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Eric Schemer, Senior Director Product Management, BI Clients, SAP AG

October, 2013
EA104
World Premiere of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
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Agenda
Overview

Capabilities & Roadmap

Recommendations

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… And New Requirements From The Users…
Mobile
Simple
75%
by 2020
30%
today
BI Usage in companies
Source Gartner
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SAP Business Intelligence
One Suite for All Insight
Reporting
Agile
Visualization
Dashboards
and Apps
 Deliver engaging information to users where they need it
 Track key performance indicators and summary data
 Build custom experiences so users get what they need quickly
 Securely distribute information across your organization
 Answer related questions by interacting with
pre-defined reports
 Build printable reports for operational efficiency
 Discover areas to optimize your business
 Adapt data to business needs
 Tell your story with beautiful visualizations
Discover. Predict. Create.
Build Engaging Experiences
Distribute Information

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Agile Visualization
Discover. Predict. Create.
Agility for business analysts and business users
 Discover trends, outliers and areas of interest in your business
 Adapt to business scenarios by combining, manipulating, and enriching
data
 Tell your story with self-service visualizations and analytics
 Forecast and predict future outcomes
Portfolio
 Lumira
 Explorer*
 Analysis*
 Predictive Analysis*
* SAP BusinessObjects Explorer; SAP BusinessObjects Analysis; SAP Predictive Analysis
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Reporting
Share Information
High productivity design for report designers
 Quickly build formatted reports on any data source
 Securely distribute reports both internally and externally
 Minimize IT support costs by empowering end users
to easily create and modify their own reports
 Enhance custom applications with embedded reports
Portfolio
 Web Intelligence*
 Crystal Reports*
 Analysis Office (Excel-based)
* SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence; SAP Crystal Reports
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Dashboards and Apps
Build Engaging Experiences
Build engaging, visual dashboards
 Powerful environment to build interactive and visually appealing
analytics
 Rich set of controls: buttons, list boxes, drop-down, crosstabs,
charts…
 Use custom code to extend and build workflows
Portfolio
 Design Studio*
 Dashboards (aka Xcelsius)*
 BEx Web Application Designer
* SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
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SAP® BusinessObjects™ Design Studio 1.2
Built Powerful Analytical Apps for Mobile & Web
Eclipse-based application
design environment incl.
SDK
Mobile Apps
Direct Access to BW,
HANA & UNX via BICS
State of the art rendering:
HTML5
Premium alternative to
Dashboards & BEx WAD
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Analysis & Design Studio
Designed for BW, BW on HANA, Native HANA & UNX
SAP HANA



BW-managed schema



Any schema

BW Application
MDX BICS
BICS MDX SQL
Analysis
Design Studio
Universe
BICS
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Agenda
Overview

Capabilities & Roadmap

Recommendations

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Design Studio: News in Release 1.1
Design- & Runtime Enhancements
Enhanced Charting
Align/distribute components in layout
Enhanced Filter Components
Enhanced Scripting
Variable Screen
Custom Stylesheets
Interoperability
Interoperability with Analysis, edition for OLAP
Mobile
Performance improvements
iPhone support
Platform
Optional NW deployment (functional restrictions compared to BOE
deployment)
Design Studio 1.1 :
General Availability since 6
th
of June, 2013
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Deployment Option: BI Platform
BI Platform
Browser client
Deployment Platforms
Data sources
Consumer
Designer
BW HANA
 Available as of Design Studio release 1.0

 BI 4.0SP5 or BI 4.1SP0 as the pre-
requisite

 Design Studio applications stored on BI
Platform

 Backend connections through CMC, able
to connect to multiple SAP BW and SAP
HANA systems

 Transportation via Promotion
management

 Pre-requisite for SAP BI Mobile Solutions
BI Platform
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Deployment Option: SAP NetWeaver
SAP NetWeaver
Browser client
Deployment Platforms
Data sources
Consumer
Designer
BW
 Available as of Design Studio release 1.1

 BW 7.3SP9, BW 7.31 SP7 or BW7.4SP2
as the pre-requisite

 Design Studio applications stored on
SAP BW

 Transported though different systems via
TLOGO objects (ABAP transport
mechanism)

 Can only connect to one BW system

 SAP Portal mobile solution is planned
SAP NetWeaver
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Interoperability scenario with Analysis, edition for OLAP
Empower business analysts to easily share their analysis throughout the organization without requiring
professionally created reports or applications.
 Export AOLAP workspace as design studio application for mobile devices or desktops
 Design Studio applications are stored on BI Platform
 Filter member values are taken over from AOLAP workspace to Design Studio applications
 Further editing generated design studio applications within eclip-based design enviroment




