Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Syntellis Performance Solutions provides enterprise performance management software, data and analytics solution for healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and higher education institutions. Axiom arms finance teams and executives with tools for budgeting, forecasting, planning, and reporting, so they can analyze results, model the future, and make more strategic decisions. Their solutions include enterprise planning, cost and decision support, and financial and clinical…N/A
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence Platform provides users with ad hoc queries, reporting, data visualizations, and analysis tools. Its integrated, unified infrastructure aims to offer scalability from one-to-many tools and interfaces on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.N/A
Pricing
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsSAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
5.9
6 Ratings
33% below category average
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
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Ratings
Long-term financial planning5.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting5.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Scenario modeling3.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting6.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
4.4
5 Ratings
57% below category average
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
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Ratings
Financial data consolidation2.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting5.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails4.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
5.1
6 Ratings
46% below category average
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
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Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting6.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting5.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting5.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
XBRL support for regulatory filing4.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
3.8
5 Ratings
72% below category average
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
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Ratings
Personalized dashboards3.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards4.84 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs5.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting4.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data3.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
6.0
5 Ratings
31% below category average
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
-
Ratings
Flat file integration5.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources4.64 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7.7
49 Ratings
6% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.344 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.645 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8.2
46 Ratings
2% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.045 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.345 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.531 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.245 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8.7
46 Ratings
4% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.338 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings7.844 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.140 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.145 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.224 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8.3
41 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.339 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.637 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.936 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9.5
46 Ratings
11% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.144 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.943 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
-
Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8.8
32 Ratings
10% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.331 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.026 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings9.128 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7.4
22 Ratings
6% below category average
REST API00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings7.217 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.420 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.318 Ratings
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User Ratings
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsSAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
5.6
(6 ratings)
7.7
(71 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(24 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance SolutionsSAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
Axiom is extremely well suited to optimize the Budget process. Using Axiom, we have cut our overall budget cycle time in half and have a much higher level of accuracy in all facets of the Budget including Fee Income, Expense, and Margin. Axiom is also well suited for advanced data users as you have the ability to create your own custom database tables which allows you to join to the existing Axiom tables and has allowed us to create custom reporting that we could not even think about on our previous system. The other big benefit of Axiom is that it sits on top of Microsoft Excel and inherits all of its functionality, which most people have experience with.
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SAP
The proper management of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards requires an expert on the team to manage and build reports. If an organization does not have the proper expertise on board to build and deploy reports it will fail. Data analytics, dropping into excel, and broadcasting of information are major bonuses for the use of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards.
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Pros
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
  • Compared to a previous EPM we used, Axiom's template load and saving performance has been much better even for large plan files.
  • Axiom consultants can create completely customized reports for any of the collected data. Super users within your organization can then fairly easily modify their work to create additional reports without Axiom's help (and invoices)
  • Setting up user security is a fairly easy one-time task and very easy to maintain when people change departments, leave the organization, etc. I would recommend you use role-based security settings.
  • Compared to our previous EPM, Axiom allows more customization and possibilities for templates. There's very few "the product can't do that" statements.
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SAP
  • 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.
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Cons
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
  • Implementation is quite Complex and requires both IT and Financial buy-in
  • Reporting solution has some learning curve for end users
  • Calculation methods within reporting can be opaque and hard to trace
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SAP
  • 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
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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SAP
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.
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Usability
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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SAP
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
No answers on this topic
SAP
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
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Performance
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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SAP
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 Rating
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
For the scale of our implementation, Axiom only assigned two consultants who were both completely new to the company. It felt like we were all learning about the product together, when you would expect them to already be experts at their own product. The team also made a good bit of mistakes throughout production and go-live, which then caused more work internally for us. The team lead for our project also just left the company, so we'll see how next year's planning goes
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SAP
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.
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In-Person Training
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
No answers on this topic
SAP
SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
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Online Training
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
No answers on this topic
SAP
I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
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Implementation Rating
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
No answers on this topic
SAP
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
Axiom was selected based on the impression of ease of use and integration. It is capable of holding all of our entities data while giving us an easier more accessible way to deliver monthly Financials and reports to managers. Then in costing we signed up because the impression of budgeting.
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SAP
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
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Scalability
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
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SAP
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
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Return on Investment
Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)
  • Forecasting has improved
  • Complexity of analysis has improved as well
  • Our main data has been confused as we started using Axiom
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SAP
  • 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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