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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    87%
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    42 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    43 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    43 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    88%
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    42 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    42 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    28 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    42 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    37 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    42 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    37 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    42 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    22 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    88%
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    37 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    35 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    88%
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    43 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    41 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    41 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    26 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    29 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    24 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    27 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    SAP BW

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    88%
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    17 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    16 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    14 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    18 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    17 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    17 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) (formerly SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    SAP BW

    90%
    14 Ratings
    8.5

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    85%
    64 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    84%
    22 Ratings

    Usability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    85%
    9 Ratings

    Availability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Performance

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    17 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    SAP BW

    80%
    4 Ratings
    8.4

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    84%
    17 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    15 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    SAP BW

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAP BW

    SAP BW is best for:1. Large enterprises2. Enterprises with 3+ legacy systems with entrenched users (politically difficult to merge)3. Enterprises with employees who can understand both the technical capabilities of SAP BW and the needs of the business users - ability to speak both languages, otherwise the program could be unwieldy and potentially underutilized (it's not particularly inexpensive)SAP BW is less appropriate for:1. Small enterprises2. Enterprises who have well established, same location, CRM and UFS - the integration of data analysis will be easier and less expensive with other solutions3. HANA
    Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    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.
    Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    SAP BW

    • It tracks bin locations for parts which can be really helpful.
    • SAP Business Warehouse tells you who has a part checked out so you can find it.
    • It shows current parts shortages so buyers are flagged to get parts on order based on current demand.
    Brandi Brown-Lang | 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

    SAP BW

    • Support comes slow. This is not a limitation of the software itself but could be a symptom from the local office. Once we get support everything works along smoothly.
    • It is always important to review the instructions. This is not a system that does well initially with personalization without review of standard procedures. A log of time can be lost if the technicians and programmers working with the data are not following correct procedures.
    Alfred Brock | 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

    Pricing Details

    SAP BW

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP BW

    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

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.5
    Based on 9 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

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
    Based on 7 answers
    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
    Based on 17 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

    SAP BW

    SAP BW 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    SAP BW is a consolidated tool. There are thousands of SAP notes in order to solve your problems and in case do not exist, SAP support will help you on the issue you face.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
    Based on 17 answers
    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.
    Saurabh Raheja | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
    Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

    Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
    Based on 15 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

    SAP BW

    SAP Business Warehouse scores higher in data warehouse functionalities for integration to SAP ERP and other SAP solutions such as SAP CRM, SAP APO, and SAP SRM. Standard SAP data source extractors which are available in SAP ERP can be used immediately for full or delta replication into SAP Business Warehouse. System governance in SAP Business Warehouse is top-notch with change management support for migration between system landscape from the development system to production system.
    Julius Shen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    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.
    Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    SAP BW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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
    Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    SAP BW

    • Exporting of data and reports to Excel is very easy for the end user to interpret and manipulate.
    • Negatively, the speed at which BW retrieves data and reports is very slow and out of date.
    • Addition of daughter application HANA has helped this aging application stay afloat for a few more years. Overall it has been a great tool but it's showing its age very fast.
    Sam Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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