General Overview

What is SAP Analytics Cloud?

SAP Analytics Cloud is a single cloud solution for Business Intelligence and organizational planning, enhanced with the power of predictive analytics and machine learning technology.

What makes SAP Analytics Cloud different from other analytics solutions?

SAP Analytics Cloud stands out from the competition in many ways. For starters, we’re 100% accessible in the cloud. This means you’ll only need your web browser to access your account, no desktop application is required.

Another differentiator is the integrated planning capabilities. Bringing Planning and Business Intelligence together allows you to analyze, report, budget, and forecast within a single solution.

Did we mention our in-app collaboration or Smart Assist features powered by predictive analytics and machine learning technology?

We could go on… but this is a “Quick Answer” so for more information, check out our product page.

Is SAP Analytics Cloud right for my business?

Yes. SAP Analytics Cloud is designed to scale for businesses of any size, from a sole proprietorship to large enterprises. For more details check out our plans and pricing information.

What is SAP Digital Boardroom?

SAP Digital Boardroom extends SAP Analytics Cloud to transform the modern boardroom experience. Leaders get a 360° view across all Lines of Business and operations and can interact with insights on large touchscreen displays.

For more information, or for help implementing SAP Digital Boardroom, get in touch.

Is there an SAP Analytics Cloud mobile app?

You bet. The SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile App is available for iOS devices. You can download it for free from the app store.

Is it easy to collaborate using SAP Analytics Cloud?

SAP Analytics Cloud streamlines communication with in-app collaboration features.  You can assign tasks and deadlines, start chats, and make comments all within the application.

Can I share stories outside of my organization?

No, but this is for your own protection.

Stories can only be shared with users on the same Analytics Cloud system, and cannot be accessed without logging in. This is to protect your information from getting into the wrong hands.

Is SAP Analytics Cloud available in different languages?

You can change your language preferences in your profile to update SAP Analytics Cloud to one of the available translations.

As of November 2017, SAP Analytics Cloud is available in 15 languages:

  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Slovak
  • Traditional Chinese

More translations are planned for 2018.

Free Trial

How do I sign up for a free trial?

Easy, by clicking a link like this one: sign up now to try SAP Analytics Cloud for free.

All you need to sign up is your business email address. We ask that you use your official business email address to make things simpler if you choose to upgrade from your trial to SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence or SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning.

Why do I have to sign up with my business email?

Signing up from the get-go with your business email will make things simpler if you choose to upgrade from a free trial to SAP Analytics CLoud for Business intelligence or SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning

The email you signed up with originally will be the one associated with your admin account after you upgrade.

What data sources can I use during my 30-day trial?

Your trial account can access data from local file imports (.csv, .xlsx) or from Google Drive.

Enterprise-level data connections are only available to SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence or SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning subscribers. For more information about data sources, read our page on connecting to data.

What help and learning resources do I have access to during my trial?

We have an entire learning section of our website dedicated to advancing your knowledge, you can find everything from sapanalytics.cloud/learning

For more detailed documentation, explore the Analytics Cloud Help Centre.

How do I upgrade from a free trial to a paid plan?

Simply log in to your trial account and click Buy Now in the toolbar. Before you checkout, you can add as many as 20 users to your system.

If you’d like to add more than 20 users to your system please contact us.

What happens to my data when the trial expires?

Once your trial expires, you’ll have 7 days to upgrade your account to a paid plan. Upgrading will save all of the work you have completed during the 30-day trial.

If you do not upgrade within 7 days of your trial expiring, your account will be deleted.

Your Account, Signing Up, and Logging in

How do I sign up for an account?

You can start by signing up for our 30-day trial. Or, subscribe to SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence for more data source connections, the ability to add more users, and in-app collaboration features.

What happens after I sign up?

You should receive your activation email within a few minutes of signing up. Follow the instructions in the email to get started with your account.

If you don’t see the email in your inbox, please check your junk folder.

Still nothing? Try signing up again, or visit the login page and click the Forgot Password link.

I signed up for an account, but I didn't receive an email. Now what?

Well that’s no good. First, check your junk mail just to make sure that our email didn’t get misplaced. If you don’t see anything from us, visit the login page and click the Forgot Password link.

Still having trouble? It might be time to contact support. 

Can I change the email address associated with my account?

