Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP Analytics Cloud
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
The SAP Analytics Cloud solution brings together analytics and planning with integration to SAP applications and access to heterogenous data sources. As the analytics and planning solution within SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Analytics Cloud supports trusted insights and integrated planning processes enterprise-wide to help make decisions without doubt.
$36
per month per user
Vena
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Vena Solutions provides a financial process automation solution to automate Corporate Performance Management, accounting and budgeting, Regulatory & Compliance, and other finance-related processes. It is scaled for medium to large-sized organizations.N/A
Pricing
SAP Analytics CloudVena
Editions & Modules
SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence
$36.00
per month per user
SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning
Price upon request
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Analytics CloudVena
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsGet started on your 30-day trial with SAP Analytics Cloud, supporting analytics enterprise-wide. Extend it up to 90 days if you want to.
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Community Pulse
SAP Analytics CloudVena
Considered Both Products
SAP Analytics Cloud

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Vena
Chose Vena
Cost/benefit decision
Chose Vena
More flexible and Excel embedded
Cloud Solution
Chose Vena
Vena Solutions is much better than its alternatives in terms of usability, quality of tools and quality of technical support.
Chose Vena
They have superior database capacity due to the power of the cloud. Usability and user adoption is quick and immediate due to the direct integration with Excel and ease of use for end users and Vena administrators.
Chose Vena
We spent about a year and a half in the selection process for our budgeting system. The issue that we kept coming across was speed, flexibility, and a lack of understanding of our process during the sales cycle. Most of these other products wanted us to change our budgeting …
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Top Cons
Features
SAP Analytics CloudVena
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
196 Ratings
Vena
8.4
75 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports7.6166 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.2191 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.1180 Ratings8.572 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
204 Ratings
Vena
8.2
140 Ratings
Drill-down analysis8.0197 Ratings8.9135 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.0194 Ratings9.2133 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.0158 Ratings6.342 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.3188 Ratings8.7119 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
194 Ratings
Vena
8.7
112 Ratings
Publish to Web8.3174 Ratings7.252 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.4186 Ratings9.579 Ratings
Report Versioning8.0161 Ratings8.890 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.1155 Ratings9.383 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
200 Ratings
Vena
7.4
68 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.2194 Ratings7.160 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.0190 Ratings7.346 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.0193 Ratings7.852 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
200 Ratings
Vena
8.8
135 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)8.3187 Ratings9.4127 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.3192 Ratings8.8125 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.2188 Ratings8.1128 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.6188 Ratings8.893 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
176 Ratings
Vena
6.8
68 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access8.0168 Ratings7.266 Ratings
Mobile Application7.6162 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.8164 Ratings6.456 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
211 Ratings
Vena
9.0
174 Ratings
Long-term financial planning7.8185 Ratings9.0157 Ratings
Financial budgeting7.8187 Ratings9.1168 Ratings
Forecasting7.9193 Ratings9.0162 Ratings
Scenario modeling7.7189 Ratings9.0148 Ratings
Management reporting8.2204 Ratings9.0165 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
181 Ratings
Vena
8.5
151 Ratings
Financial data consolidation7.8146 Ratings8.9128 Ratings
Journal entries and reports7.9141 Ratings7.894 Ratings
Multi-currency management7.8152 Ratings9.291 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations8.0113 Ratings8.690 Ratings
Minority Ownership7.9106 Ratings7.660 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting8.4143 Ratings8.9111 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails8.2138 Ratings8.4137 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
201 Ratings
Vena
8.4
164 Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting7.9166 Ratings8.9145 Ratings
Management Reporting8.2192 Ratings8.9152 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting8.1184 Ratings9.3160 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting7.9162 Ratings8.2116 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing8.097 Ratings6.941 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
219 Ratings
Vena
9.0
126 Ratings
Personalized dashboards8.4216 Ratings9.0108 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards8.2203 Ratings9.181 Ratings
KPIs8.4208 Ratings9.690 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis8.3194 Ratings8.998 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting8.3196 Ratings8.989 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data7.8168 Ratings8.669 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
207 Ratings
Vena
8.9
161 Ratings
Flat file integration8.3198 Ratings9.2128 Ratings
Excel data integration8.4201 Ratings8.9149 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources7.4186 Ratings8.6119 Ratings
User Ratings
SAP Analytics CloudVena
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(230 ratings)
9.0
(178 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(4 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(151 ratings)
8.1
(20 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(76 ratings)
8.4
(93 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Analytics CloudVena
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
SAP Analytics Cloud Review
Dee M
SAP Analytics Cloud indepth review
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is a cloud-based analytics platform that offers a range of capabilities for data visualization, reporting, planning, and predictive analytics. It is designed to be user-friendly and easy to use, with a drag-and-drop interface and intuitive navigation.
