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Announcing SAP Analytics Cloud, add-in for Microsoft Office!

We’ve combined the best of Microsoft Excel and SAP Analytics Cloud.

 

The SAP Analytics Cloud, add-in for Microsoft Office is now generally available.

Many businesses tell us that one of the biggest challenges with their data is having no single source of truth, but they still use the Excel interface every day. Why not have the best of both worlds?

 

Introducing the new SAP Analytics Cloud, add-in for Microsoft Office. We have partnered with Microsoft to co-innovate on the Office 365 suite, opening a playground for you to plan, analyze, and simulate your data.


“SAP Analytics Cloud is one of the first major enterprise planning applications to have a seamless integration with Excel for web and desktop in the Office 365 Suite. This exciting partnership brings together the best of Excel and SAP Analytics Cloud for customers.”

– Brian Jones, Head of Product, Microsoft Excel

You can now choose your preferred interface while having all the benefits of SAP Analytics Cloud with no additional cost. All you need is an SAP Analytics Cloud license and you can easily download the add-in today with no maintenance required.

ENGAGE ONLINE OR ON DESKTOP*

Planning and analyzing data can be challenging when you are doing it in silos. With the tightly integrated Office add-in with SAP Analytics Cloud, you can collaborate at work, at home, or on the road with the ease of switching to an online or desktop version in Excel. Use your choice of Mac or PC platform. Aligning plans and having deeper analysis with a single source of truth in SAP Analytics Cloud has never been easier.

PLAN, ANALYZE, AND SIMULATE

Make timely, data-driven, and more confident decisions in a familiar Excel experience, while incorporating powerful analytics tools to make plans, budget, forecast, and simulate future outcomes on multiple versions. Simply interact with your data and save it back into SAP Analytics Cloud planning models. Experience the power of data-driven decision-making in one place.

LEVERAGE YOUR DATA FROM SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD

With the freedom to drill down, expand, and filter your SAP Analytics Cloud data in Excel you can build custom calculations with external data, expand hierarchies, generate ad hoc reports and intuitively create ratios and trace data to the KPIs that matter most to you.

SEE IT IN ACTION

Tightly integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud, you can now leverage the Excel interface you have come to know so well. Enjoy the best of both worlds.

“The new add-in is easy to deploy, use, maintain, and will give you a view of your data you haven’t seen before”

-Tammy Powlas, Senior Business Analyst, Fairfax Water

GET STARTED TODAY

With an SAP Analytics Cloud license and Microsoft Excel 365, you now have free access to the application through the Microsoft store instantly.

For a step by step walk through, access the guide for add-in installation.

Thinking of trying SAP Analytics Cloud? Visit us online and try it today.

CONTACT US

jeanne.bigonnet@sap.com

Product Manager
SAP Analytics Cloud

chris.chan@sap.com

Product Marketing Manager
SAP Planning & Analysis Solutions

Blog written by Jeanne Bigonnet and Chris Chan

*Note: Support of Excel desktop version of Windows platform within Office 365 will require semi-annual channel currently planned by Microsoft in July 2020.

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    • Frederic,

      it’s a completely new offer , separated from Analysis for Office SAC edition, with a separate road map and life cycle.

      Actually we have the two  solutions to use excel on top of SAC depending on customer’s scenarios:

      – Analysis for office for SAC  : On premise ( product installation required) and  windows environment only, but mature solution offering a large analytics capabilities and planning basics.

      – SAC add in for MS office : Desktop & Cloud solution based on Office 365 with no installation required as the add in is provided via MS store , Windows or Mac support , fully integrated into SAC ,  brand new offer, so offering for now less capabilities , but with a strong roadmap for 2020+ ,  including strong planning capabilities.

      Best

      Jeanne

  • A great milestone for SAC!  Partnership with Microsoft looks promising as well!  Looking forward for more capabilities to come!

  • That is great news… Mean Analysis for office excel(AFO) guys will now easily work on SAC also…..But one thing that we need to improve is that plugins should be stable and not disable again and again. Users are facing this as Major challenge. Please take it as suggestion if we can do something for that like Bex.

     

    Regards,

    Pradeep

    • Hi Deepu ,

      currently SAC add-in only supports replicated data. We have in our road map for this year to support Live Data Warehouse Cloud connectivity .

      As future direction, we would like to  connect other live sources as HANA (Cloud) .

      Best

      Jeanne

  • This is great news. I think if SAP can clarify if this addin is enhancement within Analysis for Office (AfO) or is entirely new add-in.

    • Hi Anil,

      it’s a completely new offer , separated from AO .

      Actually we have the two  solutions to use excel on top of SAC depending on customer’s scenarios:

      – Analysis for office : On premise ( product installation required) and  windows environment only, but mature solution offering a large analytics capabilities and planning basics , connected to SAC but to BW, HANA, BPC as well….

      – SAC add in for MS office : Desktop & Cloud solution based on Office 365 with no installation required as the add in is provided via MS store , Windows or Mac support , fully integrated into SAC ,  brand new offer, so offering for now less capabilities , but with a strong roadmap for 2020+ ,  including strong planning capabilities.

      Best

      Jeanne

    • Hi Shyam,

      Please note, SAC add in is a brand new offer, completely different from Analysis for Office ( AO) .

      Currently the workflow starts in  SAC add-in connecting to SAC model ( replicated data). Nevertheless, in the future we want to support the capability to jump from SAC to Excel (SAC add in)  and we have it in our road map.

      Best

      Jeanne

  • Have you experienced “HTTP status code forbidden” while setting up PowerShell?

    Our IT can not “Set-OganizationAddInService” for our computers, we  have to do it on our laptops individually.

    Thanks for your support!

    BR

    Balazs

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