This was an ASUG webcast that SAP provided last week. The usual legal disclaimer applies.
Customers are using SAP Analytics Cloud but want to analyze in Excel
Created interaction – Analysis Office can consume native SAP Analytics Cloud models
Today in Analysis Office you can create a connection to the cloud
At this point there was a demo
Planned for 2018 – consuming SAP Analytics Cloud planning models using Analysis Office
Can only reach native models
This is under discussion
Bring it to the cloud
Concept of bringing scripting and bringing own UI themes and style sheets – under discussion
Developer can improve/enrich using functionalities
Applications are planned to be separate from the stories
Stories – create charts and data
Question & Answer
Q: Is the application building replacing design studio?
A: no it won’t replace design studio
Q: Is it possible to publish Lumira Designer dashboards to the Analytics Cloud? Is that what Application Building will be for?
A: early stage, not planned…not possible right now.
Q: Can you speak about the upcoming modeling capabilities
A: SAP Analytics Cloud – working on bringing in more calculations and capabilities
Q: Will the EPM add-in disappear?
Q: Yes Story Building part of Lumira 2.
A: not the same, will be differences – idea is more on premise and in cloud
Q; Can you talk about current theme options, like setting default color scheme for charts?
A: You can define your own color palettes and templates of stories in SAP Analytics Cloud
A: not required
Q: Analysis can be modified locally and apply required calculation logics but locally. However, can we publish analysis to be used by others same as SAP BO reports?
A: Share workbooks and share
Q: Do you expect the application building to be a separate license or part of SAC_BI
A: no idea
Q: Do you expect the application building feature to be available by SAPPHIRENOW 2018 timeframe?
A: can’t timeframe; keep eyes open
Q: Is SAP Analytics Cloud supported in the SAP Analytics Hub?