SAP Analytics Cloud is a great reporting tool for S/4 and BW/4 Customers
December 09, 2019

SAP Analytics Cloud is a great reporting tool for S/4 and BW/4 Customers

Brian Romanow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is in process of being rolled out across the organization. SAP Analytics Cloud will address the business problems of timely access to information through live connections to BW/4HANA, S/4HANA and external data sources. The dashboard-style reports will provide exception-based information in a user-friendly and accessible fashion.

Pros

  • Live data connections to HANA
  • Easy to create simple dashboards
  • Access to SAP master data and hierarchies

Cons

  • Data blending with disparate data sources; improving over time
  • Security model integration with SAP role based security
  • Multi-key figure models for planning
Compared with PowerBI, SAP Analytics Cloud looks better and integrates much better with SAP data.
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation), SAP Business Warehouse
It is well-suited for executive-style dashboards and summaries of department activities.

SAP Analytics Cloud Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
7
Financial budgeting
8
Forecasting
8
Scenario modeling
7
Management reporting
9
Financial Statement Reporting
7
Management Reporting
8
Excel-based Reporting
7
Automated board and financial reporting
9
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Not Rated
Personalized dashboards
8
Color-coded scorecards
8
KPIs
8
Cost and profitability analysis
6
Key Performance Indicator setting
8
Benchmarking with external data
7
Flat file integration
9
Excel data integration
8
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
9
Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8

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