- Multiple ways to show and deliver your data. Customization and adjustments are easy to make for each data point.
- Adding extra features and integrations, sharing this data among the organization to have input from all departments.
- Allows for real time analytics and data which is crucial in the real estate market where everything is constantly changing every minute.
- Was difficult to set up initially in terms of the integration with our current software.
- Price was a bit steep compared to other products out there.
- Icons on the toolbar are confusing. Not a beginner tool, must be heavily trained in using this so need a direct support user to train employees.
We had used SAP Analytics Cloud for one of our Retail clients. They had SAP Landscape and wanted to migrate from SQLServer- Tableau combination to completely embedded SAP solutions. SAP Analytics Cloud sufficed their need to provide speed, live connectivity and modeling all in one application. We had SAP HANA as our backend and consumed HANA Views with LIVE connections. It was used by end users and managers.
Business Problem being addressed -
1. Removing Redundancy of data from various sources. HAHA db acted as single target system and provided single source of truth
2. Modelling flexibility using HANA View.
3. LIVE Connections gives instant data fetch.
- Multiple SAP sources can be connected at one place.
- Cloud infrastructure provides a seamless update, no downtime.
- LIVE connections provides latest data, no lag time.
- It is an excellent community for developers.
- Features available in LIVE connection scenarios don't match with cloud-based connection. Some features are missing in LIVE Connection and the gap should close.
- In stories, there should be scope to create more variables and better function library like Math, Date.
- Scheduling is missing which is mostly demanded by end users.
Highly influential in below scenarios :
1. SAP landscape already present at the client end.
2. They want to merge planning, analytics and predictive together in one solution.
3. Better collaboration with LIVE data using Digital Boardroom.
4. For end users its truly self-service tool unlike other tools in the market.
- Very easy to create financial statements as the UI is user-friendly
- Integrates very well with the other SAP programs
- Visualization of data is fantastic with customizable graphs and charts that look very professional
- Large tables take up a lot of room both in size and visually. It would be nice if there were a way to collapse these somehow.
- Having to set up each external vendor as a user before you share data with them is a hassle.
We also use SAC in order to create new type of dashboard and reports, due to the fact that we are a management consulting company.
- Planning: this feature is well developed and allows the user to create budget, forecast and previsional plans.
- Mobility: SAC has a specific app developed on mobile systems.
- Usability: SAC has a very easy user interface.
- Predictive feature is not very well developed.
- There are some features that should be improved, such as exporting and data presentation.
- SAC is still not working very fast, compared to some other BI tools.
The planning feature is well developed and could be very useful for specific analysis and reporting. The tool could be a good solution for financial, sales and management reporting, also for business users.
- Outstanding reporting capabilities and easy to use
- Off premises support. The Cloud Based platform does not require on hand IT staff.
- Can handle many, many users and performance is excellent.
- There are way too many scroll bars on some screens
- Have better tutorials, training and consulting
- Have email announcements and phone calls to follow up
- Visualization feature is very good in terms of showing what business users need in a clear, flexible and user friendly way.
- I also liked the geo mapping features as it gives more visual detail about the data which is been analyzed.
- Users and publish control, definitely one of the best features, being able to determine who is authorized to see the information and at what level.
- Geo mapping for a start needs to be more user friendly, if coordination were automated in the app I think it would serve better.
- The transition between editing and view, if it was easier it would be better.
- It's easy to import data. I think that's probably the system's biggest strength because not all BI software makes that easy.
- SAP has brand recognition in the industry. It's easy to get external clients behind something they know and understand already.
- SAP Analytics Cloud is not small business friendly. Each viewer needs to be a named user which for a small firm can be expensive.
- Once the data is in, the system is not easy to navigate or create insights quickly. For example, Zoho Reports has the ability to automatically create suggested reports.
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About SAP Analytics Cloud
The platform provides data connectors to a wide range of data sources, including SAP Business Warehouse, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe, SuccessFactors, Salesforce, and other sources. Visualization capabilities are enriched by geo-enriched data, and the HANA engine contains an in-memory calculation engine to perform numerous calculations in real time.
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|Business||$21||per user, per seat|
SAP Analytics Cloud Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
|Customer Success Coach|
SAP Analytics Cloud Technical Details
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS|
|Supported Languages: ||Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.|