Mode vs. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mode
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Mode is a business intelligence platform that unifies company analytics by bringing data teams and business teams together, so analysts can provide rapid answers to strategic, ad hoc questions. And, business stakeholder can access relevant data to answer their own questions which can often detract more impactful work.N/A
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Score 8.0 out of 10
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SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio provides data visualizations for BI apps. dashboards and business intelligence apps.N/A
Pricing
ModeSAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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ModeSAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
ModeSAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Top Pros

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Features
ModeSAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
BI Standard Reporting
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Mode
8.5
9 Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
7.8
2 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports9.34 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.49 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.86 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Mode
8.1
9 Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.1
2 Ratings
Drill-down analysis7.58 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Formatting capabilities7.69 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.19 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.18 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Mode
7.9
8 Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.5
2 Ratings
Publish to Web8.35 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to PDF6.88 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Report Versioning7.74 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.68 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.34 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Mode
6.5
9 Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.7
1 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.79 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization5.46 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics6.36 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
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Mode
9.4
2 Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
9.4
2 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)10.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.02 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Mode
9.0
1 Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.3
1 Ratings
REST API9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Mode
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Ratings
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
8.3
1 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
User Ratings
ModeSAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(9 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(4 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ModeSAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Mode Analytics
Mode is a clear category winner for how it easy it is to go from interactive analysis to professional quality reporting. You can easily do all your SQL and quite a bit of R/Python. If you want to quickly go from your database to simple charts, this is your pick. If you need to do heavier data modeling, scheduling jobs, or ML, you'll need something else, like Databricks. In my opinion, the quality of visualizations and some developer/analyst features make Databricks an unacceptable substitute.
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SAP
SAP Business Objects is well suited for the scenarios where most of the logic is written on the backend (in some other application) and one can expose that data for the business users through Business Objects. It is easy to schedule the report, format the same and download the data for analysis. Some simple calculations can also be added on the BO side as needed It is not very appropriate for complex calculations/logic.
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Pros
Mode Analytics
  • It allows me to undertake data visualization tasks by creating really insightful charts and dashboards
  • It allows for easy sharing and work collaboration on data analysis tasks
  • Mode has an easier to use SQL editor as well
  • I love how it organizes all our SQL data tables into easy-to-view data we can draw insights on
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SAP
  • visualize data
  • enable interactions
  • real-time connectivity
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Cons
Mode Analytics
  • Date ranges aren't always the most intuitive to set, strangely
  • Faster refresh rates would be ideal
  • Would love more dynamic mobile device integration (alerts, etc)
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SAP
  • Not able to paste multiple values without semi-colon while filtering the data. Adding semi-colon makes the functionality difficult to use.
  • User interface can be improved
  • It is costly
  • The performance of the report decreases if complex logic/functions are added
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Usability
Mode Analytics
For the advanced user already familiar with Python. It is just the same tool, already managed and connected to the data.
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SAP
The software is easy to use if you are familiar with drag and drop design with data or no data views
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Support Rating
Mode Analytics
Mode has dedicated agents who are online in a chatroom, ready to take on any questions and provide helpful feedback.
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SAP
Support has been good so far
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Alternatives Considered
Mode Analytics
We used both Qlik and Mode at our organization. The mode was used a quick analysis SQL tool while Qlik was our enterprise BI solution.
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SAP
Other offering include PowerBI and Tableau. Both alternatives have different licensing options to consider, in terms of capabilities, they increase in conjunction with the license price.
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Return on Investment
Mode Analytics
  • Extremely positive. It's a key feature in our application.
  • Were it not for the account management bit, Mode would be hands-down our recommendation for anyone looking for cloud BI.
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SAP
  • Positive impact for providing Adhoc and Scheduled reports to business users
  • Positive impact for supporting data analysis
  • Positive impact for less training time for users and developers
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