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1344 Ratings

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
  • Microsoft Power BI and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform are tied in 1 feature set: BI Standard Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.1
81%
120 Ratings
8.5
85%
43 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
139 Ratings
8.5
85%
44 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.2
82%
127 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
8.9

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

89%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.7
87%
139 Ratings
9.0
90%
43 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.0
80%
138 Ratings
9.0
90%
43 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.1
81%
104 Ratings
9.2
92%
29 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.6
86%
135 Ratings
8.4
84%
43 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
129 Ratings
9.0
90%
38 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.9
89%
121 Ratings
8.7
87%
43 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.9
79%
101 Ratings
9.5
95%
38 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.5
85%
104 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.5
75%
76 Ratings
9.4
94%
23 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.3

Microsoft Power BI

83%
8.9

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

89%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.5
85%
131 Ratings
9.6
96%
38 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.5
85%
122 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.9
79%
103 Ratings
9.3
93%
34 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.8

Microsoft Power BI

88%
9.1

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

91%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.8
88%
121 Ratings
8.5
85%
44 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
104 Ratings
9.3
93%
42 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.6
86%
112 Ratings
9.4
94%
42 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.0
90%
95 Ratings
9.3
93%
27 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.6
86%
113 Ratings
9.0
90%
30 Ratings

Mobile Application

8.3
83%
100 Ratings
9.3
93%
25 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

8.3
83%
114 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.0

Microsoft Power BI

80%
8.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

82%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/6 features

REST API

8.3
83%
73 Ratings
8.1
81%
18 Ratings

Javascript API

8.2
82%
57 Ratings
8.1
81%
17 Ratings

iFrames

8.0
80%
56 Ratings
8.5
85%
15 Ratings

Java API

7.7
77%
47 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

7.9
79%
63 Ratings
7.9
79%
18 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

7.9
79%
46 Ratings
8.4
84%
18 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Microsoft Power BI

86%
141 Ratings
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Microsoft Power BI

100%
1 Rating
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
22 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Microsoft Power BI

86%
57 Ratings
8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
10 Ratings

Availability

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
7 Ratings

Performance

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
17 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
53 Ratings
8.6

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

86%
18 Ratings

In-Person Training

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
15 Ratings

Product Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

In operations we use the tool for many different topics, from factory quality systems to high level reviews.We have created kind of an internal "App Store" based on Power BI where you have a lot of different dashboards for different solutions (cost, cash, health and safety, sales, factories, distribution centers...) and you as an user just need to get in that "App Store" and enter in whatever tool can be useful for you. It is open to all the operations employees and can use on demand.Also it has raised the imagination of our colleagues, as they are not only working by themselves creating new reports, but also raising fantastic ideas that can be extended for the usage of all the community.
Jose-Angel Mangas | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI was used to manage our parts and machines. It can be used to manage your factory or systems to properly allocate items to select places. However the system does not respond well, and it can scale well provided you have an actual team knowledgeable in this field. Once you get it set up it works well, but of course, if you try and add new implementations, it can become hazardous to your business.
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Quickly filter and view granular data sets with easily configurable reporting figures.
  • The ability to quickly switch between tabs allows for historical data comparisons and progress tracking.
  • It's helpful to dive into the data and break it down from high levels to small.
  • Achieve actionable insights faster by using real-time data. It's incredible to have online access to reports.
Afia Tamanna | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
  • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
  • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
  • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
  • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
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

Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Starting Price

$9.99 per month

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

Starting Price

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.6
Based on 57 answers
At this point, I think we all know who has taken the lead in the business intelligence and analytics market worldwide. With fresh new updates every other day on top of an already robustly built product with all features that one can dream of is a no brainer, I feel. Microsoft will invariably be synonymous with quality and professionalism.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.8
Based on 10 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

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 7 answers
When we implemented 3.1, we had a tough time managing the system: It took almost a year to stabilize.

With 4.0, we want to roll out to more users, and are holding back because of fears about the performance issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 17 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 53 answers
I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.6
Based on 18 answers
SAP has released various versions of SAP BO BI. starting from 3.1 and going to 4.0,4.1,4.2 and latest being 4.3. SAP provides support to these new versions. As new versions keep on coming, support for the very old software goes out of scope from SAP. it is when the different organization plans to get their BO content migrated from a lower version to a newer version. The newer version had definitely added functionality and features which ease the work of users.
Saurabh Raheja | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 15 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

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Some organizations use Spotfire which is far more advanced in terms of its analytical capabilities vs. Lumira/PA etc. but the sharing/storage side of the BI Platform is far superior and much better managed. The ability to create user groups, access levels etc. on BI Platform helps to keep the platform secure.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform supports SOA Service Oriented Architecture. You can start/restart/enable/disable all the servers. You can seamless do load balancing and clustering. It supports all leading application and web server. Supports LDAP SSO integration.People who can work on excel with training they can work on SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, dashboard, Lumira, Information design tool product suite. Tool is very user friendly and easy to learn and implement
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • By generating and distributing reports in a timely manner, we were able to save millions of dollars for the company which otherwise would not have been visible.
  • Almost realtime dashboard, saved the company a huge amount by showing the outages and kept the company from buying a tool to do just that.
  • It showed the customers who were not paying the bills and were missing in the system due to some loophole. This was visible by doing reporting on the theft usage of electricity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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