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562 Ratings

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Score 8.5 out of 100
803 Ratings
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Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

8.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

80%
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.5
75%
162 Ratings
8.4
84%
43 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.3
83%
188 Ratings
8.5
85%
44 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.1
81%
177 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1

SAP Analytics Cloud

81%
8.9

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

89%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
194 Ratings
9.0
90%
43 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.0
80%
191 Ratings
9.0
90%
43 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.1
81%
156 Ratings
9.4
94%
29 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.3
83%
185 Ratings
8.3
83%
43 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.2

SAP Analytics Cloud

82%
9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.3
83%
170 Ratings
9.0
90%
38 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.4
84%
182 Ratings
8.7
87%
43 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.1
81%
157 Ratings
9.7
97%
38 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.1
81%
151 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
23 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.1

SAP Analytics Cloud

81%
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.2
82%
191 Ratings
9.7
97%
38 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
187 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.0
80%
190 Ratings
9.3
93%
34 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.4

SAP Analytics Cloud

84%
9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.4
84%
184 Ratings
8.6
86%
44 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.3
83%
189 Ratings
9.4
94%
42 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.3
83%
185 Ratings
9.4
94%
42 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.6
86%
185 Ratings
9.4
94%
27 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.9

SAP Analytics Cloud

79%
9.3

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

93%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.0
80%
166 Ratings
9.0
90%
30 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.7
77%
161 Ratings
9.3
93%
25 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.9
79%
161 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

8.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

80%

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Long-term financial planning

8.0
80%
181 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Financial budgeting

8.0
80%
182 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Forecasting

8.0
80%
188 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scenario modeling

7.8
78%
185 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management reporting

8.3
83%
199 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

8.1

SAP Analytics Cloud

81%

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

Financial data consolidation

8.0
80%
141 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

8.0
80%
138 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency management

7.9
79%
150 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

8.2
82%
114 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Minority Ownership

8.0
80%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

8.5
85%
140 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

8.2
82%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.1

SAP Analytics Cloud

81%

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

8.0
80%
163 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management Reporting

8.2
82%
188 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

8.1
81%
180 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

8.0
80%
159 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

8.2
82%
96 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

8.3

SAP Analytics Cloud

83%

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 6/6 features

Personalized dashboards

8.5
85%
212 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

8.3
83%
200 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

KPIs

8.4
84%
205 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

8.4
84%
190 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

8.4
84%
193 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

7.9
79%
166 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration

8.1

SAP Analytics Cloud

81%

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

Flat file integration

8.4
84%
194 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Excel data integration

8.4
84%
197 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

7.6
76%
182 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Analytics Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

82%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
15 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
18 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
18 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Analytics Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

SAP Analytics Cloud

83%
226 Ratings
8.5

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

85%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.7

SAP Analytics Cloud

87%
3 Ratings
8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
22 Ratings

Usability

8.2

SAP Analytics Cloud

82%
147 Ratings
8.9

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

89%
10 Ratings

Availability

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
7 Ratings

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
17 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

SAP Analytics Cloud

83%
77 Ratings
8.7

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

87%
18 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

90%
1 Rating
10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
3 Ratings

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

80%
4 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
15 Ratings

Configurability

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

Having used sap cloud analytics for some time, It has been progressively helpful in analytic features, and it can work pretty fine for marketers and business management especially reports analysis of some key data sets and many more business operations.
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SAP

BI was used to manage our parts and machines. It can be used to manage your factory or systems to properly allocate items to select places. However the system does not respond well, and it can scale well provided you have an actual team knowledgeable in this field. Once you get it set up it works well, but of course, if you try and add new implementations, it can become hazardous to your business.
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Pros

SAP

  • Data analytics and reporting which is very eseential in dealing with huge data analysis
  • Modelling of data is made possible with this tool
  • Forecasting and planning is key essential in sap analytics and is pivotal element in this tool
  • Integration works superb and with ease
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SAP

  • 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.
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Cons

