If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP Analytics Cloud, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate it an eight out of ten. Sometimes it has less flexibility when doing something. You can only do with what is available in SAP. We can't double up anything in SAP. I would take off two points for that.
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 our KPIs displayed on the dashboard. There can always be improvements and updates are coming in regularly but if you can afford this solution I would say 'go for it!' For now, I would rate this product an eight out of 10.
On a scale from one to ten, I'd give SAP Analytics Cloud an eight.
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 everything is integrated, so I strongly recommend SAP. I would rate this product a 10 out of 10 because I'm impressed with its function.
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 native connector. This is a solution that I recommend to anybody with SAP in their landscape. We used to prefer QlikView and Tableau, but as of now, I suggest trying SAP Analytics Cloud to see the results first. There is a lot of seamless integration and you can avoid a lot of licensing costs. It is also pretty good at connecting multiple SAP systems together. It is quite useful in terms of data connectivity, data transmission, and modeling. Our customers definitely prefer SAP Analytics Cloud on Amazon Redshirt, regardless of the third-party connector that we had to use. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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.
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 small and medium-sized enterprises. With some clients, there'll be some hand-holding with them to understand how SAP benefits them. At the same time, we've got some real large giants who have 3,000+ users and they are using a CPS room. They want lots of analytical capabilities. Some use Tableau or Click. The awareness of this solution isn't as good as those. I'd recommend others try the solution. It's quite a good tool with a lot of features and different user levels. Users don't need to be trained professionals; anyone can start with smaller analyses on their own. A few video tutorials should be sufficient to get someone started. It's only when you get into more complex items that you may need more assistance. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
The suitability of this solution depends on several things including use case, budget, and licensing costs. Tableau will do the same thing as this solution. If cost is not a problem and you want to try something new then I would recommend SAP Analytics Cloud. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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. However, if you're thinking about more complex scenarios with more complex logic, then you may need to wait. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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.
My only suggestion is that people try SAC, and start using it.