The usual Legal Disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change. SAP presented this at yesterday’s ASUG BusinessObjects Conference. My notes are not complete as the hotel experienced AV issues so we didn’t see any slides 25 minutes into the presentation.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 shows the options today with Excel and SAP data sources.
Figure 2: Source: SAP
SAP said it took time to work on table formatting
For Analysis Office, they wanted to reach the point to close the BEx gap list
With third party access to your data source, it is never completely right
SAP has decided to update Live Office
SAP cannot give a timeframe on Analysis Office connection to universes
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 shows ongoing work/updates to Live Office.
Figure 4: Source: SAP
UNX support for Live Office will be available by end of Q2
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Figure 5 covers the unified planning model.
Figure 6: Source: SAP
Figure 6 shows the convergence time line
The speaker also mentioned the "Concept of Unified Excel client as part of Design Studio/Lumira story" and to learn more at TechEd next month.