Senior Vice-President of HCM Solutions Danielle Larocca has worked in the SAP HCM space for over 20 years. An SAP Mentor and featured speaker at numerous conferences, Danielle has authored four best-selling books on SAP, is the Technical Editor for the SAP Professional Journal, and often the Voice of the Expert on SAPInsider’s Ask the Expert series for HR.
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…”
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:
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.
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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