SAP Analytics Cloud Features

SAP Analytics Cloud

Web-based financial planning, BI analytics and collaboration

4.28/5 (71 reviews)

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"What If" Scenarios
API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Benchmarking
Budgeting/Forecasting
Cash Management
Charting
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Consolidation/Roll-Up
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Demand Forecasting
Drag & Drop
Event Calendar
Filtering
Financial Reporting
Forecasting
Geographic Maps
Income & Balance Sheet
Key Performance Indicators
Marketing Reports
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Monitoring
Multi-Company
Natural Language Search
OLAP
Performance Metrics
Pipeline Management
Predictive Analytics
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
Self Service Portal
Sentiment Analysis
Simulation
Strategic Planning
Third Party Integrations
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
Visual Discovery
Widgets
Workflow Management
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"What If" Scenarios
API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Benchmarking
Budgeting/Forecasting
Cash Management
Charting
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Consolidation/Roll-Up
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Demand Forecasting
Drag & Drop
Event Calendar
Filtering
Financial Reporting
Forecasting
Geographic Maps
Income & Balance Sheet
Key Performance Indicators
Marketing Reports
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Monitoring
Multi-Company
Natural Language Search
OLAP
Performance Metrics
Pipeline Management
Predictive Analytics
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
Self Service Portal
Sentiment Analysis
Simulation
Strategic Planning
Third Party Integrations
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
Visual Discovery
Widgets
Workflow Management
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SAP Analytics Cloud Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about SAP Analytics Cloud's features:

Sayan P.

Great tool for real time data integration

2018-12-26

Pros

Data is very easy to track real time data. From business point of view, the UI is very simple as well.

Cons

There are better analytics tool available in market.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Damiano M.

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

2017-09-18

Easy of use; analytics insight; beautiful interface.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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VenuGopala Moorthy K.

Working on Analytics Cloud is very slow. Poor Performance. Loading 7k rows took multiple attempts

2017-09-17

Analytics is one where this would be useful. The Dashboards and story line building would help in making an informed decision

Pros

Drag and Drop feature, All Inbuilt Algorithms, ease of using ESRI and hence the geo co-ordinates, Ease of Building a Story or a Data model

Cons

Poor Performance. Loading 7k rows took multiple attempts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SAP


Hi VenuGopala,

We¿re glad you¿re enjoying the product. We¿ll definitely look into this a little further. If you could please email us at sapanalyticscloud.cx@sap.com, we¿d be happy to look at this issue with you.

Thanks,
SAP Analytics Cloud

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Luigi S.

Decision Making Tool really working

2018-03-14

Pros

It's based on a Cloud deployment; it allows Real-time analytics and Ad-hoc queries.

Cons

Deployment is not so easy but if you have a strong SAP partener it would become a nice discover.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Thiago S.

A great experience in data analysis work.

2019-05-23

A powerful data analysis tool with a wide variety of reporting, data collaboration, and management reporting sharing options.

Pros

The graphical interface is beautiful and intuitive.

Cons

The platform is slow in some moments of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Issac P.

A highly required analytics tool if working with SAP HANA or B1

2021-06-29

All analytics currently involving SAP and related data is carried through SAP analytics platform we recently migrated from tableau and the response from team is absolutely great

Pros

Easy of use Seamless coone tion with all products within SAP ecosystem Cost effective must easier to connect to database compared to tableau

Cons

Needs improvement in more dashboard features Should introduce on premise feature Should improve speed of use while dealing with high volume of data lag is observed currently

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Francisco S.

Great Experience!

2017-09-15

Pros

Integration with different data sources like iSeries, Netezza, SAP HANA and SAP Cloud Applications.

Cons

(Trial) SAP Analytics Functionality Limitations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SAP


Hi Francisco,

We¿re glad you enjoyed your trial! There are a lot more capabilities in the full product and we¿re looking forward to hearing how you like it.

SAP Analytics Cloud

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Kevin C.

All of your data, all in one place

2018-03-26

Pros

I am able to pull my CRM Data and my SAP data cleanly together and report on it with amazing precision.

Cons

It is a bit much to setup when dealing with integration points, but show me an Analytics tool that doesn't.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Logistics and Supply Chain company, 501-1000 employees)

Great for analysis

2019-05-06

Pros

I love how easy and quick it is to access data and generate analysis with attracting graphic and charts.

