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Is People Analytics the same as SAP Analytics Cloud?

Jan 13, 2020 7:36:04 AM

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:


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My SAPPHIRE/ASUG 2019 Conference Summary

May 15, 2019 1:05:51 PM


I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at this year’s annual SAPPHIRE ASUG 2019 event, held in Orlando, Florida last week. I also enjoyed spending time with other SAP Mentors and interviewing SAP’s President, Cloud Business Group & Executive Board Member at SAP SE Jennifer Morgan.

Here is my summary of the latest exciting updates from the SAP world!


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SAP SuccessFactors launches People Analytics powered by SAP Analytics Cloud

Nov 19, 2018 1:06:42 PM

At SAPPHIRE 2018, SAP announced the launch of Intelligence and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) as detailed in my blog from June, 2018.  The annual SuccessConnect conference continued on the theme of Intelligence and the use of SAC as the future for all HCM reporting, as detailed in my blog from October, 2018.  

The solution for all Human Capital reporting powered by this SAP Analytics Cloud is now being referred to as People Analytics, as detailed by the global head of Product for SAP SuccessFactors, Amy Wilson in SAP’s News Center update on October 31, 2018 titled “Introducing SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics, Enabled by SAP Analytics Cloud”.

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A Test Drive of SAP Analytics Cloud

Jul 24, 2018 4:05:52 PM

SAP Analytics Cloud was a key focus of SAPPHIRENOW 2018. Let's give it a quick test drive using its free trial offering.

In my recent blog What’s new in SAP SuccessFactors HCM reporting, I explained how SAP has declared the SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) as their future for reporting and analytics leveraging intelligence.