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Register now for Modeling Time Dimensions in SAP BW/4HANA

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Modeling time dimensions in SAP BW/4HANA

Speakers:

Jüergen Haupt, SAP

Date:  Thursday, June 21,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11: 00 AM Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for SAP Analytics Cloud introduction with a focus on planning capabilities

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Discover how SAP Analytics Cloud brings together an end-to-end Business Intelligence and Predictive platform, while redefining Planning in the Cloud. Whether you are a Corporate Controller, or responsible for a Line of Business, across every industry, SAP Analytics Cloud provides all the options and flexibility for a quick and successful implementation, for both SAP and non-SAP customers

Speaker:

Damien Fribourg, SAP

Date:  Wednesday, June 20,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11: 00 AM Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for SAP Hybrid Analytics

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Whether you are accessing content or blending data from on-premise or cloud, hybrid analytics should provide a seamless experience. This webinar will explore SAP's approach to hybrid analytics and give you a solid understanding around the following topics:

  • Market forces forces for analytics and how hybrid scenarios can be leveraged to support them
  • SAP's analytics strategy and SAP solutions for hybrid analytics, including use cases
  • SAP Analytics Hub

Speaker:

Adrian Westmoreland, SAP

Date:  Thursday, June 14,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11: 00 AM Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for BI: Analysis Office 2.7

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Learn what's new in SAP Analysis Office 2.7

Speakers:

Alexander Peter, SAP

Date:  Wednesday, June 13,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11: 00 AM Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for What's New in SAP Lumira 2.2

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Learn what's new in SAP Lumira 2.2

Speakers:

David Stocker, SAP

Ashutosh Rastogi, SAP

Date:  Tuesday, June 12,  2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. PT | Noon pm Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Don't miss the opportunity to influence through SAP Customer Engagement Initiative cycle 2.  Registration closes on June 15, 2018.  See details in the initial posting.

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On behalf of our SAP Point of Contact Neil Goodman

askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call:
SAP 2018 Become an Intelligent Enterprise with SAP Analytics for SAP S/4HANA

Please join SAP on June 28 for the second #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call of 2018.

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New digital technologies allow companies to make core business processes more intelligent. Companies can automate business processes and augment employee's capabilities to let them do more than they could do before with more focus on strategic tasks based on real-time and forward-looking insights. This shift is accelerating in every industry and compelling every organization to transform into an intelligent enterprise to nimbly adapt to new market realities. SAP S/4HANA is the digital core platform to become such an intelligent enterprise. This digital transformation is driving the need for more analytics and a big opportunity which occurs through this transformation is to give all employees, partners and customers, immediate and forward-looking insights into what is going on and what is going to happen next. Join us on June 28 to hear from our panel of experts and users how SAP Analytics help SAP S/4HANA customers seize this opportunity to drive strategic initiatives across the entire organization.

 

During this live call you will:

  • Hear about the current challenges and strategic trends driving the intelligent enterprise
  • Understand how SAP Analytics fits into a SAP S/4HANA landscape to enable the intelligent enterprise
  • Discover the key use cases and benefits you can achieve when running SAP Analytics with SAP S/4HANA
  • Hear first-hand from SAP customer Northern Gas Networks how they leverage SAP Analytics in combination with SAP S/4HANA to run the business in real-time
  • Have plenty of opportunities to ask questions through live chat or twitter
  • Speaker 1: Ido Shamgar, Sr Director, Global Product Marketing SAP S/4HANA & SAPS/4HANA Cloud, SAP
  • Speaker 2: Tom Chelednik, Global Business Development Executive, SAP
  • Speaker 3: Christian Blumhoff, Senior Director Global Center of Excellence for Analytics, SAP
  • Speaker 4: Tom Pollock, Head of Smart Information Management, Northern Gas Networks
  • Speaker 5: Kevin McConnell, Machine Learning Solutions, Leonardo & Analytics Global CoE, SAP

 

Moderated by SAP Mentor Owen Pettiford.

 

Don’t miss this informative, interactive event on June 28. Submit your questions in advance via the registration form or via Twitter with #askSAP.

