What is SAP Analytics Cloud?

Analyse business data with SAP Analytics Cloud – a Cloud Based Analytics tool for companies of all sizes. It offers rich and insightful data-driven decision- making by importing data or connecting data live, data modulation and data conversion into charts, graphs, tables & other data visualizations to extract rich meaning out of business data.

SAC combines Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Augmented Analytics & Collaborative Enterprise Planning features within a single and comprehensive cloud environment.

The SAP Analytics Cloud solution helps modern businesses transform into an Intelligent Enterprise using a Single Solution. Discover, Analyse, Predict, Plan and Report – whether in a client meeting, working at the office or in the boardroom.


SAP Analytics Cloud Solution Architecture

SAP Analytics Cloud Solution Architecture

SAP Analytics Cloud Architecture

SAP Analytics Cloud Architecture

Who is It Ideal For?

Who is It Ideal For?


Data On-The-Go



Transform static presentations to completely interactive discussions with key stakeholders

Advanced Modelling Capabilities

Advanced Modelling

Advanced Modelling

Transform static presentations to completely interactive discussions with key stakeholders

Live Data Connection

Live Data

Live Data

Transform static presentations to completely interactive discussions with key stakeholders

Integrating Digital Boardroom

Digital Boardroom

Digital Boardroom

Transform static presentations to completely interactive discussions with key stakeholders


Modern Challenges for Planning & Analytics

At VC ERP Consulting, our 20 years legacy implementing industry-specific SAP ERP systems and a variety of analytics & solutions, ensure we understand the toughest of challenges.

  • Unable to respond quickly to Market Disruptions
  • Inability to harvest insights from big data
  • Unable to get accurate financial forecasts
  • Inconsistent modelling and planning
  • Poorly researched plans leading to wasted time & efforts

Business Benefits

SAP Analytics Cloud is a cloud-based analytics tool for companies of all sizes to get better at their Business Intelligence. Companies can analyse data, data can be imported or connected live, easily modeled and then converted into engaging charts, graphs, tables, and other data visualizations to help inform more data-driven decision making.

  • Smart
    Helps Planners automate data-driven Enterprise Planning
  • Fast & Secure
    Live and governed connectivity guarantees real-time data access
  • End-to-End
    One solution combining Business Intelligence, Planning & Predictive Analytics to monitor, project and simulate
  • Self Service
    Easy-to-use planning for everyone to make predictions on their own
  • Enterprise Ready
    Designed for both governed and self-service information distribution & corporate scalability
  • Trusted
    Highest level of transparency with authorized access to planners and decision-makers
  • Single Solution
    Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics & Enterprise Planning in Single Solution
  • Added Mobility
    Access up-to-date relevant data from anywhere at anytime with pre-configured authorized access
  • Easy Cloud Deployment
    Eliminate the need to install new software on your desktop
  • Advanced Collaboration
    Chat, task definition, and more within the tool Publish and share data with stakeholders as PDF

SAP Analytics Cloud Solves Mission Critical Business Challenges

SAP Analytics Cloud solves business critical challenges

Reporting &

  • Performance Reporting
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Driver Analysis
  • Executive Dashboards
  • Profitability Analysis


  • Budgeting
  • Sales / Revenue Planning
  • Capital Expenditure Planning
  • Workforce Planning
  • Expense Planning
  • Cash Flow Planning
  • Cost Allocations


  • Rolling
  • Financial Statement Modelling
  • P&L
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow
  • Scenario Modelling
  • Predictive Planning for Other Business Functions

Application Design &
Integration (BTP)

  • Custom Application Designer
  • Analytics Applications
  • Close Loop Scenarios

Key Features

Business Intelligence & Predictive Planning

SAP Analytics Cloud gives business users at all levels comprehensive, self-service analytics that adheres to the industry’s leading visual design standards while delivering superior value from Big Data.

  • Improve business outcomes with complete analytics
  • Turn insight into action right where you work
  • Gain instant insights & take action in context of business processes

Enjoy Smart Capabilities Designed for Business People

Leverage new insights revealed by emerging AI technologies to the right people at the right time, augmenting familiar business intelligence.

  • Data exploration and visualization
  • Efficient modelling and preparation
  • Augmented Analytics
  • Data science for all
  • Conversational analytics
  • Automated machine learning
  • Intelligent predictive analytics

Collaborative Enterprise Planning

Plan across all lines of business so you can translate real time data insights into actions that correspond with your strategy.

