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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
Joseph R. Sweeney | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
Jatel Desai | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

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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

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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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
Glen Norman | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
Glen Norman | 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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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