SAP

  • Some tools such as graphics, optimization or dropdown menus are not compatible with the mobile version, and this absurdly limits our work.
  • It would be ideal to have greater capacity for expression, a greater number of sources, graphs and tables that facilitate the dynamics of the reports, would allow a better adaptation to our work and would help to understand the data in a more significant way.
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SAP

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

SAP Analytics Cloud

Starting Price

$36 per month per user

Editions & Modules

SAP Analytics Cloud editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence$36.001
SAP Analytics Cloud for PlanningPrice upon request2

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Get started on your 30-day trial with SAP Analytics Cloud, supporting analytics enterprise-wide. Extend it up to 90 days if you want to.

Pricing Info

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP

    SAP Analytical Cloud is providing all the features that I can do reports in an interactive way along with Predictive analysis. The latest updates from SAP also helps to fulfill the market needs in reporting.
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    SAP

    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.
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    Usability

    SAP

    Because, in my opinion, SAP Analytics Cloud ( SAC ) has a very high level of usability. Another convenience offered by SAC is access that can be done anywhere. For example, you have to work outside the office but still, need to access the SAC. As long as you have an internet connection, SAC can be fully accessed.
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    SAP

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    SAP

    When we implemented 3.1, we had a tough time managing the system: It took almost a year to stabilize.

    With 4.0, we want to roll out to more users, and are holding back because of fears about the performance issue
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    Performance

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    SAP

    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).
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    Support Rating

    SAP

    Since the implementation stage, the support team has been very helpful and assisting. Even in the later stages, the tech team had quite a rapid response. In general, SAP has provided us with great customer support, let it be for a specific product of SAP or for integration of different modules.
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    SAP

    SAP has released various versions of SAP BO BI. starting from 3.1 and going to 4.0,4.1,4.2 and latest being 4.3. SAP provides support to these new versions. As new versions keep on coming, support for the very old software goes out of scope from SAP. it is when the different organization plans to get their BO content migrated from a lower version to a newer version. The newer version had definitely added functionality and features which ease the work of users.
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    In-Person Training

    SAP

    Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
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    SAP

    SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
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    Online Training

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    SAP

    I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

    Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
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    Implementation Rating

    SAP

    SAC is a simple solution ad it works fine when connecting it to other SAP tools. On the other hand, connecting it to third party solutions brings difficulties when there's no previous design and the objetives are not clear. It is really important to integrate Business users from the start to provide with valuable business insights
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    SAP

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    SAP

    I like this tool is cloud-based architecture, no desktop installation required. Device agnostic. A single platform for BI, planning predictive snd app development. Live connectivity. Seamless Integrations with data sources. Great support team. Single source for everything. UI is very user friendly and easy for the new Users. All-time availability of charts to those who have access to parts and especially, responsive and proactive.
    Read full review

    SAP

    Some organizations use Spotfire which is far more advanced in terms of its analytical capabilities vs. Lumira/PA etc. but the sharing/storage side of the BI Platform is far superior and much better managed. The ability to create user groups, access levels etc. on BI Platform helps to keep the platform secure.
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    Scalability

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    SAP

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform supports SOA Service Oriented Architecture. You can start/restart/enable/disable all the servers. You can seamless do load balancing and clustering. It supports all leading application and web server. Supports LDAP SSO integration. People who can work on excel with training they can work on SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, dashboard, Lumira, Information design tool product suite. Tool is very user friendly and easy to learn and implement
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    Return on Investment

    SAP

    • Helped us getting the exact user interests when we added surveys and some UX tweaks which were later linked to SAP.
    • Helps my organisation to create reports using real-time data which is captured from different data sources.
    • It has enabled us to explore and highlight days along with graphical representations easily.
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    SAP

    • By generating and distributing reports in a timely manner, we were able to save millions of dollars for the company which otherwise would not have been visible.
    • Almost realtime dashboard, saved the company a huge amount by showing the outages and kept the company from buying a tool to do just that.
    • It showed the customers who were not paying the bills and were missing in the system due to some loophole. This was visible by doing reporting on the theft usage of electricity.
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