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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

Recording: BI: Unlock Real-Time Analytics with Geo-Driven Decision Making

 

 

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Hosted by BI Analytics SIG

Your business data is changing every second (inventory, orders, events, and more). Your assets are constantly moving, and are impacted by factors like weather, traffic, security threats and other unforeseen hazards. How can you best correlate all of your business data--including geospatial data--to make critical predictions and decisions in real-time? Learn how you can use SAP HANA and the spatial capabilities to provide a one-stop shop to geo-enable your intelligent enterprise. Stop working with siloes of data and discover how to unlock critical new location-enriched insights…in real time. We’ll also discuss how you can consume the spatial data via key analytics solutions, like SAP Analytics Cloud, Fiori, and UI5.

Speakers:

Jeremy Greene, SAP

Date:  Monday, April 2, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 noon p.m.  ET
Duration: 60 minutes

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Q: Esri Geo Database powered by Hana is emmbeded for use in SAP Analytics cloud ?

A: Great question; Analytics Cloud can pull in Esri artifacts and display on map as part of a story

 

Q: You mentioned the announcement of HANA as a "GEODB". Can you simplify what are the main advantages of HANA as a new GEODB aspect versus HANA's prior integration with  Spatial data?

A: Over 4 years arcGIS supported query layers over HANA - see pins / query layers - phrase query in HANA studio (on screen now) Also see Tom's blog: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/01/17/the-arcgis-enterprise-geodatabase-now-supports-hana.-now-what/

 

Q: Based on what Tom just explained, I assume this is now taking advantage of HANA in Memory vs. trying to do these difficult queries on other DBs. Is that correct or is it NOT using in-memory?

A: HANA is the only in-memory that Esri supports.

 

Q: What type of HANA license is needed to work with Esri? Or should the question be asked the other way?

A: Type of license is Enterprise Edition HANA - if Standard Edition is chosen can include spatial

Replay is here

 

If you are interested in joining a council please take this survey

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ASUG is in the process of establishing 3 new ASUG Influence Councils for SAP Analytics Cloud:

 

Focus Area 1: Business User driven workflows

Here we will discuss topics, such as creating stories, creating visualizations, calculations, data blending and also the consumption workflows.

 

 

Focus Area 2: Data Connectivity & Data Modeling

Here we will discuss the ability to connect to live data, load data into the cloud and we will discuss the topic of data modeling.

 

 

Focus Area 3: Integration with SAP BW

Here we will discuss the integration of SAP Analytics Cloud with SAP BW, BW on HANA, BW4HANA.

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Influence Councils are interactive forums where members can communicate ideas and concerns about product plans and SAP services directly to SAP development and product managers

 

Each IC has a leadership team that manages activities. This team is comprised of the Product Manager, Customer Contact and HQ representative.

 

 

The average Influence Council has 10-15 companies, with 1-2 representatives per company. Meetings take place in both a virtual and face-to-face setting depending on need.

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This slide is a graphical representation of the degree of customer related activity in the IC phases. During the IC Launch phase, the IC Leadership is very active in the planning and execution of activities. Once the IC Launch Webcast has occurred and the IC participant list is finalized, the IC moves into the IC Feedback phase. The Feedback Phase has two major components: Requirements Gathering and Updates. During the requirements gathering period, the Customer Contact will engage with the IC participants to collect pain points and prioritize these pain points. The SAP Product Manager will participate as a mostly listen-only participant during this period. Once the list is finalized, the IC moves into the updates period. The SAP Product Manager will work with his or her team to incorporate the requirements and, periodically, will update the IC participants on progress made and decisions reached. This update period extends until the IC objectives have been met or the development deadline has been met. Once an IC is prepared to close, the IC leadership will hold a Close the Loop Webcast and send the necessary information to the SAP Influence Liaison Manager for the Close the Loop report. At this point your IC has closed.

 

 

Other important points to note on this graph – the line represents the degree of IC Participant involvement. You’ll see the majority of their effort will occur during the requirements gathering period. The Customer Contact’s engagement follows a similar trend, with the exception of increased engagement in the launch and close period.

 

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SAP's Christina Obry will lead the Business User Council

 

Business Analysts, Report Developer, Business Users, IT Admins

Analysts, Designers, Decision Makers

Users of SAP BI, Explorer, Analytics Cloud, HANA

 

Covers Digital Boardroom as well

 

Making things easier for the business user

 

Covers creation and consumption workflow

 

Roles for this council:

 

SAP PoC

Christina Obry

 

Customer Lead

(TBD)

 

ASUG SIG Chair

Tammy Powlas / Joyce Butler, ASUG Volunteer

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This one focuses on data connectivity, modeling and data integration

Paul Brownsey, SAP, is the SAP Point of Contact, working in the infrastructure area of SAP Analytics Cloud

 

Roles for this council:

 

SAP PoC

Paul Ekeland, Paul Brownsey

 

Customer Lead

(TBD)

 

 

ASUG SIG Chair

Tammy Powlas / Joyce Butler, ASUG Volunteer

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This one focuses on BW, including live acquisition and metadata

Roles for this council:

SAP PoC

Eric Yew, Ingo Hilgefort, Christoph Albrecht

 

Customer Lead

(TBD)

 

 

ASUG SIG Chair

Tammy Powlas / Joyce Butler, ASUG Volunteer

 

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Continue to leverage existing investments

SAP Analytics Cloud is suited for new use cases

See a hybrid scenario between cloud and on premise

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Connects to SAP data sources, free content

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See what is planned

Different live investments, including SAP BW, SAP HANA, data blending

Support planned for water fall charts, variants

Chart-to-chart filtering

Query builder concept - to select dimensions and measures before you build model on top of query

SAP Application Building - look for more at SAPPHIRENOW conference; to further extend capabilities, a toolset can extend and create custom BI applications

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Reached milestone that it is IBCS certified

 

Doing work around dynamic time calculations - year over year

Working on concept story filters

 

New chart types include histograms

 

Story bookmarks are planned; save a current view of story as a bookmark and reopen

 

Second half of this year includes alerts and notifications

 

Planned - conversational AI - first release planned during SAPPHIRENOW - smart insights based on natural language input - type in search statement "show me your top revenue products"

 

Prediction  - integration with cloud solutions such as S/4HANA cloud to enhance business workflows; planned in H2 includes predictive on live data

 

 

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Mobile slide includes support for geomaps and hyperlinking

 

H2 - planned support for Android and offline data source

 

Hybrid - integration with SAP Analytics Hub and will be enhanced for a user experience

 

Planned Support for multiple deployment options include AWS, Google Cloud Platform

 

 

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Question and Answer

"Classic" BW on ECC...or Embedded BW in S4HANA..or both welcome..?

 

all are welcome!

