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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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 ERP

In the on-premise world of things, it ruled the world. The ease with which it can be customized and the language support it provides is simply amazing. Their landscape and transport management is brilliant. It saves millions of dollars for huge enterprises. I only wish that their support model can be enhanced further.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

Payroll Management

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.3
Pay calculation
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
5.0
Benefit plan administration
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.1
Direct deposit files
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.1
Reimbursement management
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.9

Customization

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
7.9
API for custom integration
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.0
Plug-ins
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
7.8

Security

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.3
Single sign-on capability
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.2
Role-based user permissions
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
7.6
Dashboards
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
7.3
Standard reports
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
7.7
Custom reports
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.5
Accounts payable
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.9
Accounts receivable
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.7

Inventory Management

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.7
Inventory tracking
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.3
Automatic reordering
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.3
Location management
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.4
Manufacturing module
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
9.0

Order Management

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.1
Pricing
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.3
Order entry
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.6
Credit card processing
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
7.0
Cost of goods sold
BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
8.4

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 ERP

  • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
  • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
  • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
  • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
Ali Kazempour | 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 ERP

  • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
  • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | 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 ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
Todd Bellamy | 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 ERP

SAP ERP 9.4
Based on 6 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | 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 ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
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 ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 ERP

SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
John Mota | 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 ERP

  • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
  • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
  • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)

General

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

SAP ERP

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 ERP
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.8
SAP ERP
8.6

Usability

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP ERP
9.4

Reliability and Availability

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
9.0
SAP ERP
10.0

Performance

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
7.0
SAP ERP

Support Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
5.0
SAP ERP
9.0

In-Person Training

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
6.0
SAP ERP

Implementation Rating

BusinessObjects SRC (Discontinued)
SAP ERP
3.0

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