As already discussed in detail in a previous article, the new SAP application, Application Design, has been available for some time as a beta version in the SAP Analytics Cloud. Now SAP has officially released Application Design for all users.
SAP is bringing Lumira Designer into its Analytics Cloud, even though Application Design does not yet provide the full functionality of Lumira Designer. The cloud version of the Lumira Designer can perform well with a number of other functions: Application Design provides the same user experience as the stories. For developers, Application Design offers a user-friendly development environment with extensive script functions and variables. A native While loop is one of the improvements in Application Design as well.
The switch from Design Studio to Lumira Designer SAP made some time ago, introduces some innovations. The range extends from adaptations to existing objects to completely new functions. The bookmark feature should be familiar to many and is not a really brand new feature, but one that has been generously reworked.
Value driver trees are an ideal tool for modeling business scenarios and enable you to visualize the operating procedure and the most important key figures. Unlike traditional reports or dashboards, this visualization gives you much deeper insight and analysis. Why? Because it maps the relationship between different operational processes to your company's key indicators through a logical and/or mathematical linkage, which can include simulations and what-if scenarios.
The largest expansion of SAP Analytics Cloud is still in the beta phase, but it should be officially available in the second quarter of 2019: SAC Application Design. The SAP Analytics Cloud already offers users many opportunities in the area of self-service analytics. SAC Application Design now closes the gap between the existing planning functionality and Self Service BI and enables developers to provide dashboards and analytic applications including governance.
Are you also annoyed about insufficient and non-uniform planning and analysis options in your SAP system? Then now is the best time to test the current development from Walldorf, the SAP Analytics Cloud. What exactly is behind SAP Analytics Cloud?
Maintaining and entering data in SAP BW was and is cumbersome and not user-friendly. A state that can be changed with ag-Grid. The probably best HTML5 grid currently available on the market simplifies the work on master data and the maintenance of data tables through many well thought-out functions. Our latest solution for the clever processing of data and tables, NextTables, makes use of the excellent technology of ag-Grid and is available for SAP BW.
Big data has been on the agenda of many companies for some time now. The central question is: How can the analysis and evaluation of ever-increasing data volumes and data flows as well as different data formats be successful? Only those who can draw the right conclusions from the huge flood of data and align their strategies accordingly will remain competitive in the age of the Internet of Things and Big Data. A database system that enables real-time analysis and evaluation of this data comes from SAP and is called HANA.
Does the following sound familiar? The basis of your reporting for controlling, accounting department or management is nearly always an Excel file or a bottom-up planning tool. The big disadvantage is that a spreadsheet calculation requires a lot of work and usually only the creator can make changes to it. In addition, spreadsheets do not offer the possibility of integrating data in real time or dynamic data. As a result, such data records often remain static and meaningless. Planning tools such as SAP BPC are highly complex, resource-intensive and slow. Here too, there is no possibility to visualize scenarios and simulate them ad hoc.
We at NextLytics AG are expanding our portfolio and are now selling and implementing two innovative solutions from Visual BI. The cornerstone of this portfolio expansion is a recently concluded sales cooperation with Visual BI Solutions from Plano, Texas.
One of the two software solutions has been in our portfolio for a long time: the Value Driver Tree. We have been implementing it for some time now and was originally developed by Dolphin Dynamics. With the takeover of the software by Visual BI Solutions, further synergies arose for us and so we are now available as a service and implementation partner for another product, Visual BI Extensions (VBX).
On 11 September we were able to welcome over 40 participants from various companies and departments in Frankfurt to our event together with reportingimpulse GmbH. The theme of the evening was Information Design & Dashboarding with SAP BO Design Studio.
From now on, we are an official cooperation partner of the University RheinMain in Wiesbaden. Nearly 13,000 students are currently enrolled in the five disciplines of architecture and civil engineering, design informatics media, social work, Wiesbaden Business School and engineering sciences in both classical and dual studies.
We recently joined SAP Partner, meaning that we can offer our customers an even better service. As a silver partner from SAP, we are now able to access development tools and the latest SAP products before their launch.
On 16.11.2016 we took part in the exhibition meet @ h_da at the University of Darmstadt. In a large and turbulent exhibition tent, we made a lot of contacts with students, thus significantly increasing our company presence in the South Hessen region.