We had three ASUG BI-related roadmap sessions going on at this time so I feared attendance would be low at this session. Fortunately the ASUG Annual Conference attendees showed up at this session. Please note the usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 shows the added value of Analysis Office, including the ease of use with the Design Panel. Some gaps that still exist with Analysis Office include broadcasting and documents.
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows the latest roadmap, with a beta version coming out sometime this month.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 covers support for the unified planning model. This is a "gradual convergence". See Unifying BPC NW and BW-IP
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Figure 4 shows a demo of the upcoming Analysis Office 2.0 with the ability to insert a column in the crosstab.
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Figure 5 shows another demo example of the new design/display panel, or an enhanced side panel with the ability to change the formatting/properties.
The following slides were NOT covered during this session but in another session:
Figure 6: Source: SAP
Figure 6 shows planned innovations (meaning subject to change, subject to legal disclaimer) for Analysis Office.
Figure 7: Source: SAP (Planned Innnovations)
A common question is when will Analysis Office support Universes? No news here but Figure 7 shows upcoming updates for Live Office/UNX.
Lastly, one of the reasons I wrote this blog was to support Your mission, should you decide to accept it...Marilyn Prattmission to blog about the event. I hope others will share their experiences as well.