What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud Release 2022.24

SAP Analytics Cloud brings together analytics and planning with unique integration to SAP applications and seamless access to heterogenous data sources. It helps everyone in your organization make decisions without doubt with trusted insights and integrated plans.

This blog post introduces the features of the SAP Analytics Cloud 2022.24 release available for SAP Analytics Cloud FastTrack customers. For SAP Analytics Cloud Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC) customers, this release and its features will be available as part of the QRC Q1 2023 release.

System Administration and Technical Requirements

Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.365 to take advantage of all data acquisition types.

The agent’s minimum version remains at 1.0.75, with the following exceptions:

Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP/SQL Database
Version 1.0.355 for SAP Universe (UNX)
Version 1.0.353 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View
Version 1.0.248 for File Server

For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.

Release Highlights

  • Dashboard and Story Design
    • Optimized Story Experience Update
    • Data Modeling
    • Enterprise Planning

Dashboard and Story Design

Optimized Story Experience Update
Support Template and Layout in Optimized Design Experience Models

The new feature supports templates and layouts in the Optimized Design Experience to ensure feature parity with the classic experience:

  • With an optimized story, users can apply either a classic template or an optimized template
  • Users also have the ability to save an optimized story into an optimized template
  • There are new placeholder widgets that reflect UX enhancements
  • Story preferences in ODE can also be used with templates/layouts
  • Templates created in the classic experience will automatically migrate to the optimized experience to create a seamless transition for users

Note that when applying a classic template to an optimized story and there is an unsupported widget in the optimized experience, users will not be able to add the unsupported widget using the placeholder.

Data Modeling

Add Missing Currency Rates

Modelers can now open the Currency Rates Table from the model. Modelers no longer need to search for their rates table as they are brought from the model to the currency rates table and automatically see missing rates relating to a specific measure. Missing Rates relating to specific measures can be added, using either a fixed target currency or currency from a dimension. Populating missing rates is now targeted to the rates that modelers need, and the requirement to populate ALL missing currencies is now removed.

Enterprise Planning

Calendar Administration Mode

Introducing the new role privilege “Calendar Admin”, which can be enabled or granted to any user roles within SAP Analytics Cloud. It is enabled by default for those in the administrator role. If enabled, users will see an “Admin Mode” button in the calendar and can centrally manage and monitor all calendar events created in the tenant. Not only will administrators be able to see all events created in the tenant, but they can also make changes on all visible events like the event owners, and act as assignees and reviewers to process pending events during their absence.

Administrations can:

  • Reopen workflows
  • Remodel processes
  • Monitor execution of automatic tasks

Multi Actions: External API Step Integration-Synchronous Execution

In the API step for Multi Actions, users can now trigger a synchronous API by choosing synchronous return when getting the API execution results. This enhancement makes model export more flexible and powerful by extending the way to get the API execution results.

This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. You can find more details on these features in your In-App Help Guide for FastTrack customers and see this SAP Knowledge Base Article if you’d like to learn more about FastTrack and Quarterly Release Cycle releases.

If you have any questions, you can comment below or post a question to our SAP Analytics Cloud Questions & Answers forum. Visit our SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages to find more product information, best practices, and more. And check out our SAP Road Map Explorer to see more upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.