SAP Analytics Cloud

Web-based financial planning, BI analytics and collaboration

About SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is a wholly web-based SaaS solution for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics for enterprise-level deployment. Built on SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform, the in-memory Platform-as-a-Service for building, extending and running applications within the cloud, the product consolidates analytics from a host of disparate sources into a single, centralized experience. This accessible, consistent approach to delivering real-time data analytics to every type of employee at every level of the business is supported by versatile personalization options, device optimization and prominent collaboration features.

An important aspect of SAP Analytics Cloud is the dashboard-based interface with built-in social collaboration. Aside from powerful data discovery, ad hoc reporting, planning, forecasting, visualization, predictive modeling and metric monitoring features, users can leverage conversational tools to share insights and action decisions more effectively. An events console adds calendar functions for defining tasks, synchronizing workflows and scheduling team member notifications.

Access and blend data from the browser without additional desktop installations for viewing visualizations, while hybrid SAP and non-SAP based data access makes connectivity to cloud or on-premise sources simple and quick without replicating data. Enrich BI insights with Big Data discovery and view dashboards, storyboards and reports all within a single pane.

SAP Analytics Cloud also has a companion mobile app available for iOS, repackaging the planning and analysis tools for remote access. Users can connect directly to the platform to leverage live business data where authorized, although sample data is included for trial purposes. Primarily, the app extends the collaboration and conversation capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud with colleague chat features alongside support for notifications and the receipt of event and task reminders while on the move.

Pricing starting from:

$36.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of SAP Analytics Cloud

  • SAP Analytics Cloud centralizes BI and analytics within the cloud, combining scalable enterprise-level data discovery features with social tools.
  • A customizable, dashboard-based UI requires no desktop installation for creating visualizations, storyboards and authoring ad hoc reports.
  • Access consolidated SAP and non-SAP data with trusted connections to cloud or on-premise sources – streamlining more scatter-gun solutions.
  • Combines financial planning and real time business analytics with collaboration capabilities, all within a single SaaS application.
  • Events console integrates calendar functions for allocating team member tasks, setting reminders, alerts and sharing workflows.
  • Collaborate efficiently with built-in live conversation capabilities for encouraging adoption, engagement and the sharing of business insights.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud for iOS offers connectivity to business data, colleague chat features and event and task notifications.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    $36.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of SAP Analytics Cloud: 61

    • AI/Machine Learning
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Benchmarking
    • Charting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Blending
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Discovery Software
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Transformation
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Drag & Drop
    • For Education
    • For Healthcare
    • For Retail
    • Forecasting
    • Functions/Calculations
    • Geographic Maps
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Metadata Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Monitoring
    • OLAP
    • Performance Metrics
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Private Dashboards
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Public Dashboards
    • Publishing / Sharing
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Relational Display
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Scheduled / Automated Reports
    • Scorecards
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Data Preparation
    • Strategic Planning Software
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Trend / Problem Indicators
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visual Discovery
    • Widgets
    • Workflow Management Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (88)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.0/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.2/5

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    Gajendra
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    • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Best tool for SAP ecosystems, faster and attractive for dashboarding/reporting

    Reviewed on 21/09/2022

    It was great to use this tool, improved our sales and able to understand complex data using...

    It was great to use this tool, improved our sales and able to understand complex data using creative dashboards and reports.

    Pros

    This software provides good connectivity with SAP sources and easy to make dashboards/reports to do analysis and insights on complex datasets. It's very accurate and provides genuine predictions which improved sales of our products.

    Cons

    This is the tool which is very complex to understand when it comes to integrate with non-sap systems. It's also not easy to understand if you are new to this tool, tough to understand and cost are also relatively higher side when compare to other analytics tool.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Powerful and Intuitive Tool for Reporting and Data Visualization

    Reviewed on 19/08/2022

    SAP Analytics Cloud have helped me in getting a quick grasp on the data with the help of its data...

