SAP TechEd Las Vegas came to a close last week, but the excitement and momentum continues to grow. If you attended TechEd or saw any of the announcements you know SAP Cloud for Analytics was the highlight of the event.
What is SAP Cloud for Analytics? SAP Cloud for Analytics is a new, single experience for decision making where you can discover, visualize, plan and predict, all in one place. Whether you’re in the boardroom or in front of a customer, there is a solution that will meet your needs. There are many advantages to bringing these capabilities together on a single platform, such as commonalities in collaboration, notifications and business processes.
It is built natively in the cloud and delivered as Software as a Services (SaaS). It leverages SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) for high performance and real time access for business users. To be credible as a cloud vendor we cannot simply take our existing on premise solutions and move them to the cloud. Instead we need to develop new, true, and trusted cloud solutions. This provides us with an opportunity to combine innovative thinking with a simple user experiences that truly satisfies the customer.
Organizations can use this one solution to enable their employees to track performance, analyze trends, predict and collaborate to make informed decisions, and improve business outcomes. It will also be able to embed within SAP applications or can be implemented as a standalone solution connecting to SAP and non-SAP data sources. This allows users to map, validate, analyze, and blend any data type. This includes powerful functionalities like:
- Fundamental features like drag/drop and filter allow easy manipulation of your data.
- Intelligent charts help you pick the best visualizations possible based on relationships within your data. The stunning visualizations are evident in rich geo spatial charts to interactive stories which serve as tools to make an impactful statement. Predictive capabilities allow you to identify possible risks and opportunities as well as identify hidden traits and insights.
- Planning capabilities are enhanced by enabling users to plan and collaborate in real time in the context of their plans. Notifications and alerts keep you attuned to what is most important, your data, and enable more effective communication across teams.
SAP Cloud for Analytics – All Analytics, All Users – One Product. This solution has been designed to meet all your analytics needs by bringing the BI, Planning, and Predictive capabilities together.
What’s the buzz? Let’s jump back to TechEd Las Vegas for a moment. On the show floor there was a fantastic buzz, attendees were flocking to the Analytics area talking to our experts about this new solution. Some of the comments we heard:
“This [Cloud for Analytics] looks really awesome, and with that price point, this will be really big for SAP. Well done”
“I really like how you brought all the functionality from different areas together, but in a single UI experience.”
“I’m an SAP Top 100 customer. I want this now.”
We had 400+ customer and partner discussions following the keynote and we have seen hundreds of customer registrations for the free Cloud for Analytics trial. If you missed it at the event, check out our TechEd Live Studio Interview discussing Cloud for Analytics with Clemens Praendl, SVP & Global General Manager of SAP Analytics and Stefan Sigg, SVP Analytics at SAP.
What are you waiting for? Get going with SAP Cloud for Analytics today!