Design Studio accepted ideas for next release(s)

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014

SAP has this Idea Place website set up where users can submit ideas for new features or actually any change to an SAP product. Very few people know this but this site is actually quite useful. Users can vote and comment on each other’s ideas and the top ideas will be taken into consideration by the project team.

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There is also a place for Design Studio ideas. At the moment the submission for new ideas is closed. As you can see in the schedule below they are now in the Development phase of the current cycle, so I assume the ideas that now have the Accepted status will appear in the upcoming 1.3 release.

Design Studio Idea phases and schedule (source):

Submission: June 1st – September 30th

  • Customers can begin submitting ideas
  • Idea Status is ‘Submitted’
  • Can vote on ideas now

Voting: October 1st – October 6th

  • Final idea submissions must be in for consideration in next release.
  • Customers vote on top ideas
  • Idea Status is ‘Submitted’

Review: October 7th – November 4th

  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Team reviews top voted ideas for next release
  • Ideas can continue to be submitted, however these will be considered for a later release.
  • Idea Status changed to ‘Under Review’

Development: November 4th

  • Development begins (estimated < 8 months)
  • Selected ideas will receive ‘Accepted’ status, others will be identified as ‘Not Planned by SAP’ or moved back to ‘Submitted’ for consideration in a later release.

Use:  Q2 2014

  • Release deployed with select ideas
  • Ideas in new release status changed to ‘Delivered’

So I checked the list of Accepted ideas and there are  some pretty interesting ones in it:

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Posted in: Knowledge sharing, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

De Nederlandse BI Podcast – Episode 7 XMAS edition

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013

Ho ho ho, a special X-MAS edition of De Nederlandse BI Podcast today in which we look back at the 2013 BI tops and flops and look forward to 2014. Yes we are soooo original. Anyway, topics are SAP River, SAPUI5, OpenUI5, Webi 4.1, Lumira, KXEN, SAP InfiniteInsight, SAP Predictive Analysis and of course the usual Design Studio and HANA stuff!! Enjoy!

Check the show in iTunes, on our website or just use the Podcast player below.

Santa runs SAP

Posted in: De Nederlandse BI Podcast

Getting Started with Design Studio book now available (coupon code in post!)

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013

Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is available for order right now! If you haven’t picked it up at the SAP Press book stand at SAP TechEd Las Vegas or Amsterdam you can get your copy now at Make sure you use coupon code QR7N5G when finishing your order, which will give you a nice $10 discount. This offer is valid until December 31st, for any book format you choose (hardcover print or ebook).


So what can you expect from this title?

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is one of the youngest and most promising new toolsets in the SAP BusinessObjects product portfolio. It is being positioned by SAP as the primary tool for creating interactive analytical applications for the web and mobile devices. This book will help you to learn not only the technical ins and outs of this new tool, but also provide you with the required contextual knowledge to position Design Studio in your existing SAP BI landscape. By the way, don’t worry about the technical stuff. No pre-existing knowledge is required as we will walk you through every aspect of Design Studio in a step-by-step way, using a lot of screenshots.

The book starts with a broad overview of Design Studio. In the first chapters we introduce you to the product, compare it with other SAP (BI) products and discuss several use case scenarios.

Next we follow this by going through every detail of the application. First we walk you step-by-step through the installation procedure. Then we describe the application environment and the general process of building an application. Next we describe every available component and its properties in detail.

Once you have mastered the basics, we go into more depth about how you can enhance an application. We describe how you add interactivity and give you a set of guidelines for creating applications. We then walk you through the creation of two complex applications. The source files and code for these applications are available as a download.

I put the table of contents in the Read More section below this post so you can check the contents and structure in more detail. So have fun reading our book and let us know what you think. Also don’t forget to use the coupon code QR7N5G when ordering!

Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – Xavier Hacking and Jeroen van der A – SAP Press – ISBN: 978-1-59229-895-2

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Posted in: Books, Featured, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio book

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013

Wow, it’s not even three years ago that I announced the release of the SAP BusinessObjectsDashboards 4.0 Cookbook here at this place, and now I can already announce a second book I worked on: Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, which will be published by SAP Press. This time I teamed up with my Interdobs colleague Jeroen van der A to write this book.


As the title already indicates this new book is all about one of the youngest SAP BusinessObjects tools: Design Studio. Design Studio offers a toolset to create interactive analytical applications and dashboards on top of SAP BW and SAP HANA data sources. The apps we can create with this tool are fully HTML5 compatible and can therefor be run on any device. Design Studio is also introduced by SAP as the successor of the current BEx Web Application Designer and SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius).

At the moment the book is going through its final edits and reviews. Our goal is to have it available just in time for SAP TechEd Las Vegas, which is at the end of October. When the final edits are done I will post some more information on the exact contents of the book.

Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – SAP Press
ISBN: 978-1-59229-895-2

Posted in: Books, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

De Nederlandse BI Podcast – episode 2

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

We just recorded the second episode of De Nederlandse BI Podcast and it is already available at PodBean. Good job @konijnenburg! I’m sure it will pop up in iTunes very soon.

This episode’s topics are SAP Design Studio, the existence (or non-existence) of self-service BI, and the concept of the network of truth (read this interesting blog).

Check it here or use the Podcast player below to listen (also this time it is a 100% Dutch show!). You can subscribe in iTunes through this link.


Posted in: De Nederlandse BI Podcast