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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

If your company is mainly an SAP shop and all your data is consolidated, SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform is a necessary tool and will elevate your business strategy with great analysis and dashboard for leadership to track, monitor and decide. However, for large organizations like us, it took us several years to consolidate different tools and applications into SAP first which is a huge undertaking at the cost of several tens of millions of dollars and over 4yrs before we can begin to realize the benefits of SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8

Pros

  • Ease of Reporting - The reporting interface is so easy and adaptable that any users will be able to learn it and start using it for their own ad-hoc reporting purposes.
  • Universe - lets you gather data from disparate sources and lets you perform reporting as it is just one source.
  • Scheduling and distribution of reports is so much easier and you do not have to have all the users log on to see the reports. They can be emailed directly to them.
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Cons

  • The input parameters in the webi report can be improved.
  • The promotion management tool is not that great. It can be improved quite a bit. It does not provide apt details of failures.
  • In the scheduling options, it would be nice to schedule something and not send the report out when it is empty.
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Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.4
Based on 22 answers
I think it is a very good product that is very powerful with a wide variety of tools for data analysis.
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Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform9.5
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.
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Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform1.0
Based on 3 answers
Its available anytime. Depends on the server configuration.
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Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform7.2
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).
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Support

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform7.5
Based on 6 answers
Very difficult website to use that is not very intuitive. It's hard to reach a good support person that can actually help with the issue. We usually end up solving the issue ourselves.
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In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
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Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
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Implementation

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.4
Based on 7 answers
Choosing the right personnel to deploy and maintain the system is critical to success. Do not underestimate the value of a sandbox and or Development environment. Every aspect of the initial deployment and subsequent upgrade and enhancements should be thoroughly tested by the developers and administrators for expected functionality and compatibility with all interfaces. A Test environment is just as crucial. Initial key user content testing and formal performance testing should take place here prior to the production deployment. This is also where you finalize your operational support plans and system/user security
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Breadth of Deployment

Business Objects can be used in any department in any function (supply chain, financials, human resources) at a company that needs to analyze operational data in order to make decisions and provide strategic guidance to the business as a whole.
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Alternatives Considered

Business object is a very complete BI suite and its highly developed. I think is very suitable for companies with high complexity data and analysis.The cost of the license and project is expensive.
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Collaboration and Sharing

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform6.9
Based on 30 answers
Security is really good. Report distribution is really good. Report formatting is pain sometime as we don't have too much tools available in info view.
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Data Integration

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform8.2
Based on 30 answers
We have connected to SQL server, access, and visual Fox pro in a single query. There are few tools that can do this while allowing a mid level of data analysis to create the joins between those for a federated query system. Adding new data sources can be done in hours instead of weeks and months of ETL.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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