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Score 7.1 out of 100

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite

I am a huge advocate for NetSuite, because the system is user-friendly (after a little training) and because it is so customizable. I would recommend NetSuite to any business with more than one company and especially businesses with companies based in more than one country. Small, medium and large companies can leverage the NetSuite platform to suit their needs, whether simple or complex.NetSuite has a number of taxation features that can help to automate return filings, so any business looking to systematize certain tax areas will find the system very useful.NetSuite allows great transparency across an organization and adopts a "one source of truth" methodology. If you have Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, etc. all working in the same platform and working with the same data, there is less room for data discrepancies and more reliance can be placed upon the system outputs.If a business has a disconnect between Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, etc. NetSuite will allow that business to come together and automate processes within a single system. There is no need for external system connectors, saving the business time (maintaining the connections) and money (saving on subscription fees to third-party connector vendors).
Sonny Spencer, ACA | 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

Payroll Management

NetSuite
5.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Pay calculation
NetSuite
4.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Benefit plan administration
NetSuite
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Direct deposit files
NetSuite
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Salary revision and increment management
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Reimbursement management
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Customization

NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
API for custom integration
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Plug-ins
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Security

NetSuite
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Single sign-on capability
NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Role-based user permissions
NetSuite
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Reporting & Analytics

NetSuite
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Dashboards
NetSuite
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Standard reports
NetSuite
6.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Custom reports
NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Accounts payable
NetSuite
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Accounts receivable
NetSuite
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Global Financial Support
NetSuite
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Intercompany Accounting
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Localizations
NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Journals and Reconciliations
NetSuite
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Enterprise Accounting
NetSuite
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Configurable Accounting
NetSuite
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Centralized Rules Framework
NetSuite
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Standardized Processes
NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Inventory Management

NetSuite
5.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Inventory tracking
NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automatic reordering
NetSuite
5.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Location management
NetSuite
5.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Manufacturing module
NetSuite
4.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Order Management

NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Pricing
NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Order entry
NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Credit card processing
NetSuite
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Cost of goods sold
NetSuite
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Order Orchestration
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
End-to-end order visibility
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Order exception Resolution
NetSuite
6.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Subledger and Financial Process

NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automated Invoice Processing
NetSuite
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Shared Services Payments
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Billings Management
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customer Receipt Applications
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customer Collections
NetSuite
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Revenue Recognition
NetSuite
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Cash Management
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Asset Management
NetSuite
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Travel & Expense Management
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Period Close
NetSuite
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Transactions Tax
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Subledger Reconciliations
NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
3rd Party Accounting Systems
NetSuite
5.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Project Financial Management

NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Budgeting and Forecasting
NetSuite
5.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Costing
NetSuite
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Cost Capture
NetSuite
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Capital Project Management
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customer Invoicing
NetSuite
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customer Contract Compliance
NetSuite
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Revenue Recognition
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Financial Performance Analysis
NetSuite
6.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Financials Dashboard
NetSuite
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Real-time Financial Reporting
NetSuite
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Embedded Business Intelligence
NetSuite
4.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Planning Collaboration
NetSuite
4.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Project Execution Management

NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Planning and Scheduling
NetSuite
5.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Manager Dashboard
NetSuite
4.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Resource Manager Dashboard
NetSuite
4.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Task Insight for Project Managers
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
NetSuite
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Team Member Task Collaboration
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Team Member Mobile Functionality
NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Candidate Search
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Defineable Resource Pools
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Defineable Resource Pools
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Talent Profiles
NetSuite
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Real-Time Project Reporting
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Absence Management
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Product Lifecycle Management
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Grants Management

NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Award Lifecycle Management
NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Spending Control
NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Indirect Cost Management
NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Billing
NetSuite
5.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Procurement

NetSuite
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Sourcing Team Collaboration
NetSuite
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Sourcing Analysis
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Bids Analyzed and Compared
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
NetSuite
5.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contract Authoring
NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contract Compliance Management
NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contract History
NetSuite
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contract Renewal Automation
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contract Repository
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Electronic Signatures
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Invoice Automated Matching
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
NetSuite
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Spend Compliance Management
NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Supplier Assessment
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
NetSuite
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Supplier Management
NetSuite
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Supplier Portal
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Risk Management

NetSuite
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Risk Repository
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Control Management
NetSuite
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Control Mapping
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Control Efficiency Assessments
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automated Control Assessments
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Assessment Capture
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Issue Detection
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automatic Notification
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Remediation and Certification
NetSuite
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Logistics

NetSuite
4.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Transportation Planning and Optimization
NetSuite
4.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Transportation Sourcing Management
NetSuite
4.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Transportation Process Integration
NetSuite
5.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Transportation Execution Management
NetSuite
4.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Freight Payment Automation
NetSuite
4.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Trade Management
NetSuite
3.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
NetSuite
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customs Entry Management
NetSuite
4.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customs Document Management
NetSuite
3.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Customs Document Collaboration
NetSuite
3.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Fulfillment Management
NetSuite
3.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Inventory Visibility
NetSuite
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Warehouse Workforce Management
NetSuite
4.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Manufacturing

NetSuite
5.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Production Process Design
NetSuite
4.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Supply Chain Business Flows
NetSuite
4.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Production Management
NetSuite
4.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Contracted Manufacturing Management
NetSuite
3.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Configuration Management
NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Work Definition
NetSuite
3.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Work Execution
NetSuite
4.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Advanced Fulfillment
NetSuite
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Manufacturing Costs
NetSuite
6.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Supply Chain