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This is a new SAP Press book over 750 pages long!  It takes some time to read.   You can browse a preview here.  You can also review a report on the new SAP Press Lumira Discovery book here.

 

Speaking for myself, I recommend buying a hard-copy of the book.  It is far more technical than Lumira Discovery, and for me it was easier to consume in hard back.  The book covers end to end Lumira Designer, including IBCS principles, visualization best practices, planning, SDK, mobile and more.

 

Where possible, I encourage you to have the book open along with Lumira Designer and follow along.  Ideally please use Lumira Designer 2.1 when starting the book.

 

If you are new to Lumira Designer or Design Studio, this book is a good start for you.  Since the book is a good size, you may want to take your time in reviewing it as I did.

 

 

 

 

First, I followed along with some of the book, using sample data from a sandbox:

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This is a sample of the basic layout, and I have total hours calculated in the title.

 

The book also draws attention to features I hadn't considered:

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You can send your application BI platform version to a mobile device.

 

I also played with the modified click through from graph to cross tab:

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I used the NetWeaver demo data source

var currentMembers = CHART_1.getSelectedMembers("0D_NW_REGIO");

 

 

if (currentMembers.length > 0) {

DS_1.setFilter("0D_NW_REGIO", currentMembers);

CROSSTAB_1.setVisible(true);

}

 

I also followed along with the tabstrip button navigation:

var tabnumber=TABSTRIP_1.getSelectedTabIndex();

if (tabnumber==4)

{

TABSTRIP_1.setSelectedTabIndex(0);

} else{

TABSTRIP_1.setSelectedTabIndex(tabnumber +1);

}

 

There is a chapter on CSS guidelines (must read) and chapters on performance.  I did skip the planning and SDK chapters, as I am not using that functionality.

 

There are chapters on building a sales application and KPI application that you can follow step-by-step.  So this is a nice complementary offering to the free Open SAP course on Lumira.  You can also.  The book also comes with application samples from BW on HANA.  The appendix is fun, as it covers little-know features such as the "Math Component".

 

I encourage you to check it out.  ASUG members receive a discount, learn more here

 

Please join ASUG for this upcoming related webcast:

And, join us June 4 for Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

See 2018 ASUG Annual Conference BI Brochure


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As a valued member of the BI community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you! In addition to providing insights from the SAP's most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today, these webinars also help you earn CPE's/PDU's depending on your area of certification.

 

Keep in mind you can always watch the archived webinars later—and we offer an extensive library of on-demand webinars you can also explore here: ASUG BI Webcast Recording/Slides Reference List for 2018

 

More upcoming webcasts can be found Upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence Community Webcasts

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Lead cloud, innovate core

Support interop and hybrid scenarios

 

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Analytics Hub is a catalog

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SAC - premier analytics self service platform

 

Right side is on premise deployment

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Lumira Discovery innovations for 2019 will be minimal; SAP investment on SAC

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The positioning of the products is shown above

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Lumira 2.2 is planned for August this year; features are shown above

Variants will be supported

 

Demo of Lumira Designer 2.2

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BW variants

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Variants can be public or private

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Runtime calculations

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Calculation editor

2.2 - charts can show over 10K datapoints

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2.2 and 2.3 is shown above

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Fiori look and feel for SAC

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Q4/2018+ marketecture

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Live and imported data connectivity

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Blending

enhancements to connect to BW (BEx conditions)

Universe - native query builder within SAC

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Expand data sources (SAPPHIRENOW announcements)?

 

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card view

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Build more data viz/semantics

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Look for it at SAPPHIRNOW

apps of analytic content

centrally governable

Authoring and consumption in browser

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Actions to script flow

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Citizen data scientist - predict and train models and manage in SAC

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Iniitally work on import

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Smart assist - do the thinking for you

Conversational analytics - search to insight

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integration with applications and with each other - heart of the "intelligence enterprise"

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Free available on tenants

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By quarter, aggressively expanding updates

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Connect to on premise

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Immerse in your data, touch multi screen

Cisco - new Cisco WebEx board at SAPPHIRENOW, MS Surface Hub

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focuses on live connectivity with BW

Mobile is not a different product, but an end-to-end, native touch gestures

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Leverage existing investments; native BW query concepts