 

 

 

Is this recorded? I have to drop for another meeting

 

Yes, the same link you used to register will have the recording 30 minutes after the webcast

 

 

 

Is Design Studio/Lumira Designer still being ported to SAP Analytics Cloud?

 

no migration path at this time; wait until SAPPHIRENOW

 

 

 

3rd party Infrastructure Support for AZURE needed ASAP...Please. thx!

 

Not on the roadmap - feel free to add to Idea Place https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/884

 

 

 

Where can I find list of influence councils?

 

 

Can you please forward the slides - so that we can share and recruit Participants internally at our Customers..?

 

 

Do you have any plans to integrate with SuccessFactors?

 

already can use SF as a data source

 

 

Register for replay: BI: SDK Enhancements in BI4.2 - Enhancements We Have Made So Far, Including SP05

 

 

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Hosted by: BI Platform SIG of the Business Intelligence Community

SDK enhancements in BI4.2 - Enhancements we have made so far including SP05.

Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 noon p.m.  ET
Duration: 60 minutes

 

Question and Answer:

Q:What SP in XI42 has webintelligence SDK? Would this SDK allow to work with webi rich client?

 

A: They all have the Webi RESTful SDK. However, it doesn't work with the rich client.

 

 

 

Q: Were planned enhancements for BI4.2 SP06 covered?

 

A: not sharing that now

 

 

 

Q: The ask is to work with Rich client, so the processing is on the local PC, rather than on the server.

 

A: Karthik Will get back with you on that

 

 

 

Q: How do we get a list of custom user-defined attributes via an SDK?

 

A: possible with JavaSDK not RestFUL

 

 

 

Q: We process large number of reports and would like to leverage webi rich on individual PCs as much, so servers are not stressed as much.

 

A: We will pass it on to Karthik to review.

 

 

Tammy Powlas

March ASUG BI Newsletter

Posted by Tammy Powlas Mar 27, 2018

ASUG BI Community Newsflash

Welcome to the latest newsflash to keep 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.

ASUG Pre-Conference Seminar: Hands-On Data Visualization and Dashboards with the Designer Edition of SAP Lumira and SAP Analytics Cloud

Event: 2018 ASUG Annual Conference
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Orlando, FL

This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview of the designer edition of SAP Lumira® software and the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Attendees will learn about the roles that SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Lumira, designer edition, can play as part of their overall SAP software landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud-based data sources. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the designer edition of SAP Lumira and with SAP Cloud Analytics, in combination with the SAP Business Warehouse application and SAP HANA software, and create a variety of dashboards.

Course Structure: The course instruction is taught by experts in the subject matter.

  • Introduction to SAP Lumira, designer edition, and SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Data connectivity to on-premise and cloud-based data sources
  • Detailed, hands-on exercises with SAP Lumira, designer edition
  • Detailed, hands-on exercises with SAP Analytics Cloud

Course Materials: Registered participants will receive materials used during class instruction a few days before the class starts, including slides and exercises.Fee: $745 ASUG Member | $845 Non-ASUG MemberRegister Now

2018 ASUG Annual Conference BI / BW / SAP HANA® Sessions

For the 13th year in a row, 2018 ASUG Annual Conference is held jointly with SAPPHIRE NOW®. ASUG Annual Conference is the world’s largest SAP customer-run event. The conference offers:

  • More than 500 customer-run educational sessions
  • Formal and informal networking opportunities bringing together SAP customers, partners, and employees
  • Exclusive ability to influence the future of SAP product and service direction through the ASUG Influence model

ASUG attendees can witness the “here and now” of SAP, including customer stories. The BI track contains over 62 percent customer stories.Sessions that will be featured at 2018 ASUG Annual Conference include:

  • Latest news and road map for the BI, predictive, SAP Lumira, mobile BI / analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud Analysis Office, and more
  • Customer stories of ROI of SAP BW/4HANA
  • Customer stories of Big Data with SAP solutions
  • Influence sessions
Register Now

Early bird registration ends April 13.

Need more justification to attend? SAP has a convince your boss letter to download today

 

BI + Analytics Conference

The conference was last month in lovely Huntington Beach. Check out an ASUG volunteer’s recap, social media recap, and ASUG Volunteer Derek Loranca’s recap.

Our thanks to Eventful Conferences for running a successful event, to attendees and speakers.

We hope to see you at this great event next year.

 

ICYMI Past Webcasts

The top attended/registered webcast for February was Data Tiering Optimization with SAP BW/4HANA.

Check out webcast recordings and replays.

Join the conversation with ASUG BI Volunteers on twitter at @ASUG_BI.

Please also see:

Upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence Community Webcasts

Replay: BI: Flexible Conversion Possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA: In Place - and Remote Conversion

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Flexible Conversion Possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA: In Place - and Remote Conversion

Hosted by: Enterprise Data WarehousingSIG of the Business Intelligence Community

With the In place - and Remote Conversion, we offer our BW customers flexible possibilities to convert their existing BW system to BW/4. Prerequisite for the In place conversion is BW7.5, SP5, powered by SAP HANA, whereas the Remote conversion also supports BW 7.0 on "any DB." The presentation provides a deep dive on both approaches and shares first customer experiences. We will share details about major enhancements of the Transfer Toolbox.

Speaker:

Marc Bernard,SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 noon p.m.  ET
Duration: 60 minutes

 

 

Question and Answer

What is difference between remote and shell conversion, which one is best to use and may I know advantage and disadvantage

 

  • Remote conversion include tools and processes for transferring and synchronizing master and transaction data between SAP BW and SAP BW/4HANA systems. Shell conversion does not use these tools and transfers only data models and flows. No pros/cons, just a question if you need your historical the data to be in sync.

 

Is In-Place conversion available for General usage for Partners/Customer?

 

  • Yes, in-place and shell conversion are generally available

 

"I have 2 questions:

 

  1. 1.Inplace conversion- Can the transfer tools be made available before the installation of starter add-on? Want to install add-on only later.

 

  • No. Use the Note Analyzer as described in SAP Note 2383530 to install the tools. The tools will require the SAP BW/4HANA Starter Add-on to work properly. After installing the add-on, set the operating mode to "SAP BW mode" and there will be no impact on your SAP BW landscape.

 

  1. I understand that the pilot version is only available now for both Inplace and remote. When will it be ready for production systems."

 

  • No. In-place and and shell conversion are generally available (for any system). Remote conversion is in Early Adopter Care.

 

Actual BW 7.5 on HANA but no hana optimised models and 150 web templates. The implementation of S4 is planned and go live end of 2020. The customer wishes the remote conversion. Is it better to wait until 2020 till S4 implmentation is done? We think it is, because of source system changes (extractors, tables).

