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SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) excels in scenarios where organizations require comprehensive analytics and reporting capabilities across various business functions. For instance, in financial planning and analysis, SAC's robust data modeling and visualization features enable finance teams to create dynamic dashboards, perform scenario analysis, and generate insightful reports for strategic decision-making. Additionally, SAC is well-suited for executive-level reporting, offering intuitive and visually appealing presentations that provide leaders with a consolidated view of key performance indicators. In sales and marketing, SAC's ability to integrate data from multiple sources facilitates in-depth analysis of sales trends, customer behavior, and campaign effectiveness, empowering teams to make data-driven decisions. Moreover, SAC's collaborative features make it suitable for cross-functional teams, fostering communication and knowledge-sharing through interactive data exploration.
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I am over our HR data, and we use Workday for our HR management system. I have a script in place that runs reports on Workday and saves the results as CSVs. I can then use stages in Snowflake to insert these CSVs into Snowflake, then I can insert or truncate and replace these staged tables into a final schema. Then once these are in a schema I can reference them and build out my data models. In addition to ingesting CSVs, Snowflake has the ability to write a CSV file to our Amazon S3 bucket. Ingesting these CSVs, transforming the data, then delivering it to a destination would've involved so much more coding than my current process if we were on any other platform.
Read full review Pros Business intelligence and planning are easily integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud. Sharing and amending reports and dashboards in real time promotes teamwork. SAP Analytics Cloud has powerful predictive analytics. Users can use machine learning algorithms to anticipate trends, patterns, and data-driven forecasts. Read full review Snowflake scales appropriately allowing you to manage expense for peak and off peak times for pulling and data retrieval and data centric processing jobs Snowflake offers a marketplace solution that allows you to sell and subscribe to different data sources Snowflake manages concurrency better in our trials than other premium competitors Snowflake has little to no setup and ramp up time Snowflake offers online training for various employee types Read full review Cons Possibility of more advanced scripting for data transformation without analytics designer Provision to consider rate types from TCURR in SAC and should be able to write FX conversion logic considering rate types Read data directly from BW by reading aDSOs backend tables Read full review This tool is very much technical and proper knowledge is required, so mostly you have to hire an IT team. I wish if various videos could be available for basic quires like its initiation, then I think it would act as a guideline and would help the beginners a lot. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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SnowFlake is very cost effective and we also like the fact we can stop, start and spin up additional processing engines as we need to. We also like the fact that it's easy to connect our SQL IDEs to Snowflake and write our queries in the environment that we are used to
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SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is generally considered to be user-friendly and easy to use. It has an intuitive interface with a drag-and-drop functionality that makes it easy to create reports and charts, even for those who are new to the platform.
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The interface is similar to other SQL query systems I've used and is fairly easy to use. My only complaint is the syntax issues. Another thing is that the error messages are not always the easiest thing to understand, especially when you incorporate temp tables. Some of that is to be expected with any new database.
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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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We have had terrific experiences with Snowflake support. They have drilled into queries and given us tremendous detail and helpful answers. In one case they even figured out how a particular product was interacting with Snowflake, via its queries, and gave us detail to go back to that product's vendor because the Snowflake support team identified a fault in its operation. We got it solved without lots of back-and-forth or finger-pointing because the Snowflake team gave such detailed information.
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Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
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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 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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I have had the experience of using one more database management system at my previous workplace. What Snowflake provides is better user-friendly consoles, suggestions while writing a query, ease of access to connect to various BI platforms to analyze, [and a] more robust system to store a large amount of data. All these functionalities give the better edge to Snowflake.
Read full review Return on Investment SAP has enabled us with better visibility into our Revenue from different sources and location. SAP has given good ROI as it has helped us in expansion, thus helped in more revenues. SAP is really costly, Our ROI should have been more better if we have got some functionality in the same price. Read full review Positive impact: we use Snowflake to track our subscription and payment charges, which we use for internal and investor reporting Positive impact: 3 times faster query speed compared to Treasure Data means that answers to stakeholders can be delivered quicker by analysts Positive impact: recommender systems now source their data from Snowflake rather than Spark clusters, improving development speed, and no longer require maintainence of Spark clusters. Read full review ScreenShots