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Free content provided as part of SAC

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Marketecture slide showing SAP Analytics Cloud as a SaaS platform

Live connections cover BI area

Top right - application building capabilities; today many have on-premise Lumira Designer - app building is planned for SAC - it is a roadmap item in Q3

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Today have 2 different ways to talk to BW queries

First one is the live connection; many advantages - no additional modeling

No data replication with live connection

Generate HANA views from BW queries

 

Data Import use case is supported; may want to run report on a monthly basis or the data seldom changes - set up a schedule

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Recent innovations focus on core BW connections

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BW Variants supported, consumptive only

In future roadmap, create variants

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Respect query layout settings as shown above

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Create KPIs without relying on IT

Delegated to BW system

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Harmonize metadata - ability to modify measure and dimensions metadata; similar to semantic layer concept - rename dimensions

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Admin option - simple switch to improve performance of charts (wave 5)

Configure parallel sessions on BW system

"Be smart about this"

 

Planned for Q2/Q3 - continue integration of BW concepts

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Stengthen analytic capabilities

Planned for end of Q2 - search to insight - see suggestions based on live connection to BW query - text based search

"Show me net revenue for top 5 products"

Integration capabilities, making them smarter

 

For BW, HANA, Universes, live connections

Initial release supported for English only

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BEx query designer has default value filters

"Soft filtering" is planned for Q2 for charts and tables

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Planned for Q3

Today, for BW Live connections, have partial support for Linked Analysis

Q3 - support story scenario - chart to chart filtering for BW live connections

 

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Planned BEx conditions supported Q2

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These features are known for import connections, now coming to live connections Q3

 

Time series - prereq - native support for native dimension type time

 

Export to CSV is part of the Q3 backlog; may go to Q4

Technical - Live Data Connectivity

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More of what was said earlier

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I like the idea of no BEx query redesign

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This is where SAP gets the most questions

See what is highlighted in blue

Check SAP Note 2541557

Encourage that all the latest SAP Notes applied

 

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Recommend for Live connection using CORS (cross origin resource sharing) - secure cross domain requests

ASUG BI Community Newsflash

Welcome to the latest BI community newsflash for keeping you up-to-date on important BI/BW/Analytics initiatives, events, and member offerings. This newsflash features sections that highlight various activities and action items for you to be aware of. We hope this information allows you to take full advantage of your ASUG membership.

This month we have 2018 ASUG Annual Conference (co-located with SAPPHIRE NOW®) updates, the ASUG Call for Presentations and an announcement for the 2019 BI+Analytics Conference, and more...

Opportunities to Influence

 

SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference: June 5-7, 2018

We have more than 50 BI/BW/SAP HANA® sessions planned for conference, as well as a community meetup in the ASUG area on the show floor, nine influence sessions, and great roundtable sessions.

Register for the SAP and ASUG Annual Conference.

Here are some of the highlights of our Annual Conference community’s sessions. Be sure to click the links to review the details, then add them to your agenda.

2018 ASUG BI Sessions Schedule

2018 ASUG Annual Conference BI Schedule with Links

2018 ASUG Annual Conference BI Brochure

This is customer-driven education, helping you make the most of your SAP investment.

 

ASUG Hands-on Pre-Conference Session on June 4 in Orlando

Here is what is on the agenda:

  • Get a comprehensive overview of SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Lumira®, designer edition.
  • Learn how to integrate the designer edition of SAP Lumira and SAP Cloud Analytics into an existing SAP software landscape.
  • Find out how to use the designer edition of SAP Lumira and SAP Analytics Cloud to create compelling visual stories on-premise and in the Cloud.
  • Participate in detailed, hands-on exercises with SAP Lumira, designer edition.
  • And get hands-on with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Spaces are filling up. Register now!

Care to Share? Call for Presentations Is Open for ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas

The ASUG SAP TechEd Design Team invites you to submit a proposal for SAP’s premier tech conference, SAP TechEd 2018 in Las Vegas, taking place this year October 1-5th. For the 14th year, ASUG is partnering with SAP for SAP TechEd.

