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Extending SAP Insights: Pyramid is the Best Analytics Solution

Your business relies on SAP. And you want to leverage all available enterprise data together with your SAP data. There are a lot of options for your organization to choose from, but Pyramid Analytics takes a unique and valuable approach.

Pyramid’s PYRANA engine was built to directly query SAP and your other data sources, without extracting or copying data. With Pyramid, you can securely visualize and explore all directly queried data in a single, interactive dashboard, regardless of data volumes or query complexity.

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Critical Feature Pyramid with BW, BW4/HANA, or HANA Power BI Tableau
Direct query of SAP data Yes, without data ingestion Limited, prefers data ingestion Limited, prefers data ingestion
Non-SAP and hybrid data access Yes: Any SQL data and popular MDX sources Yes, with limitations on MDX query Yes, with limitations
Query performance / speed Market-leading Ingestion preferred, which slows query speed Ingestion preferred, which slows query speed
Deployment Anywhere: On-premises, any cloud, or hybrid Requires Microsoft's cloud Deployable anywhere, but relies on legacy client-server architecture
Embedding Yes: Any HTML5 web page or app interface Yes, but may require DAX coding Yes, but single sign-on requires significant custom work
Data model structures Yes, including regular, ragged, parent-child hierarchies Limited Limited
Server-defined logic Yes Yes (if direct) Yes (if direct)
“Key Dates” BW and BW4/HANA: YES
HANA: Not applicable
BW and BW4/HANA: NO
HANA: Not applicable
BW and BW4/HANA: NO
HANA: Not applicable
Result structures Yes, including numeric formats, masking, cell security Limited Limited
Localized data and models Yes Limited Limited
Create models back into HANA BW and BW4/HANA: Not applicable
HANA: Yes
No No
SSO security BW and BW4/HANA: Direct, SNC+AD, or Logon Tickets
HANA: Direct or SAML
Yes: Direct, SNC+AD, or Logon Tickets Yes: Direct, SNC+AD, or Logon Tickets
Robust data prep tools Yes May require Power Query May require add-on or third-party tool such as Alteryx
No-code/low-code data science and machine learning Yes: Built-in, autoML, Python, R May require Power Query, Power BI Desktop, and/or Azure May require separately licensed, partially integrated Einstein Discovery from Salesforce
Data visualization Yes Yes Yes
Augmented Analytics Yes: Data narratives, natural language query, related metrics—Ranked #1 by Gartner * Yes Yes
Advanced total and subtotal formulation options Yes Limited Limited
Storyboarding Yes Yes Yes
Publishing Yes: Pixel-perfect, scheduling, distribution Lacks report scheduling and bursting Yes
User-designed dynamic infographics Yes Yes Yes
Extensibility Yes: APIs, embedding, BPI, workflows Yes Yes
Content governance Yes: Lineage, structure analysis, versioning Yes, but unsecured desktop client Yes
Technical support Market-leading, according to Analyst survey results Potentially insufficient, according to Analyst survey results Yes, but unsecured desktop client

* 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

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