 

  • Implementing SAP S/4HANA does not necessarily mean that data models in SAP BW (or SAP BW/4HANA change) since many extractors are still available in SAP S/4HANA. However, it can mean that much of operational reporting moves to SAP S/4HANA. In any case, run the SAP Readiness Check for SAP BW/4HANA to get a better view of what's in SAP BW and what needs to be changed. Also, get the SAP BW/4HANA Transfer Cockpit and Starter Add-on installed (no impact if set to " BW mode") so you can pre-check the system in detail. Begin optimizing data models unrelated to SAP S/4HANA. Define new front-end strategy like SAP Analytic Cloud and "get your feet wet". If the readiness and pre-check don't show too many to-dos, you might opt to go ahead and convert to SAP BW/4HANA already before adding SAP S/4HANA.

 

Could you share with us some remote conversion experiences. Project length? We have a cas of 3-4TB Oracle DB and over 500 Cubes 300 DSOs, high grade of customer ABAP programs, 150 Web Templates. By the remote conversion lets say carve out of 50% of old BW, are we talking rougly about 1 year conversion. Any input from your experience would be nice! Thank you!

 

  • Remote conversion is in Early Adopter Care. We will share experiences at the conclusion of this program. It's a good size SAP BW system so you will need a few months but a year sounds long. Install and use the pre-check tool and code scan to get a better idea of the scope.

 

Are there any best practices for scope tool. I mean how many object should I collect in one run?

 

  • The tool will collect dependent objects. We recommend to use one data flow or process chain at a time to start with. If you have not configured data flows, it's a good idea to model the scope to be transferred as a flow and then use the flow for the starting scope of the transfer.

 

Can we implement conversion tool(RSB4HTRF) without starter add on ?

 

  • No. They need to go together.

 

Do you know something about the SEM BCS Add on availibility. Still Q4? Thank you!

 

  • Yes, Q4 is the plan.

 

It pears the shell conversion does not need DMIS ? is DMIS only used for data transfer ?

 

  • Correct.

 

Does the Readiness Check require the BW/4HANA Starter Add-on or is it independent?

 

Can we use Near Line solutions with BPC 11.0?

 

  • Yes.

 

 

Is t possible to convert from BW powered by HANA (but with classic BW objects) to BW4HANA using remote or shell conversion method?

 

  • Yes

 

BPC 10 (standard vmode) will be maintained in BW4 ? for how long ?

 

  • SAP BPC 11.0, version for SAP BW/4HANA also includes BPC Standard Mode. There are no plans to change that.

Please join us March 26th for INFL: ASUG SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Council Launch

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ASUG SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Council Launch

ASUG members who use or plan to use SAP Analysis Cloud are invited to join the ASUG BI Community in learning how they can influence the future direction of the software. ASUG Influence Councils provide structured forums where members collaborate with peers and SAP solution managers to solve similar product challenges, share ideas, and influence specific SAP products and services. The participant profile includes both IT and business users. This is a unique ASUG benefit to you to influence SAP on future direction.

Speakers:

Ingo Hilgefort, SAP

Joyce Butler, Nexeo Solutions

Christina Obry,SAP

Christoph Albrecht,SAP

Paul Ekeland,SAP

Paul Brownsey,SAP

Eric Yew,SAP

ASUG is in the process of establishing 3 new ASUG Influence Councils for SAP Analytics Cloud:

 

Focus Area 1: Business User driven workflows

Here we will discuss topics, such as creating stories, creating visualizations, calculations, data blending and also the consumption workflows.

 

 

Focus Area 2: Data Connectivity & Data Modeling

Here we will discuss the ability to connect to live data, load data into the cloud and we will discuss the topic of data modeling.

 

 

Focus Area 3: Integration with SAP BW

Here we will discuss the integration of SAP Analytics Cloud with SAP BW, BW on HANA, BW4HANA.

 

Date:  Monday, March 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 noon p.m.  ET
Duration: 60 minutes

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For the 13th year in a row, 2018 ASUG Annual Conference is collocated with SAPPHIRENOW.  ASUG Annual Conference is the world’s largest SAP customer-run event.  The theme is "where success meets you".

 

The conference offers more than 500 customer-run educational sessions, formal and informal networking opportunities bringing together SAP customers, partners and employees and the exclusive ability to influence the future of SAP product and service direction through the ASUG Influence model.

 

ASUG attendees can witness the “hear and now” of SAP, including customer stories.  The BI track alone contains over 62% customer stories.  The BI and BITI tracks received hundreds of submissions, making the selection process difficult; this also ensures that top quality content was selected.  The ASUG Program Committee listed to feedback ASUG BI 2017 Survey Results - Early Review  and looked to select customer sessions and roadmaps, in line with the survey.

 

Sessions that will be featured at ASUG Annual Conference including

  • Latest News and Roadmap for the BI, Predictive, Lumira, Mobile BI/Analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud Analysis Office, and more
  • Customer stories of ROI of BW/4HANA
  • Real-life customer stories including Department of Interior, Canadian Navy, Tetra Pak and more
  • Influence sessions

 

Early bird registration ends April 13th.   ASUG says

 

25 Tracks

500+ sessions

250+ Real-World Customer Studies

50+ SAP Road Map Sessions

50+ Informal Roundtable Discussions

36 Influence Sessions

15 Pre-Conference Seminars

 

Session Catalog - Recommended Agendas

Go to the link for Sample Agenda please scroll down to the Platform , open the Analytics Agenda.  The sample agendas contain a mixture of both SAP and ASUG sessions.

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More details will be shared in this upcoming webcast: May 16 Deep Dive Preview of ASUG BI/Analytics/BusinessObjects Sessions at ASUG Annual Conference

 

ASUG Pre-Conference Day, June 4

Be sure to kick-off the conference on May 4th with an ASUG Pre-conference.  SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort is giving a popular hands-on session that covers SAP Analytics Cloud and Lumira Designer.  Please note additional fees apply.

 

If you have already registered, you can log back in and the next screen appears:

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I recommend selecting Hands-On Data Visualization and Dashboards with the Designer Edition of SAP Lumira and SAP Analytics Cloud:

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Course Content:

This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview of the designer edition of SAP Lumira software and the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Attendees will learn about the roles that SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Lumira, designer edition, can play as part of their overall SAP software landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud-based data sources. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the designer edition of SAP Lumira and with SAP Cloud Analytics, in combination with the SAP Business Warehouse application and SAP HANA software, and create a variety of dashboards.

 

Course Structure:

The course instruction is taught by experts in the subject matter.

• Introduction to SAP Lumira, designer edition, and SAP Analytics Cloud

• Data connectivity to on-premise and cloud-based data sources

• Detailed, hands-on exercises with SAP Lumira, designer edition

• Detailed, hands-on exercises with SAP Analytics Cloud

 

Course Materials:

Registered participants will receive materials used during class instruction a few days before the class starts, including slides and exercises.

