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AbdulRasool
Real User
Senior Practice Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The filtering options are useful. The user interface is quite good for developing reports out of models.

What needs improvement?

There is no direct connector from SAP to Redshift, so we are required to use a third-party product that was recommended by SAP. Going forward, we would like to use connectors that are developed by SAP directly and do not require us to pay… more»

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

For analytics, I have been working with SAP for the past twenty years. I have used the on-premises solution of business intelligence.

What other advice do I have?

We are trying to get the reports out of AWS Redshift. We are consolidating all of our data in the Amazon Data Lake, and we have it in AWS S3. It is from there that we are pushing to Redshift, but we had a challenge because there is no… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have also recently tried Tableau and they are also pretty good. I do not find much difference between them. It is, however, the choice of the customer. Some people like the Tableau reporting, whereas others like the SAC reporting, and it… more»
RanjitShekdar
Real User
Project Manager at Infrabeat Technologies Pvt Ltd
Dec 15 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Improvement-wise, it would be great if there were more analytics features in the time series. Having an accessible, easier time series or trying to incorporate more analytics products like ARIMA would be a good addition. Statistical… more»

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

There's not too much awareness of SAP except for SAP HANA. Many companies have invested in Tableau or Click, but if the pricing was better, this solution might become more popular.

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

I've used Tableau and R in the past. I've also worked with SAS a bit and Python coding among others. When I came to the company, they were using the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I'm a consultant as well as a user of the solution. We're a small team that does work for our clients. If our clients want analytics done, we use the solution to work on their data. Our team is about 15 people. Our clients are typically… more»
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SridharSelvam
Real User
Practice Head at ERP Logic
Dec 22 2019

What is most valuable?

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. We have all the data available in ACP and fixed cloud and we use the same data for planning.

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, planning can sometimes not work the way we expect it would or should. Most of our customers are from VPC. They want to typically assimilate the scene and reflect what they are using. We sometimes have a hard time assimilating the same information on VPC. I do understand that each and every product has its limitations. We are able to retrieve the information the customer is… more»

What other advice do I have?

For now, we are only using the solution on public cloud but we have several customers in the pipeline and we are planning to use private cloud for future clients. I've worked for many business warehouses over a period of 18 years and I strongly recommend this particular product because whatever I do in multiple tools, in reporting or dashboarding, for example, I carry out a planning process where… more»
AkinbiyiOgunware
Real User
SAP Associate Consultant at Deloitte
Jan 29 2020

What is most valuable?

I love a lot of things about the product. The first is Smart Discovery and Smart Insight. It's amazing having predictive analysis and AI algorithms. A second valuable feature about SAP Analytics Cloud is the fact that it integrates with third-party applications such as Google Drive and Excel, which… more»

What needs improvement?

Improvement could be made in the pricing of the product which is very expensive, more than Oracle and Power BI and similar solutions. Currently, only one data modeler can work at a time. If you're working on a project and you have five data modelers, for example, if person A corrects or makes a… more»

What other advice do I have?

The program runs on the cloud. We push the data from the source offline entirely in the cloud, and the cloud takes over the analytics. It's a bit of a hybrid solution for now but we are thinking of moving fully into the cloud so that everything just happens in the cloud, and we get our insights and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The client actually wanted SAP. We checked other vendors to see if they could match what SAP could offer.
VishalGuthula
Consultant
Sr. Software Engineer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness. It's like a self-service platform. If the connectivity is good then anyone can log in and use it.

What needs improvement?

We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems. If they improve third-party connectivity then it would be great for us. No company has SAP alone; they have multiple databases and multiple technologies. The ability to… more»

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

I am using SAP BusinessObjects in addition to this solution. It has some advantages in terms of additional tools and reporting, which is why we cannot switch at this time.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to first look at the connectivity that is required. Second, look at the functionality and the visuality that you are going to need. If you are looking at simple things, like traditional visualization, then this solution is good to go… more»
VaishnavBsa
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 05 2019

What is most valuable?

All of the modules that we used to have separately in our on-premises solution are now integrated into one platform. The quality of reports for the users is very good. The Application Designer is a good tool.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see reporting to the Analytics cloud directly. As it is now, we can integrate text reports in Analytics Cloud, but every time we create a model then we have to design the reports. It is taking a long time because we have… more»

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

Prior to this solution, we were using Business Objects. We were more acquainted with the WEBI tool and Crystal Reports, and have now moved to the Analytics Cloud. We switched because, in the future, SAP Cloud is going to support export to… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is thinking about moving out of their standalone system is to implement this solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We thought about going with Tableau Cloud. We attended some sessions on SAP Analytics Cloud and learned about the integration with HANA, and we felt that it would be very good so we chose it.
Real User
User at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 01 2019

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… more»

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 needs improvement?

The next release could include features like: * A community that creates custom charts. * Table cell size formatting. * Formatting options for Data Labels. * Allowing… more»

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 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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several options including QlikView, QlikSense, and Power BI.
Consultant
SAP BIBO Consultant at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2019

What is most valuable?

I find the linking analysis, blending and predictive analysis features most valuable. Additionally, Smart Insights is a good feature.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if it had multiple PowerPoint marks built-in so that it could be shown in PowerPoint presentations. It would also be helpful if you could download this external content onto the Flash File.

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

Regarding pricing, I don't know exactly how much it is. I am not aware of the price.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise anyone looking into SAP Analytics Cloud to go for it. One a scale of 1 - 10 I would rate it an 8. To raise that score they need more exporting options.
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What is SAP Analytics Cloud?

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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