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Legal disclaimer applies; things in the future are subject to change

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Self-service data discovery, mobile consumption on the go; broaden reach of SAP Analytics

Hybrid strategy to leverage things like SAP HANA

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Leverage your HANA investment; get the maximum benefit of data and data security

 

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Content is free, help jumpstart

Comes as part of SAP Analytics Cloud subscription

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Live - direct consumption of views without modeling

Keep data secure behind a firewall

You do not need to replicate data

Reuse authorization concept

 

Data import - extending use case beyond what live connect can, such as predictive, planning

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Browser - where everything is brought together and rendered

Recommend using direct live connection

Guided play list is available

 

By end of year, will deprecate reverse proxy for new tenants going forward

 

Recommend CORS going forward for live connectivity

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Using public wifi, reverse proxy + CORS (reverse proxy in DMZ to safely publish on premise to internet)

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Generic OData connector

 

Last month released a simplified deployment kit - simple installer, has component - TomCat, Connector + Cloud Agent - one simple app to download

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Recommends SAP HANA 2.0

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Data import requirements are looser

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App Design, planned GA end of this year

Targeted towards power user, professional designers

Integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud

Data Connections, visualizations, they are fully available as part of experience

Version 1 release will have widgets, such as dropdown, customize through scripting

App Design is being built by Lumira Design team

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What is an app and why do I need one?

 

Applications are intended to be created by a few experts and consumed by many

Build standard content through reusable components

Appeals to design professionals

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Story versus app

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Outside of BI, available now as part of SAP HANA Live Connections

Search to insight - "smart assist features" - the beginning of integration of machine learning capabilities

Works for English only

Audible questions planned next year

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Blended join at the visualization layer, primary with secondary, common linked dimensions

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Available in guided playlist

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How blending happens - HANA with Excel

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Custom sort - requires HANA 2.0

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Show all countries with revenue over $10M - logically at each level - story to page to widget

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Concatenate, grouping together

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Granularity with time

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Date calculations

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Evaluate best practices with HANA calc view design

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Visualize aggregated data where possible; detailed information goes to another page (use hyperlink) - reduce clutter

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Pause/refresh capability

Design time feature

 

Q&A:

With CORS how do users outside the organization access SAC that do not have VPN accounts?

 

The recommendation is to place SAP Web Dispatcher in the DMZ and do a simple redirect. There is more information under Step 10 of the Guided Playlist at https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/guided_playlists/sap-hana/

 

 

Why it is only possible to write back data from SAC only through BPC? Customers who do not want to use BPC as a planning and consolidation tool still need to purchase licenses for BPC. Is it the best solution?

 

If you only have SAP Analytics Cloud then you can update and collaborate on your plans in SAP Analytics Cloud. What write base destination are you thinking of?

 

 

in case of Data Import - do we have limitation of data size

 

CORS cannot be used for data import?

 

CORS is only used for Live connections.

 

 

Is the web dispatcher option the same as the reverse proxy option?

 

Web dispatcher can be used to route requests to a DIRECT live connection and the configuration is much simpler than previously done with the PATH connection type.

 

 

Hello, we have a customer who's asking for a PoC, consuming a table from the S/4 HANA. Do you have like a guide for this?

 

 

It is possible to connect SAP Analytics Cloud with an SAP ERP Suite On HANA located in Amazon Cloud y not exposed to internet

 

yes you would use the SAP Cloud Connector. We have generic documents for this and if you Google you will find some specific ones from Amazon. Our generic ones are https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/guided_playlists/connect-sap-erp/ and https://help.sap.com/doc/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/f1f537fecf6e425bbd21b36bdd2a3fe3.html

 

 

 

can we connect SAC Analytics cloud using live/direct import connection to a HANA db on neo cloud platform

 

 

 

Hi, we have installed the Agent Client onpremise to connect the cloud. Can you tell me please, which ports and urls we need to authorize in our firewall ? Our base url is us3.hana.ondemand.com. Thanks.

 

the SAP Cloud Connector connects using the standard 443 port. More information is at: https://help.sap.com/viewer/cca91383641e40ffbe03bdc78f00f681/Cloud/en-US/e6c7616abb5710148cfcf3e75d96d596.html

 

 

 

 

What limitation will be there in terms of data load for data import option

 

this is documented at https://help.sap.com/doc/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/11b4e5ff76eb4747bc255d7037be1f01.html#loio11b4e5ff76eb4747bc255d7037be1f01__p_connectimport

 

 

 

Is there an Excel connectivity with the planning capability of SAC?

 

SAP Analytics Cloud can import from excel either directly from a file or via a file server: https://help.sap.com/doc/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/6d2b5ba745a548d099602aaed21b8466.html

 

 

 

 

Can you still import excel files while having a sap cloud as datassource?

 

 

Can we use SAC for analytical needs of OLTP data in SAP ECC system ?

you can import the data into SAP Analytics Cloud per: https://help.sap.com/doc/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/f1f537fecf6e425bbd21b36bdd2a3fe3.html

 

 

 

 

with the iOS app. What kind of certificate the customer should use? is the wildcard domain certificate useful?

 

 

for Linked Dimension between live connection Models what is the suggerst, because In my implementation is running sLowly more than 5 minutes for showing results

 

there are some performance recommendations here: https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/resources-bi-performance-best-practices/

 

 

 

Pros and Cos for live connectivity and data import functionality?