SAP Analytics Cloud Review

Easy for cloud-based story development with powerful what-if analysis functionality

What is our primary use case?

We have been using this solution for story development on the cloud.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a very easy solution to learn. It took us only one month to grasp all of the SAC concepts.

What is most valuable?

The new Application Design option offers lots of customization options by being able to script in TypeScript (similar to JavaScript).

It provides easy predictive capabilities with a large number of options to choose from, including date handling.

The what-if analysis sets it apart from other reporting tools like Qlik and Power BI!

The most valuable features of this solution are:

  • It is Cloud based.
  • Predictive analysis
  • Application design/analytic application.
  • The "what-if" analysis.
  • Easy date handling including options for ytd, lytd, etc.
  • There are lots of table features including adding comments.
  • Responsive pages.
  • Smart Insights.
  • Smart discovery.

What needs improvement?

The next release could include features like:

  1. A community that creates custom charts.
  2. Table cell size formatting.
  3. Formatting options for Data Labels.
  4. Allowing comments within small teams.
  5. There should be more features for the time series charts.
  6. Rebuild models without affecting any chart.

SAC is already working on some of these!

For how long have I used the solution?

Six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My impression is that the stability of this solution is very high.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a highly scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

This solution has excellent support and customer service. It is the best compared to other vendors that I have dealt with until now.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Qlik and Power BI, but after learning SAC I felt that it was better to move to this solution. The main reasons for changing are its ease of use and better capabilities.

How was the initial setup?

Extremely easy setup, since it is cloud-based. Only in the rarest cases is there a failure.

What about the implementation team?

We performed the implementation in-house.

What was our ROI?

We have realized ROI through improved Business Intelligence and Analytics.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a bit expensive, but really worth it, especially if you are already using other SAP tools.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several options including QlikView, QlikSense, and Power BI.

What other advice do I have?

My only suggestion is that people try SAC, and start using it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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