Feedback from attendees “Enjoyed this hands-on session.  Received places to go for ideas and tips. “

 

Need more justification to attend?  SAP has a convince your boss letter to download today

 

Also meet our ASUG volunteers in this ASUG BI Brochure

 

Can't Make ASUG Annual Conference?

Please join us for these upcoming webcasts:

Please join us March 22nd for SAP Leonardo Overview

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Hosted by Analytics SIG

Have you heard a lot about SAP Leonardo, but have questions about what it exactly is? This session will provide a high-level overview of SAP Leonardo – SAP’s system for digital transformation. We will talk about the key components of SAP Leonardo, some sample industry use cases and examples of how SAP is helping enterprises across different industries through their digital transformation.”

Speakers:

Vrushal Dongre, Director – Product Management Leonardo, SAP

 

Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT | 2:00 p.m.  ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Recording: What's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP05?

We will forward open questions to Maheshwar

 

Hosted by BI Platform SIG

What's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP05?

Speaker:

 

Maheshwar Singh, SAP

Date:  Tuesday March 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 p.m. noon ET
Duration: 60 minutes

 

Maheshwar mentioned a few items where the ASUG BI Platform Influence Council made it to BI4.2 SP05:

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authentication configuration

setting for authentication types not seen in drop down

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Bigger window and search

Question and Answer:

If I'm using the SDK to check scheduling status, what are the status numbers for Warning and Expired?

 

Will get back with you on that

 

 

 

how can u confirm that rest API is deployed on tomcat?

 

Any 4.2 version, Rest API is deployed by default. It depends on whether it is a new install or not. You might need to repoint the URL.

 

 

 

Will WebLogic 12 ever be supported with this release?

 

There is no backward compatibility, so it is not supported at this time. Still investigating.

 

 

 

Can we add additonal entitlement system (BW4HANA) to 4.2 Support Pack 3 ? If not from which version of BO we can add BW4HANA as entitlement system?

 

Will get back with you on that

 

 

 

Under promotion mgmt & the no rollback functionality, admins are no longer able to revert updates/changes done thru promotion mgmt?

 

Rollback functionality is supported on web UI. Need more details.

 

 

 

Is their a limit on the number of Schedule job the server can do

 

This is more of a sizing issue

 

 

 

Would we get What if analysis into Webi at any point of time ?

 

Submit this request to Idea Place please

 

 

 

What is the minimum version required for BO to consume data from BW4HANA (adding as entitlement system)?

 

Please check the PAM

 

 

 

Did I see ORACLE 12C, it went by fast

 

Yes

 

 

 

Can we map documents of deleted users to Admin with help of Admin Console? Is it done automatically during deletion?

 

Depends if user is on enterprise authentication or AD/LDAP. Should do it before deleting user.

 

 

 

Missed any specific reference to Deski catchup enhancements. Any call outs over there?

 

Please check on the WebI webinar for more information. WebI has some catch up on SP05.

 

 

 

Will Azure Data Warehouse be supported as a reporting database?

 

We do not have a lot of requests on this. Please submit in Idea Place

 

 

 

I see there is Hotfix2 available for 42 SP5 (linux OS). What does this hotfix have? do I need to install it?

 

Need to review the notes on the HotFix to determine

 

 

 

For Promotion Management Wizard - Can it migrate personal docs (selective)? Also, schedules and the instance history?

 

Not made for such granularity

 

 

 

When will we see updates for the OLE DB connection since Microsoft is not deprecating it now? Will it be updated to support database mirroring or SQL Server High Availability?

 

Will follow up on that

 

 

Recording: What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 SP05?

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Hosted by Reporting SIG

What’s new in SAP BOBJ Web Intelligence 4.2 SP05?

Speakers:

Gregory Botticchio, SAP

Date:  Thursday March 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 p.m.ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Note: due to some Skype difficulties, Gregory has offered to re-do this along with "What is the future of WebI : 4.2 SP06 and next, our plans"

Stay tuned here: Upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence Community Webcasts

Open Q&A:

Here are the answers.

Question

SAP

is java 9 SDK will be supported ?

  1. No. The dHTML webi client is the way forward.

I'm not able to see anything but the slide

N/A

Does the data support native BICS (BW) Exception conditions?

Unfortunately, we don’t. We could expose them as predefined filters but this is ian enhancement request.

Is there any feature to precalculate/schedule email delivery of interactive reports?

Yes, you can via the SCHEDULER. The webi document can be refreshed and then shared via email to recipients as an email attachment.

Could you walk us through an example of how you might schedule a report to be emailed to multiple users, only if data changes, and with a link to a pre-calculated interactive report?

The DESTINATIONS part of the SCHEDULER allows you to select “E-mail” as a destination and to enter email recipients. The content f the email ca nbe the “.wid” document refreshed, with its data.

Can you retain the saved variants on repot when a report is moved from Production to QA or vise versa?

  1. No. This is not possible yet.

We need our users to create Webi reports using universes. Can the "Free-hand SQL" option be hidden for both HTML and Applet in V4.2 SP5, without removing the "Custom SQL" option that is available within Webi report based off of a universe.  I have been told it cannot for HTML but can for Applet.

  1. Yes. You can by using the UI Customization in the CMC.
    Moreover, in the 4.2 SP04, To prevent user to create FHSQL queries in Web Intelligence, a new security right “Use connection for Free-Hand SQL scripts” has been created for relational connection. By denying this security right, you prevent your users to create new Web Intelligence document using Free-Hand SQL on top of this connection or to edit the queries of the existing ones.

Until now, it was possible to deny the security right “Edit SQL” at Web Intelligence application level, but it was too strict since this right also disables editing queries created on universes.

The other week I presented this at SAP Insider BI HANA 2018

 

I received several emails from attendees asking for the videos I showed, so I uploaded them to YouTube (without sound) so I will show below with some instruction:

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You can consume native SAP Analytics Cloud models in SAP Analysis Office.

