SAP Analytics Cloud Embedded Edition – Frequently asked questions and answers

Hello All,

Below I have tried to summarize and bring clarity on different aspects of the SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded edition in comparison with the other license versions of it. SAC Embedded edtion is also known as SAC as a service on top of BTP or SAC through CPEA.

Q:  What is SAP Analytics Cloud  Embedded edition?

A: SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded Edition is offered as a service on top of BTP, under the Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement(CPEA) enabling developers to easily and quickly access and activate the service to build and integrate the analytics using APIs into their application using. Live connectivity with SAP HANA.


Q: Is SAC Embedded Edition is available on both Neo & Cloud Foundry?

A: No, SAC EE is only available on Cloud Foundry.


Q: Does SAC Embedded Edition support both Live as well import data connectivity?

A: No, SAC EE supports only live connectivity.


Q: Does SAC Embedded Edition support the full feature set of the Enterprise SAC?

A: It only supports SAC BI capabilities. Planning, predictive and Analytics designer features are not supported on SACEE.


Q: Is there a user limit for SAC Embedded Edition? And what happens if the user limit exceeds?

A: yes, it’s 150 simultaneous users at a time. IF the user limit exceeds, the system does still allow users, but there will surely be impact on the performance


Q: What are key differences between SAC Enterprise edition and SAC Embedded Edition?

A: SAC Enterprise edition is the complete license of analytics that supports the 360 degree analytics with full capabilities like BI, planning, predictive and Analytics designer with both Live and import data connection.


SAC Embedded edition is available as a service on top of BTP under CPEA. This variant is meant for the application developers who would embed SAC and makes the analytics available for the end users within the context of the business application’s UI. From features point of view, SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded edition only offers the BI capabilities and no Planning, predictive and analytics designer capabilities available with this variant.


Q: How does user interaction works in the case SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded edition?

A:  SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded edition has a reduced scope and functionality. Therefore, most of the backend setup has been made available only through the APIs and not through the user interface. This applies for steps like creating the connection, tenant configuration, authentication and user/team creation etc.


Q: what are the different regions where SAP Analytics Cloud, Embedded edition is available?


A: AWS: Australia (Sydney), Brazil (São Paulo), Europe (Frankfurt),  Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, US East (VA)


Q: What should a user do to get the full SAC capabilities (like planning, predictive and analytics designer) when they liked the product as experienced through the Embedded edition?

A: The customer will then have to buy the full Enterprise version of SAC to get the full capabilities.

Q: How is the Embedded SAC sold along with Line of Business applications (Internal OEM) is different from SAC Embedded edition? 

A: In the internal OEM scenario, the SAP’s Line-of-Business applications would actually do the Embedding part of the SAC and will be sold as part of the Business application’s license itself. For the end customer, this will just mean – the Analytics with in the context of Business application itself.

Now, SAC embedded edition – is an offering from SAC that is sold as a service on top of BTP through CPEA model dedicatedly for the developers to consume it for embedding it into their BTP based business applications.