Top 10 Features in SAP Analytics Cloud

December 15, 2022

Top 10 Features in SAP Analytics Cloud

Explore features, functions, and highlights in the latest release of the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

Do you want to learn what’s new in SAP Analytics Cloud? Let’s review the top 10 features in the latest release and get insights into how these innovations can benefit you and your team.

SAP Analytics Cloud is the leading cloud-based business intelligence software designed to modernize how organizations consume data and make informed decisions. With the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, you can combine analytics and planning with unique integration to SAP applications and smooth access to heterogeneous data sources.

General Planning Enhancements

SAP Analytics Cloud offers several new features to help your company plan.  Among these features includes the ability for users to connect to BPC live and add new data combinations, generate subbranches within value driver trees, and execute external API calls from within a multi-action trigger. A new split feature capability shows List and Gantt views simultaneously. This split feature is useful when importing data or creating multi actions. In addition, SAP Analytics Cloud has expanded monitoring capabilities for each data action execution and includes data import jobs as steps within multi actions.

Data Integration with Data Warehouse Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud users can now move data between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud bidirectionally. For example, actuals and forecasts can be seamlessly transferred back and forth between SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud. In addition, users can control the hierarchical display, so only the leaf members associated with the specific hierarchy choice are shown.

Data Export

Planning and Forecasting data can now be pulled externally from SAP Analytics Cloud, allowing easier downstream data processing operations. Improved data export also provides an open-supported API to allow external delta handling (to update, change, or delete records only).

Admin Cockpit

The new Administration Cockpit supplies fast and easy access to system usage information to help administrators proactively manage their SAP Analytics Cloud tenants.

Office Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud add-in for Microsoft Office allows connections to SAP Cloud sources for SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and has received numerous enhancements. It is available for both Microsoft Office 365 Cloud and Desktop versions. SAP Analysis for Office continues to be a vital add-in for customers requiring access to multiple data sources like BW, BPC, and S/4. It can also be used with SAP Analytics Cloud with limitations and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

Optimized Story Viewer

The Optimized Design Experience provides a better designer experience for IT and Analysts when constructing large and complex stories with the introduction of several usability improvements. It is currently supported for stories based on SAP HANA, SAP BW, and Acquired Analytics Data Models

Enterprise Reporting

The SAP Analytics Cloud allows users to create reports, dashboards, and other visualizations in a drag-and-drop interface. Users can add a header, footer, or margin to their canvas stories. The page header, footer (and body) are widget containers based on three distinct canvases, which can be independently customized.

Predictive Planning

The reliability and transparency of predictive plans have been improved. The Predictive Planning module supplies data-driven forecasts to accelerate planning, while planners supplement those forecasts based on their business acumen. Planners can check plan attainment based on continuously updated predictive forecasts.


SAC Workspaces are virtual workspaces that customers can set up to mimic their departments, LOBs, regional structures, or organizational setups. Workspaces enable administrators to partition the existing File repository into various groupings and supply the ability to delegate admin ownership.

Analytics Catalog

Analytics Catalog is a new feature used to enhance and simplify the content access experience in the SAP Analytics Cloud home.

In the end, it’s all about usability. These new features will make data more accessible, workflows more efficient, and end-user adoption a lot easier – resulting in better analytic solutions for your business.

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