Generated iPad Application AOLAP Analysis Workspace
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Analysis & Design Studio
Creating Next Generation BI Apps
AdHoc Analysis
App Design iPad
Tight interoperability between Analysis & Design Studio components
Analysis Office or
OLAP
Design Studio Design Studio App
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iPhone Support
Pre-delivered iPhone templates for rapid implementation
 iPhone template using Tabstrip as component
 iPhone template using Pagebook as component



Template using Tabstrip Template using Pagebook
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Custom Stylesheets
Custom Stylesheet (CSS)
 Using custom CSS to adopt customer corporate identity
 Changing the look and feel possible for every standard components
 Defining CSS document with CSS 3 standard
 Assiging CSS documents to design studio application
 Assign CSS class to the Design Studio components



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Global Parameters
Global parameters for Design Studio application
 Defining global parameters on application level
 Global parameters can be passed through URL (RRI scenarios)
 Use cases (e.g):
– Passing though parameters for data selection
– Passing through an exception limit for exception calculation



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Additional APIs for Data Calculation
Additional APIs for data calculation
 Able to define Local variables
 Support mathematical calculation in script editor
 Get meta data information via getInfo command
 Command „getData“ can retrieve the data from backend systems and represent it in 4 different ways (value, text, scaling factors and
unit of measure)
 Conversion between different data formats possible



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Planned features for release 1.2
Chart:
• Dual axis chart
• Radar, Bubble & Scatter chart (re-add based on HTML5)
• Set axis scaling (min/max values)
• Bind series to individual rows/columns in a data set
Crosstab:
• Set column width, enable hierarchy navigation, sorting, column resizing
for end user
• Exception Highlighting
Navigation Panel
• Analytical Drill Down capabilities
Scripting:
• Variable initialization
• Query background processing for user friendly performance
Export to Excel or CSV
• Only possible with crosstab data
UNX
• Access UNX data and Deployment on BIP
SDK
• Creating custom components and deployment on BI Platform
Initial View Editor
• Set Read Mode to posted value to enable cascading in HANA
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Software Development Kit
Software Development Kit (SDK) for customers and partners
 Using SDK from SAP to develop own components for Design Studio
 Custom component library is a eclipse plug-in, but no Java skills required
 Convienent deployment though „install new software“ in Desing Studio
 Containg Description XML file, JavaScript files , Images and CSS files
 Deployment possible with BI Platform in release 1.2




Example: Hichert Charts, Partner: Graphomate Example: Gauge
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Example: DS Dashboard with Standard & SDK components
SDK Components
Standard Components
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Enhanced Charting Capabilities for release 1.2
More chart types and charting capabilities
 Dual axis chart
 Radar, Bubble & Scatter chart (re-add based on HTML5)
 Axis scaling (min/max values)
 Measure picker: Bind series to individual rows/columns in a data set (as opposed to binding the complete chart against a complete
query data set as today)
 Chart background colors



Dual Axis Chart Axis Scaling Measure Picker
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Enhanced Crosstab Functionalities
More individual and flexible settings
 Enable/Disable for hierarchical navigation ,sorting and column resizing function
 Exceptions which are defined in SAP BW backend or in SBOP Analysis Office can be activated in crosstab setting
 The width of each column within a crosstab can be adjusted individually
 Crosstab data can be exported as excel or csv data via scripting



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Navigation Panel
Extend filter panel for navigation purpose
 Add the navigation mode to filter panel
 Very convenient to add or remove dimensions/key figures to rows/columns
 Sequence of the dimensions/key figures can be adjusted
 Swap axis is possible
 Every action is done by click, drag and drop is not possible





Select dimensions or key figures Re-order dimensions or key figures Look based on the selected theme
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Universe as Data Source
UNX Support in Design Studio
 UNX can be defined as the additional data source in addition to SAP BW and SAP HANA
 Specific query needs to be defined for the selected universe
 Using Initial View to define dimensions
 Deployment on BI Platform



UNX query panel
Deployed on BI Platform
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Design Studio UNX Support
Accessing UNX Query Panel from within DS
Visualize UNX Data in DS Crosstab
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SDK Example Components on DS Canvas
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Design Studio UNX Support
Accessing UNX Query Panel from within DS
Visualize UNX Data in DS Crosstab
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SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Product road map overview - key themes and capabilities until Q2 2014
This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time.
RTC: Q4 2013
Today (DS 1.1) DS 1.2 DS 1.3
Design- & Runtime Enhancements
 Enhanced Charting
 Align/distribute components in layout
 Enhanced Filter Components
 Enhanced Scripting
 Variable Screen
 Custom Stylesheets
Interoperability
 Interoperability with Analysis, edition for OLAP
Mobile
 Performance improvements
 iPhone support
Platform
 Optional NW deployment (for BW-only use
cases)