 

Below is a video comparing the results from SAP Analytics Cloud to SAP Analysis for Office

Comparing SAP Analytics Cloud Story and Consuming Cloud Native Model in Analysis Office

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Access to support modes including  client profiling statistics, etc

In case of issues, you can record some statistic for SAP Support

Support Mode includes ABAP trace, NCO display MDX query (EPM)

Profiling Mode includes client profiling, EPM profiling

Advanced Mode includes custom choice of individual settings

 

 

SAP Analysis Office 2.5 Troubleshooting

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You can change the context menu, remove/add ribbons

 

SAP Analysis Office: Customize User Interface

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After defining conditional formatting, you change the scaling on a measure and it should apply same as before

SAP Analysis Office: Scaling Factors in Conditional Formatting

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Before complete formatting gone

Now re-apply table design rules after a reset

After a data source reset, you can keep the table design rules

Leave default activateformularecognitiononexisting cells to on in configuration

SAP Analysis Office: Keep Table Design Rules after Data Source Reset

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More information is available for recent list for data sources

SAP Analysis Office: Additional information in recent list for data sources

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This is an OLD BEx authorization – hide the info area tree – restrict access to specific access for a specific role

 

Check BW prerequisites

SAP Analysis Office: Authorization check for InfoArea tree

 

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In Table Design you can integrate empty rows/columns and user can integrate Excel formulas

"Autocomplete" is the same as "fill handling" - better explained by the video

SAP Analysis Office Auto Complete for Table Design Formulas Reference Outside the Crosstab

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This feature too is better explained by the video

SAP Analysis Office: VLOOKUP references to member section

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You can use full member selector instead of the simple to use search and range options

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You can use full member selector instead of the simple to use search and range options

 

 

 

 

SAP Analysis Office: Filter Component Individual Selection Filter by Range

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Before dates in Analysis Office were handled as strings, now treated as Excel format; helps with formulas – need it in the Excel format

SAP Analysis Office: Excel Native Rendering of Date and Time

 

If you are interested in Analysis Office please consider joining the May 7 ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch

Please join us March 13th for BI Product availability Matrix (PAM) – What it is, what it means, how to read it, plans to improve

 

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Hosted by BI Platform SIG

BI Product availability Matrix (PAM) – What it is, what it means, how to read it, plans to improve.

Speaker:

Maheshwar Singh, SAP

Date:  Tuesday March 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 p.m. noon ET
Duration: 60 minutes

The SAP Customer Engagement Initiatives (SAP CEI) provides customers with an opportunity to work directly with SAP to provide product feedback and product direction? The first CEI cycle for 2018 is open for customer registration until March 16, 2018.   Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved!

 

What's in scope?

There are over 100 projects available!  For the first time ever, there is also the option to filter for regional relevance –  see all projects that are for the Americas, or you can review the complete project list.

 

How do I register on the Customer Influence website?

A short overview about how to find and register for a CEI project can be found on influence.sap.com.

 

For more details see: Your Opportunity to Influence SAP - CEI Projects 2018 Cycle 1 

Last week was the BI + Analytics Conference in Huntington Beach, CA

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With lovely palm trees and a very nice beach, I can say it is one of the nicest venues I have seen for a conference.

 

I tried to prepare myself with this BI+Analytics Track Chair Highlights #BIAConf  before arriving.

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I was worried before I left as we experienced some heavy ice the night before (see the left picture) but when I arrived it was hot and humid on the right.

 

Speaker Briefing

First up we had a speaker briefing, and to break the ice, we had to tell an interesting story.

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Ty Miller's parents were married, divorced, married others, divorced, and then re-married each other 23 years later.  His story was the most interesting one at our table.  Lower right is Anna Roser, Eventful Conferences speaker care (and a wonderful person too)

 

Afterwards we ate some wonderful snacks (S'mores popcorn) and then prepared for the next day

Day 1

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Day 1 weather was colder and much windier, but it didn't stop me from taking a walk on the beach before the conference started.

 

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Han from Cisco kicked off the keynote, explaining that "Data blitz will accelerate - see data from Olympics" and explained how they have seen analytics grow 18X over the past few years

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Our next keynote speaker was David Roberts of Under Armour.  He "fired us" up.  He also covered do you battle disruption, create disruption, create market share, as innovation drives growth.

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What is expected of your organization? Digital universe, intelligent products, speed, user expectations - NASA brings back TB of data in seconds, using Artificial Intelligence for efficiency  and leverages machine learning

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This slide also caught my eye "complacency creates a false narrative".

 

Next keynote was from SAP's Timo Elliott

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“Analytics is at the heart of business”, showing a real digital heart with predictive maintenance for people

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"Automation is a big opportunity"

 

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"Self-optimizing AI powered processes "

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Analytics has had the same goal for the past 25 years

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Cloud applications need embedded analytics; examples are shown above

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"On premise is still thriving" as shown by the Web Intelligence roadmap above

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Data is an enterprise super power, hybrid BI is the way forward

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Conversational analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud - note, my notes are weak, but interesting slide

 

Lectures

 

Hybrid Analytics Use Cases

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In this session, SAP said there was "massive transformation in the market" due to cloud

Above shows the core pieces of the hybrid strategy going forward

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Hybrid analytics is the "fast track to cloud" at a high level as shown above

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Above shows the planned, forward looking plan to simplify license for SAP Hybrid BI

Pricing to run on-premise and cloud products with a subscription license

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Above shows customers with mixed landcapes

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"IT and business need to change their relationship for hybrid BI" and includes agile exploratory analytics

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"Hybrid is not just about the tools" says SAP

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Hybrid strategy and vision - the plan is to use Web Intelligence documents as a data source.

 

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Why SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Analytics Cloud?  Covered above

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The SAP Analytics Cloud platform is shown above

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Data sources supported for the SAP Analytics Cloud is shown above, with planned features (subject to change)

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A new admin console is planned

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My notes are weak on this one, but I thought it was an interesting slide

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Key points to take home are shown above

Recording is here BI: Data Tiering Optimization with SAP BW/4HANA

Slides are here

Hosted by Enterprise Data Warehouse SIG

Data Tiering Optimization in BW/4 HANA offers the possibility to automate the distribution of hot, warm and cold data to the appropriate storage media.The presentation will provide an overview on the configuration steps and an update on the planned roadmap for DTO.

Speakers:

Josh Djupstrom, SAP

 

Don't miss our upcoming webcast TODAY BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginners

Also June 4th please consider joining the ASUG BI Community for Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

 

Question & Answer

 

