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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.6 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 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

Looker
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Looker
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
Looker
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
Looker
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
REST API
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Javascript API
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
iFrames
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Java API
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7

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 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

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 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

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 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

Looker

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

Looker

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

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 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

Looker

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

Looker

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

Looker

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

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 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

Looker

No answers on this topic

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

Screenshots

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

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

Looker
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Looker
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

Looker
10.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

Looker
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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