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SAP launches all in one analytics as a cloud service

William Payne
October 21, 2015

SAP is planning a new cloud based analytics offering that will incorporate business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics as a single service. The company is planning to offer the new package as a software as a service (SaaS) offering. 

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

"The challenge with analytics solutions on the market today, cloud or otherwise, is the silo approach to delivering capabilities such as visualization and forecasting," said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. "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. That to me is more than visualization of data, that's realization of success."

Embedded in either SAP of third-party apps, SAP Cloud for Analytics intends to provide seamless workflows for insight to action at the point of decision within applications. While launching new SaaS analytics capabilities, SAP remains committed to innovations to the existing analytics solutions delivered on premise and/or in private cloud deployments with customers taking advantage of hybrid scenarios for on premise and cloud data.

"SAP and Google are collaborating to extend powerful analytic capabilities to customers," said Prabhakar Raghavan, VP Engineering, Google Apps. "These innovations are planned to allow Google Apps for Work users to embed, refresh and edit SAP Cloud for Analytics content directly in Google Docs and Google Sheets."

Daimler Trucks North America uses cloud analytics solutions from SAP to identify and track potential sales for dealers, crunch large volumes of data and provide the power of agile visualization to their business users.

"SAP innovation with cloud analytics allows Daimler Trucks to securely extend powerful analytics to our network of dealers to provide new insights and deliver increased sales," said Scott Daron, IT Business Manager, Daimler Trucks North America.