QuestionResponse
can the warm store be the disk on the HANA Appliance itselfThe extension node effectively is disk storage for warm data. The extension node is part of scale out, but has a lesser hardware requirement than the hot nodes. Then there is some configuration for the extension node that specifies it as warm storage.
Can the disk on the same HANA Appliance be used as warm storage in a BW4HANA scenario?Yes. The extension node uses the appliance disk store.
any license impact for extension nodesThere is likely some charge for the extension nodes, but the node is scaled down in CPU/RAM compared to HOT nodes. Any licensing costs/configurations have to be discussed with the Account Exec.
Is the data to RAM 50 to 50 only applicable to SAP BW/4HANA?I presume you are referring to the hot nodes. This is a standard for any BW/4HANA or BW Powered by HANA.
What is the ratio for an Extension Node?  80/20?There is not; something you can play with
How much of this information applies to BW 7.5?This still applies. There is a slide coming up that will show the 7.5 versus BW/4HANA details.
Is the time characteristic require to be a key field?Yes it does.
hi, this is Sudeepti, WARM is on extension nodes, extension nodes are on? not clear on scale out nodes, something faster than disc?The extension node is another node on the HANA appliance. That node does not have the same CPU/RAM requirements the HOT nodes have. There is configuration in the HANA appliance that specifies that node as an extension node.
the classification of data is basis only dates? if no, what are the other options to define data temperature?There are more slides coming up. Please re-ask if the following slides don't answer the question.
thank youYou're welcome
Can we expect DTO for SOH systems?DTO is for BW systems. I don't know if SOH or S4 will have a similar function out side of the regular DAP process. That team is the best one to answer this question.
Is it possible to use temperature maintenance to archive data based on Non-key fields (i.e. Data fields) in an ADSO? in the demo CALDAY was a key field on the ADSO so trying to understand the scenario where there is no time reference characteristic as key field.Josh is present now on the best practices. Please re-ask if you don't get your answer.
If data from the aDSO needs to be loaded to another aDSO, what impact does the the different temperature settings have what data is available to be transferred?The access to loading from an aDSO to another is transparent. The only difference typically is the speed with which older data is accessed.
Does the temperature needs to be time based or can it be based on another dimension like product line, sales campaign etc?Does the current slide answer your question or do you need further answer?
Are there tools Or o analyze & suggest partitioning/Temp settings on objects, or if you have poor performance due to bad settings? Or is that now in the early watch reports?Hi Jay - The future direction slide is coming up. There are plans, but not available yet.
from where can we get access to the videos of the demos?The videos should be available after the webinar via a link to our EDW Community Page.
Hi, what is the use of parallelization setting and the difference between adjust, repair and "adjust and repair" settings in the Job Execution screen of DTO? Thank you.ties into partitioning - Josh to look into - capabilities now
So our COA DSO has doc # not date in key. Are you saying we could add an immutable date would allow us to partion (for NLS, etc.) ?as in slides, the date needs to be in key; immutable character would work

On the East Coast, we have experienced 70mph wind storms, losing power, and still winter cold weather.  As a result I still like to look back at lovely Huntington Beach, CA and seeing what everyone was talking about at BI+Analytics Conference.

Don’t miss our upcoming webcast today BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginners

Also June 4th please consider joining the ASUG BI Community for Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

 

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It's no surprise that the conference hashtag was the top social media post

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Above shows the text analysis type with social media topics and twitter ID's close together.

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This is a bar chart of the first figure

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Timo Elliott, with 2 keynotes, was very popular

 

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TextLayer counts words, not necessarily social media tags, with BIAConf (conference tag) biaconference, analytics and Timo Elliott leading the way

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Who doesn't want to see a tag cloud?

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Top tweeters (but it should be quality not quantity)

 

ASUG volunteer Shawn Cooper won the event twitter content

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English was the top language used in twitter, followed by French, as there were some French speakers in attendance

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The top time zone of tweets was East Coast, which is interesting as the conference was held on the West Coast.

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Twitter for iPhone was the top source of tweets followed by twitter for iPad.  SAP uses the Sprinklr platform for tweets.

 

What was the top tweet, most favorited and retweeted?

 

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No surprise, it was Timo wtih this tweet:

You can watch this replay here:

 

My notes are only for the first two speakers.

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100+ events worldwide in 2018

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community spanning dots around the world

 

 

 

 

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Datathon - 5 teams from NZ

Diversity in Data Science

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Liz McPherson (pictured above) is a Government Statistician, NZ

She was the first government statistician

She is determined not to be a statistic

She wants to leave a legacy

 

"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them  - have to have diverse thinking"

She lost love of numbers at primary school; role model issue

She got it back when studying statistics for her Geography degree

She says we need stats to solve real world problems

Make stats/stories available to NZ decision makers

UN Big Data - data is the lifeblood of decision making

Why does diversity matter?  Data science is about identifying why humans do what we do - using math, theory, new tools such as machine learning to solve problems

Empirical tools - needed to be good, not sufficient to be great

At the heart of data science discipline is creativity to solve problems

Diversity and diverse teams are more creative

Diversity can help understand issues, more empathy for users and challenge norms

"algorithmic transparency" - come from diverse backgrounds

Women tend to have a more balanced approach to taking decisions

 

 

How improve diversity?  3 perspectives:

1. grow talent as early as possible

2. attract people into sector

3. (could not hear the third)

 

 

Grow talent - introduce coding in education - Code Girls; grow the pipeline

 

MasterCard study shows that 30% of 17-19 studying STEM would not choose STEM jobs; perceive STEM is a male dominated industry

 

Talk and celebrate "women in tech"

 

Make recruitment as "blind as possible"

 

Improve collaboration

 

Focus on Gender Pay (9.4% in NZ)

 

Think of yourself as a role model

 

What is the next big think for census?  Hoping for 70% online census; Canada holds online completion of 68%

Her aim is to bother NZ people as little as possible; look at digital sourcing, more real time data

She leads OpenData as well; get as much "safe" data out the door for innovation

 

Affirmative action is unfair - good go to line?  She says once achieve balance, won't need affirmative action; want diversity because it leads to better outcomes

 

Rosalind Archer

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She spoke in Maori; association with a place.

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She focuses on computational geoscience

Slide above focuses on different data sources

Combine data for a shared view

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She is obsessed with geo data

She is the first geo-engineer to collaborate with the Mayo Clinic on healthcare

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She says she tells her students all her models are wrong.

The question is how far wrong are the models.

How connect what she does know with what she does not know

 

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She was one of the many "firsts"

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She was the 2nd engineering professor at the University of Auckland

Look at leadership and governance

She got shoulder-tapped to do this

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Her Dean's goal for 2020; she is at 27% now

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Boys are blue, girls are red

% of females growing as faculty grows

Not about more shutting men out, but need to grow pipeline

Will be explaining about creativity in schools; GirlBoss

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Engineering New Zealand has also announced their goal to increase female participation

Challenge organizations for campaign

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Power of Grass Roots

Challenge is they want 50% male membership

Sign up to a charter; will call things out that are not cool.

 

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Challenge conference organizers to be inclusive

Learn to say no in a complete sentence

Please join us March 8 for SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginners

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Hosted by:Analytics SIG of the Business Intelligence Community

Step through a detailed use case of how a company can leverage the different capabilities of SAP Analaytics Cloud to efficiently run their business. See live demos of what-if scenario modeling, time series forecasting, data exploration, guided machine discovery, geospatial analysis, and R integration.

Speaker:

Jacob Stark,SAP

 

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. CET
Duration: 60 minutes

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If you are interested in hands-on cloud please join us June 4 for ASUG Annual Conference/SAPPHIRENOW Pre-conference Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

Don't miss our upcoming webcast this week BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginners

Also June 4th please consider joining the ASUG BI Community for Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

 

This was an SAP Webcast from last week.  Most of the webcast was demonstration so the notes will be short.