You are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to share your knowledge with thousands of attendees. If your submission is accepted, you will receive a complimentary, lecture-only ticket to the event.

This year SAP TechEd is arranged by conference tracks. The deadline to submit is May 30, so hurry.

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2019 BI+Analytics Conference Announcement

BI+Analytics Conference dates and location are confirmed: March 11–13 in Dallas. (pre-conference sessions are back!). We are co-locating the event with our SAP-Centric Financials conference, so it is going to be amazing. Save the date!

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Upcoming Webcasts

For a list of our 2018 webcast recordings, please visit this link.

Continue the conversation and follow @ASUG_BI on Twitter.

ASUG_BI (@ASUG_BI) | Twitter

Business Intelligence Link

Register now for SAP BW/4HANA Architecture Archetypes

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SAP BW/4HANA opens up a variety of modeling and architecture options. These range from the classic but streamlined EDW approach, to agile approaches that emphasize bottom-up modeling and virtualization, to the real-time analytics approach, where data replication is central. In this lecture, these approaches will be presented and discussed.

Speakers:

Juergen Haupt, SAP

Marc Bernard, SAP

Date:  Thursday, May 24,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 am ET

Duration: 60 minutes

SAP offers the opportunity influence innovations for next releases through the influence program Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI).  This is the second cycle of 2018.

What innovations are there?

There are several projects for which you can register. The following projects are relevant for the SAP BI Community Members:

 

 

TitleLink to Customer Influence Site
SAP Analytics Cloud models connector for Web Intelligencehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1487
SAP Analytics Cloud Insights for IOShttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1488
Data modeling in SAP HANA 2.0https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1489
Help us define the features for the planned SAP Analytics Cloud live access to relational databasehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1530
Understanding use-cases of a typical modeler in a companyhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1440
Innovations on SAP Analytics Cloud Mobilehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1490
SAP Business ByDesign Customer Analyticshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1462
IoT Analyticshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1446
SAP Connected Goods and Machine Learning: Value-added Innovations with SAP Leonardo technologieshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1498
Combining IT and OT data at the edgehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1523
CoPilot Bot Integration Hub for Slackhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1531
SAP CoPilot Conversational Interactionhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1447
Customer Feedback for Fiori Floor-planshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1500
Innovation of Fiori Floor-Planshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1501
Predictive Analytics for Emissions and Compliance Managementhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1450
Consumer Sales Intelligencehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1510
SAP Analytics Cloud content for SAP Hybris Marketinghttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1513
Intelligent Purchase Order Accrualshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1514
Process Automation in Real Estate using Machine Learninghttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1458
SAP HANA Performance Management Tools (Capture and Replay, Workload Analyzer, SQL Analyzer)https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1460
SAP HANA Python Client API for machine learning and Machine Learning Notebookhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1518

These projects can be found here .

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Above shows a picture view of the opportunities

 

Follow-up after registration

When you register, you will be sent a confirmation from.  When you register for a project, you will be invited to an introductory call SAP; at this point further participation is optional. Typically signing a Feedback Agreement with SAP will be part of the procedure.

The deadline for this cycle is on June 17

Reference:

How do I register on the Customer Influence website?
The process of registration is here online.

About the Customer Engagement Initiative


SAP wants customer’s early involvement in the development process. Many topics will be opened only for SAP customers, but there are also topics for which the contribution of partners is requested.

Note: The above information was pulled together from various sources: SAP, ASUG and VNSG with some edits by me.

Also check the SAP Continuous Influence topics listed below:

 

Continuous Influence OpportunityLink to project
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligencehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/895
SAP Analytics Cloud & SAP Digital Boardroomhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/884
SAP Analysis for Mícrosoft Officehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/889
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for OLAPhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/890
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platformhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/891
SAP BusinessObjects Mobilehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/892
SAP BusinessObjects Roambihttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/893
SAP BusinessObjects Semantic Layerhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/894
SAP Crystal Reportshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/897
SAP Analytics Hubhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/942

 

 

Other

Consider registering for these upcoming ASUG influence council sessions:

June 18 I: ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch

2018 ASUG Annual Conference Influence Sessions can be found here

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