SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud

Web-based financial planning, BI analytics and collaboration

4.3/5 (47 reviews)

SAP Analytics Cloud Overview

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
US$25,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

SAP Analytics Cloud Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
87% positive reviews
23
Excellent
18
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Iryna M.

Nice result but confused process

Reviewed on 2017/09/15
Review Source: Capterra

1. Visualization of data
2. Easy working with data visualization as for web as for mobile app

Pros

- Visualization,charts, story , pages
- geo maps is really great for analyzing the whole picture,
- date range filter is really great, exactly what I need,
- it is interesting work with modeler

I try only free version so many features I did not have possibility to try.

Cons

- Only USA States supporting in geo region;
- only 256 symbols for string value in model is too small, I have really large field;
- I did not understand how to build many-to-many links between models or dimensions in one model;
- how to add dimension with few value for one model ID or put measure as distinct value;
- it would be great if table in story has expand and collapse function,

Response from SAP

Hi Iryna,

Thanks for your feedback! We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with us, it helps us to keep working hard for our customers.

Regarding some of your questions:

- To create hierarchies or links between dimensions in one model, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgTJB3kOGw&index=113&list=PLs5htBIwERYWSixKSqQHzndop33aBCz1U

Creating hierarchies will help to expand or collapse the information on the tables in your story.

- Regarding dimensions, you can create a public dimension that later on you can use with another model.

Thanks!
SAP Analytics Cloud

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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Ítalo J.

A lot of promise, little functionality

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/29
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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Likelihood to recommend

1.0/10
Courtney D.

Review of SAP

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

We are able to mass communicate our sales to our entire team, which can then be trickled down to our partners.

Pros

I like the ease of pulling the data and be able to display it.

Cons

At times, it is slow to load and update. Many times we have to restart all together.

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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Damiano M.

I used SAP Analytics Cloud to create some commerciale and financial reports.

Reviewed on 2017/09/18
Review Source: Capterra

Easy of use; analytics insight; beautiful interface.

Pros

The tool has great features like the planning menu and the easy of use interface. It's a complete tool for Business Intelligence and analytics, with beautiful views and charts.

Cons

SAP Analytics Cloud doesn't have some features that other BI tool have, for instance direct connectors with cloud data sources as Google Analytics, Facebook, etc.
The latency is also a problem for final users.

Response from SAP

Hi Damiano,

We¿re glad you¿re enjoying the product. Data connection is integral to data analysis so our team is always trying to find ways to make a new connection seamless. Stay tuned for new connectors in the coming releases!

SAP Analytics Cloud

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Kayla lyne C.

SAP Analytics cloud: Real time analytics.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/02
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Excellent cloud analytics with live connections gives instant data fetch. User Interface is very easy to use and very easy to create financial statements.

Cons

Expensive software. And setting up for first use is difficult. I would suggest that they should have a better tutorials for beginners.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

SAP Analytics Cloud Pricing

Starting from
US$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

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Visual Analytics

  • Drag & Drop Interface

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

    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: 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.

    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:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small 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:

    CompuCal, Halo, Intouch Insight, K2, Marketo, Mobil-X Suite, Movista, Twitter, WorkPlace Requisition & Procurement, Workato

    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