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SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that leading industry analyst firm BARC recognized the SAP Analytics Cloud solution with top rankings in both its Planning Survey 19 and Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms Report. This announcement was made at the SAPinsider conference being held June 25–27 in Amsterdam.

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The Planning Survey awarded SAP 31 top rankings and 28 leading positions across five peer groups — more than any other vendor in its peer groups. The survey examined user feedback on planning product selection and use across 28 key performance indicators (KPIs), including business benefits, project success, business value, recommendation, customer satisfaction, user experience, planning functionality and competitiveness. Findings from surveyed users include:

  • 100% rate price-to-value for SAP Analytics Cloud as excellent, good or satisfactory (SAP was the only vendor that achieved this result)
  • 85% rate predefined planning content in SAP Analytics Cloud as very good, good or satisfactory
  • 88% rate functionality in SAP Analytics Cloud for doing simulations as very good, good or satisfactory

The BARC Score: Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms Report named SAP Analytics Cloud a market leader, placing SAP highest against 19 other competitors on market execution. The report evaluates modern enterprise BI platforms on whether they have a comprehensive toolset and the ability to scale across a variety of industries and use cases. Strengths noted for SAP Analytics Cloud include:

  • User-friendly experience for ad hoc reporting, analysis and visual analysis
  • Augmented analytics capabilities
  • The SAP Analytics Hub solution as single access point for all analytics (cloud and on premise, SAP and non-SAP)

“BARC’s findings validate that SAP Analytics Cloud offers our customers a best-of-breed enterprise planning platform with inherent reporting and augmented analytics to allow collaboration on one connected plan to make fast, confident decisions,” said Gerrit Kazmaier, SVP, SAP HANA and Analytics. “Our modern analytics solution is growing at such a phenomenal rate because we made it easier for our customers to plan, analyze and predict all in one place — unlike other vendors’ solutions there is no need to stitch together and use separate tools for planning, BI and advanced analytics.”

According to BARC, SAP Analytics Cloud achieves a very good set of results in this year’s Planning Survey and Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms Report. Convincing ratings in numerous important KPIs have helped SAP consolidate its position as a global market-leading planning, BI and analytics platform vendor.

Aço Cearense Group (GAC) is a metallurgical company based in Fortaleza, Brazil. Manuel Robalinho, IT project manager and SAP consultant at GAC, said: “Aço Cearense uses SAP Analytics Cloud to manage and streamline the company’s budget processes and operations to be more efficient. For the first time, thanks to this unique platform, we’re able to spend less time on the budget process and more time on scenario analysis to improve results.”

The latest updates delivered to SAP Analytics Cloud include analytics design and collaborative enterprise planning capabilities for the SAP Business Warehouse application, the SAP BW/4HANA solution and SAP S/4HANA. For more information, read “Announcing the Q2 2019 Release of SAP Analytics Cloud.”

To learn more, check out the SAP Analytics Cloud and The Planning Survey 19 and Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms Report.