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Score 7.8 out of 100

SAP HANA

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

SAP HANA

I recommend SAP HANA to my friends and colleagues as DBMS for performing ETL operations as well as for storing data, logging, and reporting. Its user interface is simple with data hierarchy view and folders helpful to group separate items. It is helpful for the management of large data and visualization of data which can significantly reduce consumption of time. It is capable to run in-memory for ultra-fast processing of data.
Dawood Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP HANA
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP HANA
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP HANA
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP HANA

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP HANA
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP HANA
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP HANA
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
SAP HANA
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP HANA

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP HANA
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP HANA
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP HANA
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP HANA
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP HANA
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
SAP HANA

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP HANA
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP HANA
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP HANA
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP HANA

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
SAP HANA
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP HANA
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP HANA
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
SAP HANA
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
SAP HANA

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
SAP HANA
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP HANA
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
SAP HANA
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
SAP HANA
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP HANA

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP HANA
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
SAP HANA
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP HANA
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP HANA
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP HANA
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
SAP HANA
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
SAP HANA

Pros

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

SAP HANA

  • Data collection is in real time. When the data source of the various sectors is integrated, SAP Hana is able to collect accurate and real-time information, be it from negotiations, advertising, customer service and much more. This data collection in real time allows us to obtain graphs that advance in real time, and thus we can know exactly the movement of each area of ​​the company at all times and without having to wait a long time for a report to be generated.
  • The SAP Hana database is very secure, all our data remains safe at all times and we can choose the privacy of the information, so that each person in charge of managing the platform can see specific information. We can import and export data at any time, without fear that any of our essential data will be leaked or stolen.
  • It supports an amount of data greater than 40TB, this helps us too much to be able to collect information and store it, to be able to have a much broader graphical analysis that covers several days or several weeks, and even months.
Edward McCallister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SAP HANA

  • Implementing SRS patches incurs significant cost to upgrade the existing system.
  • It runs only in Linux Environment. Does not compatible in other OS.
  • The older version gets outdated more often due to frequent SPS updates and releasing enhanced SAP HANA’s versions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 3.8
Based on 6 answers
At this moment we are not focusing on SAP, however would love to in the future. This is primarily because of our limited ability to generate more revenue to fund for SAP partnerships and products. Our initial tryst with SAP Partneredge open ecosystem didn't go as planned and we have shelved that for now. Hope we can revive in the future
Ganapathy Sivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.7
Based on 7 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

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 7.4
Based on 9 answers
In addition to the points described in the previous parts of the review, I believe that as I gain more experience with the product over time, I will be able to better describe my experience with this tool. Meanwhile, I can confirm that the possibilities presented to my organization by the change to SAP HANA, at the moment, have been very important to evolve the analytical and strategic field towards a new path.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 4 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

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 3.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 11 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

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 3.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.3
Based on 10 answers
We are getting the BI support from our SAP support company. Although they are good at some basic staff, they are unable to answer our questions for some complex structures. Sometimes we got the feedback that our request was not possible to implement, however later we found there were some methods available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 8.1
Based on 265 answers
SAP has a good support system for their all products in general and the support teams are easy to connect in a matter of assistance requirement. There are multiple support channels available for the customers to be able to get answered for their problems, the most easiest as per my experience is live chat, as we get instant assistance from the real persons at the other end and that too in real-time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

SAP HANA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

SAP HANA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 8 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

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.5
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

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

SAP HANA

I can definitely confirm that SAP HANA cloud solution is by far the best seeing that their machine learning capabilities and sophisticated algorithms are worth the cost. It also leads in in-memory database features hence its great performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Limitation of training deliverable by organization
Shoaib Ansari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

SAP HANA

  • The [strategies] and the time consumed on migrating to HANA was time [consuming] and costly during the initial phases of the project.
  • The time and resources utilized to set up the infra plan from requirements to production was huge.
  • But once we were getting into cadence of utilizing the open architecture of HANA we were able to utilize its features that helped us to leverage.
  • Again I would say that overall for us HANA [has] proved to be worth spending for as it helped us achieve our business's objectives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

SAP HANA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP HANA
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP HANA
3.8

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP HANA
7.4

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
SAP HANA
3.6

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP HANA
3.6

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP HANA
8.1

In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
SAP HANA

Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP HANA

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP HANA
4.5

Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP HANA
4.5

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