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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage

For cold backups, archive data, and if you need cheap online storage that will not be regularly accessed. Also very good for streaming videos or audio files, for example, if you have an online education portal, you can store all the video files in Blob storage and then just load them on your website. The same applies for storing website content, pdfs, etc.
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

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Publish to Web
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to PDF
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Access Control and Security

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
REST API
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Javascript API
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
iFrames
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Java API
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1

Pros

Azure Blob Storage

  • Reduced cost. We were able to reduce our storage infrastructure by several hundred terabytes by consolidating redundant copies and dedupe/compression on files.
  • Extremely high level of redundancy. We can replicate data in a variety of ways that we would never have been capable of on our own hardware.
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

Azure Blob Storage

  • One thing we wish was done better is more guidance for building it out from day one. We did not know what we were doing and until we hired an implementation person that understood what we wanted to do. We spent a lot of time and money doing things over several times.
  • Help customers hook up with talented (local) implementation specialists would be great.
Richard Peterson | 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

Azure Blob Storage

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

Azure Blob Storage

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 5 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

Azure Blob Storage

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 4 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

Azure Blob Storage

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 11 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

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 8.4
Based on 6 answers
Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 8 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

Azure Blob Storage

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

Azure Blob Storage

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

Azure Blob Storage

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 8 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

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob is the only major cloud object storage platform that we use today.
Michael Ward | 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

Scalability

Azure Blob Storage

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

Azure Blob Storage

  • Azure Blob Storage is just way cheaper than anything we could afford to do on-prem. Forecasting spend is way easier with predictable growth than it is with large capital expenditures every few years, and that ability to grow or shrink dynamically is simplifies things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

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

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
  1. per GB/per month
  2. per month
  3. per GB/per month
Additional Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage
9.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

Performance

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

In-Person Training

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

Online Training

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Implementation Rating

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

Scalability

Azure Blob Storage
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0

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