Enhance and improve your decision making process by using SAP Analytics Cloud
Richard Gichangi | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2019

Enhance and improve your decision making process by using SAP Analytics Cloud

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is a reliable platform that breaks down business analytics to equip and help users in understanding them better for purposes of enabling prudent and intelligent decision making at all times. With SAP Analytics Cloud, one gains access to useful insights into every business process and in turn is able to manage and make accurate decisions. We use the software across our company and it helps us in analyzing our market potential and understanding our market position better. The usage of SAP Analytics Cloud rests with our operations department that is charged with the day-to-day management of our business and compiling business analysis reports that are used by the management board in decision making. The software, therefore, is vital in running our business where it offers an analytical eye and true standing of our business without flinching even a detail. Still, the software helps us analyze the customer support services that we offer to our customers and in case the analytics show that they are lacking in appeal or detail, we then have a chance to fine-tune and make them more appealing.
  • It's based on a cloud platform enabling you to extract information from your data faster and in a reliable manner.
  • It's accessible across every device, even mobile ones, giving you access to your data and ability to work anywhere anytime.
  • Helps enhance collaborative workflows within the organization.
  • Elevates the quality of customer support, sales, and marketing activities among other activities in the company.
  • Sometimes it depends on other SAP products such as SAP HANA Database platform for its enhanced functionality.
  • When in an area with a poor internet connection, accessing your data becomes problematic.
  • Takes some time to learn all of its functionalities.
  • It has helped in making better decisions now and in the future.
  • It becomes possible to strategize and set common goals as a company due to its automated insights.
  • Collaboration has improved among the staff.
SAP Analytics Cloud is simple to use and you can access it using even a mobile device. On top of that its affordable and comes in two differentiated enterprise plans that are geared to helping the organization attain its goals. SAP Analytics Cloud is also popular in the market and it has a strong user community that helps new users in learning how to use the software.SAP Analytics Cloud is also versatile and serves in a number of areas in the company from customer service, sales, marketing, operations, and analytics. This means with its versatility it means that it contributes to the success of the company in quite a number of ways and therefore prove to be the ultimate solution.
One specific scenario where SAP Analytics Cloud works very well is in empowering the workforce. Everyone in the organization gains access to the information that they require to execute their office roles at the at the exact time they require it. Due to this, they become equipped and gain confidence and are able to make ample decisions all the time. The software enables them to look at the past data and have a look at the evolution of trends in order to draw on them for future planning. The other scenario where SAP Analytics Cloud is good is improving sales and marketing activities in our company. From its analysis, we are able to gain a true picture of the sales we have made and the number of new customers that we have tapped into our customer base. If the statistics appear grim and low, then as a team we sit down and re-strategize and come up with new methods of turning this around. On the other hand, if the figure is appealing, we don't lay low but continue optimizing and working on how to improve it further.

SAP Analytics Cloud Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
9
Financial budgeting
8
Forecasting
9
Scenario modeling
9
Management reporting
9
Financial data consolidation
8
Journal entries and reports
8
Multi-currency management
9
Intercompany Eliminations
8
Minority Ownership
9
Local and consolidated reporting
8
Detailed Audit Trails
8
Financial Statement Reporting
8
Management Reporting
8
Excel-based Reporting
9
Automated board and financial reporting
8
XBRL support for regulatory filing
8
Personalized dashboards
9
Color-coded scorecards
8
KPIs
9
Cost and profitability analysis
9
Key Performance Indicator setting
8
Benchmarking with external data
9
Flat file integration
9
Excel data integration
8
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
9
Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
8
Dedicated Android Application
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9