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We performed a comparison between Meraki Location Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two BI (Business Intelligence) Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Meraki Location Analytics vs. SAP Analytics Cloud Report (Updated: November 2022).
654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Technical support has always been very good.""In general, it is helpful because it allows administrators to see where the Wi-Fi and network services are being most used.""I like Location Analytics' geofencing features for devices. You can manage thousands of devices with just a push of a button and deploy applications in seconds. For example, in schools, you can deploy an app update for thousands of iPads in just two clicks."

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"The most valuable features are the analytical application and the user story.""I would recommend this solution for companies that are SAP dependent with users working in this environment.""The ability to collaborate and plan together is great.""Easy to use.""Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage.""It offers good backup capabilities.""Planning and integration are the most valuable features. It is useful for planning, and it is useful for integrating with on-prem or cloud SAP solutions.""I like the product's capabilities. The clarity and scenarios are the main features that allow us to forecast using machine learning algorithms and make decisions."

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Cons
"I would like to see all of the features included in a single package.""The pricing is a pain point for us. It's a bit expensive.""The biggest issue is negotiating the price with a client. That's the most complicated part, but the product is worth it."

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"The customizations need to be better.""I would also like to have more advanced features for predictive analytics.""What could be improved in SAP Analytics Cloud is integration, particularly in terms of extracting data from the source system. Currently, its data extraction mechanism doesn't have good integration and needs improvement.""The price, integration, and modeling capabilities could be better. I have to use an integration engine to integrate our products and databases. SAP Analytics Cloud is made specifically for KPIs and business intelligence. The modeling capabilities are kind of poor. You always have to model the data and then present it visually in SAP Analytics Cloud. In the next release, I would like to have a lite version for planning to create scenarios quickly. For me personally, planning is the most complicated feature of SAP Analytics Cloud.""An additional feature that needs to be added to SAP Analytics Cloud is exporting because right now, you can only export to PDF and PowerPoint. It would be good to have multiple export options, for example, to Excel and other apps. Pricing is an area for improvement in SAP Analytics Cloud, apart from exporting.""SAC, which is the cloud version, lost some good features from the previous planning product, like BPC or BPS.""Could be more user-friendly; somewhat complicated to use.""They need a better scalability rate."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "They have different tiers of pricing including one-year, three-year, five-year, seven-year, and ten-year."
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  • "It's not that costly as such for the time being."
  • "Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "Compute and storage features should be sold separately."
  • "Its pricing is okay as compared to its competitors."
  • "Its price is slightly on the higher side."
  • "The pricing of this product is reasonable."
  • "This solution is pricey."
  • "The price is competitive. There is a power user license and normal user license, but the normal user license is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Technical support has always been very good.
    Top Answer:The pricing could be less expensive. They should work on their price points. However, since it is such a well-polished system, you can see why they charge what they do. The pricing is different for… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is a pain point for us. It's a bit expensive. I would like to still see it come down, as many companies just don't have the budgets for it right now. Mid-sized companies in particular just… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage.
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    Also Known As
    SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
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    Overview

    Cisco Meraki's location analytics and engagement solution displays real-time location statistics to improve customer engagement and loyalty across sites. Data collected by intelligent Meraki APs is synced with the Meraki cloud, automatically reported in the dashboard, and exported to third-party applications via the Cisco Meraki Location Analytics API.

    SAP Analytics Cloud is an all-in-one Software-as-a-Service business intelligence tool that provides the key functionalities of an analytics tool to SAP business users. This tool is built on HANA Business Intelligence (BI) platform, providing analytics from data collected from multiple sources, such as ERP, Microsoft SQL, and Salesforce, among other solutions.

    You can use SAP Analytics Cloud to compile data and perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis for predictive planning. SAP Analytics Cloud collects and analyzes the raw data from transactional systems into intelligent insights that allow you to make better decisions.

    SAP Analytics Cloud uses machine learning to clean up data, identify errors, and issues, and suggest optimization or filtering options. You can use the modeling feature in Analytics Cloud to create hierarchies and get deeper data insights.

    The three core functions of SAP Analytics Cloud consist of Planning, Predictive Analysis, and Business Intelligence as a holistic SaaS solution that offers real-time analysis to business leaders.

    SAP Analytics Cloud Capabilities

    • Data discovery
    • Machine learning
    • Integrated financial and business planning
    • Predictive analysis
    • Automated data cleansing
    • Custom widgets
    • Mobile extension
    • Role-based customization
    • Data exploration and visualization

    SAP Analytics Cloud Key Features

    • Augmented analytics: SAP Analytics Cloud allows organizations to make the most of AI (Artificial Intelligence)-powered analytics through augmented analytics. It includes a Search to Insight feature that enables users not skilled or experienced in data science to access and use the platform.

      These smart insight tools allow organizations to visualize business data without manual intervention. By combining multiple machine learning algorithms, SAP Analytics Cloud automates predictive analysis so that organizations can have significant insight into secured data.
    • Enterprise planning: As SAP Analytics Cloud is an all-in-one financial planning and analysis solution, organizations can use it to align strategies across all departments. It allows end-to-end, data-driven planning decisions via financial modeling, allocations, smart insights, and automated reporting.

      The Zero-based budgeting feature allows for an effective resources allocation with built-in collaboration tools. The finance team can collaborate easily, create budget templates and make accurate decisions.

    SAP Analytics Cloud Benefits

    • Real-time cloud insights: SAP Analytics Cloud makes it easy for users at every level to generate instant insights and improve data-driven decision-making. With SAP Analytics Cloud, you can have immediate and central access to all figures, diagrams, insights, and evaluations for every employee on every device and updated in real time.

    • Customizable dashboard: You can customize your dashboard according to your requirements. This customization means you can easily access all the relevant data on a single pane of vision tailored to your business.

    • Collaborative planning: As an all-in-one platform, SAP Analytics Cloud integrates the multiple aspects of a business into a single solution, including finance, HR, sales, and supply chain management.

    • Data on any device: You can integrate SAP Analytics Cloud with SAP S/4 HANA and deploy insights to Android and iOS devices. The SAP S/4 HANA integration also enables the rolling out of changes to multiple files and devices from a central location, so you can carry your business operations on the go over a secured cloud network.

    • In-memory technology: Since it is based on SAP HANA in-memory technology, SAP Analytics Cloud can process massive amounts of data in a short time.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Segun O., SAP HANA Developer at SOA PEOPLE, says that "The most valuable features are on the application side, where you can design applications into your analytics on the platform."

    The Head of Finance Enterprise Application at a computer software company adds that "The visualization feature is the most valuable. SAP Analytics Cloud is also very easy to use."

    "Its many features make it the best in the market," sums up a Consultor SAP Business Object, Sap Analytics Cloud at a tech services company.

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    Sample Customers
    Ladbrokes, Neinver, Westwind School Division, The Salvation Army, Queensland Airports Limited
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Retailer11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Meraki Location Analytics vs. SAP Analytics Cloud
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki Location Analytics vs. SAP Analytics Cloud and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Meraki Location Analytics is ranked 13th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 3 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 5th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 28 reviews. Meraki Location Analytics is rated 10.0, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Meraki Location Analytics writes "Great trend monitoring, easy to update, and extremely scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Easy to set up with good forecasting capabilities but requires knowledge of programming languages". Meraki Location Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Rapid7 InsightVM and Tableau, whereas SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI, IBM Planning Analytics and Oracle Analytics Cloud. See our Meraki Location Analytics vs. SAP Analytics Cloud report.

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