SAP Analytics Cloud

Web-based financial planning, BI analytics and collaboration

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SAP Analytics Cloud Overview

What is 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.

SAP Analytics Cloud Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$25.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$25.00 per user, per month – typical starting price.

Contact for more specific pricing quotes.


SAP Analytics Cloud Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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SAP Analytics Cloud Reviews

SAP Analytics Cloud Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
30

Very good
23

Average
6

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Support
4.2
85% recommended this app
Heidi Q.

Invaluable tool

We are able to customize the program to accurately meet our companies needs.


Mohammad K.

SAP Financials Management

SAP's Transaction Manager offers a streamlined and efficient process for tracking of and accounting for intercompany loan system in an efficient way. Transaction Manager module within SAP's Treasury and Risk Management functionality.
SAP Asset Accounting (FI-AA) and allow tax depreciation adjustments to individual asset record process made easy.
Public Sector Collections and Disbursements (PSCD):
PSCD, also known as Tax and Revenue Management, allows us to process mass transactions for receivables and payables. PSCD is designed to fit the needs of Public Sector organization for tax collection, business license, and property tax collections.
Public Budget Formulation (PBF): PBF is the latest development of SAP within Public Sector in order to provide Public Sector clients a superior budgeting platform for operating, capital and personnel budget preparation. EPI-USE signed a PBF Partner Agreement with SAP, which gives EPI-USE direct access to the SAP PBF development team


Brian W.

Amazing capabilities once you know how to use

Overall a good experience. Just a bit of a learning curve just like most SAP tools.


Ítalo J.

A lot of promise, little functionality

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.


Salami W.

Good product, features and reporting are fit for all sector

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


Heidi Q.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Invaluable tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 12/5/2018
Review Source: Capterra

We are able to customize the program to accurately meet our companies needs.

Pros

SAP makes my job easier on a daily basis by helping to manage company data. It allows me to more easily manage my analytical processing as well.

Cons

A bit complicated and definitely takes some time to learn to navigate the system.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Mohammad K.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

SAP Financials Management

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 12/14/2016
Review Source: Capterra

SAP's Transaction Manager offers a streamlined and efficient process for tracking of and accounting for intercompany loan system in an efficient way. Transaction Manager module within SAP's Treasury and Risk Management functionality.
SAP Asset Accounting (FI-AA) and allow tax depreciation adjustments to individual asset record process made easy.
Public Sector Collections and Disbursements (PSCD):
PSCD, also known as Tax and Revenue Management, allows us to process mass transactions for receivables and payables. PSCD is designed to fit the needs of Public Sector organization for tax collection, business license, and property tax collections.
Public Budget Formulation (PBF): PBF is the latest development of SAP within Public Sector in order to provide Public Sector clients a superior budgeting platform for operating, capital and personnel budget preparation. EPI-USE signed a PBF Partner Agreement with SAP, which gives EPI-USE direct access to the SAP PBF development team

Pros

EPI-USE service offering includes SAP Financial for Public and Private Sector entities.

Besides the core SAP Financial applications, such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Treasury, EPI-USE specializes on Public Sector applications, such as Funds Management and Grants Management.

Cons

Budget.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Brian W.
Industry: Human Resources
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Amazing capabilities once you know how to use

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a good experience. Just a bit of a learning curve just like most SAP tools.

Pros

This has better features and functionalities than the other analytics software i've seen. Very flexible.

Cons

It takes awhile to understand it's full functionality. Would be nice to have better in app training experience.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Ítalo J.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

A lot of promise, little functionality

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 4/29/2019
Review Source: GetApp

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.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Salami W.
Industry: Airlines/Aviation
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Good product, features and reporting are fit for all sector

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 6/25/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
7.6/10
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SAP Analytics Cloud Pricing

SAP Analytics Cloud Pricing

Starting from
$25.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$25.00 per user, per month – typical starting price.

Contact for more specific pricing quotes.

$25.00 per user, per month – typical starting price.

Contact for more specific pricing quotes.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 62 user ratings
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SAP Analytics Cloud Features

SAP Analytics Cloud Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for SAP Analytics Cloud

Additional information for SAP Analytics Cloud

Key features of SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Automated event notifications and team member reminders
  • Companion mobile app for iOS enables remote access
  • Create dashboard visualizations, reports and storyboards
  • Data connectors to access cloud-based and on-premises data
  • Drag-and-drop report design with specialized report layouts
  • Enterprise Business Intelligence & analytics in the cloud
  • Events Console adds calendar functions for allocating tasks
  • Integrated collaboration and colleague chat features
  • Send and receive mobile event and task alerts to iOS app
  • Share and synchronize workflows with third-party apps
  • View real time analytics and Business Intelligence insights
  • View visualizations, predictive models and data forecasts

Benefits

  • 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.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud FAQs

    SAP Analytics Cloud FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SAP Analytics Cloud.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SAP Analytics Cloud offer?

    SAP Analytics Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $25.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    $25.00 per user, per month – typical starting price. Contact for more specific pricing quotes.

    Q. What are the main features of SAP Analytics Cloud?

    SAP Analytics Cloud offers the following features:

    • Automated event notifications and team member reminders
    • Companion mobile app for iOS enables remote access
    • Create dashboard visualizations, reports and storyboards
    • Data connectors to access cloud-based and on-premises data
    • Drag-and-drop report design with specialized report layouts
    • Enterprise Business Intelligence & analytics in the cloud
    • Events Console adds calendar functions for allocating tasks
    • Integrated collaboration and colleague chat features
    • Send and receive mobile event and task alerts to iOS app
    • Share and synchronize workflows with third-party apps
    • View real time analytics and Business Intelligence insights
    • View visualizations, predictive models and data forecasts

    Q. Who are the typical users of SAP Analytics Cloud?

    SAP Analytics Cloud has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does SAP Analytics Cloud support?

    SAP Analytics Cloud supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SAP Analytics Cloud offer?

    SAP Analytics Cloud has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does SAP Analytics Cloud support mobile devices?

    SAP Analytics Cloud supports the following devices:

    iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does SAP Analytics Cloud integrate with?

    SAP Analytics Cloud integrates with the following applications:

    Competera, CompuCal, Halo, K2, Mobil-X Suite, Movista, Skynamo, WorkPlace Requisition & Procurement, Workato, uPerform

    Q. What level of support does SAP Analytics Cloud offer?

    SAP Analytics Cloud offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials