Elevating User Engagement through Optimized Story Experience in SAP Analytics Cloud: A Dive into Story Filters

By Cindy San
08/31/2023

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In the ever-evolving landscape of data visualization and analytics, staying up-to-date with new features is key to unlocking the full potential of your tools. SAP Analytics Cloud introduces the Optimized Story Experience, a game-changing feature that revamps the way you interact with and present data. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the new Story Filters update. We’ll explore how to navigate these filters within the optimized design experience.

Why Story Filters Matter with the Optimized Story Experience

  • Data Exploration: With story filters, you can target exactly what you need, refining your analysis for better decision-making. 
  • Focused Insights: Story filters help you cut through the noise and focus on the data that matters for your current task or analysis. 
  • User Experience: The integration of filters with the left side panel offers a streamlined experience. Users can easily switch between different sections and filters, enhancing the overall usability of the platform. 

Navigating Story Filters in Optimized Story Experience

Story filters are an essential tool for interactive data analysis. They allow you to drill down into specific aspects of your data, facilitating deeper insights and better decision-making. In the optimized design experience, there are a few changes to how story filters are accessed and utilized: 

  1. Filters Panel: In the Optimized Story Experience, the story filters have found a new home in the left side panel, alongside other important sections like assets and outline. This shift provides a streamlined layout and makes filters easily accessible for quick adjustments. 
  2. Toggle Between Views: The left side panel is versatile. You can seamlessly switch between assets, outline, and filters sections. This flexibility allows you to adapt the interface according to your preferences and the task at hand. 
  3. PIN to Top and Side: Perhaps you enjoyed the classic story filter bar that ran horizontally across the screen. In the Optimized Story Experience, you can have the best of both worlds. There’s a “PIN to Top” button at the bottom of the left side panel. Clicking on this button moves the filter section back to the top, similar to the classic design experience. You can also use the “PIN to Side” option to return to the left side panel layout. 

Enhancing User Experience and Flexibility

The move of story filters to the left side panel in the Optimized Story Experience isn’t just about a visual overhaul. It’s rooted in enhancing the user experience and providing more flexibility. This design change allows for more screen real estate for data visualizations while maintaining easy access to filters. Users can seamlessly navigate between different sections, improving efficiency in exploring data stories. 

Video Tutorial

The video provides step-by-step guidance on how to navigate story filters in the Optimized Story Experience.  

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