Sneak Peek into SAP Analytics Cloud release for Q1 2022

Happy New Year All!! We have an exciting year ahead for SAP Analytics Cloud, we begin with a sneak peek into some of the cool new features you will see in Q1 2022. A full list of what is coming can be found on our Roadmap Explorer but in this blog I will give you a sneak peek of some of the highlights.

Administration Cockpit

You may have already seen some previews of the SAP Analytics Cloud Administration Cockpit. In Q1 2022 it is generally available to all customers. The new Cockpit provides fast and easy access to system usage information to help administrators proactively manage their SAP Analytics Cloud tenants.

This enables easier identification and reporting of:

  • Authorization assignments regarding user, team, roles, sharing settings of folder, analytic applications, stories and more
  • Where-used models, data actions and questions related to housekeeping

Publishing of insights to the Catalog

Creating insights has been a popular feature within SAP Analytics Cloud and in this quarter, we make these insights more accessible by enabling users to publish them to Analytics Catalog.

​This enables users to:

  • Find insights quickly through search and filter capabilities
  • Add metadata to improve understanding of an insight
  • Users can favourite insights and easily find them in “Favourites” and “Shared with me” tabs

Accessing Data Change Insights across applications on SAC Home Screen

Continuing with insights, Data Change Insights enable out analytic application users to subscribe to a chart’s top N data change insights on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Users then get notified of significant changes in the data of interest.

In Q1 2022 users can now add Data Change Insights as a tile, front and centre on the SAP Analytics Cloud home screen to include:

  • Subscripted data changes across applications
  • Ability to search a certain data change
  • Ability to filter data changes with different criteria (top N, time range, importance, and the like)

Multi Actions – Predictive Planning

Two huge topics for our Planning users from 2021 were Predictive Planning and the introduction of Multi Actions. We teased that it was just the beginning for Multi Actions in Q3 2021 and in this quarter, we have added the ability to execute a predictive forecast within the planning workflow by adding a predictive step within a multi action.

Predictive step is now available within the multi actions designer to retrain a predictive model based on the freshest state of your data and write time series forecasts into your planning.

Data Export Open API for export

We know our planning customers often wish to include their forecasts in other applications such as S/4HANA, BW as well as third party applications.

With the new Open API for data export, planning and forecasting data can now be pulled externally from SAP Analytics Cloud, allowing easier downstream data processing operations on forecasting and planning data. Using an OData service users can browse SAP Analytics Cloud models to pull data from and the initial support includes:

  • Transaction Data
  • Local dimension master data

We will be taking a deeper dive in to these items in our What’s New video and blog series so stay tuned.

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