SAP Analytics Cloud a Strong Performer in The Forrester New Wave™:

Natural Language Generation For Analytics, Q4 2018

Forrester's report on the emerging market for natural language generation (NLG) evaluates the nine most significant providers.

SAP Analytics Cloud: Machine Learning and Natural Language Technology

Forrester predicts that all leading BI vendors will include NLG for analytics by the end of 2019*

*The Forrester New Wave™: Natural Language Generation For Analytics, Q4 2018


What makes SAP Analytics Cloud a Strong Performer?

The Forrester New Wave™ evaluates emerging technology only. The analysis is based on a 10-criterion survey and a 2-hour briefing with each evaluated vendor.

Evaluated products must:

  • Offer data-to-text capabilities
  • Be able to generate full sentences and paragraphs
  • Include analytics graphical user interface (GUI) that can create rules and templates for NLG and analyze the results
  • Function without the aid of professional services (no black box technology)

In the results of in The Forrester New Wave™: Natural Language Generation for Analytics, Q4 2018 SAP Analytics Cloud earned a "differentiated" rating for three of the 10 evaluated criteria: analytics, number of industry verticals/business domains, and product road map.

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"By combining machine learning and natural language query (NLQ) technology, SAP helps augment human intelligence, leading to faster, more accurate results and greater business agility.”


- Gerrit Kazmaier, Senior Vice President, SAP Analytics and Databases & Data Management



With a full suite of Augmented Analytics features with NLG capabilities, SAP Analytics Cloud uses conversational AI and natural language technology to answer business questions automatically.

SAP Analytics Cloud instantly generates visualizations to answer questions based on natural language query input. With one click, the solution generates instant text and image-based explanations to help you understand the top contributors to your data.

Number of industry verticals/business domains

As a business-first application, SAP Analytics Cloud understands the way industries and lines of business work. The product integrates with data and planning solutions to deliver a 360° view of the business.

Our solutions for both industry and line of business supports the intelligent use of data to simplify and streamline decision making.


Product road map

SAP Analytics Cloud already comes with natively embedded NLG in our Augmented Analytics Features including Search to Insight, Smart Insights, and Smart Discovery.

The SAP Analytics Cloud product plan speaks to the prioritization of NLG in upcoming innovations.

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