New SAP Cloud Solution Puts Analytical Tools into One Platform

SAP is ushering in a new way to master analytics in the cloud with the SAP Cloud for Analytics solution. The planned software as a service (SaaS) offering aims to bring all analytics capabilities into one solution for an unparalleled user experience.

The solution is built natively on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and plans to be embedded with existing SAP solutions, intending to connect to cloud and on-premise data to deliver planning, predictive and business intelligence (BI) capabilities. The intent is for organizations to use this one solution to enable their employees to track performance, analyze trends, predict, and collaborate to make informed decisions and improve business outcomes.

“SAP Cloud for Analytics will be a new end-to-end cloud analytics experience, giving customers the ability to access all data so business users can easily discover, visualize, plan and predict,” said Steve Lucas, president of platform solutions  at SAP. “That to me is more than visualization of data, that¹s realization of success.”

Customers will gain benefits such as the ability to unify BI along with planning, budgeting, and predictive capabilities in a one-product experience, the delivery of business outcomes with workflows that go from real-time insight to taking action, access to all data gives business users the ability to easily sample, wrangle, combine, and blend any data — big and small, on premise and in the cloud, and much more.

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