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Offers both business intelligence as well as inbuilt AI and machine learning capabilities.I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user.It integrates with third-party applications such as Google Drive and Excel,One feature I've found most valuable is discovery.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.The user interface is quite good for developing reports out of models.Provides rich features for developing automated reports and dashboards.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.

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The common metadata environment means that the entire organisation has the same definition of core measures rather than these being derived in spreadsheets or specific reports.It is solid and stable.

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AI doesn't work as well with SAP live connections.Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high.Currently only one data modeler can work at a time.Improvements are coming quarterly whereas previously it was on a monthly basis.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.There is no direct connector from SAP to Redshift, so we are required to use a third-party product that was recommended by SAP.SAP Analytics cloud needs better exporting options.Statistical analysis should be a bit more profound than it is.

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This solution is complex to configure and administer.Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution.

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

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Top Answer: I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user.
Top Answer: Regarding pricing, I don't know exactly how much it is. I am not aware of the price.
Top Answer: Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high.
Top Answer: The common metadata environment means that the entire organisation has the same definition of core measures rather than these being derived in spreadsheets or specific reports.
Top Answer: Cost to setup and run is high as it is complex but then again one also gets a highly functional product. SAP do have a small business pricing so, at least, the licensing is not too expensive.
Top Answer: This solution is complex to configure and administer. It is even more so, I believe, than it should be, even with such a complex product. As an example it has many server processes (typically 15+). In… more »
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SAP BusinessObjects CloudSAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects
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Overview

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.

The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that helps you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. The integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.

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Find out what your peers are saying about SAP Analytics Cloud vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,557 professionals have used our research since 2012.
SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 12 reviews while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 7th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 4 reviews. SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.4, while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Offers business intelligence and inbuilt AI capabilities, useful for both technical types and general users ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Qlik Sense, Oracle Analytics Cloud and Anaconda, whereas SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE, Qlik Sense, MicroStrategy and Tableau. See our SAP Analytics Cloud vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform report.

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