SAP unveils Cloud for Analytics solution


SAP today unveiled SAP Cloud for Analytics solution, built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, to bring all analytics capabilities into one solution.

The new offering is software as a service and plans to be embedded with existing SAP solutions. Moreover, it intends to connect to cloud and on-premise data to deliver planning, predictive and business intelligence (BI) capabilities in one analytics experience.

With SAP Cloud for Analytics, organizations will be able to help their employees to track performance, analyze 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, adding that SAP Cloud for Analytics will be a new cloud analytics experience.

SAP also said it is continuing its collaboration with Google and customers. It noted that 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.”

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

Another customer, NFL, uses Big Data and analytics from SAP for fantasy football to provide recommendations to fans with a player comparison tool. The NFL looks forward to collaborating with SAP on the future vision for cloud analytics.

Also on Tuesday, the enterprise software major said its revenue rose 17 percent to €4.98 billion in the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

SAP generated €600 million (+116 percent) revenue from Cloud subscriptions and support, €1.01 billion (+7 percent) from software licenses, €2.51 billion (+12 percent) from software support, €3.5 billion (+11 percent) from software licenses and support and €4.12 billion (+19 percent) from Cloud and software.

New cloud bookings, the key measure for SAP’s sales success in the cloud, increased 102 percent in the third quarter to €216 million.

Arya MM

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