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SAP Analytics Cloud

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Score 8.2 out of 100

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud

Well suited:
  1. Dashboarding in a visual way (forget tables)
  2. When sources are SAP and live connectivity is available SAC is perhaps the best option
  3. Can manage many users so the concurrence is really good.
  4. The business content library is dense. That means users can be more autonomous
Less aproppiate:
  1. When some dense reporting is needed through tables
  2. When the source is not SAP
Andreu Piqueras | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We need to create/open reports every month. The manual way would be to download data manually from SAP BW and then paste in Excel to start formatting/cleaning. With SAP Analysis Office, we create a report once. Next month when we open it, we just need to change the time frame and refresh the data. It takes 5 mins to open and update data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Drill-down analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Access Control and Security

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Long-term financial planning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial budgeting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Forecasting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Scenario modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Management reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Consolidation and Close

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial data consolidation
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Journal entries and reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Multi-currency management
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Minority Ownership
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Financial Reporting and Compliance

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Management Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Excel-based Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Personalized dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Color-coded scorecards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
KPIs
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Benchmarking with external data
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Flat file integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Excel data integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
REST API
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Javascript API
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
iFrames
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Java API
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6

Pros

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Visual reporting: it is, by far, the most good-looking and user-friendly SAP reporting tool.
  • Story-telling: it is very easy to create a story using our reports and answer the business questions.
  • Connectivity to SAP sources: if a company has its data on SAP sources, it is very convenient to use SAP Analytics Cloud as the reporting tool.
  • Roadmap looks good: if all the functionalities that are on Roadmap end up being implemented, I personally think SAP Analytics Cloud will be a strong competitor in the market.
Alex Gutierrez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • This software is easy to initially learn, and very powerful in producing reusable reports.
  • It is much faster than my company's internal manual queries. The ability to build off of a saved query and share queries to other users is a great positive.
  • My favorite part is that you can run queries in the background and it does not interfere with your current work or slow your computer down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • There are faults in the reading of the entered data. The design of the toolbar tends to be confusing, its use is not recommended for people who do not have knowledge in the area as its learning curve is steep. It is a bit much to set up when dealing with integration points.. I found it not very intuitive and hard to learn its quirky ways. Stellar for the price as well.
  • It is slow and the interface feels like lagging. Less deployment time and headache to maintain.
  • Tough with SAP Analytics Cloud we can expect more connectivity options in the near future, nowadays, other companies give a much better solution to this problem. Moreover, and despite the fact that SAP offers a wider range of measurements and calculations, when it comes to data modeling options SAP cannot give you as many as others will.
  • Despite the evolution of the tool, it came across with some problem with the integration with other databases that not are HANA, like Oracle it has to be a certain version of Oracle, a bunch of sap notes and a lot of patches for the server. Also in places where the connection is not a high-speed internet connection you cannot obtain full capabilities of the tool. The price by user I think is not fair for a web-based application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • The installation can be very complex and time-consuming, it requires a lot of planning and foresight as to what role the software will play in the organization.
  • The software has a relatively large learning curve that takes dedicated users months to get comfortable with, the UI is a bit intimidating for new users.
  • SAP could organize their help better, it can be difficult to find dependable solutions to issues via their website and support channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
The institution has decided to move in a different direction, and will be using MSBI for reporting. I have been very happy with the Business Objects suite of tools, and will continue to use them heavily until we make the transition.
Robert Scrimshaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 answers
From a server and client side perspective. the Business Intelligence Platform provides a foundation for all aspects of content development, distribution, analysis, collaboration and self service. Ease of use from targeted content delivery through controlled accessibility. Content exporting in the format of the users choice. Scheduling for internal or external delivery. Public and private folders for secure content access when requied. Web based for viewing on the users device of choice without the need to download additional applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.2
Based on 8 answers
Overall, the tool (Web Intelligence 4.2) is fast and solid. One issue is a dependability on JAVA for a full feature report creation/edit capabilities (as opposed to limited HTML option). Second, planned end of JAVA support by major browsers (Chrome is already not supporting JAVA applet).
Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAC support allows you to ensure that your company has the specialized support during and after implementation, which means that your company will not stop its operations due to the operation of the system, since, in case of doubts or problems with the system , the team of experts will solve them in the shortest possible time.
Continuous support is very important, since it allows to obtain the maximum performance of the solution and to obtain a balance between the functionality, the performance of the tool and an efficient support service.
SAP has a specialized team dedicated exclusively to providing advice to support staff and end users, solving technical and operational problems and providing support in the additional requirements is an added value for your business that gives way to continuous improvement and maximum use of the system.
Enrique Espindola Barajas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 answers
The overall support package is very good. The online knowledge base provides wealth of information including step by step details on how to resolve known issues on a per release basis. When required software and/or code is included as a download or cut and paste option. It is also highly recommended to have well trained personnel as your system administrators. Do not relay on support alone to resolve all of your issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Hire specialists and experienced staff. Mix some beginners so that everyone is not a leader but a learner too. Plan well; architect well; break down implementation in small steps and move towards larger steps. Create a centralized and authorized SAP Business Objects implementation team.
Priyanka Musale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is simple to use and you can access it using even a mobile device. On top of that its affordable and comes in two differentiated enterprise plans that are geared to helping the organization attain its goals. SAP Analytics Cloud is also popular in the market and it has a strong user community that helps new users in learning how to use the software.SAP Analytics Cloud is also versatile and serves in a number of areas in the company from customer service, sales, marketing, operations, and analytics. This means with its versatility it means that it contributes to the success of the company in quite a number of ways and therefore prove to be the ultimate solution.
Richard Gichangi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We selected SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) based on price. It can stack up against others in terms of price and honestly, that's about it. Salesforce Commerce does a hell of a better job at handling it. However, in the space of Business Intelligence, SAP can do more, and that's why at the end we went with it
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Multiple SAP sources can be connected into one software.
  • No lag time with data or analytics. Crucial for our real estate market which is always changing.
  • The only negative ROI would be the training and steep learning curve we had to invest in this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • Business Objects allows me to pull data quickly when I am in a time crunch, for example, I was able to pull together a presentation for a last-minute board meeting to discuss financial objectives for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Business Objects data is used in identifying items that should be discontinued due to low sales volume or low margins
  • Business Objects data is used to analyze customer and brand performance and identify areas of success that can be translated to other customers, or areas that could be improved.
Carrie Brate | 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
Business$211
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. per user, per seat
  2. Unlimited users
Additional Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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