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meganhoy
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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 features of the SAP Analytics Cloud 2023.05 release available for SAP Analytics Cloud FastTrack customers. For SAP Analytics Cloud Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC) customers, this release and its features will be available as part of the QRC Q2 2023 release. View the QRC release schedule here.

 

System Administration and Technical Requirements


 

Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.372 to take advantage of all data acquisition types.

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

  • Version 0.99 for SAP ERP/SQL Database

  • Version 0.365 for SAP universe (UNX). The SAP Analytics Cloud agent requires additional setup steps, for more details see SAP Note 3262098

  • Version 0.353 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)

  • Version 0.235 for SAP HANA View

  • Version 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



 

Enterprise Planning


 
Plan Process Management – Display and Management of Task Dependencies within Gantt Chart

Users can now draw a new dependency line between events via drag and drop in the Gantt Chart. A dialog will popup where users can refine the dependency settings and create a dependency. In addition to drawing out dependencies, it is also possible to draw lines to start by parent process start conditions. Display and management of task dependencies within the Gantt Chart improve visualization and the ability to model new dependencies.

For more details on calendar events, see Work with Calendar Events You Created.


 
Plan Process Management – Enhanced Deletion of Calendar Events

Owners of calendar events can now delete events and remove them from the calendar of any involved people. When a process is removed, a list of affected events will pop up for review for more guidance and quality control. This will ensure there are less distractions from already removed and therefore irrelevant events in the calendars the users involved.

For more details on calendar events, see Work with Calendar Events You Created.


 

User Collaboration


 
Option to Change Resolution of Exported PDF/PPT

Users can now choose a resolution for PDF and PowerPoint files shared via email that best fits the purpose of publication. The default page resolution for story exporting is 1920 x 1080, but through the file settings users have greater flexibility to select a different resolution. For the scheduled publications that are in progress, changing the page resolution settings is disabled.


 

This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. You can find more details on these features in your In-App Help Guide for FastTrack customers and see this SAP Knowledge Base Article if you’d like to learn more about FastTrack and Quarterly Release Cycle releases.

If you have any questions regarding the content in this blog post, you can comment below. If you have product specific or technical questions, post a question to our SAP Analytics Cloud Questions & Answers forum. Visit our SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages to find more product information, best practices, and more. And check out our SAP Road Map Explorer to see more upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.