Azure Analysis Services vs. SAP Analytics Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps transform complex data into actionable insights. Azure Analysis Services is built on the analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
The SAP Analytics Cloud solution brings together analytics and planning with integration to SAP applications and access to heterogenous data sources. As the analytics and planning solution within SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Analytics Cloud supports trusted insights and integrated planning processes enterprise-wide to help make decisions without doubt.
$36
per month per user
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesSAP Analytics Cloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence
$36.00
per month per user
SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning
Price upon request
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesSAP Analytics Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsGet started on your 30-day trial with SAP Analytics Cloud, supporting analytics enterprise-wide. Extend it up to 90 days if you want to.
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Community Pulse
Azure Analysis ServicesSAP Analytics Cloud
Considered Both Products
Azure Analysis Services
Chose Azure Analysis Services
I had used SAP at a different Organization and the organization where I used Azure Analysis Services was already having it and hence I had to use it. Both have their own sets of pros and cons to look into. To be honest I liked SAP more than Azure Analysis Services
SAP Analytics Cloud

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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesSAP Analytics Cloud
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.7
9 Ratings
7% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
247 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings7.8204 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings8.1242 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings7.9220 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
9 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
257 Ratings
4% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings8.0248 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings7.9245 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings7.8190 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings7.9235 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
9 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
242 Ratings
1% below category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings8.1208 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings8.2233 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings8.1202 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings7.9194 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.1
8 Ratings
12% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
250 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings7.8239 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings7.8232 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings7.9236 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.3
9 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
256 Ratings
6% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings8.1235 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings8.1242 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings8.0233 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings8.6236 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
11% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
219 Ratings
0% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings7.9208 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings7.8180 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings8.0203 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
8 Ratings
12% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
-
Ratings
REST API8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
274 Ratings
6% below category average
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings7.6233 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings7.8239 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings7.9246 Ratings
Scenario modeling00 Ratings7.5237 Ratings
Management reporting00 Ratings8.3265 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
229 Ratings
5% below category average
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings7.5183 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings7.7173 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings7.5188 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations00 Ratings7.4143 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings7.5129 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting00 Ratings8.0180 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings7.6170 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
254 Ratings
3% below category average
Financial Statement Reporting00 Ratings8.0213 Ratings
Management Reporting00 Ratings8.3244 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting00 Ratings8.0225 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting00 Ratings8.1203 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing00 Ratings7.7114 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
277 Ratings
2% above category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings8.2270 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings8.1255 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings8.4261 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings8.3243 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings8.3246 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings7.6206 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
258 Ratings
9% below category average
Flat file integration00 Ratings7.7244 Ratings
Excel data integration00 Ratings7.9247 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources00 Ratings7.1226 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesSAP Analytics Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
8.2
(298 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(219 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(75 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.7
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesSAP Analytics Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
We would have many technical issues and glitches with previous similar providers but found that Azure Analysis Services can simply handle our workload and memory better. I remember we lost an account due to cloud issues not fully saving or corrupting some files. Granted, this is rare with any cloud but haven't had that issue with the same load of memory with Azure Analysis Services.
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SAP
SAP Analytics Cloud is great for big companies that want advanced data analysis and planning, especially when they need to work together in real-time or when people need to access data on their phones. It's like a super tool for predicting future trends in industries like retail or finance. SAC also works well for companies that use different types of computer systems because it can easily connect them. But, for small businesses that only need basic reports or don't have a lot of technical resources, a simpler tool might be better. If a company doesn't always have a good internet connection or if they're just starting with analytics, there might be other tools that work better.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Providing role based access or we can say privilege based on the role to the user if it is integrated with Azure active directory and hence securing the access to sensitive data.
  • We use to run different type of analytics services to get the better result which is hectic if done manually or with human efforts.
  • We also use to collect bulk of data with the help of this tool and run customized test cases for better efficiency of result and better decision making. The result are very crucial and helps in taking big decision.
  • It supports different or we can say heterogeneous database vendors like the Oracle, SQL, and hence make the task easy.
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SAP
  • It makes it easier yo analyse order and related records easily.
  • We can easily maintain and track the performance of employees in organisation.
  • Can easily track various aspects for the growth of an organisation thus allowing real time analysis and tracking of organisation's growth and performance.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • There is very least content available on Microsoft docs and the Internet to get through with AAS.
  • i faced lots of connection issues while implementation.
  • The need for serious platform experience or expertise.
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SAP
  • Complexity in Data Modeling
  • SAC supports various data sources, but improvements in the ease of connecting to and integrating with certain data repositories, especially non-SAP databases, would enhance the platform's versatility and integration capabilities.
  • An offline mode for SAC could be valuable for users who need to access and analyze data without an internet connection. Additionally, optimizing performance for large datasets and complex visualizations would contribute to a smoother user experience.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
SAP
There’s no doubt I will renew SAP Analytics Cloud. It is the most vital tool in our organization that makes it seamless to make rapid business decisions by collecting, modeling and visualizing data in real-time.
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
SAP
Considering the feedback and improvements made over time, users often rate SAP Analytics Cloud's usability in the range of 7 to 9 out of 10. Positive aspects include its integration capabilities, collaborative features, and the ability to create visually appealing dashboards. Some users, however, may note a learning curve or desire additional customization options.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
SAP
Since the implementation stage, the support team has been very helpful and assisting. Even in the later stages, the tech team had quite a rapid response. In general, SAP has provided us with great customer support, let it be for a specific product of SAP or for integration of different modules.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
SAP
Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
SAP
SAC is a simple solution ad it works fine when connecting it to other SAP tools. On the other hand, connecting it to third party solutions brings difficulties when there's no previous design and the objetives are not clear. It is really important to integrate Business users from the start to provide with valuable business insights
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
The platform has vast number of features and modules. The UI is sleek and once you get to use to it, you will be able to do a lot of stuff. Also support for data sources is more in Azure Analysis Services.
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SAP
SAP is a product/solution that contains extra capabilities that might be considered an enhancement; SAP Analytics Cloud models are based on a huge data collection, and numerous models can be integrated. When coupled with different SAP systems, Analytics Cloud has a common dataset architecture; this software also includes improved analytics capabilities.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure Analysis Service scale resources to match our business needs.
  • Helps us to govern, deploy, test and deliver our BI solution with confidence.
  • Stores our business data and clients data in a safe place where it's easy to access and visible to all our teams.
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SAP
  • In general, SAC is a comprehensive analytics platform that offers a range of capabilities for data visualization, reporting, planning, and predictive analytics. It is particularly well-suited for businesses that use SAP systems and are looking to gain insight into their data in a single, integrated platform.
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