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SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics is NOT the same as SAP Analytics Cloud. I think this is the area that causes the most confusion in the marketplace, and appears to be a bit of a pivot from earlier SAP messaging.
For clarity, the SAP Analytics Cloud technology will be embedded into the People Analytics solution. This was explained by SAP SuccessFactors Director, Solution Management, Kim Lessley:
“We are embedding SAP Analytics Cloud technology into our solution. So...it’s important because I know there has been some confusion that we were moving SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics to SAP Analytics Cloud but that is not the case. So we are embedding SAP Analytics Cloud technology within our SuccessFactors products which means that customers will be able to leverage a lot of the SAP Analytics Cloud functionality without requiring a separate license for SAP Analytics Cloud…”
People Analytics is comprised of THREE solutions
People Analytics Embedded Edition is enabled by SAP Analytics Cloud
Viewing the SAP SuccessFactors Road maps for the first half of 2020 (valid SAP SuccessFactors ID required) you can see that the terminology now says “People Analytics Embedded Edition is Enabled by SAP Analytics Cloud” within all three boxes of the Roadmap, as depicted below:
People Analytics Advanced and Planning Editions are enabled by SAP Analytics Cloud
Viewing the SAP SuccessFactors Road maps for the first half of 2020 (valid SAP SuccessFactors ID required) you can see that the terminology for the Advanced and Planning Editions mentions SAP Analytics Cloud as shown below.
Be sure to keep an eye on the SAP SuccessFactors Roadmaps, and download my latest ebook called 'What is SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics?' to learn more.
Enterprise Analytics vs. People Analytics
One last note: you many also hear the term Enterprise Analytics. Note that all other SAP Business Intelligence solutions are referred to as Enterprise Analytics.
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