SAP Analytics Cloud Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SAP Analytics Cloud

Web-based financial planning, BI analytics and collaboration

4.3/5 (47 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$25/month
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Markets

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Supported languages

English
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SAP Analytics Cloud reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Heidi Quillen

Invaluable tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-05
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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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Salami wasiu

Good product, features and reporting are fit for all sector

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-25
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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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Ítalo Jara Lobo

A lot of promise, little functionality

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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: 1/10

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Iryna Madai

Nice result but confused process

Reviewed 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!
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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Courtney Drewel

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Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 6/10

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SAP Analytics Cloud pricing

Starting from
$25/month
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Subscription
Free trial
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$25.00 per user, per month – typical starting price.

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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
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics

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Additional information for SAP Analytics Cloud

Key features of SAP Analytics Cloud

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