One of the key features of SAC is its integration with other SAP systems, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Ariba, and SAP SuccessFactors. This allows users to easily access and analyze data from multiple SAP sources within a single platform.
In terms of data visualization, SAC offers a range of chart types and the ability to customize and format charts to meet specific needs. It also includes pre-built templates for common use cases, such as sales performance and financial planning.
SAC also offers planning and budgeting capabilities, including the ability to create and manage budgets, forecast future performance, and simulate scenarios. This can be useful for businesses looking to make informed decisions about resources and investments.
In terms of predictive analytics, SAC includes machine learning algorithms that can analyze historical data and make predictions about future outcomes. It also offers the ability to build custom models using SAP Predictive Analytics software.
Overall, SAC is a comprehensive analytics platform that offers a range of capabilities for data visualization, reporting, planning, and predictive analytics. It is particularly well-suited for businesses that use SAP systems and are looking to gain insight into their data in a single, integrated platform.
Dee M
SAP Analytics Cloud customer review
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) has generally received positive reviews from customers. Many users appreciate its integration with other SAP systems and its ability to access and analyze data from multiple sources within a single platform.
Customers also praise the platform's user-friendly interface and easy-to-use drag-and-drop functionality. Its pre-built templates and customizable charts are also frequently mentioned as useful features.
Some customers have noted that the platform can be slow to load at times, particularly when working with large datasets. There have also been some complaints about the cost of the software, as it is a subscription-based service that can be expensive for large organizations.
Overall, SAC appears to be well-regarded by its users, with many praising its capabilities and ease of use. It is important to keep in mind, however, that every organization has different needs and priorities, and it may not be the best fit for all businesses. It is always a good idea to thoroughly evaluate any software before making a purchase to ensure it meets your specific needs and requirements.
Dee M
Sample customer review for SAP Analytics Cloud
Here is a sample customer review for SAP Analytics Cloud:
"We've been using SAP Analytics Cloud for about a year now, and it's been a great tool for our organization. One of the things we appreciate most is the integration with our other SAP systems, which makes it easy for us to access and analyze data from multiple sources in a single platform. The interface is also very user-friendly, and the drag-and-drop functionality makes it easy for non-technical users to create reports and charts. We've also found the planning and budgeting capabilities to be very useful, as it allows us to forecast future performance and make informed decisions about resources and investments. Overall, we've been very happy with SAP Analytics Cloud and would recommend it to other organizations."
Dee M
examples of things that SAP Analytics Cloud does particularly well
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) does a number of things particularly well:
Integration with other SAP systems: SAC is designed to seamlessly integrate with other SAP systems, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Ariba, and SAP SuccessFactors. This makes it easy for users to access and analyze data from multiple SAP sources within a single platform.
User-friendly interface: Many users appreciate the intuitive, user-friendly interface of SAC, which makes it easy to navigate and use even for those who are new to the platform.
Data visualization: SAC offers a range of chart types and the ability to customize and format charts to meet specific needs. It also includes pre-built templates for common use cases, such as sales performance and financial planning.
Planning and budgeting: SAC includes planning and budgeting capabilities, including the ability to create and manage budgets, forecast future performance, and simulate scenarios. This can be useful for businesses looking to make informed decisions about resources and investments.
Predictive analytics: SAC includes machine learning algorithms that can analyze historical data and make predictions about future outcomes. It also offers the ability to build custom models using SAP Predictive Analytics software.
Dee M
some detailed examples of areas where SAP Analytics Cloud has room for improvement.
