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SAP Analytics Cloud: what it is, features, and benefits.

With the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, your business can integrate analytics and planning uniquely with SAP applications and have seamless access to reliable strategic information to assist in making better data-driven decisions.

The era of the cloud has come to stay among us. Now, more than ever, companies must have intelligent, practical, and intuitive information systems and analytical tools capable of turning data into information and that information into better decisions for every business.

That is the ultimate goal of SAP Analytics Cloud, a tool that lays the groundwork for a quick, personalized, and comprehensive use of your company’s data. To ensure you don’t miss out on any details of its potential, we’ll now delve into everything you need to know about SAP Analytics Cloud.

What is SAP Analytics Cloud?

SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is currently one of SAP’s leading cloud-based analytics tools. This tool fulfills data visualization needs in the cloud, enabling the creation of visually dynamic stories based on reliable data from various key business areas. SAC assists in easily addressing business queries and questions, thanks to its self-service capabilities.

This tool is an all-in-one SaaS (Software as a Service) product that provides all analysis capabilities for users under one unified product. It covers data visualization needs, budget planning, and predictive analysis through the creation of stories.

What exactly does it involve?

With SAP Analytics Cloud, we transform information for better decision-making by providing all analytical capabilities: Business Intelligence, enhanced planning, and predictive analysis in a cloud environment, AI technology, and an in-memory database, allowing businesses to access analytics, plan, and project in a single experience across all devices.

Hence, it’s a cloud solution that offers all the advantages of working from any device, simplifying tasks by providing responses and analysis of various data types within a single application, just a click away.

It’s an intuitive platform designed to enhance the user experience through a simple, highly usable interface, within a secure environment backed by SAP Business One and all the capabilities of SAP HANA with instant access to information.

What are its main features and functions?

Augmented Analytics

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can equip all their collaborators, including business users without training, with AI-guided analytics, granting greater freedom to data scientists to focus on higher-value activities. With the ability to instantly obtain data visualizations and answers, companies can shift from strategic information to action, gain competitiveness, and make better use of their resources.

In essence: discovering relevant, precise, and actionable information quickly with Augmented Analytics and the power of Machine Learning technology.

Total Planning

SAP Analytics Cloud encompasses functionality within the solution to create planning models for different business areas.

Designing Analytical Applications

SAP® Analytics Cloud enables the creation of centrally managed analytical content through personalized interactions, prototyping, and customized widgets. These interactions facilitate the development of cutting-edge analytical applications.

As we always emphasize at Bimex, this offers the best of both worlds: the robustness of Business Objects combined with modern and intelligent Cloud-based analytics. This integrated hybrid solution expands analytical insights without compromising the existing On-Premise investment.

Implementing Business Intelligence

Connect your company’s data with any source system (On-Premise / Cloud) using live connection for real-time access or Acquire connection to bring data to the Cloud.

The aim is to explore organizational data and provide strategic information for decision-making through intuitive and personalized analytics. Additionally, data update and cleansing are always ensured through automatic data cleansing configurations, capable of flagging errors and categorizing measures and dimensions to enhance data quality, ultimately yielding superior strategic information.

Live Data Connection with SAP Analytics Cloud

One of the capabilities that SAC offers for obtaining data is the live data connection to “on-premise” (local) or cloud systems. This data is “live,” meaning its updates occur directly. Consequently, when a user opens a story in SAP Analytics Cloud, changes made in the source system are immediately reflected.

Simultaneously, with this live connection, the volume of data and queries are processed in the back-end, without limitation on the volume of data.

Nevertheless, BIMEX recommends limiting the data volume sent to the web browser to enhance performance during analysis and provide users with a better experience. For further information on everything related to live data connection with SAP Analytics Cloud and how it can benefit your company, you can access more details through this link.

Ventajas y beneficios de usar SAP Analytics Cloud

From the inherent characteristics and functionalities of this tool, we can derive the main benefits it offers, based on the concepts of planning, Business Intelligence, and predictive analysis all within a single product.

  • We can generate visualizations and interactive stories by filtering and delving into data, regardless of the volume’s size. This capability allows SAP Analytics Cloud to meet the needs of your business and various users (strategic, operational, tactical, and executive).
  • We obtain new automatic insights based on each data model easily and swiftly through Machine Learning technology, applying the functionalities of Search Insights and Smart Insights & Predictive.
  • It facilitates the creation of integrated planning models and scenarios for all lines of business.
  • It allows the specification of information delivery to as many users as desired, along with the preferred timing and tracking.
  • It analyzes information in real-time or via a job that updates data according to the specified periodicity.
  • It provides invaluable information to address business issues.
  • As a cloud-based system, it updates automatically at no additional cost.

With SAP Analytics Cloud, you can drive agile decisions with integrated planning and analysis in your business, obtaining exclusive strategic insights from the most valuable data through the cutting-edge analytics of this comprehensive solution.

If you want to learn more about SAP Analytics Cloud, see how it fits into your business, or get a quote, feel free to contact us.

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