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SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

All Analytics. All Users. One Product. Discover a new generation of cloud analytics.

Tired of jumping between analytics products to get answers? SAP BusinessObjects Cloud combines all analytics capabilities – including planning, predictive analytics, and business intelligence (BI) – in a single SaaS solution. Take advantage of a modern, intuitive user experience – and save time by planning, analyzing, predicting, and collaborating in context.

Why SAP BusinessObjects Cloud?

Because it combines planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics in a single cloud-based solution. SAP BusinessObjects Cloud simplifies financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and gives you the ability to analyze data and collaborate in the context of your plans in real time.

  • Discover, visualize, plan, and predict in one product versus separate point solutions
  • Experience a new and completely different product designed for the way you actually work
  • Benefit from a highly reliable solution built natively on the SAP Cloud Platform
  • Go live quickly and affordably with a subscription-based SaaS analytics deployment
  • Take advantage of native integration with on-premise applications and data sources

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Cloud analytics are on the rise

IDC expects spending on cloud analytics to grow five times faster than for on premise solutions over the next five years. Find out why – and explore the current and future state of analytics deployments.

Learn how SAP BusinessObjects Cloud can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities

Predictive analytics capabilities

Use guided machine discovery to help end users perform forecasting, find key influencers, detect outliers, and run what-if analysis. Easily embed predictive insights into your SAP BusinessObjects Cloud BI and planning workflows – in just a few clicks.

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Planning capabilities

Embed collaboration tools and analytics directly into your planning processes so you never have to switch between applications again. Simplify financial planning and analysis (FP&A), plan at any level of detail with any number of users and align plans across departments by integrating with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation.

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Business intelligence capabilities

Answer business questions in just a few clicks with best-of-breed BI. Connect, prepare, and blend data from different sources. Create and enrich visualizations with insights from Big Data discovery. And uncover intelligence and take action at the point of decision in your applications.

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SAP Digital Boardroom capabilities

Go beyond a traditional board portal. SAP Digital Boardroom equips business leaders with real-time contextual information, ad hoc reporting, and what-if analysis so they can make better decisions for today and drive change for tomorrow. Built on SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, the software leverages SAP S/4HANA Lines of Business data to provide a single source of truth for your company's most important metrics.

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Technical Capabilities
  • Data Connections
    Connect to SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe, SAP ECC, SAP HCP Live, SuccessFactors, Salesforce, xls, and csv data sources.
  • Location Analytics
    Visualize multiple layers of geo-enriched data on a map with Heatmaps, Choropleths, Points of Interest and distance filters using the power of the SAP HANA spatial engine
  • Calculation Engine
    Run advanced calculations at blazing speeds with SAP HANA in-memory calculation engine.  Perform report calculations, formulas, and dimension member calculations all in real time.
  • Value Driver Tree for Digital Boardroom
    Simulate and visualize important business drivers on large, triple interlinked touch screens
  • Advanced Planning Options
    These intuitive tools include multi-dimensional drag-and-drop report design, specialized layouts, cell locking, and auto spreading features. Use access rights and version management to create private versions, share with specific people, or publish to authorized users.
  • Guided Machine Discovery
    Perform embedded predictive forecasting on planning data, detect outliers and automatically detect key influencers in your data

System requirements for SAP BusinessObjects Cloud


System Requirements Details
Desktop browser Google Chrome
Operating system

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10

Apple Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or higher

Additional software Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or higher
Network bandwidth Recommended connection speed 500 – 800 kbit/s or faster
Screen resolution XGA 1024x768 (high color) or higher
Minimum recommended cache size 250 MB

Explore subscription options for SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud is available through an annual subscription fee.  SAP HANA infrastructure, maintenance, and support are all included. Multiple options and user types are available to meet your company needs and can be licensed individually.


SAP Digital Boardroom is built on SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, and is licensed separately through an annual subscription fee.

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