If you’re on a 30-day trial you won’t be able to update the email associated with your account until you upgrade to a Business Plan.

If you’re already subscribed to SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence or SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning, your System Administrator can update your email address for you.

How do I log in to SAP Analytics Cloud?

It’s easy! To log in to your free trial or licensed account, visit sapanalytics.cloud and click the log in button from the top menu.

Please note: Some subscribers have set up unique login pages. If you are unable to log in via the website, check your email for a direct link to your login page or contact your system administrator.

I forgot my password, can I reset it?

Don’t Worry, resetting your password is easy. Simply visit the login page, select your account type, and click “Forgot Password”

Please note: Subscribers with unique login URLs must click the “Forgot Password” link on their unique login page. If you’re having trouble logging in or can’t find your unique URL, contact your system administrator.

I'm having trouble logging in to my unique URL

Subscribers with unique login pages and are unable to log in via the sapanalytics.cloud website. If you’re having trouble logging in, check your email for a direct link to your login page or contact your system administrator.

Connecting to Data

What types of data sources can I connect to?

SAP Analytics Cloud can connect to various on-premise and cloud data sources including SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP BPC, OData, Google BigQuery, SQL, SAP Universes and more. Check out our connecting to data page for more information and help on setting up your connections.

Trial users can work with data by importing local files (.csv, .xlsx) or by connecting to Google Drive.

Are there any limits to the amount of data I can work with?

As of November 2017, Import Data Connections are limited to 100 columns and 800,000 rows of data. For more information see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.

User Management and Upgrades

How much does SAP Analytics Cloud cost?

Subscriptions to SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence start at just $23 USD per user, per month. Check out our plans and pricing for more information.

I'm already a paid subscriber, how do I add more users to my account?

Admins can log in to add more users in the Account section accessed from the main menu.

What if I want to add more than 20 users?

If you’d like to add more than 20 users to your system, please contact us.

How do I upgrade my account to include planning functionality?

If you’d like to add planning functionality to your system, please contact us.

Is academic pricing available for SAP Analytics Cloud?

Academic accounts include the full business intelligence, planning, predictive analytics, and SAP Digital Boardroom functionality within a shared learning environment. Learn more about SAP Analytics Cloud for higher education. 

Account Administration

As a System Administrator, can I track the usage of my Analytics Cloud System?

Yes. Using the System Monitor, Administrators can track overall system information and usage information for individual users.

Can I set different permission levels for system users?

Yes. Admins are able to specify Model Security and Dimension Security to restrict data access.

Read more on Model and Data security.

How do I add more team members to my SAP Analytics Cloud System?

If you’re on a 30-day trial you’ll have to upgrade to a Business Plan. To do this, simply log in to your SAP Analytics Cloud account and click Buy Now in the toolbar. Before you checkout, you can add as many users as you want to your system.

If you have SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence, you can add more users in the Account section accessed from the main menu.

How is SAP Analytics Cloud billed?

Subscriptions to SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence are billed on a quarterly or annual basis, your choice.

Subscriptions to SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning are billed based on your contract with SAP, your Account Executive can give you more details.

What’s New and Product Updates

How often is SAP Analytics Cloud updated?

As a cloud solution, SAP Analytics Cloud is updated frequently. Visit Product Updates and Plan for the latest release notes and roadmap information.

How can I learn about what's new in each release?

Visit Product Updates and Plan for the latest release notes and roadmap information.

I have an idea! Is there any way I can submit it?

We welcome ideas from the SAP Analytics Cloud community – submit yours through SAP’s Customer Influence.

Learning

I'm new, what's the best way to get started?

We love newbies – welcome to SAP Analytics Cloud! We’ve developed a number of learning resources to help you get started. Check out our Guided Playlists, video library, or sign up for a webinar.

Is there an SAP Analytics Cloud community?

Yes. Analytics Cloud is part of the greater SAP Community. To join the community, sign up here.

Does Analytics Cloud have a Help Center?

We sure do. If you’re looking for in-depth help on a specific topic, you can search the SAP Analytics Cloud Help Center.

Access help from within the software by pressing the “?” symbol in the toolbar.

Can I attend a webinar?

Yes, our webinars are a great way to get an overview of SAP Analytics Cloud and to stay up to date on what’s new. Visit our webinars page to view recorded webinars or sign up for upcoming sessions.