Our first #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call for 2019 did not disappoint. On February 28th, more than 750 people from around the world joined us online to hear from SAP solution experts on the strategy and roadmap for SAP Analytics.

Tammy Powlas, SAP Mentor and Senior Business Analyst at Fairfax Water, did an excellent job as moderator teeing up the discussion and providing our panelists with tantalizing questions. Speaking of the panelists, Mohamed Abdel Hadi, Ty Miller, and Adrian Westmoreland shared a wealth of information on analytics topics and products ranging from key investment areas for 2019, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3, and augmented analytics in the cloud.

If you missed the live broadcast, fear not. You can watch the replay on demand and download the presentation from our #askSAP webpage. To whet your appetite, here are some highlights from the call.

Vision

Mohamed Abdel Hadi, Global Vice President Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, GTM, kicked things off with a vision of where SAP Analytics is going in 2019 and in the future. He also shared key investment areas, talked about maximizing value from hybrid analytics and shared some news about SAP BW/4HANA 2.0.

SAP Analytics Cloud

Next up was Ty Miller, VP of Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, who shared some recent updates and road map for SAP Analytics Cloud. Highlights include augmented analytics road map, an update on the mobile strategy, and new application design features.

SAP Analytics Strategy

Not to be outdone, Adrian Westmoreland, Product Management SAP Analytics Cloud, lead the discussion on hybrid options for analytics. He explained how advances in remote data connections help maximize existing on-premise investment, show the key themes for the upcoming SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 solution, and touch on the flexibility that comes with SAP’s Cloud Extension Policy.

This short recap does not do the call justice. I recommend you watch the replay to hear from the experts themselves.

Have a Question?

We had a huge amount of questions for our analytics experts come through from the audience and on Twitter using the #askSAP hashtag. These questions are currently being organized and answered to be made available as an FAQ. Watch for this to be published on www.sap.com/asksap soon.

Learn More

If you weren’t able to join live, you’re in luck! The replay is available on-demand and the presentation is available for download. Be sure to also explore our list of resources at the end of the blog to see where you can learn even more. A few are listed below to get you started:

Save the Date—June 6

#askSAP Community Calls are very popular with 85% of survey responders saying they would recommend these webinars to their peers.  Mark your calendar now! Our next #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call is scheduled for Thursday, June 6th where we will have experts talking about SAP’s Strategy for Data and Analytics.

In preparation for the call we invited you to read Gerrit Kazmaier’s blog entitled From Data to Intelligence. Looking forward to seeing you there.