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Score 7.5 out of 100

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

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.
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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Long-term financial planning
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial budgeting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Forecasting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Scenario modeling
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Management reporting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Consolidation and Close

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial data consolidation
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Journal entries and reports
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Multi-currency management
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Intercompany Eliminations
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Local and consolidated reporting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Detailed Audit Trails
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Financial Reporting and Compliance

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial Statement Reporting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Management Reporting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Excel-based Reporting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automated board and financial reporting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
XBRL support for regulatory filing
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Analytics

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Personalized dashboards
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Color-coded scorecards
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
KPIs
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Cost and profitability analysis
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Key Performance Indicator setting
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Benchmarking with external data
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
3.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Integration

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Flat file integration
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Excel data integration
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI Standard Reporting

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Customizable dashboards
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Drill-down analysis
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Report sharing and collaboration
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Publish to Web
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Report Versioning
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Predictive Analytics
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Access Control and Security

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
REST API
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6
Javascript API
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
iFrames
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.3
Java API
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6

Pros

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

  • Dynamic reporting and consolidation of information from disconnected sources
  • Adaptability to needs of shifting business initiatives
Daniel Guzman | 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

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

  • 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.
AJ Senff | 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

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Looking for some alternatives, which are less expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 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

Performance

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very long reports in SRC would take a long time to run (several minutes). However, shorter reports could be run quickly.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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).
Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not use customer support.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 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

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

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.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
Program was already implemented when I joined.
AJ Senff | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 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

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

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.
Anonymous | 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

Return on Investment

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

  • 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.
Daniel Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • Business Objects allows me to pull data quickly when I am in a time crunch, for example, I was able to pull together a presentation for a last-minute board meeting to discuss financial objectives for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Business Objects data is used in identifying items that should be discontinued due to low sales volume or low margins
  • Business Objects data is used to analyze customer and brand performance and identify areas of success that can be translated to other customers, or areas that could be improved.
Carrie Brate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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