SAP Analytics Cloud, previously known as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, is an SaaS software that integrates planning, predictive analytics, and business intelligence (BI) capabilities. It offers a modern user interface and facilitates time-efficient planning, analysis, prediction, and collaboration processes within a single environment.
The platform provides real-time business intelligence capabilities, enabling users to address complex questions rapidly. It supports data blending from diverse sources, crafting detailed data visualizations, and conducting ad hoc reporting. Developed on the SAP Cloud Platform, it ensures data security and utilizes SAP HANA’s in-memory computing for swift and efficient business intelligence in a cloud setting.
##SAP Analytics Cloud Key Features
- Cloud-based Authoring: Perform BI tasks directly in a web browser without installing additional software.
- Hybrid Data Access: Offers connectors for accessing data from both on-premise and cloud sources, including SAP BW, SAP Analytics universes, SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, and non-SAP sources.
- Data Visualization and Storytelling: Enables creation of engaging data visualizations, BI dashboards, and storyboards.
- Visualization Design: Utilizes best practices and proven standards for designing clear and compelling business communication visualizations.
- Data Exploration and Discovery: Features visual navigation tools for data filtering and drilling, allowing focused analysis.
- Real-time Business Intelligence: Leverages SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA for real-time BI, regardless of data volume.
- Embedded Analytics: Includes extensive self-service BI capabilities, ad hoc reporting, what-if analysis, integrated within the application.
- Built-in Social Collaboration Tools: Facilitates in-context discussion and sharing of insights without switching applications, enhancing collaboration efficiency.
- Starts at $36/user/month, providing business intelligence
- Planning version starts at $157/user/month
- Free trial available