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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

SSIS

Well suited: all data extraction from file (spreadsheet-like) and RDBMS data sources, mix up them into one integrated meta-data source for future processing.Less appropriate: big key-value data storages processed slowly, and hard to make data mining through uniting non-RDBMS and RDBMS data sources naive way. The data from non-SQL databases should be prepared accordingly to be represented in a table-like way if possible.
Vladimir Salnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

SAP BW
SSIS
7.7
Connect to traditional data sources
SAP BW
SSIS
8.8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
SAP BW
SSIS
6.6

Data Transformations

SAP BW
SSIS
9.0
Simple transformations
SAP BW
SSIS
9.5
Complex transformations
SAP BW
SSIS
8.4

Data Modeling

SAP BW
SSIS
7.6
Data model creation
SAP BW
SSIS
7.9
Metadata management
SAP BW
SSIS
8.0
Business rules and workflow
SAP BW
SSIS
7.6
Collaboration
SAP BW
SSIS
7.3
Testing and debugging
SAP BW
SSIS
8.0
feature 1
SAP BW
SSIS
7.0

Data Governance

SAP BW
SSIS
7.7
Integration with data quality tools
SAP BW
SSIS
8.7
Integration with MDM tools
SAP BW
SSIS
6.8

Pros

SAP BW

  • it has the best availability tool for generating different reports like Bex analyzer
  • different data models like sementic data model for different data management systems
  • can easily integrate and generate the reports from different sources like XML file uploading, 3rd party data sources etc...
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • Ease of use - can be used with no prior experience in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Flexibility - provides multiple means of accomplishing tasks to be able to support virtually any scenario.
  • Performance - performs well with default configurations but allows the user to choose a multitude of options that can enhance performance.
  • Resilient - supports the configuration of error handling to prevent and identify breakages.
  • Complete suite of configurable tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP BW

  • I wish it could hold a part where even though it is not in use yet, but you know you will need it, it won't allow it to be checked it rather than put on backorder.
  • Some of the menu paths can be a little difficult to remember or follow.
  • It is not easy for a novice user to go in and create a report quickly.
Brandi Brown-Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • SSIS has been a bit neglected by Microsoft and new features are slow in coming.
  • When importing data from flat files and Excel workbooks, changes in the data structure will cause the extracts to fail. Workarounds do exist but are not easily implemented. If your source data structure does not change or rarely changes, this negative is relatively insignificant.
  • While add-on third-party SSIS tools exist, there are only a small number of vendors actively supporting SSIS and license fees for production server use can be significant especially in highly-scaled environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Some features should be revised or improved, some tools (using it with Visual Studio) of the toolbox should be less schematic and somewhat more flexible. Using for example, the CSV data import is still very old-fashioned and if the data format changes it requires a bit of manual labor to accept the new data structure
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP BW

SAP BW 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It basically stores all data I need in designed reports, which helps a lot with the analysis and calculation.It's quite interactive when you understand reports and know how to drill-down/swap. Fresh users might need some training. There are quite a lot of options to display data differently, or to add more filters in data as well as to extract the data in xlsx/csv/html format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 9.2
Based on 8 answers
SQL Server Integration Services is a relatively nice tool but is simply not the ETL for a global, large-scale organization. With developing requirements such as NoSQL data, cloud-based tools, and extraordinarily large databases, SSIS is no longer our tool of choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Raw performance is great. At times, depending on the machine you are using for development, the IDE can have issues. Deploying projects is very easy and the tool set they give you to monitor jobs out of the box is decent. If you do very much with it you will have to write into your projects performance tracking though.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | 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

SSIS

SSIS 8.0
Based on 8 answers
The support, when necessary, is excellent. But beyond that, it is very rarely necessary because the user community is so large, vibrant and knowledgable, a simple Google query or forum question can answer almost everything you want to know. You can also get prewritten script tasks with a variety of functionality that saves a lot of time.
Chris Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP BW

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation may be different in each case, it is important to properly analyze all the existing infrastructure to understand the kind of work needed, the type of software used and the compatibility between these, the features that you want to exploit, to understand what is possible and which ones require integration with third-party tools
Luca Campanelli | 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

SSIS

Look for where you are going to load the data and from where are you extracting it. A lot of those who sell you the DB already have tools for ETL. I have heard good things at an enterprise level from great colleagues about Informatica, but honestly, I prefer SSIS.Although I did like TIBCO Jaspersoft and it can be mixed with TIBCO Spotfire for data analysis. If your ERP is SAP, then you must keep in mind using SAP BusinessObjects. As for free tools, and if you have a great and constant team of scripting (Perl, Python) engineers, then you can think about going open source.
Jose Pla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP BW

  • The positive Return on Investment we receive with the software was the ability to import decades of data. We were then able to review the materials see trends we were previously unable to see without intense work.
  • The only negative impact was applying the training and changing procedures to deal with the software. This worked out, obviously, because this is not a software to be using without proper training.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • I use SSIS to automate tasks that I'm repeatedly asked to do. "Hey, can you go into the system and close any open orders that we've fully filled?" Sure....then I schedule a package to do that for me every hour so I'm never asked again. It saves me time, which gives value to the company.
  • It removes the risk of human error. When people build files and send them, there's the risk that it doesn't happen the same way every time or gets forgotten. With SSIS, you spend some up front time building a process, but then you deploy it and forget it (unless it emails you that there was an error. You are putting error handling in your ETL, right?). Very repeatable and consistent business solution.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP BW

General

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

SSIS

General

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

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