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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes

Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We need to create/open reports every month. The manual way would be to download data manually from SAP BW and then paste in Excel to start formatting/cleaning. With SAP Analysis Office, we create a report once. Next month when we open it, we just need to change the time frame and refresh the data. It takes 5 mins to open and update data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
REST API
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Javascript API
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
iFrames
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Java API
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7

Pros

9 Spokes

  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • This software is easy to initially learn, and very powerful in producing reusable reports.
  • It is much faster than my company's internal manual queries. The ability to build off of a saved query and share queries to other users is a great positive.
  • My favorite part is that you can run queries in the background and it does not interfere with your current work or slow your computer down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

9 Spokes

  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • The installation can be very complex and time-consuming, it requires a lot of planning and foresight as to what role the software will play in the organization.
  • The software has a relatively large learning curve that takes dedicated users months to get comfortable with, the UI is a bit intimidating for new users.
  • SAP could organize their help better, it can be difficult to find dependable solutions to issues via their website and support channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
The institution has decided to move in a different direction, and will be using MSBI for reporting. I have been very happy with the Business Objects suite of tools, and will continue to use them heavily until we make the transition.
Robert Scrimshaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

9 Spokes

No score
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 answers
From a server and client side perspective. the Business Intelligence Platform provides a foundation for all aspects of content development, distribution, analysis, collaboration and self service. Ease of use from targeted content delivery through controlled accessibility. Content exporting in the format of the users choice. Scheduling for internal or external delivery. Public and private folders for secure content access when requied. Web based for viewing on the users device of choice without the need to download additional applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.2
Based on 8 answers
Overall, the tool (Web Intelligence 4.2) is fast and solid. One issue is a dependability on JAVA for a full feature report creation/edit capabilities (as opposed to limited HTML option). Second, planned end of JAVA support by major browsers (Chrome is already not supporting JAVA applet).
Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

9 Spokes

9 Spokes 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 answers
The overall support package is very good. The online knowledge base provides wealth of information including step by step details on how to resolve known issues on a per release basis. When required software and/or code is included as a download or cut and paste option. It is also highly recommended to have well trained personnel as your system administrators. Do not relay on support alone to resolve all of your issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

9 Spokes

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Hire specialists and experienced staff. Mix some beginners so that everyone is not a leader but a learner too. Plan well; architect well; break down implementation in small steps and move towards larger steps. Create a centralized and authorized SAP Business Objects implementation team.
Priyanka Musale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

9 Spokes

I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We selected SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) based on price. It can stack up against others in terms of price and honestly, that's about it. Salesforce Commerce does a hell of a better job at handling it. However, in the space of Business Intelligence, SAP can do more, and that's why at the end we went with it
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

9 Spokes

No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • Business Objects allows me to pull data quickly when I am in a time crunch, for example, I was able to pull together a presentation for a last-minute board meeting to discuss financial objectives for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Business Objects data is used in identifying items that should be discontinued due to low sales volume or low margins
  • Business Objects data is used to analyze customer and brand performance and identify areas of success that can be translated to other customers, or areas that could be improved.
Carrie Brate | TrustRadius Reviewer

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

9 Spokes
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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