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Score 8.2 out of 100

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

Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Sisense
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Sisense
6.9
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Sisense
8.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Sisense
8.0
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Sisense
8.1
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Sisense
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Sisense
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Sisense
8.2
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Sisense
8.7
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Sisense
8.6
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Sisense
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Sisense
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Sisense

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Sisense
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Sisense
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Sisense
8.7
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Sisense
8.7

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Sisense
9.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Sisense
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Sisense
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Sisense

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Sisense
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Sisense
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Sisense
8.7
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Sisense
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Sisense
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Sisense
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Sisense
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Sisense
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Sisense
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Sisense
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Sisense
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Sisense

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

Sisense

  • Customization - lots of supported and community plugins available. Users can also adjust the look and feel through JavaScript.
  • Innovation - Sisense is continuing to push the envelope by developing new features through Sisense Labs.
  • Customer support - the commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring organizations get the most out of their investment.
Andrew Goss | 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

Sisense

  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
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

Sisense

Sisense 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
Anonymous | 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

Sisense

Sisense 8.0
Based on 5 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
Daniel Colussi | 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

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 9.0
Based on 11 answers
SiSense's support ninjas are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally responsive. So far, all of the issues we ran into were resolved within minimum time. My sense of dealing with the support staff at SiSense is that they are very focused on not just answering your immediate question, but also to delve into the cause of the matter.
Wicus Verhoef | 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

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
Holke Visser | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

1) Easy to use, really, there is nothing too much to say. The set up is easy and not confusing. You can use it internally or externally.
2) Customer Service, having spoken to various product reps from similar industry. Sisense rep provides you with the best support to get started, and it is really appreciated.
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

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker | 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

Sisense

  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
Hui (Ken) Zheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Sisense
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Sisense
8.9

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Sisense
8.0

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
Sisense
8.2

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Sisense
8.2

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Sisense
9.0

In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
Sisense
7.3

Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Sisense
8.2

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Sisense
7.1

Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Sisense
8.2

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