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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/C8/N5/EKIBKD22HHJC.PNGSAP Analytics Cloud is a step above the rest!SAP Analytics Cloud is currently being used across our Human Resources and Accounting Departments. Specifically, within benefits, we are using this for shared reporting features and predictive data. Our departments are able to pull our CRM and SAP data easily and efficiently as well as work with the growth of the company. I think the major selling point was the shared feature of reporting and data. We have offices not just in NYC and so being able to share the data and make changes as things adjust and grow was critical. It provides us with flexibility moving forward and real time analytics and data.,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.,7,Multiple SAP sources can be connected into one software. No lag time with data or analytics. Crucial for our real estate market which is always changing. The only negative ROI would be the training and steep learning curve we had to invest in this.,Domo and Tableau Desktop,Billtrust, Alert Logic Cloud InsightSAP Analytics Cloud - a Complete Tool in the Cloud!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 truth2. 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.,8,Cloud space availablity and licensing price needs to be well planned,Tableau,Tableau Desktop, QlikView, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud ServiceI Couldn't Think of a Better Cloud Analytics Software!SAP Analytics Cloud was being used at my previous company to assist in sharing data across different departments/external vendors as well as helping to deter fraud. We personally used it to track changes to contracts as well as to sort and provide data to our analytics team to assist in finding opportunities to expand our client base.,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.,9,Difficult to quantify the amount of time that was saved by implementing SAP Analytics Cloud across our various platforms, but that in and of itself has saved a lot of money Access to reports is much more efficient, allowing us to keep our clients satisfied.SAP Analytics CloudWe use SAC for advanced data analysis such as predictive, planning and dashboarding. We tried SAC for a long period and it's a good solution regarding the user interface, the features and the collaboration options. 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.,7,Increase the business users possibility to access data. Reduce the time to analysis data. Improve the knowledge of the clients and the business.,Microsoft Power BI,Roambi, Microsoft Power BI, Amazon QuickSightSAP Analytics - Power for the Team!SAP Analytics Cloud is being used by our entire organization - human resources, line managers, project managers, finance employees, legal etc. SAP Analytics Cloud helps our company to improve business processes using real-time accurate data.,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,8,Reduced employee support - SAP Analytics has allowed our IT staff to focus efforts on other systems that require on-premises support. Performance is increased and enhanced with SAP Analytics. Quick and fast response time.,Microsoft Power BI,Aras PLM, IBM Connections
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May 08, 2018

Review: "SAP Analytics Cloud is a step above the rest!"

Score 7 out of 10
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SAP Analytics Cloud is currently being used across our Human Resources and Accounting Departments. Specifically, within benefits, we are using this for shared reporting features and predictive data. Our departments are able to pull our CRM and SAP data easily and efficiently as well as work with the growth of the company. I think the major selling point was the shared feature of reporting and data. We have offices not just in NYC and so being able to share the data and make changes as things adjust and grow was critical. It provides us with flexibility moving forward and real time analytics and data.
  • 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.
If your organization is already using SAP products or some back end function related to SAP, then integration of the Cloud tool is easy and a great choice as it proves functional to an always changing market with multiple teams/groups touching the software at a given time. I would say if your organization does not currently utilize SAP at all or is not changing often, there is a steep learning curve to this tool and might not be picked up quickly by your organization unless you have a designated individual.
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November 28, 2017

Review: "SAP Analytics Cloud - a Complete Tool in the Cloud!"

Score 8 out of 10
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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.

Read Kiran Shenvi's full review
March 14, 2018

SAP Analytics Cloud Review: "I Couldn't Think of a Better Cloud Analytics Software!"

Score 9 out of 10
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SAP Analytics Cloud was being used at my previous company to assist in sharing data across different departments/external vendors as well as helping to deter fraud. We personally used it to track changes to contracts as well as to sort and provide data to our analytics team to assist in finding opportunities to expand our client base.
  • 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.
I will always recommend SAP products, including Analytics Cloud, to anyone due to their amazing product lines and fast/efficient customer service. Analytics Cloud is no exception and integrates very well across the entire SAP landscape. I would say that if you are already working with SAP and are familiar with their line of products then you will find the Analytics Cloud very useful. Otherwise, there are other tools to use with other products out there.
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November 22, 2017

User Review: "SAP Analytics Cloud"

Score 7 out of 10
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We use SAC for advanced data analysis such as predictive, planning and dashboarding. We tried SAC for a long period and it's a good solution regarding the user interface, the features and the collaboration options.
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.
SAp Analytics Cloud can be a good Business Intelligence system, where the user can easily import data and create some reports.
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.
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November 14, 2017

SAP Analytics Cloud Review: "SAP Analytics - Power for the Team!"

Score 8 out of 10
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SAP Analytics Cloud is being used by our entire organization - human resources, line managers, project managers, finance employees, legal etc. SAP Analytics Cloud helps our company to improve business processes using real-time accurate data.
  • 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
SAP Analytics Cloud answers and provokes business questions by analyzing patterns in your data. It also provides the immediate and real-time reports needed to make business decisions. Our company's human resources efforts and health status are illustrated clearly with the cool reporting visuals. Project Managers are able to quickly see the status of project financials. Resource managers are able to quickly assess personnel benefits information and make decisions about compensation and benefits at the individual and group level. Project Managers are able to look up their project budgets and have accurate status immediately.
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December 12, 2017

SAP Analytics Cloud Review: "My SAP cloud"

Score 8 out of 10
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it is used as business tool to analyze and highlight business and market needs for company decision makers.
  • 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 would suit best companies working in selling products because it has many advanced features regarding GIS and visualization.
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November 29, 2017

SAP Analytics Cloud Review: "Not small business friendly"

Score 3 out of 10
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I introduced Analytics Cloud as a potential partner while consulting for a small firm. It was intended to be used by the organization and give us a platform to share insights with clients. Unfortunately, it didn't address that need fully for us. Needing each viewer to also be a named user significantly limited the software's utility to us.
  • 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.
I think if all of the data being presented is 100% internal or the firm only has a couple of external clients, it may be the right system. For small businesses with a lot of external clients, it is prohibitive since the roll-out cost may be more than the ROI achieved.
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SAP Analytics Cloud Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Long-term financial planning (4)
7.4
Financial budgeting (5)
7.5
Forecasting (5)
7.4
Scenario modeling (4)
8.0
Management reporting (6)
7.3
Financial data consolidation (4)
6.8
Journal entries and reports (4)
6.6
Multi-currency management (3)
7.4
Intercompany Eliminations (2)
5.3
Minority Ownership (3)
5.8
Local and consolidated reporting (4)
5.3
Detailed Audit Trails (3)
6.5
Financial Statement Reporting (4)
7.9
Management Reporting (5)
8.5
Excel-based Reporting (5)
8.8
Automated board and financial reporting (4)
8.6
XBRL support for regulatory filing (1)
7
Personalized dashboards (7)
8.1
Color-coded scorecards (5)
7.9
KPIs (7)
7.9
Cost and profitability analysis (5)
7.4
Key Performance Indicator setting (5)
7.6
Benchmarking with external data (4)
7.9
Flat file integration (6)
7.9
Excel data integration (7)
8.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (6)
6.5

About SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud combines planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics as a unified cloud-based platform allowing visualization, planning and prediction to be performed within a single tool. It is built on top of the very fast SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and integrates natively with on-premise applications and data.

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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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
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Business$21per user, per seat
EnterpriseCustomUnlimited users

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Deployment Types:SaaS
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Supported Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.