Salesforce Summer ‘19 Einstein Highlights
As part of their Summer ‘19 Release, Salesforce® has rolled out numerous new features for its Einstein Analytics (EA).
Ad Victoriam’s consultants have been spending a lot of time interacting with these features and we’re ready to share the best new Einstein Summer ‘19 Release features for a mix of skill sets – from End User to Senior Admin.
Speed Up Data Loads with Concurrent Dataflow Runs
AdVic Overview: Allows for data in Einstein Analytics to be refreshed more frequently.
Salesforce Description: For a production org with the Einstein Analytics Plus platform license, Analytics runs up to two dataflows concurrently when multiple dataflow jobs overlap. If more than two jobs overlap, Analytics puts the remaining jobs in the queue. Previously, only one dataflow job ran at a time.
Set Connection Mode for Connected Salesforce Objects in One Place
AdVic Overview: Allows for more optimized syncs of data flows, meaning your data flows are more efficient.
Salesforce Description: To eliminate potential conflicts, you now specify the connection mode for each connected Salesforce object in one place. This feature applies only to objects that use the Salesforce Local Connector. Previously, conflicts could arise because you could set this property for the same object in multiple places. You could set the “incremental” property in the sfdcDigest node of one or more dataflows. You could also set the connection mode in the Connect page. We also added Full Sync as a connection mode option.
Drive Adoption and Engagement with In-Dashboard Video Onboarding
AdVic Overview: Allows for dashboard specific training to be put in place.
Salesforce Description: Help users get the most out of your Analytics assets by empowering them with educational videos right where they work. With the widget-specific Learn option, you can provide customized, right-on-time instruction for each dashboard and its charts.
Debug Steps with the Dashboard Inspector
AdVic Overview: Improved troubleshooting for Admins.
Salesforce Description: New functionality in the Dashboard Inspector makes debugging queries easier. Previously, query level information was only available if the query ran successfully. Determining issues with binding syntax or SAQL syntax are now easier to find and fix.
Revert to Previously Saved Versions of Dashboards, Lenses, and Dataflows Using Asset History (Pilot)
AdVic Overview: Saved versions to revert back to.
Salesforce Description: Until now, if you edited dashboards, dataflows, and lenses, you had to save a copy of each version if you wanted to revert to that version. With Asset History, every time you save a new version of an asset, Analytics automatically stores a snapshot of it. You can tag assets with descriptions for easy reference later when you or someone on your team wants to restore a particular version. View and revert to previously saved versions using Workbench API calls.
Sort on Dimensions Easily
AdVic Overview: Sort by dimensions without SAQL (code).
Salesforce Description: Sort dimension values in ascending or descending order with just a few clicks. Previously, you could sort dimension values only by using SAQL.
Predict Seasonal Data with New SAQL Timeseries Options
AdVic Overview: Prediction for seasonal metrics.
Salesforce Description: SAQL time-series makes the most accurate predictions possible based on your existing data. It selects the best algorithm for the data you have, even if your data has seasonal variation. time-series now supports daily and weekly seasonality as well as monthly, quarterly, and yearly seasonality. Does your caseload have a weekly variation with call volume peaking near the end of the week? No problem – use time-series to predict call volumes so you can plan.
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