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.

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.
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    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Features

    Total features of SAP Analytics Cloud: 65

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Audit Trail
    • Benchmarking
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Cash Management
    • Charting
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Consolidation/Roll-Up
    • Content Management System (CMS) Software
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Transformation
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Event Calendar
    • Forecasting
    • Geographic Maps
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Metadata Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Company
    • Natural Language Search
    • OLAP
    • Performance Metrics
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Publishing / Sharing
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Relational Display
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Sales Reports
    • Scheduled / Automated Reports
    • Scorecards
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Data Preparation
    • Sentiment Analysis
    • Simulation Software
    • Strategic Planning Software
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Trend / Problem Indicators
    • Visual Analytics
    • Visual Discovery
    • Widgets
    • Workflow Management Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (67)
    Value for Money
    4/5
    Features
    4.1/5
    Ease of Use
    3.9/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.2/5

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    Heidi Q.
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Invaluable tool

    Reviewed on 2018-12-05

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

    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.

    Salami W.
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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 2020-06-25

    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.

    Ítalo J.
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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 2019-04-29

    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.

    Ibrahim Y.
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    • Industry: Financial Services Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    SAP Analytics Cloud is one of the best BI tools

    Reviewed on 2021-01-10

    I highly recommend, SAP Analytics has improved the our daily tasks especially with its automation...

    I highly recommend, SAP Analytics has improved the our daily tasks especially with its automation solution.

    Pros

    I like its friendly using functions and how it is easy to build nice and insightful visualization of business keys variables . Tracking revenue, cash, sales. I use it as well in planing and decision support.

    Cons

    I might have a remark on the limited options of extracting output in the required format

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Analytics and planning in SAP

    Reviewed on 2021-02-05

    So far, so good, for the most part. End users are very please with it and we have some nicely...

    So far, so good, for the most part. End users are very please with it and we have some nicely polished dashboards.

    Pros

    Fairly easy to implement. It's completely cloud based, so no software to install. Links up to SAP BW.

    Cons

    Modeling needs to be polished a little more. Data models often require complete rework for seemingly minor changes.

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    SAP Analytics Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$25.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

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

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    SAP Analytics Cloud has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    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:

    Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Drive, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Marketo Engage, 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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