SAP has been the leader in business applications since inception in 1972. Not only ERP, SAP also has a well-recognized and leading business analytics tools which enable management levels be better-informed and make timelier decisions.
SAP analytics is positioned as the front-runner of Leader and Visionary in GARTNER Magic Quadrant. SAP analytics has a variety of business intelligence products and is targeted not only for large corporations, but also for small medium enterprises (SME). The following SAP Analytics products are suitable for small medium enterprises:
- SAP BusinessObjects Edge
This product is part of SAP BusinessObjects family and offers a comprehensive and end-to-end business analytics solution for growing companies. An intuitive Web interface provides access to flexible ad-hoc and allow automatic reporting to certain group of users, robust query and analysis, and information-rich dashboards enabling fast and flexible decision making. Despite of its complete functionalities, SAP BusinessObjects Edge is packaged for rapid deployment, allowing your organization to get up and running quickly.
- SAP Crystal Solution
This product is the most compact and affordable version of SAP BusinessObjects family. Even though the features are not as comprehensive as SAP BusinessObjects Edge, this solution can serve you interactive reports and dashboards and use powerful data visualization and discovery whenever you need them. You can choose which SAP Crystal Solution is suitable for the business need:
SAP Crystal Server. This solution is the most complete in SAP Crystal solution. It can deliver reports, dashboards and data discovery for everyone – all within a managed, secure business intelligence (BI) server that is quick to deploy. The solution includes SAP Crystal Report and Dashboard Design;
SAP Crystal Report. It is a reporting tool that turns almost any data source into powerful, richly formatted, dynamic reports that can be accessed offline or online from applications, portals, and mobile devices;
SAP Crystal Dashboard Design. This product, formerly known as Xcelcius, produces dashboards with what-if analysis and visualizations such as maps, charts, and gauges to present critical business key performance indicators (KPIs) with drillable, interactive dashboard views that can be deployed within Microsoft Office applications, through SAP Crystal Server, or via Flash, web applications or mobile devices.
- SAP Lumira
Lumira is a new analytical tool designed for ease of use and combines fast data manipulation with visualizations, allowing a user/users to explore and analyze trends, and maximize data knowledge from a variety of data sources and quickly gain unique insights. Further, the Lumira Edge edition is very useful for collaboration, runs on standard hardware and includes an in-memory engine that speeds up the discovery of hidden patterns and outliers using beautiful visualizations so they can be shared throughout the organization. Customers can create and share compelling data stories across the organization so teams and departments can better understand their data.
- SAP BusinessObjects Analysis
- SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
- SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
- SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
- SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
- SAP Crystal Reports
- SAP Crystal Server
- SAP Identity Analytics
- SAP Predictive Analytics
- SAP Lumira