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

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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.

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

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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.

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SAP Analytics Cloud Usage Tracking Content

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018

A huge update in SAP Analytics Cloud wave 2018.17 for platform administrators! It is now finally possible to get more insights in the actual usage of your SAP Analytics Cloud environment. Who is using which story at what time. Furthermore, we can now easily see relations between SAC objects. For example, what roles and teams are assigned to a certain user.

This data is made available via a couple of built-in models and you can create your own stories for reporting on it. This is a huge step forward, as before we had to make manual exports of the Activity data into CSV files, clean the data and use MS Excel (or import the data again into SAP Analytics Cloud) to do an analysis. Also we could use the SAC API to get information about objects. Anyway, it was not very convenient to do this on a daily base.

In the video I show you how to activate this functionality and how to use it to create your own monitoring story.

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SAP Analytics Cloud Explorer views and Bookmarks

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018

Just weeks after the introduction of the long-awaited bookmarks in SAP Analytics Cloud, the first improvement/extension of this features is already introduced: Bookmarks for Explorer views. In this video I take a look at how this works in SAP Analytics Cloud stories (available from wave 2018.18).

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Bookmarks in SAP Analytics Cloud

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

SAP Analytics Cloud wave 2018.16 finally introduces story bookmarks! We already knew the bookmarking concept from other SAP BI tools like SAP Lumira Designer and Discovery, and even the good old BEx Web Analyzer had the option to store the navigation state of a report. So it’s good to see this now in SAP Analytics Cloud as well.

For those who are not familiar with bookmarks: it basically allows you to store filters settings on a story, without having to create numerous (personal) copies of a story. In the video I take a look at how this now works in SAP Analytics Cloud.

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