We performed a comparison between Pentaho Business 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.
"We were able to install it without any assistance from tech support."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"The most valuable feature of Pentaho is the Tableau report."
"I would recommend this solution for companies that are SAP dependent with users working in this environment."
"SAP Analytics Cloud is easy to create charts with, and is a stable business intelligence platform. Easy to set up solution."
"It is a comprehensive BI solution that provides reporting, planning, and predictive analytics in one solution. You don't have to buy three different products. It is very flexible. It can be implemented very quickly. It has a lot of out-of-the-box scenarios that you can use for quick deployment."
"The ability to collaborate and plan together is great."
"Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage."
"The visualization feature is the most valuable. SAP Analytics Cloud is also very easy to use."
"The reporting, dashboards, KPIs, and visualization are the most valuable."
"It is scalable."
"Another concern is that Pentaho is not customizable or interactive."
"We did not achieve the ROI. The work delivered to users had lesser value than the subscription cost."
"The repository should be improved."
"Custom visuals is another area of improvement. There are also some mobile features that are missing. There are features that aren't available on the mobile."
"The budget management could be better."
"It should have the flexibility for scoping the story and models. When you use it in a three-layer architecture, you struggle with the fact that you usually have just one SAP Analytics Cloud tenant, and you have to switch the connections, which might be an issue for bigger developments. For the development role, there should be an option to switch between development and production scenarios."
"The general management of this solution could be improved. The graphics or icons could also be improved to allow them to integrate with other environments on the web."
"Connection and integration with other applications have a lot of restrictions at the moment."
"I would also like to have more advanced features for predictive analytics."
"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."
"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."
Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.
Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.
The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.
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.
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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.
Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 19th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 3 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 5th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 29 reviews. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 7.0, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Great automation, easy migration, and a rather simple setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to allocate, spread, and distribute actual figures". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, IBM Cognos 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 Pentaho Business Analytics vs. SAP Analytics Cloud report.
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