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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that it is able to slice and dice the data.""All the different platforms are well integrated.""Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick."

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"All of the modules that we used to have separately in our on-premises solution are now integrated into one platform.""The Smart Predict, Smart Insights, and Smart Discovery predictive analysis features are quite good.""The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness.""The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. We haven't tried all of the features yet. The graphing and the ease of using the analytics tools have been great. It's all drag and drop; you don't need to code anything.""Provides rich features for developing automated reports and dashboards.""The user interface is quite good for developing reports out of models.""Planning is the most valuable feature of the product because it's integrated and that means we don't need to rely on an independent planning environment.""One feature I've found most valuable is discovery."

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Cons
"It's wonky, and not super user-friendly with Excel.""Extracting data is a little slow.""It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit."

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"I would like to see reporting to the Analytics cloud directly.""Some of the standard visualizations, such as a speedometer or a goal chart, are not there and should be added.""We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems.""Statistical analysis should be a bit more profound than it is.""SAP Analytics cloud needs better exporting options.""There is no direct connector from SAP to Redshift, so we are required to use a third-party product that was recommended by SAP.""When it comes to planning there is a concern about the ability to match the exact requirements of the customer with what the product offers.""Improvements are coming quarterly whereas previously it was on a monthly basis."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing cost is approximately $50,000.00 per year."

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"It is not the most expensive one. You have to do the cost-of-ownership analysis and take a lot of things into consideration to come up with the conclusion that it is cheaper or not, but its price is reasonable. It provides value for money.""It's quite expensive and costs a lot to maintain, especially with licensing.""It's not that costly as such for the time being.""Its licensing is on a monthly basis.""Compute and storage features should be sold separately.""Its pricing is okay as compared to its competitors."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick.
Top Answer: I think the price is okay, of course it's always good to have a discount.
Top Answer: It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit. They did not embed some functionalities already developed, we are having to develop them ourselves. It would be helpful to have… more »
Top Answer: Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage.
Top Answer: Its pricing is fair when compared to its competitors.
Top Answer: Though it's the best placed product when working with an SAP BW backend, it still lacks a lot of functionalities when compared to other tools such as Power BI or Tableau. The technical support of SAP… more »
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Also Known As
Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos TM1
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
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Overview

IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution that uses AI to automate planning, budgeting, and forecasting and drive more intelligent workflows.

Built on TM1, IBM’s powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning and become the Analytics Hero your business needs. Quickly and easily drive faster, more accurate plans for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond.

The SAP® Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyze, plan, predict, and collab­orate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action. Because we built it on the high­performance SAP Cloud Platform, you can trust the solution to work quickly and reliably.

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Sample Customers
ManpowerGroup, Convergys, AIG, Orchard Brands, Citibank, InterGen, Northwestern University, EF Education First, Ironside, Bazan Group, CSOB Insurance, Macquarie Group, Charles Stanley, SATO, Government of Sint Maarten, BMW Financial Services
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company50%
Financial Services Firm10%
Logistics Company10%
Educational Organization10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise50%
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IBM Planning Analytics is ranked 6th in Business Performance Management with 3 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 21 reviews. IBM Planning Analytics is rated 6.4, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Planning Analytics writes "Quick data analysis, reliable, AI improvement needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to allocate, spread, and distribute actual figures". IBM Planning Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Jedox, Tableau, Oracle Essbase and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, whereas SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI, Oracle Analytics Cloud and MicroStrategy.

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