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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

If you're a company who's been in business for a few years, and can afford a Looker license, then I wouldn't really look anywhere else. We've looked at a TON of data analytics/BI tools over the years and Looker is, by far, the best we've seen. However, that comes with a cost. If you're a new startup, Looker probably isn't appropriate for you because of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP BW is best for:1. Large enterprises2. Enterprises with 3+ legacy systems with entrenched users (politically difficult to merge)3. Enterprises with employees who can understand both the technical capabilities of SAP BW and the needs of the business users - ability to speak both languages, otherwise the program could be unwieldy and potentially underutilized (it's not particularly inexpensive)SAP BW is less appropriate for:1. Small enterprises2. Enterprises who have well established, same location, CRM and UFS - the integration of data analysis will be easier and less expensive with other solutions3. HANA
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
7.2
SAP BW
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
6.9
SAP BW
Customizable dashboards
Looker
7.9
SAP BW
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
7.0
SAP BW

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.5
SAP BW
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.2
SAP BW
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
SAP BW
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
5.9
SAP BW
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.6
SAP BW

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
SAP BW
Publish to Web
Looker
8.2
SAP BW
Publish to PDF
Looker
7.8
SAP BW
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
SAP BW
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.8
SAP BW

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
SAP BW
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.5
SAP BW
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
SAP BW
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6
SAP BW

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.5
SAP BW
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
8.8
SAP BW
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
SAP BW
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.4
SAP BW

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.0
SAP BW
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
SAP BW
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
SAP BW
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
SAP BW
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
6.7
SAP BW

Pros

Looker

  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

  • it has the best availability tool for generating different reports like Bex analyzer
  • different data models like sementic data model for different data management systems
  • can easily integrate and generate the reports from different sources like XML file uploading, 3rd party data sources etc...
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Looker

  • Mobile viewing is HTML based, not always highly viewable.
  • Basic operations can be difficult to achieve. There is a function called table calculations which allows this.
  • Running on a single server, the entire instance can slow down if even one user schedules a large dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

  • I wish it could hold a part where even though it is not in use yet, but you know you will need it, it won't allow it to be checked it rather than put on backorder.
  • Some of the menu paths can be a little difficult to remember or follow.
  • It is not easy for a novice user to go in and create a report quickly.
Brandi Brown-Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Looker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BW

SAP BW 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It basically stores all data I need in designed reports, which helps a lot with the analysis and calculation.It's quite interactive when you understand reports and know how to drill-down/swap. Fresh users might need some training. There are quite a lot of options to display data differently, or to add more filters in data as well as to extract the data in xlsx/csv/html format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Looker support specialists are heroes. They are knowledgeable, smart, and always vouch for your success. The availability is super quick, and even if there is no current solution for my problem, they will address it and voice it as feedback for a product.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP BW 8.0
Based on 4 answers
SAP BW is a consolidated tool. There are thousands of SAP notes in order to solve your problems and in case do not exist, SAP support will help you on the issue you face.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Looker

Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BW

SAP Business Warehouse scores higher in data warehouse functionalities for integration to SAP ERP and other SAP solutions such as SAP CRM, SAP APO, and SAP SRM. Standard SAP data source extractors which are available in SAP ERP can be used immediately for full or delta replication into SAP Business Warehouse. System governance in SAP Business Warehouse is top-notch with change management support for migration between system landscape from the development system to production system.
Julius Shen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Looker

No answers on this topic

SAP BW

  • The positive Return on Investment we receive with the software was the ability to import decades of data. We were then able to review the materials see trends we were previously unable to see without intense work.
  • The only negative impact was applying the training and changing procedures to deal with the software. This worked out, obviously, because this is not a software to be using without proper training.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

SAP BW

General

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

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