Partner & Customer SDK
 Create custom charts, visualizations &
extensions (e.g. commentary)
Additional Data Sources
 UNX support and UNX query panel in DS

Enhanced Charting & Visualization

Design- & Runtime Enhancements
 Navigation Panel
 Enhanced Scripting
 Customize Crosstabs: Formats
 Excel-based Printing & Export
 Enhanced set of components
 BEx Query Exceptions
 Background Query Loading

RTC: Q2 2014
Offline Capabilities
 Enable offline usage of DS dashboards,
especially for mobile usage
BW Integrated Planning
Native HANA Deployment Version
Enhanced Charting & Visualization
 Geo Maps, Large Data Visualizations,
new charts
Design- & Runtime Enhancements
 Application bookmarking &
personalization
 Drag&Drop; Context menu, RRI
 Advanced Printing & Exporting

Lumira Integration
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Analysis, Visualization & App Design
Emerging Persona Relationships
Users
Analyst
Mobile
Web
Data
Metadata
Models
Data
Metadata
Models
Data
Metadata
Models
Monitor. Explore. Explain. Monitor. Explore. Explain.
Data Quality
Security
Data Access
System
Administration
Design (Apps, Dashboards, Reports) Explore. Enrich. Explain.
(Information, Stories.)
Designer (IT,
Power User)
Design. Govern.
Design Studio
Lumira / Analysis
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Agenda
Overview

Capabilities & Roadmap

Recommendations

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Business Explorer (BEx) and Analysis/Design Studio
Existing Investments in SAP BW are safe
BW Data Models &
Queries
BEx
(Analyzer & Web)
BW Data Models &
Queries
Analysis /
Design Studio
BEx tools in maintenance mode
BEx 7.0 is delivered with the latest BW
release and will be maintained for at least
the next 7+2 years
See additional information on SCN
BEx Query Designer remains core
modeling tool for SAP BW


No changes required
Conversion (planned)
Conversion
Conversion support available for Analysis,
edition for Microsoft Office
Conversion support planned for Design
Studio


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3 Step Transition from Xcelsius to Design Studio (& Lumira)
2013 H1 2013 Q4 2014 Q2
SAP BW & HANA Customers
Start adoption of Design Studio 1.1
 Best-In class BW & HANA support
 Key analytical OLAP capabilities
Agnostic SAP BO Enterprise Customers
Still on XCE
 Leverage improved mobile/HTML5 capabilities
Stand-Alone Single License XCE
Start adoption of Lumira
SAP BW & HANA Customers
Accelerate adoption of DS 1.2
 Additional key HANA & BW capabilities
 SDK
Agnostic SAP BO Enterprise Customers
Start adoption of DS 1.2
 UNX support
 Enhanced charting & SDK enable high end
visuals
 Light weight adhoc scenarios moving to Lumira
Stand-Alone Single License XCE
Adoption of Lumira
SAP BW & HANA Customers
DS 1.3 as key dashboarding solution
 Integrated Planning
 Key BEx capabilities enabled
Agnostic SAP BO Enterprise Customers
Accelerate adoption of DS 1.3
 Offline Mobile Support
 Enhanced local calculations
 High end visuals out of the box & via partners
 Lumira key solution for adhoc use cases
Stand-Alone Single License XCE
Lumira as key solution
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Recommended for specific reporting use cases when used with either SAP
NetWeaver BW or SAP NetWeaver BW on HANA
Applies to:
• SAP Crystal Reports
• SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (functional restrictions on BW apply)
Recommended as default clients when used with either SAP NetWeaver BW
or SAP NetWeaver BW on HANA
Applies to:
• SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Office
• SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP
• SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Recommendations for BW
Recommended for BW
and BW on HANA
Recommended for
Reporting on BW
and BW on HANA
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3 Step Adoption of SAP BusinessObjects BI
Simplified for SAP NetWeaver Business Explorer Customers
Discovery and Analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition
for OLAP
 Reporting and analysis on BW data from the
web for business users
 Web based
 Next generation of BEx Web Analyzer
Dashboards and apps
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
 For graphical dashboards and analytic
applications
 Next generation of BEx Web Application
Designer



Step 1: Get Started
Discovery and Analysis with BW
Powered by SAP HANA
SAP Lumira
 Desktop and Web
 Accelerate data discovery workflows with in
memory aggregation
Step 2: Replace All BEx Tools
Step 3: Add BW on HANA and
other BI Solutions
Reporting
SAP Crystal Reports
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
 SAP Crystal Reports for highly formatted
production reporting
 SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence for
interactive reporting by business users

Discovery and Analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition
for Microsoft Office
 Reporting and analysis on BW data from
within Excel for business users
 Excel addin
 Next generation of BEx Analyzer
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