Cons

I can not find tutorial about SAP analytic cloud regarding specific industry.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Claudio P.

Ease to use.

2017-09-15

Self Service data and SAP live connectivity

Pros

It's very intuitive reporting tool.

Cons

The interface is sometimes is little bit slow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SAP


Hi Claudio,

This is great feedback! We¿ve shared it with our team to see how we can improve on the product front.

Thanks,
SAP Analytics Cloud

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Andrea P.

Andrea Papa-review

2021-02-04

I would recommend SAP Analytics Cloud for operational management.

Pros

It is very user friendly but it does take some time to get used to though.

Cons

When using so much product data, it can take a while to load at times which can be frustrating at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Iryna M.

Nice result but confused process

2017-09-15

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,

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Ron W.

A step up from Analysis Office

2021-06-03

Simple story building and very good dashboarding features make this tool worthwhile.

Pros

Our user base like the ease of use in building stories and the visual presentation tools that can be deployed without any coding knowledge.

Cons

Some of the tool components (particularly the AI like features) are do not introduce enough variables to validate the data. This allows small sample sized data to distort reality

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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SANJAY G.

Its a good product for analysis at cloud

2017-09-15

Pros

Easy for customer to get data at run time. Easy for develop to create story.

Cons

No direct connection/Real Time support for different database .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SAP


Hi Sanjay,

Thanks for your feedback! While we currently only offer live connections with SAP HANA, BW, and Universes, we¿re looking to add more to the list in the coming releases so stay tuned.

SAP Analytics Cloud

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Javid Q.

SAP Financial is superb product with easy to navigate the FI

2017-06-16

Reporting made easy

Pros

SAP Financial is vast product with e numerous data handling capacity and parallel processing of complex reports involving structures org level and units clearly articulated.

Cons

Most of the report migration takes some development to integrate with SAP.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kayla Lyne C.

SAP Analytics cloud: Real time analytics.

2018-11-02

Pros

Excellent cloud analytics with live connections gives instant data fetch.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ítalo J.

Verified Reviewer

A lot of promise, little functionality

2019-04-29

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Heidi Q.

Invaluable tool

2018-12-05

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Oscar D.

good tool and easy to use

2017-09-18

Access a tool that ould bring information from any source and generate a report in cloud for distribution

Pros

Easy to create graphics and tables and stories for distribution in cloud, great variety of graphics.

Cons

difficult to create complex calculation, most of the calculation features are simple and its difficult to find how to make complex aggregation calculates

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SAP


Hi Oscar,

Thanks for your feedback! We¿ve passed your feedback onto our team and we¿re looking forward to exciting you with our calculation features in the near future!

Thanks,
SAP Analytics Cloud

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Anonymous
(Food Production company, 1001-5000 employees)

SAP Analytics for Business

2019-03-05

Pros

You are able to use SAP Analytics Cloud where ever you are located.

Cons

As with all new software the interface and tools look daunting to begin with.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ella G.

Integration is Smooth

2018-11-06

It's difficult to understand this application unless you have a class in it. With large companies, they offer good initial training, but it is difficult to get a second opportunity to train once the application is implemented.

Pros

The program integrates with the SAP ERP software.

Cons

Understanding the analytics features can be difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing company, 501-1000 employees)

Analytics and planning in SAP

2021-02-05

End users are very please with it and we have some nicely polished dashboards.

Pros

Fairly easy to implement.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrei L.

SAP tool that allows creating useful applications for users and companies

2018-03-01

It allows the use of big data and machine learning for the smart development of apps and expand the capabilities of the client

Pros

In a short time you can get applications that allow you to expand business performance without investing a lot of money in infrastructure, it adapts very well to mobile devices

Cons

A tool with few deventajas and although it is not imputable to the company requires a good internet connection for the storage of information in the cloud and ensure its optimal functioning

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Logan M.

SAP Cloud on Cloud 9

2018-12-06

This has helped mainly with other SAP programs

Pros

It is an easy place to access data and allows for smooth integration with other SAP programs as well.

Cons

Has somewhat of a learning curve, difficult to get a bearing on the interface until you have played around with it some.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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IBRAHIM Y.

SAP Analytics Cloud is one of the best BI tools

2021-01-10

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 .

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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