Complement your SAP ecosystem with SAC
December 16, 2022

Complement your SAP ecosystem with SAC

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Analytics Cloud

SAC was introduced as an integrated data analytics platform for the business. One of the reasons to bring in SAP was to break data silos and bring data together from SAP and Non-SAP using business units. My department mainly use the SAP BI front-end to create and distribute analytics dashboards.

Pros

  • Intuitive stories and report designing
  • Connectivity with other SAP products
  • Customer Support

Cons

  • Connectivity with 3rd party live data
  • Performance in low bandwidth
  • User management
  • Enhance decision making
  • Data democratization
  • Improve business process agility
Overall experience is good. However, compared to previous gen SAP BI tools like Lumira Designer, there are some key useful and smart features missing. SAC roadmap can be more transparent about compatibility/support of OVM/ODE-related features and should prioritize them
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Prior experience with SAP products was the key consideration point. F&A teams globally were the early adopters of SAP systems and going by their transformation SAC came into consideration for analytics & insights verticle. Its well-known capability to integrate with other SAP products helped in making the decision.
  1. Breadth of services
  2. Product roadmap and future vision
  3. Pre-existing relationships
  4. Financial/organizational viability
  5. Strong user community
  6. Very good integration with SAP products

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

Not sure

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

Yes

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

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy SAP Analytics Cloud again?

Yes

SAC is an ideal option on top of other SAP products existing in the business. Simple and intuitive story and report design capabilities. Easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate, and easy-to-understand dashboards can be designed and distributed without needing any specialized knowledge or technical skills. Very ideal in data democratization scenarios. However, there is scope for improvement in live data handling, especially compared to previous SAP BI tools like Lumira Designer.

SAP Analytics Cloud Feature Ratings

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

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