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Make better decisions, faster. Discover the next generation of smart discovery capabilities supported by the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Ask your question in natural language and get insights instantly with Search to Insight, our newest Conversational AI feature.

Speakers:

Flavia Moser, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, July 3,  2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. PT | Noon  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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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

ASUG BI Community Newsflash

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SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference were great for our community, and wrapped up just two weeks ago. Plans are underway ASUG Pre-Conference Day at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, scheduled for October 1, 2018.

Forty webcasts have happened already this year, reaching 7,000 registrants. More are planned—watch for upcoming webcasts in the Monday newsletter. Please let us know what else you’d like to see our group do for you.

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#askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call—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.

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, nimbly adapting 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—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.

Register here.

Opportunities to Influence

If you are interested in joining the ASUG Analysis Office Influence Council, please register for the BI: ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch webcast in September.

This is a unique value offering that is exclusive to ASUG.

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

Thanks to those who attended ASUG Annual Conference where we had packed sessions on roadmaps, BI4.3 announcements, customer stories, BW/4HANA and much more. Did you miss the conference or a session?  Presentations are posted on ASUG.com and can be found here.

Next year the conference will be May 7-9, 2019—call for proposals is planned  for November 1, 2018.

SAP TechEd Las Vegas: October 2-5

Join ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, SAP’s premiere technical education conference, and experience hands-on workshops, lectures, and expert networking sessions, October 2-5, 2018

ASUG will have several sessions of customer-driven content and real-world stories.  Learn about today’s hottest topics, including blockchain, machine learning, SAP® Leonardo, Big Data and real-time analytics, cloud management and security, the SAP HANA® platform, and user experience.

Registration is now open—save $500 if you register by July 13.

Continue the conversation and follow @ASUG_BI on Twitter, participate in ongoing discussions here.

Register now for Application Building Capability within SAP Analytics Cloud Webcast

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Application Building Capability within SAP Analytics Cloud.

Speaker:

Jie Deng, SAP

Date:  Tuesday, June 26,  2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. PT | Noon  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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

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

  

QuestionResponse
Data Modeling using HANA Studio?No, everything belongs to SAP Analytics Cloud
Can SAC also connect to a SAP BW system which is not on HANA (yet)?Yes - please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/guided_playlists/ for details/steps
How does R connects with this predictive capabilities?R packages are included with SAP Analytics Cloud - please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-r-packages/
is there prebuilt integration in a pull fashion?please see content packages at https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-getting-started-business-content-packages/
Can we pull the data from ECC6.0 premise system and is it possible to Business Content for the data from ECC or it is restricted to BW data aloneThis isn't BW content; this is content specific for SAP Analytics Cloud - please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-getting-started-business-content-packages/
When I create a new master data (a base level) in SAC, does it create in BPC?when you have built a connection in the retraction process; not 100% sure; will have to check, guessing yes
All BPC on premise capabilities are available on SAP Planning?yes it does
Does SAC for planning come with custom data calculation (scripting) capabilities?yes, it does; announced a scripting module to allow users to write simple scripting - easier than BPC to write scripts; improved syntax and make it better with visual scripting
Is there Possibilities to retract the Data in S4/Hana or BW?introducing a retraction to BW later this year
is Business Content in SAC is similar to one provided in SAP BW system ?No, this is content specific to SAP Analytics Cloud - please see https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-getting-started-business-content-packages/
Can Lumira Designer Apps being re-used with SAC? Is there a way to "import" them here?no, this is not possible today
Is plannied to have also consolidation on SAC?no, introduced consolidation as part of S/4 engine since May of last year
Does SAC stores data in cloud that is received from SAP BW and SAP S/4 Hana system ?Online connections it is not stored
Is it possible to migrate SAP BO Reports (e.g. SAP WebI) to SAC?No
Can models / stories / reports created in SAC transported / copied to any other SAC tenant?Landscape mgt capability - dev tenant to production tenant

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