We discovered months ago through extensive testing that customers can use the latest versions of SAP Dashboards with XI3.1. My primary driver for this compatibility is to allow customers to test and convert legacy dashboards to the newer versions without disturbing existing end users. More importantly for my team, it has served as a great migration path for customers to take advantage of the latest and greatest CMaps Plugin component with existing XI3.1 connectivity and security.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS IN PERFORMANCE OR NEW COMPONENTS?
There are minor tweaks, and the overall stability is quite good in SAP Dashboards. Unfortuantely, you can’t take advantage of BI4 features like direct binding, mobility, or enhanced SAP Connectivity.