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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/4HANA

Some scenarios where SAP BW/4HANA is well suited are retail industry, supply chain, finance, warehouse, stocking processes, BI, [and] some finance analytics reporting. Some scenarios where SAP BW/4HANA is less appropriate [is when] relational queries are needed [and] in some small business with infrastructure limitations. Another scenario that is less appropriate is for ABAP processes requirements.
Mirian Pitti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Customizable dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Drill-down analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Formatting capabilities
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW/4HANA
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW/4HANA

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Publish to Web
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Publish to PDF
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW/4HANA
Report Versioning
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW/4HANA
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Predictive Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA

Access Control and Security

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW/4HANA
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Long-term financial planning
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Financial budgeting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Forecasting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP BW/4HANA
Scenario modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Management reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
SAP BW/4HANA

Consolidation and Close

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW/4HANA
Financial data consolidation
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Journal entries and reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA
Multi-currency management
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP BW/4HANA
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BW/4HANA
Minority Ownership
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BW/4HANA
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP BW/4HANA

Financial Reporting and Compliance

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Management Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Excel-based Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW/4HANA
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA

Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW/4HANA
Personalized dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
SAP BW/4HANA
Color-coded scorecards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA
KPIs
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.9
SAP BW/4HANA
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW/4HANA
Benchmarking with external data
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA

Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Flat file integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP BW/4HANA
Excel data integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP BW/4HANA

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/4HANA

  • High speed data warehouse regardless of data volumes.
  • Excellent integration with SAP systems and Data sets.
  • Simplified data modelling due to columnar data base.
Anonymous | 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/4HANA

  • Enterprise license pricing is very expensive and run-time license limits the usefulness of the tool.
  • Integration with SAP Analytics cloud for write-back to BW/4HANA. Live connection is only read from SAC.
  • Make run-time licenses more useful.
Robert Harper | 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/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 8.5
Based on 2 answers
SAP BW/4HANA requires specialized skillsets around data warehouse modeling and the access to data, however the modeling capabilities are intuitive and have now become accessible to both SAP and non-SAP data warehouse specialists. This new model allows for Interchangeable skillsets and access to a broader pool of experts throughout the industry, as well as easier access to data.
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/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 9.3
Based on 9 answers
SAP Max Attention and general support for SAP BW/4HANA is broadly available. Truth to be told, MaxAttention has a premium cost but brings great engineers. So this being an enterprise capability and extremely critical, we did not consider cost as the main factor since support works well. Just keep that in mind when making your selection.
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/4HANA

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/4HANA

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/4HANA

SAP Analytics Cloud is complemented by SAP BW/4 HANA through connectors that work in real-time and allow the display of indicator information in interactive and user-friendly visualizations.SAP Data Services integrates with BW/4 HANA allowing to automate the loading of information in the system taking as a data source a wide variety of platforms.
Martin Lopez | 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/4HANA

  • Faster turn-around to enhancements
  • End users can query structures that are not limited to multi-dimensional models.
  • Performance improvements means that business user can do more in the same time compared to traditional BW
Mark Villazon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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/4HANA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SAP BW/4HANA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
9.2

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA
8.5

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
SAP BW/4HANA
9.3

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
SAP BW/4HANA

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
SAP BW/4HANA

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