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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    8.2

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    82%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    7.6
    76%
    134 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    8.6
    86%
    154 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    8.3
    83%
    147 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.2

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    82%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    7.9
    79%
    162 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    8.1
    81%
    160 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    8.2
    82%
    128 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    8.6
    86%
    153 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    8.2

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    82%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    8.6
    86%
    141 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    8.3
    83%
    150 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    8.1
    81%
    128 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    8.1
    81%
    121 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    8.3

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    83%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    8.6
    86%
    158 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.1
    81%
    155 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    8.1
    81%
    156 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.4

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    84%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.4
    84%
    156 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.3
    83%
    157 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.3
    83%
    155 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    8.7
    87%
    153 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    7.9

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    79%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    8.1
    81%
    137 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    7.7
    77%
    132 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    7.7
    77%
    132 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

    8.2

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    82%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Long-term financial planning

    8.3
    83%
    147 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Financial budgeting

    8.0
    80%
    147 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Forecasting

    8.2
    82%
    152 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scenario modeling

    8.1
    81%
    153 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management reporting

    8.2
    82%
    162 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Consolidation and Close

    8.3

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    83%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Financial data consolidation

    8.0
    80%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Journal entries and reports

    8.3
    83%
    109 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-currency management

    8.0
    80%
    122 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Intercompany Eliminations

    8.5
    85%
    92 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Minority Ownership

    8.5
    85%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Local and consolidated reporting

    8.6
    86%
    116 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Detailed Audit Trails

    8.4
    84%
    113 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Financial Reporting and Compliance

    8.2

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    82%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Financial Statement Reporting

    8.2
    82%
    134 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management Reporting

    8.5
    85%
    155 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Excel-based Reporting

    7.9
    79%
    148 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated board and financial reporting

    8.1
    81%
    133 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    XBRL support for regulatory filing

    8.4
    84%
    79 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analytics and Reporting

    8.5

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    85%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Personalized dashboards

    8.7
    87%
    177 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Color-coded scorecards

    8.6
    86%
    168 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    KPIs

    8.6
    86%
    172 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost and profitability analysis

    8.5
    85%
    159 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Key Performance Indicator setting

    8.6
    86%
    162 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benchmarking with external data

    7.9
    79%
    139 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration

    8.2

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    82%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Flat file integration

    8.5
    85%
    164 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Excel data integration

    8.5
    85%
    164 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

    7.6
    76%
    153 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP Analytics Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • SAP BW/4HANA is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    85%
    187 Ratings
    9.1

    SAP BW/4HANA

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.0

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    70%
    1 Rating

    SAP BW/4HANA

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    83%
    108 Ratings
    8.2

    SAP BW/4HANA

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    85%
    75 Ratings
    9.7

    SAP BW/4HANA

    97%
    13 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.0

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    90%
    1 Rating

    SAP BW/4HANA

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.1

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    81%
    2 Ratings

    SAP BW/4HANA

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAP

    I like how this tool is able to connect with different data sources it's compatible with all SAP Data sources and hence establishes a Live Data Connection which is pretty easy and effective. Integration with some R Scripts in our dashboard is also very great. Also I like the the fantastic algorithm management and reporting generation tool which is very well documented and easy to use.
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    SAP

    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.
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    Pros

    SAP

    • It is a very reliable tool in data updating and notifications which are in real-time meaning no time is wasted.
    • Analysis assists in monetary budgeting and this goes in hand with the accounting department.
    • Multi-currency exchange the organization is worldwide and this is well handled here to facilitate business with all other countries.
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    SAP

    • High speed data warehouse regardless of data volumes.
    • Excellent integration with SAP systems and Data sets.
    • Simplified data modelling due to columnar data base.
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    Cons

    SAP

    • Maximizing the usage of screen real estate.
    • Better performance with multiple widgets.
    • Ability to handle larger volume.
    • Ability to paginate charts and tables showing only top entries.
    • Ability to connect stores to different data models and ability to change the source for a data model. Without this, every time the dashboard needs to be rebuilt when the backend view needs to be changed.
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    SAP

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    SAP Analytics Cloud

    Starting Price

    $36 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    SAP Analytics Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence$36.001
    SAP Analytics Cloud for PlanningPrice upon request2

    Footnotes

    1. per month per user
    2. per month per user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Get started on your 30-day trial with SAP Analytics Cloud, supporting analytics enterprise-wide. Extend it up to 90 days if you want to.

    Pricing Info

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP BW/4HANA editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Usability

      SAP

      SAP Analytics Cloud is user-friendly overall, but it definitely requires training on how to navigate all of the menus and how to create charts. It can be hard to remember which features are in the builder sidebar vs which features are accessed via the chart's widget itself. After using SAP Analytics Cloud regularly I have become more familiar with this but I do still wish it was consolidated into one place.
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      SAP

      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.
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      Support Rating

      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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      SAP

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      SAP

      Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
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      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      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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      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      SAP

      SAP Analytics Cloud is the only tool with all of these features: solid visualizations, ability to perform planning, predictive AI/ML, and mobile capability.
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      SAP

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      SAP

      • SAP Analytics Cloud has redacted data based on the job and position of employees accessing data making it effective to safeguard company information.
      • With SAP Analytics Cloud, we have reduced workload by incorporating machine learning [into] BI, which improves workflow and [allows] employees to spend less time processing data.
      • Cost and profitability assessments via prebuilt models which are re-used in real-time.
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      SAP

      • 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
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