What is SAP Analytics Cloud – And Why Do You Need It?



Knowledge is Power – And So is Data

Today’s organizations are often overwhelmed by the amount of data they collect, manage and analyze from various sources. If you’ve been tasked with data–driven decision making, you’ve probably found yourself faced with one of these thoughts:

  • “I have several Microsoft Excel workbooks with multiple forecasts and budgets that do not talk to each other and take a long time to update.”

  • “I spend most of my day moving back and forth between software applications because the solutions are not integrated.”

  • “It is hard to digest table after table of information. There has to be an easier way to understand my data.”

You are not alone. Collecting data is one thought, managing and analyzing it from different outlets for improved planning that delivers business results is another. So it’s no surprise that many companies are intimidated by the thought of changing their existing data management processes with the fear of losing valuable information or implementing new solutions that often entail a steep learning curve. This is why thousands of companies continue to build out and store data in Excel and invest in online disjointed applications, all while attempting to visualize their plethora of data in the most basic way.

They often see the world of data in black and white, like normal townsfolk in the book The Giver by Lois Lowry. What if I told them about color? They probably wouldn’t have any idea what I am talking about. In the same thought, how would you describe music to a deaf person?

Centralized Business Intelligence, For the Big, Colorful World of Data

We live in a fast-paced, digital world where the amount of data being collected and shared has simply outgrown manual processes. To make smarter, more accurate decisions, all of your data must be able to communicate to each other within your entire organization. Whether it’s simplifying your financial planning process, increasing productivity, or seeing a comprehensive view of your Human Resources efforts, it’s critical to have a unified solution that analyzes your data in real-time to provide you with a 360-degree view of your business – in full color!

SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is the solution that will do just that. SAC is an end-to-end, best-in-class solution for your data needs. SAC brings together Planning, Predictive Analytics, and Business Intelligence (BI) into one integrated solution. No more Excel spreadsheets that never go anywhere and take time to update. Your business is constantly growing and maturing and similarly, your data solution should be agile enough to not only keep up but using machine learning technology, better predict the future.


Figure 1 – Sample Digital Boardroom
Figure 1 – Sample Digital Boardroom

Start With SAC Today for Smarter Decision Making Tomorrow

If SAP Analytics Cloud sounds like it could be a good fit for your organization, you’re probably asking yourself “How can I get started?” right now. I get it, just the thought of implementing such a complex and intuitive solution can be daunting. To successfully launch it, you need a team of experts on your side to navigate you through the design, build, testing, training, and Go-Live processes of your project. This is where Analysis Prime (AP) comes in.

Being a first-runner with SAP Analytics Cloud, Analysis Prime is a leader in cloud analytics and comes with some of the most knowledgeable consultants in the industry today. Where some companies will “park-and-bill”, AP focuses on building relationships with our customers and providing success through expertise available on-demand. AP’s experienced leaders will walk with you as your company moves into the Digital Transformation Age. Let Analysis Prime give you the ability to see color by helping you optimize and understand your data.



Want to learn more about how Analysis Prime can help you take your planning processes and data visualization to the next level? Contact us today.