Video: SAP Analytics Cloud Data Analyzer [2019.14]

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SAP Analytics Cloud version 2019.14 introduces a new cool feature: the Data Analyzer. With the Data Analyzer we can instantly report on BEx Queries in SAP Analytics Cloud, without having to create a model first (don’t panic, HANA views are also on the roadmap). For those who have used the Lumira Designer “Generic Analysis Template” or the BEx Web Analyzer this will all look very familiar. So time to check it out in a short video!

Video: SAP Analytics Cloud Application Design – Overview & Filters [2019.4 – preview]

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In this video I give an introduction to the upcoming Application Design feature in SAP Analytics Cloud, including several ways to filter a chart using the new App Design widgets and scripts.

Video: SAP Analytics Cloud Roambi – Pulse template [2019.4 preview]

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In this video I give a walkthrough of Roambi on SAP Analytics Cloud. Roambi is SAP’s mobile first solution for BI and is a separate app in addition to the already existing SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile app. The latter one supports SAC stories and digital boardrooms, while Roambi has its own document format based on predefined templates.

In this video I demonstrate the Roambi Pulse template. Full availability of Roambi and all its templates is expected later in 2019.

SAC Application Design and Lumira Designer – Roadmap questions

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I recently got quite some questions about the new Application Design feature in SAP Analytics Cloud, especially its position in relation to SAP Lumira Designer (Design Studio). I understand that all this may raise some questions with SAP BI customers that haven’t hopped on the SAC train yet or are just starting with their orientation on cloud solutions. So let’s bring some clarity here by starting from the beginning. 

Application Design is part of the SAP Analytics Cloud platform and gives you the possibility to offer centrally governed analytical applications, created by professional application designers. These applications range from simple dashboards with just a few charts or tables to complex applications with custom layouts and interactivity options created with scripts. 

With the option to use custom scripts the applications go a big step further than the SAP Analytics Cloud stories. That’s also why the stories are positioned to be (also) created by business users, while the applications are solely built by application designers. Eventually, the idea is to be able to integrate and combine features coming from the whole SAC platform in applications. For example, an application could visualize a live data source (BI), run a predictive scenario and offer planning capabilities to update data based on this. 

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De Nederlandse BI Podcast episode 36 – SAP Analytics Cloud: The good, the bad & the ugly

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In this edition of Dutch BI Podcast I discuss my recent blog on the state of SAP Analytics Cloud anno 2018 with Ronald. Check it out in your podcast app or on YouTube.