantage of all data acquisition types.

The agent’s minimum version remains at 1.0.75, with the following exceptions:

  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP/SQL Database

  • Version 1.0.365 for SAP universe (UNX). The SAP Analytics Cloud agent requires additional setup steps, for more details see SAP Note 3262098

  • Version 1.0.353 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)

  • Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View

  • Version 1.0.248 for File Server

For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.

Regarding supported features and required updates for the integration of SAP BW with SAP Analytics Cloud, refer to SAP Note 2541557 for further details.

Regarding supported features and required updates for live universe access through SAP BusinessObjects Live Data Connect with SAP Analytics Cloud, refer to SAP Note 2771921 for further details.

Please download the latest version of the Simple Deployment Kit from Service Marketplace.

Note: To avoid downloading older versions and potentially exposing users to a vulnerable bundling of the Cloud Connector with SAPJVM, or Apache Tomcat, only the three latest versions of the kits are available to download.

For Cloud agent version change management details, refer to SAP Note 3264839.


Release Highlights


Business Content Delivery

Business content packages for finance, sales, workforce planning, consumer products, and the public sector

Reduce the time spent implementing SAP Analytics Cloud by adopting new, prebuilt data models and stories.

Updated packages for industries and lines of business for Q2 2023 include: (SAP Road Map Explorer)

  • Sales target planning for consumer products

  • Group financial planning for SAP S/4HANA

  • Human experience management (HXM) workforce planning

  • Integrated financial planning for SAP S/4HANA

  • Public sector management KPI reporting for SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  • Public sector management planning

  • Rapid financial planning and analysis for SAP S/4HANA (SAP Best Practices)

  • Rapid sales planning and analysis for SAP S/4HANA (SAP Best Practices)

  • Rapid workforce planning and analysis for SAP S/4HANA (SAP Best Practices)

Learn more about SAP Analytics Cloud Business Content here.


Dashboard and Story Design

Optimized Story Experience – Analytic Application Integration

In this release, we are introducing the unification of stories and analytics application into one single artifact based on the optimized stack in SAP Analytics Cloud. (SAP Road Map Explorer)

The optimized story experience is an evolution of the story that provides usability and performance improvements. Additionally, it is the strategic version for new story features. To learn more about the optimized story experience, check out this blog post by Anna Burkhardt.

For a deeper overview and more details on the new Optimized Story Experience that unifies the story and analytic application, check out the following blog posts by jie.deng.


Microsoft Office Integration

New custom formulas to set data action parameters in Microsoft Excel worksheets

Use new custom formulas to define and execute data action parameters: (SAP Road Map Explorer)

  • Retrieve data action parameters defined on a model displayed in Microsoft Excel

  • Select a data action parameter definition and launch it from a Microsoft Excel workbook

Refresh of data at the opening of a Microsoft Excel workbook

New workbook setting that allows users to define if the refresh of the data is performed automatically when opening or if the refresh remains manual. (SAP Road Map Explorer)


This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. For more details on these features, please visit the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Portal. You can also visit the SAP Road Map Explorer to see the upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.

If you have an issue with your SAP Analytics Cloud solution, you can log a case with SAP Product Support where an expert will be glad to assist. To create an optimal support case and avoid delays and expedite case resolution with SAP Product Support please review the following article: 2487011 - What information do I need to provide when opening a case for SAP Analytics Cloud?

However, if you have a consulting or how-to type question related to customizing or configuring SAP Analytics Cloud, please ask a question on the SAP Analytics Cloud Community or reply and share your knowledge!

If you have an idea or suggestion about how to make our product better, please create an idea on our influence portal. See 2424376 - How do you create an enhancement request and provide feedback for SAP Analytics Cloud

If you are new to SAP analytics Cloud, please visit our SAP Business Technology Platform Onboarding Resource Center.