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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
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 Hyperion
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Long-term financial planning
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial budgeting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Forecasting
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Scenario modeling
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Management reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Consolidation and Close

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial data consolidation
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Journal entries and reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Multi-currency management
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Intercompany Eliminations
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Minority Ownership
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Local and consolidated reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Detailed Audit Trails
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Financial Statement Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Management Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Excel-based Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Automated board and financial reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Personalized dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Color-coded scorecards
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
KPIs
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Cost and profitability analysis
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Key Performance Indicator setting
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Benchmarking with external data
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Integration

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Flat file integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Excel data integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | 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 Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | 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 Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | 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

Oracle Hyperion

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 Hyperion

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 Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Hyperion

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

Oracle Hyperion

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

Oracle Hyperion

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 Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | 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 Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
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

Oracle Hyperion

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 Hyperion
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion
5.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Usability

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
1.0

Performance

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

In-Person Training

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.5

Online Training

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Scalability

Oracle Hyperion
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0

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