  • Predictive planning
  • Integrated financial planning
  • Company-wide advanced analytics
  • Analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • Driver-based planning
  • Zero-based budgeting
  • Scenario planning
  • Planning & analysis storytelling
  • Add-in for Microsoft Excel
  • Built-in planning best practices for P&A

SAP Analytics Cloud Add-in for Microsoft Office



Engage with colleagues on plans with any laptop at work, home and on the road

Advanced Modelling Capabilities


Plan, Analyse and Simulate with the familiar Microsoft Office 365 Online user experience



Create custom calculations and easily generate ad hoc reports

Mobile & Web Extensions

Access analytics with an Android, iPhone or iPad to get the most recent information about your business anytime, anywhere.

Engaging Connection

Engaging Connection

View and interact with mobile-ready stories and charts by using drill-down, filter on selection, and inspection capabilities

Productive Collaboration

Productive Collaboration

Collaborate with colleagues through chat and receive and manage notifications – such as a shared story – in an application

Hybrid BI Analytics using SAP Analytics Cloud

One of the major differentiators of SAP Analytics Cloud is its hybrid BI capability.

A hybrid BI deployment is a BI and data management deployment that combines on-premise data and artefacts with cloud components to propose a BI solution that hides the complexity inherent to data gravity.

Hybrid defined by the combination of SAP Analytics Cloud and other front-end tools accessing (the same) data for potentially overlapping use cases:

SAC with Business Warehouse

Leverage Best-In-Class SAP Interfaces with Business Warehouse and Enjoy Direct Connectivity

  • Simplified connectivity to BW Queries in your On-Premise BW Systems
  • Best Possible end-to-end Integration
  • Create interactive and Powerful reports without IT Help or any technical coding
  • Linked Reporting Analysis without any coding or scripting

SAC Integration with SAP BW/4HANA

Leverage Brand New second generation data warehousing solution SAP BW/4HANA and enjoy seamless integration with SAC

  • Create a data-driven Business Enterprise with SAP BW/4HANA with seamless integration to SAC
  • Reduce development cost and overall Implementation time with reliable data and powerful reports
  • Efficient data warehousing with quick deployment, low maintenance true and superior user experience
Live Connectivity

Live Connectivity

Bring SAP Analytics Cloud to the source of the data.

Create models from data sources of on premise or cloud systems, build stories based on these models and perform online analysis without data replication

Data Acquisition

Reduce the data mass by having SAP Analytics Cloud solely acquire the data from remote systems, which is needed for performing analytical workflows.

  • SAP Lumira Discovery
  • SAP Lumira Designer
  • SAP BiBo
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP Analysis for Office
Data Acquisition


Pull your data from a host of SAP and non-SAP data sources and get a complete overview of your business with SAP Analytics Cloud. Analyse your business data from the following sources:


SAP Analytics Cloud Connection Types

Connection TypeLiveImport
SAP S/4HANA CloudYesYes
SAP Business ByDesignYesYes
SAP BPC EmbeddedYesNo
SAP BusinessObjects UniverseYesYes
SAP Integrated Business PlanningNoYes
Connection TypeLiveImport
Connection TypeLiveImport
SAP Cloud PlatformYesYes
SAP Marketing CloudYesYes
SAP S/4HANA CloudYesYes
SAP CommissionsYesNo
SAP Business ByDesignNoYes
SAP ConcurNoYes
SAP FieldglassNoYes
SAP Cloud for CustomerNoYes
SAP Marketing CloudNoYes
SAP S/4HANA CloudNoYes
SAP SuccessFactorsNoYes
SAP Workforce AnalyticsNoYes
Dow Jones DNANoYes
Google BigQueryNoYes
Google DriveNoYes
Google SheetsNoYes

Why We Recommend SAP Analytics Cloud For Your SAP ERP

  • Machine Learning
    Harness machine learning to augment the analytics you need in one solution
  • Live Connectivity to On-Prem Apps
    Connect live to on premise applications to avoid uploading data to the cloud
  • Pre-configured Industry Content
    Speed deployment and lower costs with preconfigured industry and line-of-business content
  • Low Total Cost of Operations
    Drive towards building an important asset with low TCO using SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Smart Analytics
    Smart Insights, Predictive Analytics (What If Analysis)
  • Greater Business Visibility
    Clear Visibility into the Business through KPI’s, end to end analytics

Our Services for SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Migration from SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite to SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Consulting & Advisory Services
  • Implementation & Migration
  • SAP Cloud Assessment Workshops
  • Cloud BI Strategy and Roadmap
  • Industry Specific Dashboard creation and Customization
  • On-Premise and Cloud Integration
  • Proof of concepts
  • Hybrid Analytics Strategy


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