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Source: SAP - legal disclaimer applies

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Grid uses a table

 

Canvas layout has pixel perfect control - can have overlapping objects

Responsive has no overlapping objects

Responsive view can add headers

Shapes are vector drawn, resize

 

Use a lane above, for summary information

 

Input controls do not show in preview for mobile - show up at bottom

 

Use Adobe color

 

For vector images go to Flat Icon

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For when to use which visualization use the Lumira handbook

 

Question and Answer

Q: What type does an image need to be to use it here....jpg, gif, etc?

A: You can use jpg, gif or png. You can also upload shape, which would be svg format.

 

Q: Is there a specifc reason for adding space? or is it just layout wise?

A: There is no specific reason from the application site, but just in general design/layout best practices (and personal preference). You can also design without leaving space if you like your charts to take more space. All depends on how much content you have on the page.

 

 

Q: for view a dashboard in iPhone and iPad do i have to set two distint pages (for both of them)?

A: You only need to design your content once for all screen-sized devices in Responsive pages. You content proportions and layout will be preserved when being viewed on smaller screen sizes. If you wish to preview how your content will look on phone or ipad, you can go onto “device preview” and see exactly how your content will look on other devices. But you only need to design it once for all screen-size devices.

 

 

Q: how can we simulate how display the input controls in mobile devices?

A: Input Controls are done natively on the mobile device. Hence the device preview does not show them. To test them out just download our mobile app and open the story.

 

 

Q: What is not supported on mobile device?

A: Geomaps are not supported; indication in Design mode

Value Driver Tree is not supported

Grow adjacent widgets to fill that space for a better viewing experience

 

Q: Are there any Responsive Templates?

A: Boardroom template is responsive

 

 

Q: Can dashboards be exported to Excel locally?

A: Can export chart/table to CSV - can do a PDF export but lose interactivity

 

 

Q: Android device support?

A: not supported today - just iPad and iPhone

Looking at later this year native Chrome support for Android

Also June 4th please consider joining the ASUG BI Community for Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

This was an SAP webcast given last week by Gowda Timma Ramu

Special thanks to Jie Deng and Ashutosh Rastogi for answering questions

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Role of each component in workflows

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Check the PAM before starting an upgrade

Do not uninstall old versions; update

Be sure to back up BI Platform

See this SAP Note for license keys

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Be sure to update to Lumira 1.31.8 or higher, save for conversion

Steps are outlined in this SAP Note

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More detailed steps are shown above

Please see KBAs 2522622 2509882

 

Video:

 

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See KBA 2509882

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Moving from Design Studio to Lumira Designer has two options shown above

 

See SAP Note 2475223

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Three main steps are shown above

SAP Help link is here

Automatic Migration of Design Studio 1.x SDK extensions to Lumira Designer 2.x | SAP Blogs

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See Design Studio: Fix Layout after Migration to SAPUI5 m Mode | SAP Blogs https://blogs.sap.com/2017/11/03/design-studio-fix-layout-after-migration-to-sapui5-m-mode/

 

See SAP Note 2538142 about chart conversion exceptions

 

Size appropriately - links:

Sizing for SAP Lumira 2.0 #ASUG Webcast Recap: Sizing for SAP Lumira 2.0 #ASUG Webcast Recap | SAP Blogs

Lumira 2.0 Sizing guide: SAP Help Portal

Quick Sizer (including Lumira): https://apps.support.sap.com/sap(bD1lbiZjPTAwMQ==)/bc/bsp/sap/qs_oberflaeche/hana.do?bsp-language=en

Measuring in SAPS: http://www.sap.com/benchmark

BEx query performance: https://help.sap.com/doc/saphelp_tm93/9.3/en-US/43/e39fd25ff502d2e10000000a1553f7/content.htm

Virtualization: service level and performance: http://www.sap.com/bivirtualization

Quick Sizer: http://service.sap.com/quicksizer

BI Patten Books: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/SAP+Business+Intelligence+Platform+Pattern+Books

Product availability matrix: https://archive.sap.com/documents/docs/DOC-70167

SAP Application benchmark standard: https://www.sap.com/about/benchmark.html

Using Quick Sizer on BI Applications: https://blogs.sap.com/2017/08/03/using-quick-sizer-for-sizing-sap-businessobjects-business-intelligence-suite-applications/#

Sizing and deploying SAP Business Objects BI 4.X Platform and Add-ons: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/Sizing+and+Deploying+SAP+BusinessObjects+BI+4.x+Platform+and+Add-Ons

 

 

SAP Links/Notes:

Preparation

Document Conversion

BI Platform version and Dependencies

Restrictions

Source: SAP

 

SAP References:

A Deeper Look into SAP’s BI and Analytics Strategy

Lumira 2.x Pattern Book

Updating SAP BI Platform with Lumira 2.x

Product Availability Matrix

BI Patten Books

Quick Sizer

SAP road maps

SAP Lumira Community

 

Question and Answer

 

QuestionResponse
How do I migrate my power BI reports to Lumira 2.0you mean power BI? there is no migration path between power BI and Lumira
If no migration path between Power BI to Lumira 2.0 then we need to manually create the dashboards in Lumira ??Power BI is from Microsoft. Lumira is from SAP. we are different company and as SAP we can't provide the automatic migration. In case you want to shift from Power BI to SAP Lumira, you need to manually create the dashboard.

