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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI was used to manage our parts and machines. It can be used to manage your factory or systems to properly allocate items to select places. However the system does not respond well, and it can scale well provided you have an actual team knowledgeable in this field. Once you get it set up it works well, but of course, if you try and add new implementations, it can become hazardous to your business.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.0

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
REST API
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Javascript API
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
iFrames
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
Java API
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1

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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • It has a great way of displaying information.
  • It's affordable.
  • It can scale well provided you have good support.
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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.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
We currently have a strong user base, and the Des Moines area is a strong BO community so it is easier to get talent. The value is very good for the money you pay. SAP is a leader in the industry. though it is playing catch-up in some areas, it has the money to quickly resolve that.
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Usability

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 answers
I have been creating SAP software solutions successfully since past 10 years and SAP BO's popularity and demand is still strong in the market.
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Reliability and Availability

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Its available anytime. Depends on the server configuration.
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Performance

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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).
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Support

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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 answers
Very difficult website to use that is not very intuitive. It's hard to reach a good support person that can actually help with the issue. We usually end up solving the issue ourselves.
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In-Person 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 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
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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.
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Implementation

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Choosing the right personnel to deploy and maintain the system is critical to success. Do not underestimate the value of a sandbox and or Development environment. Every aspect of the initial deployment and subsequent upgrade and enhancements should be thoroughly tested by the developers and administrators for expected functionality and compatibility with all interfaces. A Test environment is just as crucial. Initial key user content testing and formal performance testing should take place here prior to the production deployment. This is also where you finalize your operational support plans and system/user security
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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.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We currently have implementations of both Microsoft BI and SAP Business Objects so our enterprise has found reasons for both. Some users prefer BI over SAP and it depends on the department they are working for. SAP was chosen for the more complex tasks that require large data sets and its ability to help its users visualize the data and plan for the future.
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Return on Investment

9 Spokes

No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • By generating and distributing reports in a timely manner, we were able to save millions of dollars for the company which otherwise would not have been visible.
  • Almost realtime dashboard, saved the company a huge amount by showing the outages and kept the company from buying a tool to do just that.
  • It showed the customers who were not paying the bills and were missing in the system due to some loophole. This was visible by doing reporting on the theft usage of electricity.
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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

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