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Score 8.1 out of 100

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
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

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
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

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

MS SharePoint / SQL
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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