In addition to what being said, I assume your data source is on SQL Server, right? You can easily put a Universe (the SAP semantic layer) on top of your data source, and then create visualization through the Universe. It is very easy to do. Please give it a try and you will be surprised how simple it is. Hope this helps.  -- simon
Lumira Free download version the Lumira designer not there and  in Lumira descovery Prepare data tab is not visibleYes, Lumira designer does not have a free version at all. Lumira discovery comes with a 30 day trial. You can use data view to view the data the way it was possible in Lumira 1.x.
How does SAP road map update affect the features that will be delivered in Lumira Discovery?SAP Analytics Cloud will be the SAP's go to solution for data discovery workflows. SAP Lumira discovery 2018 roadmap will now focus on quality, performance and 1.x Lumira parity features. For complete strategy update Refer https://blogs.sap.com/2018/02/15/asksap-sap-2018-strategy-and-roadmap-for-business-intelligence-webcast-recap/
Do the Design Studio runs on Lumira services ?design studio 1.6 application run within Lumira 2.X server in compatibility mode. Here you can even open the design studio 1.6 and edit it in compatibility mode. Your application keep running on Lumira 2.x server.
Can I still open Design Studio (1.6SP3)dashboard from BILP after installing Lumira Server2.0SP2?  No conversionyes, you can, without performing the conversion step.
when you are planning to rectify the limitation of 10000 data cells for various graphsThis is planned to be delivered with SAP Lumira 2.2 release.
Any list of things we know its breaks when we covert DS Dashboard to Lumira Document ?please refer to note 2538142. there all details are listed
For On-prem customers, Lumira Discovery would continue to be the tool of preference or plan should be to migrate to cloud and thus SAC? Also, what is the equivalent tool in cloud (SAC) for Lumira designer?SAP Analytics cloud would be the go to tool for data discovery usecases. Customers can evaluate SAP Analytics hub in case they would want to provide both on-premise and cloud analytics to their end users. SAP lumira designer continues to stay the tool for dashboarding/application development. SAP Analytics cloud would address the dashboarding usecases in future releases.
We have limitation os 500000 data cells for the cross tab in Designer 2.1 and 2.0 is that also going to delieverddefault value - way to configure to value - careful about performance impact
For DS 1.6 upgrade plan would be to go to Lumira 2.1 directly or go from DS 1.6 to Lumira 2.0 then 2.1?you can directly upgradde from 1.6 to 2.1
What is the road Map of Lumira Designer ? Reason i'm asking, we started using Discovery and no its moved to SAC . We are planning to use Lumira for a 6years project,we dnt wan end of 6 years we need to conert stuff to some new tool.please refer to link: https://news.sap.com/deeper-look-sap-strategy-bi-analytics/
Lumira Designer is remaining the primary tool for enterprise dashboard scneario
if the recommendation is to install lumira server on it's own node, do we include additional services on that node (i.e. a Data/DSL Bridge APS)YEs, it is better to have it on dedicated node especialy in case of acquisition.
we strongly recommend to install all BI Platform services (instead of just pre-req) on the Lumira node
Recommend to consider installing all components of Lumira add-on on every Lumira node and run only required services
pardon me but I am new o Lumira, what is the difference between discovery and designer verson of Lumiraone is data discovery, other is application development
Do we have any video step by step guide to upgrade the 1.X to 2.xthere are blogs on blogs.sap.com

How do you make the most out of technology?

 

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Apply machine learning to investment strategy, business strategy

"What moves are you making to allocate your resources, across your business"

 

Use machine learning to apply and solve business problems

Goal is to optimize business value

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We (SAP) have a vision of becoming the AlphaGo of business" says Ivo Bauermann #BIHANA2018

 

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Companies will be worth more that are more agile

Key to run your business, lower cost

More important to have access to and share resources

With IoT, collaborate with machines, expanding resources

 

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How do you turn data into meaningful information to run and grow business to dynamically reallocate resources - "unlock HANA"

Using HANA and analytics to run your business

 

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Unlock with HANA

With Analytics Cloud, make data available to end users

Everyone using Analytics Cloud uses HANA

 

 

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SAP Analytics Cloud combines planning, BI and predictive into one tool; this is unique as it is one single solution

 

 

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Comparing Netflix (SAP Analytics) with other BI tools

With a plug in, you can real time stream data to cloud

No data replication

 

Designers have made it into a simple, intuitive application for business users

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JAWS movie - need a bigger boat

Fast forward 3 years, over 71K users today

 

Gerrit Kazmaier, triathlon comparison, get out of the water and on the bike

"Optimized ropes", like the horse/car paradigm change is on us

 

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Free our minds; when look at SAP Analytics Cloud, you may think of it as a "new typewriter"

SAP Analytics Cloud changed the core

 

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This was the picture Gerrit saw three years ago when he was assigned to rethink the analytics strategy

Beautiful data museum; if you accumulate the reports, it will range in millions

Museum is not engaging; pictures are masterpieces as you understand the data, semantics

Everyone needs access to information - can't live in museum any longer

 

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This was an inflection point

If everyone wants to draw pictures; it gives tools to everyone; beautiful visualizations but at the end the value and insecurity is staggering as no one knows what is correct.  What about undetected data errors?

 

Get to answer really fast that is really wrong

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Instead of a data museum or handing out "coloring kits" the above is the vision

 

Data is not the problem. How many people ask you for democratized data?  Zero.  It is not about data.

Data is messy, complex and error prone, it will always require a deep understanding to make sense

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What people really care about is information; the semantics, the integrity - definitions of hierarchies, currencies, access rights, budgets, forecasts, KPI

 

SAP has tools that do nothing but semantically enrich raw data, like BW, HANA

 

The problem is everything is in there - the semantics, query engine, and tools are very sophisticated

 

Created a museum; decoupled professional plane from the business

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What SAP did was extending the platforms

 

SAP Analytics Cloud is based on these platforms, connecting to live data from these systems, understanding the metadata is - universes, BW cubes, and exposes what is there in a unified experience based directly on source systems - not in the cloud, but on the browser

 

How does Cloud connect to on-premise - no debate...once application is loaded, it connects to source system without connection to the cloud.

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Concept of agile semantics - connecting to the platform creates a new experience with this semantics and information worked with at the end - open for extension, closed for modification

 

Blending, adding calculations are all part of the experience

 

This is a layered model; a best practice - don't think of one database schema but in multiple layer - corporate semantics, then start building them.  Don't copy or change the models, but extend them with more dimensions

 

You always want to know what the source is, where the number comes from, with full trust

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It is not just BI but includes predictive and planning altogether

How can predictive be used in planning and BI?

 

Predictive may next be the data science museum

Problem of machine learning is not technology but deployment and putting in hands of people

 

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Integrating with S/4HANA tightly

Big announcements at SAPPHIRENOW with financial planning in SAC with S4 - integrated experience

Same with SuccessFactors

Open to third party

Becomes contextual, right at the source, close the loop with decision making

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What is the game changer?  Build new types of analytical applications - this is the big transition

Today think of analytics as  resource and not intelligence

 

New Smart experience with natural language - sometimes you the human is driving, sometimes the machine is

 

New search to insight  -- "show me operating profit"

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Machine learning speaks your language

 

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Add "smart insights" - appears like natural language

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Device Preview

 

The "alpha go" of today

 

Out of the water and on the bike - SAC works on all platforms - BW, BI, BPC, HANA

 

1500 customers and 71K users

 

Sneak preview - natural language is in preview/BETA; release in next couple of week

 

Analytics Cloud is not a static resource - will reorganize - it will be an active platform - reaching out to you, changing content to you

 

Resources

Don’t miss our upcoming webcast this week BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginners

Also June 4th please consider joining the ASUG BI Community for Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference 2018 SAPPHIRENOW with SAP Analytics Cloud/ Lumira Designer Session

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As a valued member of the ASUG BI community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you, providing insights from the SAP's most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today.

 

 

 

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Please join us March 6 for Data Tiering Optimization with SAP BW/4HANA webcast

 

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Hosted by Enterprise Data Warehouse SIG

Data Tiering Optimization in BW/4 HANA offers the possibility to automate the distribution of hot, warm and cold data to the appropriate storage media.The presentation will provide an overview on the configuration steps and an update on the planned roadmap for DTO.

Speakers:

Josh Djupstrom, SAP

 

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | noon ET | 6:00 p.m. CET
Duration: 60 minutes