There are a few areas where SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) could potentially have room for improvement:
Performance: Some users have reported that the platform can be slow to load, particularly when working with large datasets. Improving performance, especially when working with large amounts of data, could be an area of focus for the development team.
Cost: SAC is a subscription-based service that can be expensive for large organizations. While the platform does offer a range of capabilities, the cost may be a barrier for some businesses.
Customization: While SAC does offer a range of customization options, some users have reported that it can be difficult to fully customize certain aspects of the platform to meet their specific needs. Improving customization options could be an area for improvement.
Integration with non-SAP systems: While SAC integrates well with other SAP systems, some users have reported challenges when trying to integrate it with non-SAP systems. Expanding integration capabilities to include a wider range of systems could be an area for improvement.
It's important to note that these are just a few potential areas for improvement and may not be applicable to all users. Every organization has different needs and priorities, and SAC may be a good fit for some businesses but not for others.
Dee M
Please describe some specific scenarios based on your experience where SAP Analytics Cloud is well suited, and/or scenarios where it is less appropriate.
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is generally well-suited for businesses that use SAP systems and are looking to gain insight into their data in a single, integrated platform. It is particularly useful for organizations that need to access and analyze data from multiple SAP sources and want an easy-to-use platform for doing so.
SAC is also a good fit for businesses that need to create and manage budgets, forecast future performance, and simulate scenarios. Its planning and budgeting capabilities can be useful for making informed decisions about resources and investments.
In terms of scenarios where SAC may be less appropriate, it may not be the best fit for businesses that do not use SAP systems and do not have a need to integrate with them. In addition, the subscription-based pricing model may not be suitable for all organizations, particularly smaller businesses with limited budgets.
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Vena Solutions
The most powerful feature of Vena is the ability to set Data Permissions to restrict the access of specific levels of users in a large organization. In a large organization, there are multiple departments, a large sales force, and different types of executives. It is not necessary for each group to gain full access to see all the organization's financial information. Vena does a great job in setting up users through data permissions and task binding so that users only need to see and work with what is appropriate for each user.
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Pros
SAP
  • With SAP Analytics Cloud we can have a much more organized analysis process, which gives us the advantage of being able to have a better-planned system that will give us cleaner and clearer results.
  • The platform as such is easy to use. It is not necessary to know millions of codes to understand how to configure it or how to put its tools to use.
  • It has a unique space for labor unification, which allows collaborative work and interaction between team members as they interact in the different cells to make work more dynamic and efficient.
  • It takes all the information intelligently and facilitates the preparation of reports, always being precise and helping us to always be one step ahead thanks to the predictions it offers.
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Vena Solutions
  • Flows changes and updates to our forecasts seamlessly where we know the numbers are reflected in all of our reports.
  • Ability to create ad hoc custom reports.
  • Having the ability to pull different scenarios, periods, and years easily to have comparatives for better analysis.
  • Integrated well into excel where you don't feel like you're using a completely different tool.
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Cons
SAP
  • Techinal support of SAP is not that effective , it should be more customer friendly
  • Scalability and Stability is something which I feel needs to be inmproved
  • SAP is it really costly tool compared to its competitors, I think they should work on this part
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Vena Solutions
  • Reports can be difficult to create without extensive training
  • Protecting a sheet to eliminate end user errors is important, but it would be nice to still be able to make cosmetic changes easily
  • There is sometimes a delay in opening reports and loading new reports
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
SAP Analytical Cloud is providing all the features that I can do reports in an interactive way along with Predictive analysis. The latest updates from SAP also helps to fulfill the market needs in reporting.
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Vena Solutions
Vena has been a huge win for us as an organization, as it vastly improved our budgeting process by removing manual consolidation that was incredibly time consuming, and it allows us to see a multi-year view of our organizational budget across all of our funding sources. We've seen Vena's platform grow over the years and we've not yet fully adopted some of them so it feels like there's still potential to get even more value out of the platform.
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Usability
SAP
Because there is always room for improvement, and since I'm in the security audit field, I have seen a couple of integration issues that we faced in different vulnerability management tools that need to be fixed. Plus, tools like ServiceNow and Vulnerability Management tools like Qualys, InsightSecCloud, and Tenable also have some capabilities to be used in tools by integration makes it complicated.
