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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud

1. SAP Analytics cloud is best suited for organization with heavy to medium range of data as this software works best if appropriate data is provided. However, for small organizations this software is not suited as there you can do the manually.2. For any organization which has to provide data to client in an attractive formats, this software is well suited as the data reports can be customized in any form required and the data visualization is very impressive3. For any organization involved in Business forecasting and statistics this software is very useful
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP BW is best for:1. Large enterprises2. Enterprises with 3+ legacy systems with entrenched users (politically difficult to merge)3. Enterprises with employees who can understand both the technical capabilities of SAP BW and the needs of the business users - ability to speak both languages, otherwise the program could be unwieldy and potentially underutilized (it's not particularly inexpensive)SAP BW is less appropriate for:1. Small enterprises2. Enterprises who have well established, same location, CRM and UFS - the integration of data analysis will be easier and less expensive with other solutions3. HANA
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Customizable dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Drill-down analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Formatting capabilities
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Publish to Web
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Publish to PDF
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW
Report Versioning
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Predictive Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW

Access Control and Security

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Long-term financial planning
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Financial budgeting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Forecasting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW
Scenario modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Management reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
SAP BW

Consolidation and Close

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW
Financial data consolidation
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Journal entries and reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW
Multi-currency management
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BW
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BW
Minority Ownership
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BW
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BW

Financial Reporting and Compliance

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Management Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Excel-based Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW

Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW
Personalized dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
SAP BW
Color-coded scorecards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW
KPIs
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
SAP BW
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW
Benchmarking with external data
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW

Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
Flat file integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW
Excel data integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW

Pros

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Provides answers to business questions in just a few clicks and creates, enriched visualizations with insights from Big Data discovery and uncovers the intelligence needed to take action.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud helps us keep all those required in the loop—colleagues and external partners, through the very devices and apps that they are familiar with.
  • It integrates existing business apps to make more data available from a central location.
Roshan Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

  • it has the best availability tool for generating different reports like Bex analyzer
  • different data models like sementic data model for different data management systems
  • can easily integrate and generate the reports from different sources like XML file uploading, 3rd party data sources etc...
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • I prefer the output of information and visual charts to be translatable into all languages, especially RTL languages, and this feature should be added to all SAP products by default, and graphic themes and fonts appropriate to that language should also be used for it. This provides us with a step towards localization as well as better communication with the audience in seminars and meetings.
  • Relevant references, guides, video tutorials in plain language, and the hint should be included in all pages and different sections of the software so that the novice user can remind it again.
  • Mobile UI design should be better than this and have the ability to download and display more output file types.
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

  • I wish it could hold a part where even though it is not in use yet, but you know you will need it, it won't allow it to be checked it rather than put on backorder.
  • Some of the menu paths can be a little difficult to remember or follow.
  • It is not easy for a novice user to go in and create a report quickly.
Brandi Brown-Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 8.8
Based on 38 answers
The usability of SAP Analytics Cloud is perfectly fine for all the components it offers in the tool. The initial setups and integrations of various modules is easy and can be managed well in longer run. The features are useful for any business setup and the teams working on the tool usually doesn't face any problems in routine tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP BW 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It basically stores all data I need in designed reports, which helps a lot with the analysis and calculation.It's quite interactive when you understand reports and know how to drill-down/swap. Fresh users might need some training. There are quite a lot of options to display data differently, or to add more filters in data as well as to extract the data in xlsx/csv/html format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 8.8
Based on 39 answers
SAP support customer system is very well streamlined for all of it's products and same is the case for SAP Analytics Cloud. It also has a good community support available on the internet forums, so the overall support of SAP Analytics Cloud is very good in my opinion and customers get a well worth support in case of any issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP BW 8.0
Based on 4 answers
SAP BW is a consolidated tool. There are thousands of SAP notes in order to solve your problems and in case do not exist, SAP support will help you on the issue you face.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Analytics Cloud combined features of analytics and cloud offering.
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is the only tool to offer extensive planning capabilities. It is the only cloud solution where you have all three planning, predictive and BI solutions in a single framework. Even though the competitors are mature and advanced in providing visualization options, aggressive investment in SAC by SAP is giving a positive outlook for the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP Business Warehouse scores higher in data warehouse functionalities for integration to SAP ERP and other SAP solutions such as SAP CRM, SAP APO, and SAP SRM. Standard SAP data source extractors which are available in SAP ERP can be used immediately for full or delta replication into SAP Business Warehouse. System governance in SAP Business Warehouse is top-notch with change management support for migration between system landscape from the development system to production system.
Julius Shen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • We see our clients drive their business with relevant KPIs and insights using this tool.
  • Our clients (particularly on the Cloud) use this for reporting and dashboard features.
  • This tool allows real users to make real business decisions smarter and faster than without.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

  • The positive Return on Investment we receive with the software was the ability to import decades of data. We were then able to review the materials see trends we were previously unable to see without intense work.
  • The only negative impact was applying the training and changing procedures to deal with the software. This worked out, obviously, because this is not a software to be using without proper training.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP Analytics Cloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP Analytics Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence$36.001
SAP Analytics Cloud for PlanningContact sales
  1. Per User/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
90-day free trial available.

SAP BW

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP BW Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW
8.7

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW
9.0

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW
8.0

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
SAP BW

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
SAP BW

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