Amazon QuickSight vs SAP Analytics Cloud comparison


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Amazon QuickSight
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SAP Analytics Cloud
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the BI (Business Intelligence) Tools category, the mindshare of Amazon QuickSight is 8.8%, down from 13.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP Analytics Cloud is 6.8%, down from 6.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Julio Caldas - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 5, 2023
Powerful, easy to use, with excellent pricing plan
Our primary use case bank in the financial sector, we review the information and make some validation with the legacy system and a book of indicators of KPIs with directors and CEOs The data is very powerful and the splice is fast. The most valuable feature I have found is the low-level…
Kumar-Saurav - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 13, 2024
Data adaptation or massaging capabilities – the platform makes that simple but complexity arises when you need to connect with systems that don't have standard connectors
Challenge: ---------- There are challenges, such as initial connection times when direct connectors aren't available. For example, the initial connection can take a long time when direct connectors are not available. In these cases, you have to use a tool like DataSphere, and then you can connect. But that's beyond their control; it's not really their limitation. It's like if you haven't opened your door, and we want to enter your house, we have to find another way in. Area of improvement: -------------------- One potential improvement is how we can transpose data. With SAP, if you have data from one system with a declared data type and a different system with another data type, the transfer is tricky. Currently, they allow us to fix the data type, and then we work with that. But sometimes, it would be easier if we could declare a data type dynamically. The way we do it now is to manipulate text into text, make some assumptions, and then get the data. This can sometimes lead to errors. So, data transportation could be handled better.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The query and dashboard capabilities are entirely good."
"The solution is very quick to turn around and integrate."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the user interface."
"Amazon QuickSight can provide insights from the available data. It supports various rule types. We get the options of machine learning and insights, which are not available in other intelligence tools. It is easier to use, more stable, and cheaper than other solutions."
"One of the most valuable features of Amazon QuickSight has been the speed at which visualizations can be created."
"The graph charts, pie charts, and box plots are valuable."
"It is notably fast in handling large data set refreshes, making it efficient for data analysis."
"Compared to other reporting tools, it is very effective but does require an understanding of certain concepts in QuickSight. This understanding is crucial for creating dimensions, changing metrics, and visualizing reports."
"The most valuable feature of SAP Analytics Cloud is its integration with SAP."
"Easy to use."
"What my customers like best about SAP Analytics Cloud is the dashboard because it's pretty good."
"The stories have really been helpful in looking at specific scenarios and analyzing trends over periods of time."
"Visualization is quite seamless and awesome. Once the data messaging is set up, it's straightforward and simple to select how it should be displayed. So, that's another advantage of SAP."
"In the data warehouse, you're free to make changes. You can make everything text, meaning it's always a string. Even numbers appear as text, giving you the flexibility to work with all columns."
"Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage."
"The SKU, the story build all are user- friendly. For the story build one just has to drag and drop it. And for the table, you just need some sort of selections and everything there."


"There should be better connectors for different data sets."
"It is a simple tool with limited features. Its visualization set is very limited, and it also has limited functionality. An intelligence tool should not be only for creating reports. Currently, we have to do all computational and mathematical operations outside. We should be able to do such operations in an intelligence tool like this. As an intelligence tool, it should support dynamic refresh. QuickSight currently supports the refresh at a minimum of one hour, and it is not suitable for dynamic dashboards that require frequent refreshes."
"It can be made more user-friendly as some users might find this solution hard to implement. Qlik Sense, for example, is very user-friendly."
"They could provide more options for graphics and other features."
"You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire."
"The product is quite expensive because the price is too close to QlikView's prices but it does not ring as well as QlikView."
"I just want a few more features to be added."
"One area where Amazon QuickSight could improve is its formatting features for dashboards."
"It still lacks a lot of functionalities as compared to other tools such as Power BI or Tableau. Sorting is not working as well as it works in Tableau. A lot of other things are also not at the same level. Their technical support is not perfect and could be better. It takes a lot of time to have lacking functionalities implemented. Its integration with the BW backend should be better. Both solutions are from the same vendor. They position SAP Analytics Cloud as a reporting tool on top of the BW environment, but the integration between both is not yet 100%. For example, user management is still not synchronized."
"Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high."
"One area for improvement in SAP Analytics Cloud is incorporating Python into the coding. That functionality is available, but it's not as efficient, and it's a bit difficult sometimes to do it, so that could be improved."
"One potential improvement is how we can transpose data. With SAP, if you have data from one system with a declared data type and a different system with another data type, the transfer is tricky."
"Connection and integration with other applications have a lot of restrictions at the moment."
"SAP has always had one problem with its products, they make them very closed systems that are difficult to integrate."
"The budget management could be better."
"In the live connection model, we can't create calculated dimensions, however, in the import model we can create them."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The standard edition is free to use for exploration purposes while the enterprise edition needs to be paid for. The pricing for this solution is very reasonable."
"I rate the price of Amazon QuickSight a four on a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price."
"The product pricing is better than other vendors."
"Amazon QuickSight you subscribe and you use the service."
"The Amazon QuickSight licensing model my company's on is pay-as-you-go, but I wouldn't be able to give the figures because that's handled by the finance department."
"A highly affordable cost structure with fixed membership and timeframe basis options."
"I'm using a paid version of Amazon QuickSight, paying about $22 monthly. As I have yet to learn about the pricing for other tools, such as Power BI, I won't be able to compare."
"The solution is not affordable."
"It's not that costly as such for the time being."
"The premium option is very expensive at five thousand dollars. I use the nine hundred and ninety-nine dollar option."
"The price is competitive. There is a power user license and normal user license, but the normal user license is reasonable."
"The pricing is based on an annual license and is rated a four out of ten."
"SAP Analytics can be very costly to license, which can make it difficult for organizations to implement."
"SAP Analytics Cloud can be quite expensive."
"This solution offers value for money and you get what you pay for."
"SAP Analytics Cloud is expensive. The price is a big issue if you compare it with other solutions from different vendors."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
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Manufacturing Company
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Manufacturing Company
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Amazon QuickSight?
The integration is very seamless. We stored our result CSV files in S3 and connected directly from there.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Amazon QuickSight?
My company had a corporate discount and other arrangements, so I'm not familiar with the standard pricing.
What needs improvement with Amazon QuickSight?
Compared to Power BI, I felt QuickSight lacks some features, like delayed drill-downs. Drill-downs were the main area where we found QuickSight lacking. Especially for root cause analysis, the abil...
Which would you choose - Tableau or SAP Analytics Cloud?
Tableau is easy to set up and maintain. In about a day it is possible for the entire platform to be deployed for use. This relatively short amount of time can make all the difference for companies ...
What do you like most about SAP Analytics Cloud?
In the data warehouse, you're free to make changes. You can make everything text, meaning it's always a string. Even numbers appear as text, giving you the flexibility to work with all columns.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SAP Analytics Cloud?
SAP pricing tends to be premium, so it is slightly higher. However, in this case, the premium charges are justifiable because it comes with out-of-the-box connectors and adapters and can still comm...

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SAP BusinessObjects Cloud



Sample Customers

MLB Advanced Media, Infor, HotelBeds, Gemini, Jivochat,
Live Oak Bank
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