    SAP Analytics Cloud have helped me in getting a quick grasp on the data with the help of its data visualization and manipulation features , it has provided me a great way to present my finding to the customers and also allowing me to apply ML models for predictive analysis .

    Pros

    1. Robust and Friendly UI and easy to use
    2. Provides with multiple data visualization and data manipulation features
    3. Good support for predictive analysis and ML models
    4. A cloud platform thus making it ready to use anytime
    5.Good documentation provided for usage

    Cons

    1. More Third Party Integration can be added and data source supports must be added
    2. Can be extended to support multiple data sources
    3. Calculating and application of formula to data can be made simple

    Ítalo
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    A lot of promise, little functionality

    Reviewed on 29/04/2019

    Since we started using SAP Analytics Cloud, the problems increased instead of decreasing. The...

    Since we started using SAP Analytics Cloud, the problems increased instead of decreasing. The experience of planning became a nightmare, where we realized that many calculations can not be made or that it is necessary to perform up to 9 calculations to obtain a result that in another tool would be obtained with one and only one calculation.

    In real time, the planning carried out on an excel sheet ends up being faster and easier to perform than using SAP Analytics Cloud.

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Graphics with a striking and modernist aesthetic

    Cons

    Constant server errors
    Little or no information about the errors

    The planning model does not allow the entry of data in calculated accounts. Which, forces the user to have "Account Plan" and "Account Import" to formulate "Consolidated Account" as "IF (version = plan, [Account Plan], [Account Import]) .This makes the planning for each account complex calculated and if there is more than one version the problem rises exponentially.

    Very few formulas to perform calculations

    Serious performance problems due to the use of Lookup formulas

    Some complexities must be solved with the use of script, which is not easy to learn for the end user, eliminating all automation options and returning to archaic and manual systems.

    Each use of srcipt must be executed with a button. However, the waiting time can not exceed 5 minutes. Otherwise, the action is not executed. I had to have 12 buttons to execute a single action.

    Salami
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    • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good product, features and reporting are fit for all sector

    Reviewed on 25/06/2020

    It as allowed us as a company to be better with our procure to pay system. There is nothing SAP...

    It as allowed us as a company to be better with our procure to pay system. There is nothing SAP cannot do for us.

    Pros

    It is now easy for me to create purchase order from outline agreement (me33k)with suppliers and I can also created purchase order manually through me21n

    Cons

    Email approval needs to be incorporated in it. In production, there is no way to get items wise cost.

    fadi
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    • Industry: Chemicals
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    I use to used many software products but I have never meet like SAP it is incredible.

    Reviewed on 12/08/2022

    Before one year I don't know what SAP it is, but after I started to use it I told myself I wish If...

    Before one year I don't know what SAP it is, but after I started to use it I told myself I wish If I know it for a while, SAP really helps me in my responsibilities.

    Pros

    The most impact feature of SAP, in my opinion, is you can create your own data and you can analyze it as much as you could also you can track it beside you can just log in from any PC to your own data all you have to do is just to put your login details.

    Cons

    There are some tools that are not worked probably when many users use the SAP from different login PC your data will be hidden and also there is no explanation for many tools at that time. Although SAP is the best in many tools if you do any typing mistakes and you just save your data you can not easily fix it I really suffered from this I hope to improve this side.

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    SAP Analytics Cloud FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SAP Analytics Cloud.

    SAP Analytics Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: $36.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    SAP Analytics Cloud offers flexible licensing options and subscription-based plans. There is also a 30-day free trial that can be extended to 90 days. Business Intelligence: Starts at $36 per user per month. Planning: please contact SAP directly for a custom quote

    SAP Analytics Cloud has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    SAP Analytics Cloud supports the following languages:

    English

    SAP Analytics Cloud supports the following devices:

    iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    SAP Analytics Cloud integrates with the following applications:

    Google Analytics 360, Google Drive, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Marketo Engage, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks Online Advanced, SAP HANA Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Twitter

    SAP Analytics Cloud offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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