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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting and Compliance, Analytics and Reporting, Integration
  • Kepion Planning ranks higher in 1 feature set: Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

7.8

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

78%
7.9

Kepion Planning

79%
Kepion Planning ranks higher in 3/5 features

Long-term financial planning

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Financial budgeting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Forecasting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Scenario modeling

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Management reporting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
2 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

7.7

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

77%
7.5

Kepion Planning

75%
Kepion Planning ranks higher in 4/7 features

Financial data consolidation

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Multi-currency management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
2 Ratings

Minority Ownership

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.6

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

86%
7.0

Kepion Planning

70%
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) ranks higher in 5/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Management Reporting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
2 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
2 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

6.8

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

68%
6.6

Kepion Planning

66%
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) ranks higher in 3/6 features

Personalized dashboards

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
2 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
2 Ratings

KPIs

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
2 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
2 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

3.0
30%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Integration

9.0

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

90%
8.9

Kepion Planning

89%
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) ranks higher in 2/3 features

Flat file integration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Excel data integration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kepion Planning is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

79%
4 Ratings
8.3

Kepion Planning

83%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.8

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

78%
2 Ratings

Kepion Planning

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Kepion Planning

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Kepion Planning

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.0

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

70%
2 Ratings

Kepion Planning

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

5.0

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

50%
2 Ratings

Kepion Planning

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

60%
1 Rating

Kepion Planning

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

The system is not always intuitive to a new user. However with some upfront training it is easy to catch on. A lot of the management is left in the hands of the users, in our company that would be finance. To us that is a great benefit, however, that may not work in all situations.
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Kepion Inc.

The solution works extremely well for companies in complicated operations or with the ambition to forecast their operations on a driver based way or wanting to have the ability to create different scenarios based on external or internal drivers. It is a perfect piece of an existing analytical infrastructure (DWH/BI) lacking a planning solution on top.
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Pros

SAP

  • Dynamic reporting and consolidation of information from disconnected sources
  • Adaptability to needs of shifting business initiatives
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Kepion Inc.

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Kepion provides all budgeting, forecasting and actuals information in one, collaborative environment.
  • Analysis: It is easy to traverse across your entire budgeting and forecasting spectrum in Kepion, unearthing insights that would be hidden from you in other tools.
  • Workflow: Kepion's workflow management is simple and clear.
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Cons

SAP

  • SRC had a delay in information until the month's operations officially closed and the data was fed into the system. Other products that I have used allow you to see activity throughout the month. Knowing that it isn’t final, you can still get a sense of how revenues/expenses are stacking up for the month, etc. In addition, other operational metrics, like Average Daily Census, Admissions, etc. should be able to be tracked daily, rather than having to wait until the month is over.
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Kepion Inc.

  • Silverlight functionality is outdated which makes the front end solution a little bit old compared to latest UI. They will be tackling it in Q2 2018, but it leaves users wanting for more.
  • Reporting functionalities: Are not state of the art, we recommend users creating official reports within Kepion, but focusing on Tableau or PowerBI for reporting purposes as this is not and will never be Kepion strengths compared to the likes of Tableau.
  • Being customizable is great, however, the solution is not an out-of-the-box solution and does require a little integration to work. For smaller companies (under 5M USD) I would still recommend Excel.
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Pricing Details

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Kepion Planning

    Starting Price

    $0 Contact Us

    Editions & Modules

    Kepion Planning editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    On premise Install01
    Cloud Planning02

    Footnotes

    1. Contact Us
    2. Contact Us

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Please contact us at sales@kepion.com for more details.

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP

    Looking for some alternatives, which are less expensive.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    SAP

    I could train users to use the Business Warehouse within an hour or two. Also very easy to create reports and send web links to view the report. Exporting to Excel/Word/etc. was very simple and had good formatting.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    SAP

    Very long reports in SRC would take a long time to run (several minutes). However, shorter reports could be run quickly.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    SAP

    I did not use customer support.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    SAP

    This is more a function of the training I received from the systems experts in my organization, not training from Business Objects/SAP. The training was rushed, without an agenda, and didn’t meet my needs as a user.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    SAP

    Program was already implemented when I joined.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    SAP

    Business Objects SRC is more flexible than other products and that is especially important in a company where each division is completely different in how they operate, their KPIs, and their operating functions. It allows finance to decide what information is important at that time and does not take months of IT resources to meet management's immediate informational needs. Reporting and budgeting is easily updated when there is an addition or a deletion of a line of business. Finance is allowed to dice the information in any way to satisfy the current needs of the business.
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    Kepion Inc.

    Kepion is in a unique position in that it has all of the enterprise-grade functionality and scalability of a tool like Cognos, but it is available at a lower price point, with much more engaged support.
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    Return on Investment

    SAP

    • Thus far the BI team has been playing catch-up since our SAP implementation, as a good many important customer facing reports were left out of the implementation as a requirement for go-live.
    • The scalability and SAP data conversion are the real value.
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    Kepion Inc.

    No answers on this topic

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