2019-06-25T06:49:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SAP Analytics Cloud?

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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?

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Top 5Real User

If your data is stored in the SAP environment, it is still the best tool in the market. Microsoft Power BI and Tableau are very nice in functionality and layout, but they lack functionality when you link them to an SAP database. My suggestion would be to use the tools from the same vendor. The reporting tool should be from the same vendor whose backend system you are using. I advised the same in our company because we have a lot of tools. If you have an SAP data warehouse, then use tools from SAP on top of this data warehouse. If you have SQL Database, then Microsoft Power BI is more suitable. I would rate SAP Analytics Cloud an eight out of ten.

2021-05-08T10:42:25Z
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Top 5Real User

If you're interested in using this solution, you have to be aware of the frequent changes and product improvement that occurs. Every month there's a new update. You need to be aware of that but at the same time, don't get carried away with all the new features. Keep track of the roadmap and what new updates are coming. It won't cause any problems, but as it updates so often, it's good to keep track of what new features will be available and which features you should implement. SAP Analytics can be used as an all-in-one source. It can bring everything together: BI, predictive, planning, simulation — it can combine all of this into a single user interface. Other products have also done this, but SAP has done it very nicely. It's quite good, it's quite stable — I like it. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. It combines all features into a single user interface, including planning, prediction, simulation, analytics application, and analytics or data dash boarding and reporting — I like it.

2021-04-02T18:11:01Z
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Top 10Consultant

I would recommend this solution. Generally, their roadmap is full of good innovations. They focus a lot on things that can be improved and bring the improvements that you don't even realize that you need. They are great. I would rate SAP Analytics Cloud a nine out of ten.

2021-03-29T13:55:50Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product to potential customers. On a scale from one to ten, I would give SAP Analytics Cloud an eight.

2021-02-05T09:58:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend the SAP ERP and Analytics Cloud products for users who want to start using it. In general, on a scale of one to ten, I would give SAP ERP an eight. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate SAP Analytics Cloud a seven. I would like to see more standardization here.

2020-12-18T15:07:00Z
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Top 10MSP

I would recommend SAP Analytics Cloud to others. It is a good solution but I want to suggest that they minimize the coding by using the analytical application. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-08T20:01:03Z
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Top 5Real User

If the client is SAP-based then I would say it's quite okay to implement this product. It's stable, provided they have the budget for the licensing which is, I think most of the time, the bottleneck. Also, they have to consider other supply systems, their internal users. What is the diversity, how many of them work on strictly SAP solutions, and what are the compatibility issues where you cannot be stuck with one product? I think it's pretty much okay provided you can scale and then it depends on how technical the people are. So, we have two variants of it in SAP. There is the SAP Analytics Cloud Discovery, which is just mainly for discovery analytics. You basically create SAP reports, nothing advanced. Then you have the Designer, which enables you to do a little bit more scripting and other advanced features. Depending on the end-user population, you can train down towards the pure basic reporting or really develop an application on it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-25T18:18:49Z
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Top 10Real User

The best way to keep up with relevant information about SAP Analytics Cloud is in public forums. I check those daily, including any blogs. There are many useful articles on the internet about SAP Analytics Cloud. I rate SAP Analytics Cloud as a 10, based on the implementation, functionality to the users and it is the best tool to measure KPIs in the Cloud.

2020-11-15T06:34:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

SAP Analytics Cloud is an easy-to-use tool that can help you to analyze data. It also depends on the industry and what you want to use it for, but it is an easy tool. Before start using it for advanced reports, I would suggest spending a month learning this tool well. Because it is so easy to use, when you start using it for doing complex things in the beginning, you might realize that you haven't done it the right way because you didn't have the training. Don't get too enthusiastic about the ease of use of SAP. Do get the training and learn how to make proper reports, how to appropriately use the models, how to connect to on-premise systems, and how to implement live connections. After that, start building complex reports and use it for productive work. I would rate SAP Analytics Cloud an eight out of ten.

2020-10-14T06:36:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

If you are new to SSE and are trying to implement SSE in your project, don't think that SSE is an SAP product. Look into the features because I am sure you'll be satisfied with the features. They come out with the releases. I go into the release notes to understand what are the enhancements are. This will make it easier to understand. If you have somebody who isn't as experienced with BI, even that person can still learn SSE and can cope up with the BI requirements. In India, if you want to be a BI compatible, you have to have at least three years' experience so that you can understand all of the data warehousing concepts, and EDL. With SSE, learning is very smooth and easy. I would rate it a nine out of ten. The missing point would be because of the performance.

2020-10-04T06:40:00Z
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Real User

It's really important to think about data governance in the solution because it's very much a self-service application. It can be quite open for users to create their own versions of data, so it's really important that you think about customers, think about a data governance model to make sure that there's clear ownership of data, and there's a clear single source of truth for enterprise data in the model. It's easy to create a situation where it's open, but you still very much need to consider having a data governance strategy that underpins your Analytics Cloud implementation. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-08-04T07:26:12Z
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Consultant

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.

2020-01-29T11:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-01-26T09:27:00Z
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Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I'd give SAP Analytics Cloud an eight.

2019-12-25T08:21:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-12-19T06:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-12-16T08:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-12-05T11:14:00Z
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Real User

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

2019-06-25T06:49:00Z
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