SAP Analytics Cloud earns top rankings in BARC's The BI Survey 18

BARC's The BI Survey 18 is based on findings from the world’s largest and most comprehensive survey of Business Intelligence (BI) end users, conducted from March to June 2018.

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96% of the surveyed users would recommend
SAP Analytics Cloud*

*Based on the aggregate responses of “definitely” and “probably”

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What makes SAP Analytics Cloud a Market Leader?

The BI Survey 18 is based on findings from the world‘s largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end users.

In the results, SAP Analytics Cloud was named a leader in 44 categories in the “large international BI vendors”, “integrated performance management products”, and “data discovery-focused products” peer groups.

SAP Analytics Cloud ranked ahead of all other large international BI vendors for ten key performance indicators.


“Great product with three capabilities: BI, Planning and Predictive.
We like the Hichert standard that are implemented in [SAP Analytics Cloud].”

- Person responsible/Project manager for departmental BI, manufacturing, >2,500 employees


Cloud BI

SAP Analytic Cloud's best results come in the ‘Cloud BI’ KPI. This measure reflects the product’s level of use in cloud environments.

SAP Analytics Cloud is a cloud-first solution that includes the ability to connect to on-premise data sources. Together with support of cloud-based data sources, the solution is attractive for businesses with complex data environments, especially SAP BW, SAP BW/4HANA or SAP HANA.

Cloud BI


Innovation reflects an ability to listen to customers’ requirements and adapt the portfolio accordingly to respond to new market trends.

With top results, especially for cloud BI, mobile BI, location intelligence and visual design standards, SAP achieves an excellent overall ‘Innovation’ rating for its SAP Analytics Cloud solution.


Business Value

The BI Survey’s ‘Business value’ KPI measures the overall value an implemented solution has brought to a customer. It is calculated by combining the ‘Business benefits’, ‘Project success’ and ‘Project length’ KPIs.

SAP is the top-ranked large international BI vendor and is among the leaders in three other peer groups. Customers give SAP Analytics Cloud high praise, thus showing their belief in the future of the product.

Business Value
Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction

SAP is the top-ranked large international BI vendor in Customer satisfaction. ‘Customer satisfaction’ is a complex measurement as it can be influenced by various factors.

SAP’s ratings achieved for KPIs such as ‘Price-to-value’ and ‘Vendor support’, leading to a good overall ‘Customer satisfaction’ rating compared to products from other large international BI vendors

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