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Self-Service Analytics on SAP BW and SAP HANA

Access SAP data directly and get value instantly

The Pyramid Platform just works! Try it and see how to unlock full, immediate value from SAP with self-service analytics directly on SAP data. Analyze SAP data alongside any other data sources, on-prem, in the cloud, or both. See how we stack up.

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Getting the Most from Your SAP BW, SAP BW4/HANA, SAP HANA Data

  • Feature Comparison
    Pyramid
    Power BI
    Tableau
  • check Query Scope and Performance
    • Direct query of SAP data without ingestion
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      x Prefers data ingestion
      x Prefers data ingestion
    • Non-SAP data sources and hybrid data access
      check Any SQL data & popular MDX sources
      x Limitations on MDX query
      x With limitations
    • Query performance/speed
      check Market-leading
      x Prefers data ingestion; slows query speed
      x Prefers data ingestion; slows query speed
  • check Data Preparation
    • Robust data prep tools
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      x May require Power Query
      x Requires add-on or 3rd-party tool (Alteryx)
    • Data model structures
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      x Limited
      x Limited
    • Result structures
      check Including regular, ragged, parent-child hierarchies
      x Limited
      x Limited
    • Localized data and models
      check
      x Limited
      x Limited
    • Create models back into HANA
      check
      x
      x
    • Server-defined logic
      check
      check If direct
      check If direct
    • “Key Dates” BW and BW4/HANA
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      x
      x
    check Self-Service Data Discovery and Analytics
    • Augmented analytics: data narratives, NLQ, related metrics
      check Gartner ranks above Power BI & Tableau
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    • Data visualization
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      check
      check
    • No-code/low-code data science and machine learning
      check Built-in, autoML, Python, R
      check May require Power Query, Power BI Desktop, Azure
      check Einstein Discovery (separately licensed)
    • Advanced total and subtotal formulation options
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      x Limited
      x Limited
    check Presentation and Publishing
    • Storyboarding
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      check
      check
    • Publishing
      check Pixel-perfect, scheduling, distribution
      x Lacks report scheduling and bursting
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    • User-designed dynamic infographics
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      check
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    check Governance
    • SSO security
      check BW, BW4/HANA: Direct, SNC+AD, or Logon Tickets; HANA: Direct or SAML
      check Direct, SNC+AD, or Logon Tickets
      check Direct, SNC+AD, or Logon Tickets
    • Content governance
      check Lineage, structure analysis, versioning
      check Data security undermined by desktop client
      check Data security undermined by desktop client
    check Architecture and Deployment
    • Deployment
      check On-premises, any cloud, or hybrid
      x Deployment requires Microsoft's cloud
      check Uses legacy client-server architecture
    • Embedding on any HTML5 web page or app interface
      check
      check May require DAX coding
      check May require significant customization
    • Extensibility
      check APIs, embedding, BPI, workflows
      check
      check
    check Support
    • Technical support
      check Market-leading, according to analyst survey results **
      check Potentially insufficient, according to analyst survey results **
      check Potentially insufficient, according to analyst survey results **
* Gartner, Inc., “Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms,” May 2022; Gartner scored Pyramid Analytics above all other vendors evaluated for the Augmented Analytics Use Case
** Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, “Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study,” 2022

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Level up to decision intelligence and get more from SAP with Pyramid.

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The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform

Empower anyone in your organization to make faster, more intelligent decisions with SAP BW and SAP HANA data.

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Meaningful Analysis with Integrated Data Prep

Frictionless and integrated no-code, AI-driven platform that combines data prep, data science, and business analytics capabilities.

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Build Interactive Analysis in Minutes

Everyone can self-serve by directly accessing multiple data sources across their environment with a tailored experience.

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Faster Decisions with AI and Machine Learning

The analytics stack is simplified and less complex with a lower total cost of ownership.

Most-Loved Benefits of Pyramid with SAP

Speed Up the Journey from Data-to-Decision

Direct Access to SAP

The Pyramid Platform allows you to access SAP data directly and provide analytics for anyone in your organization.

Leave Data Where It Is

Connect to SAP BW and HANA directly and query against them, without moving the data … and get a super-fast experience.

Combine Data In Minutes

Develop reports and data storytelling dashboards that combine data from SAP and other systems in minutes.

No Code

Build complex queries and execute on SAP BW without writing any code.

Leverage SAP Rules

Leverage business rules and hierarchies that are already defined within your SAP system to understand the data and your business.

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“For our non-technical users, Pyramid Analytics provides upfront simplicity with the ability to drill down into deep details if you choose. That’s fantastic because our executives need to trust that those details are there, whether or not they always need them.”

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