2 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
775 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • 9 Spokes ranks higher in 3 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

9.0

9 Spokes

90%
8.7

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

87%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 2/3 features

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
43 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
42 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
43 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0

9 Spokes

70%
8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
42 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
28 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
42 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

10.0

9 Spokes

100%
8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
37 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
35 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
33 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.0

9 Spokes

90%
8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
43 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
41 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
26 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.0

9 Spokes

80%
9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
29 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
27 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
24 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
37 Ratings

Publish to PDF

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
42 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
37 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
42 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
22 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
17 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
16 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
18 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
17 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
17 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

9 Spokes

70%
1 Rating
8.5

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

85%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
22 Ratings

Usability

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

85%
9 Ratings

Availability

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
7 Ratings

Performance

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
17 Ratings

Support Rating

5.0

9 Spokes

50%
2 Ratings
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
17 Ratings

In-Person Training

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
3 Ratings

Online Training

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
15 Ratings

Product Scalability

9 Spokes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

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

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.
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General

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

Starting Price

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

Starting Price

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
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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.5
Based on 9 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

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 10.0
Based on 7 answers
When we implemented 3.1, we had a tough time managing the system: It took almost a year to stabilize.

With 4.0, we want to roll out to more users, and are holding back because of fears about the performance issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 9.0
Based on 17 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 2 answers
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 8.4
Based on 17 answers
SAP has released various versions of SAP BO BI. starting from 3.1 and going to 4.0,4.1,4.2 and latest being 4.3. SAP provides support to these new versions. As new versions keep on coming, support for the very old software goes out of scope from SAP. it is when the different organization plans to get their BO content migrated from a lower version to a newer version. The newer version had definitely added functionality and features which ease the work of users.
Saurabh Raheja | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 10.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
Dharmesh Shah | 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 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 15 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

Some organizations use Spotfire which is far more advanced in terms of its analytical capabilities vs. Lumira/PA etc. but the sharing/storage side of the BI Platform is far superior and much better managed. The ability to create user groups, access levels etc. on BI Platform helps to keep the platform secure.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform supports SOA Service Oriented Architecture. You can start/restart/enable/disable all the servers. You can seamless do load balancing and clustering. It supports all leading application and web server. Supports LDAP SSO integration.People who can work on excel with training they can work on SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, dashboard, Lumira, Information design tool product suite. Tool is very user friendly and easy to learn and implement
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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