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Vena Solutions
This is split between usability from an end-user perspective and administrative. Administrative - The tool is lacking in a cohesive way to administer the tool, both from more of a back-end perspective (ETL/Integrations, scripting, etc.) as well as from a business administrative (Processes, Models, etc.). On the more back-end IT related aspects, the tool is a mishmash of modules that were clearly developed in stovepipe fashion. Basic feature/functionality aspects such as version control, auto vs manual save, etc. differ between the code preparation components. It is also lacking in any sort of coherent version control. Not all pages display the context information, so extreme caution must be used. There is also no coherent migration strategy. The process and model navigation has been somewhat challenging for our business administrators, often requiring assistance from Vena when creating or altering templates. 2 of 10 End User - This is better. The Excel add-in generally functions well. Creating basic templates is straightforward, and there is a large degree of flexibility when creating reporting templates. Being part of Excel puts many users into a comfort zone. The toggle switch between template and data mode is not well conceived, and the add-in pop-ups occasionally have issues on multi-monitor displays. 6 of 10
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Reliability and Availability
SAP
No answers on this topic
Vena Solutions
Contact with Vena Solutions technical support is quick and experts in the field always respond. It is not necessary to go through a large form to explain the problems and then answer more questions to receive a direct answer, we simply send a message indicating the specific problem and they are immediately there to actively help us
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Performance
SAP
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Vena Solutions
Vena Solutions pages load quickly and only a few times does it get a bit slow, only when there are many integrations and the reports are long. But in general it is always fast and honestly I am very satisfied with the speed in the generation of statistical reports and the pages
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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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Vena Solutions
From initiate setup to going live, Vena's customer representatives and technicians have proven to be responsive and enthusiastic in getting our company up and running. They have been patient with our questions and frustrations and worked to troubleshoot issues that have come up.
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In-Person Training
SAP
Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
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Vena Solutions
The original training was onsite and over two weeks. Since our original onboarding the company has come out with a training website to aid in user self directed needs.
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Online Training
SAP
No answers on this topic
Vena Solutions
The online training was effective, it would be nice to see a more personalized solution. I understand the training is tailored for all industries, but it would be nice to see industry-specific use cases.
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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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Vena Solutions
The Vena consultant had great knowledge of both the Vena solution and Excel and Excel functions. He was able to help suggest ways to build our templates that met our requirements using Excel functions we had not previously considered using. And we have been able to use the Excel information he provided in other ways outside of Vena. He was very patient and flexible as we learned the Vena tool and created templates
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Alternatives Considered
SAP
The two products, SAP Analytics Cloud and Microsoft PowerBI, are very similar data presentation tools. The strength of SAC SAP Analytics Cloud is in direct connections when the sources are SAP. On the other hand, Microsoft PowerBI, in its version, has strong integration with the entire Micorosft world for users.
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Vena Solutions
The decision to go with Vena was based mostly on flexibility. Within the Vena solutions, you can create or customize any report to fit your exact need, and that is ideal for our team. We want to be able to create numerous customized report structures on our own, and with many other solutions, you need to ask for one of their support members to create a special report for you, or the idea may not be possible or efficiently developed.
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Scalability
SAP
No answers on this topic
Vena Solutions
We use Vena across 10 countries and 200 users who are located in a wide range of settings and internet reliability. Even with that wide implementation, the most common issue we run into is a new hire not installing the Vena add-in, which is a super quick fix. Depending on our user's location, the internet can sometimes be spotty, but that is outside of Vena's control and even in those settings, Vena might take a little longer to open a template, but it still does open and the user can complete their work. Over 5 years of using Vena, we've collectively only had 3 issues where we needed Vena support to help look at a specific issue a user was having.
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Return on Investment
SAP
  • Indispensable tool for preventive diagnosis and forecasting of events that allows us to maintain a much more solid labor planning
  • Intelligence under the image of exhaustive analysis that offers a complete visualization of the commercial flow, this being an open space for decision-making and progress evaluation.
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Vena Solutions
  • Saved time on the FP&A team in terms of reporting improvement.
  • FP&A was able to focus more of their time analyzing and less time consolidating.
  • The additional analysis provided by VENA allows the company to tackle cost issues and improve profitability.
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