Grafana vs. SAP Analytics Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
$0
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
GrafanaSAP Analytics Cloud
Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
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
GrafanaSAP Analytics Cloud
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
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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Features
GrafanaSAP Analytics Cloud
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
247 Ratings
1% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports7.04 Ratings7.8204 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.04 Ratings8.1242 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.04 Ratings7.9220 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
257 Ratings
4% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings8.0248 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.03 Ratings7.9245 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.03 Ratings7.8190 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.03 Ratings7.9235 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
242 Ratings
1% below category average
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings8.1208 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.03 Ratings8.2233 Ratings
Report Versioning9.03 Ratings8.1202 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.03 Ratings7.9194 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
250 Ratings
2% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.03 Ratings7.8239 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.03 Ratings7.8232 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.03 Ratings8.0236 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.01 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
256 Ratings
5% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.1235 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.1242 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.0233 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.6236 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
219 Ratings
3% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.9208 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.8180 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.1203 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
274 Ratings
5% below category average
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings7.7233 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings7.8239 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings8.0246 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
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
229 Ratings
4% 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
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
254 Ratings
2% 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
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
277 Ratings
2% above category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings8.2270 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings8.2255 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings8.4261 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings8.3243 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings8.3246 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings7.7206 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
258 Ratings
10% 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
GrafanaSAP Analytics Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.3
(298 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(219 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(75 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.1
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaSAP Analytics Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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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
Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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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
Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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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
Grafana Labs
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
Grafana Labs
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
Grafana Labs
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
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
SAP
Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
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Implementation Rating
Grafana Labs
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
Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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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
Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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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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