NetSuite
5.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Forecasting
NetSuite
4.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Inventory Planning
NetSuite
4.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
NetSuite
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Performance Monitoring
NetSuite
4.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Product Lifecycle Management

NetSuite
4.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Ideation Management
NetSuite
4.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Requirements Management
NetSuite
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Proposal Management
NetSuite
3.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Innovation Portfolio Management
NetSuite
4.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Product Master Data Management
NetSuite
4.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Vendor Portal
NetSuite
4.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Project Portfolio Management
NetSuite
4.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI Standard Reporting

NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
REST API
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Javascript API
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
iFrames
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Java API
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
NetSuite
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7

Pros

NetSuite

  • Integrates. NetSuite is particularly good at integrating with other products. For example, we integrate NetSuite with Adaptive Planning in order to bring actual financials together with forecast and budget data, which is then used for analysis and reporting. We also integrate NetSuite with other administration platforms so invoicing and commissions can be done rather seamlessly.
  • Intuitive. NetSuite is extremely intuitive. I started using it without any training and was easy to learn. It takes a little practice to learn the reporting system, but if you are just looking for client or vendor information it is as easy as typing the name or ID into the search box at the top.
  • Easy to Support. While setup is important and takes a lot of hours, the ongoing support is outstanding when compared to some of the other big enterprise systems. The previous enterprise system I used needed 4 full time programmers on staff just to keep it running, and it still kept getting outdated. The cloud application and seamless upgrades make this product superior.
Chris Snelling, CFA | 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

NetSuite

  • Consolidated invoicing. Generally, I think it's not a problem for NetSuite customers, and the potential, infrequent multiple invoicing to a given customer is likely okay. However, there may be instances producing 3 or more invoices per month for a given customer. The only consolidation solution offered is their homegrown "SuiteSolution" called Consolidated Invoicing. I don't use it but have had demos and discussions. Really need something slicker.
  • Fixed Assets Management. I use their SuiteSolution, Fixed Assets Management. It's not part of core NetSuite so there are inconsistencies with the rest of the system, some performance annoyances, and weaker reporting capabilities. It's a better product than other fixed asset solutions I've tried!
  • A very recent frustration of mine is that it is not possible without customization to display tax amounts per line in a transaction. This should be native. The per-line tax amount is available in a saved search; the per-line tax rate is available to display on the transaction; the tax amount can be displayed in the PDF generated. Why not show the amount in the system? Fortunately, it's easy to create a custom field/column that multiplies tax rate with an amount to give you tax amount. Pretty minor in the scheme of things, but fresh in my mind.
Joshua Henke | 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

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.0
Based on 22 answers
I am not the decision maker for this but I believe our company will be sticking with NetSuite for the long term. A CRM like this is a big investment and not something you move away from quickly and without a lot of planning. There is a lot of data involved and importing that into a new system is no easy task.
Billy Barker | 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

NetSuite

NetSuite 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Through creation of various dashboards and KPIs the user does not really need to get very technically involved. They simply need to understand how to fill out a form, and through proper workflow creations they can be alerted when it is time to provide the necessary information or perform a necessary action to complete the next phase of the business process.
Felix Garbuz | 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

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite

NetSuite 9.4
Based on 13 answers
Netsuite is never down. In the past year, we have been down only when we have internet issues
Aaron Kleinhandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 1.0
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.7
Based on 12 answers
Most of the time the performance is very good. Pages load in a few seconds; financial reports take less than 5 seconds; basic searches take a few seconds. But performance can be sporadic throughout the day and cause the run time to triple.
Pamela Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NetSuite

NetSuite 1.0
Based on 10 answers
In my opinion, the best place to go to answer your NetSuite functionality questions is their Online Help. It is excellent. For true support questions, NetSuite offers a Knowledgebase to its customers. Also, for ERP, NetSuite has licensed accountants that provide support. With any support organization, you must be thorough in describing your issue though.

NetSuite has several different support levels - http://www.netsuite.com/portal/services/support_main.shtml
Rob Gottschalk | 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

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.3
Based on 2 answers
The general Admin training is good but very soft for the high technical stuff
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Relatively easy and if time permits e
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.3
Based on 9 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand NetSuite's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the NS dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | 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

NetSuite

We selected Netsuite over Financial Force because at that moment Netsuite had a localization feature we needed to consolidate financial information from a company outside the US and they had the feature for the accounting rules of that specific country.
Nicolas Costa Ossa | 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

Scalability

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Because it has a relatively low price of entry for the base modules and then you pay per user, you can start out small and expand as you need to. I've seen it used with 1 user all the way up to hundreds of users. Imagine experiencing all that growth without implementing a new ERP system!
Dana Larson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

NetSuite

  • Very positive impact! Our old accounting system needed constant day to day maintenance between modules to get accurate reporting. Manufactured items were not calculating costs correctly so reports were never accurate.
  • The cloud based platform has save me SOOOOOOOOOOO much time not maintaining servers, workstations etc. Adding users and work stations are as simple as just having a computer with internet access.
  • Dashboard reminders really help me keep track of everything going on (or going wrong) within our organization. Problem troubleshooting is much easier with Netsuite.
Cindy Rumpf Novack | 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

NetSuite

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

NetSuite
5.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

NetSuite
9.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite
9.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

NetSuite
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

NetSuite
1.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

NetSuite
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

NetSuite
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

NetSuite
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

NetSuite
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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