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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | 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

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | 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

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | 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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Datawatch Monarch

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

Datawatch Monarch

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 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

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
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

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | 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

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

Datawatch Monarch
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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