SAP Analytics Cloud- Versatile platform that can reduce time spent in Excel
July 20, 2022

SAP Analytics Cloud- Versatile platform that can reduce time spent in Excel

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

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Analytics Cloud

We utilize SAP Analytics Cloud to produce our financial reports - our stories have been designed to leverage input controls and allow users to slice & dice capability, which would have meant several duplicative reports in our predecessor system. We also use SAC to produce dashboards and KPIs for Accounts Payable, Treasury, and FP&A.
  • Hierarchies
  • Dynamic Filtering
  • Linked Analysis
  • Blending - Significant loss of features once blending is introduced
  • Data Modeling Transformations - absent DWC, no ability to construct simple joins of multiple data sources at model level
  • Process insights - Invoice exception metrics
  • Efficiencies in excel file construction
SAP Analytics Cloud story construction is very intuitive for a motivated end user. I have also found SAC to be a platform for continued improvement with each successive story build.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Integration capability with our underlying S/4 system - real-time analytics on SAP transaction data.

Do you think SAP Analytics Cloud delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SAP Analytics Cloud's feature set?

Yes

Did SAP Analytics Cloud live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud go as expected?

No

Would you buy SAP Analytics Cloud again?

Yes

SAP Analytics Cloud has worked well for us in eliminating the need to construct huge tabular reports in our source system to extract to excel for use in pivot tables. Story construction and aggregation allow a focused dashboard to be built on the end product of interest to the analyst, thereby not just replacing the report with an upgraded UI but saving the time and effort in the excel analysis.

SAP Analytics Cloud Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
Not Rated
Financial budgeting
Not Rated
Forecasting
Not Rated
Scenario modeling
Not Rated
Management reporting
6
Financial data consolidation
Not Rated
Journal entries and reports
Not Rated
Multi-currency management
Not Rated
Intercompany Eliminations
Not Rated
Minority Ownership
Not Rated
Local and consolidated reporting
Not Rated
Detailed Audit Trails
Not Rated
Financial Statement Reporting
7
Management Reporting
6
Excel-based Reporting
6
Automated board and financial reporting
3
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Not Rated
Personalized dashboards
9
Color-coded scorecards
7
KPIs
9
Cost and profitability analysis
Not Rated
Key Performance Indicator setting
Not Rated
Benchmarking with external data
Not Rated
Flat file integration
5
Excel data integration
4
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
3
Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
5
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
2
Predictive Analytics
2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
4
Mobile Application
4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
4