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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point is best when you don't want to remember the syntax. It facilitates you in forming queries, defining structure, and also data sources relationships. It can be used to automate queries and build scripts. In terms of aesthetics, it definitely needs a lot of improvement. The SQL Server Management Studio is very well organized, but Toad, on the other hand, is very cluttered.
Aditya Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Toad Data Point
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Toad Data Point
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Toad Data Point

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Toad Data Point
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Toad Data Point
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Toad Data Point
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Toad Data Point

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Toad Data Point
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Toad Data Point
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Toad Data Point
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Toad Data Point
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Toad Data Point

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Toad Data Point
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Toad Data Point
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Toad Data Point
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Toad Data Point
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Toad Data Point
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Toad Data Point
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Toad Data Point
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Toad Data Point

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

Toad Data Point

  • Export data into excel.
  • Export data into excel using a pivot table functionality.
  • Navigation between windows is intuitive and easy to understand.
  • Good for SQL novices and experts alike.
Yoni Dvorkis | 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

Toad Data Point

  • The workflow is a relatively new feature. Quest is adding additional functionality and the workflows are useful now.
  • Would be nice if the 'Automate' feature was a bit easier to use.
  • Would be nice if some of the SQL Editor features in the traditional interface worked better in the new workflow interface (although, these are being fixed with each release).
  • Would be nice if there were fewer releases.
Dan Hotka | 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

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.8
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

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Being a data enthusiast, Toad Data Point helps in providing many insights to the data structure, scheduling my day-to-day reporting, and importing datasets is a freebie, unlike in Microsoft SSMS. Also, there are regular updates that patch the security threat to data. The export customization is an added resource that is widely used for reporting.
Aditya Kumar | 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

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 12 answers
There is a strong community, user forum, and knowledge base available to users. They are always quick to respond and helpful when we need them. SAP support is providing BI assistance. They can answer questions about essential staff, but not complex structures. In some cases, we received feedback that our request was impossible to implement; however, later, we discovered other ways to accomplish it.
Md Tuhin Sarker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I have been using Toad Data Point for almost a year and there is almost 100% uptime. With regards to customer support, ours is the banking industry that has been using Toad Data Point for the past few years so I must say the support is pretty commendable.
Aditya Kumar | 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

Toad Data Point

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

Toad Data Point

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

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Toad Data Point

Although Toad and UltraEdit are both great products, from an SQL standpoint Toad is a much better editor and troubleshooter.
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

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Toad Data Point

  • Scheduled delivery of reports
  • Reduced manual efforts
  • Presentable reporting
  • Data interpretation and Visualization
  • Time saving
Aditya Kumar | 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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Toad Data Point

General

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

Toad Data Point Editions & Modules

Edition
Base Edition$365
Pro Edition$528
  1. none
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Toad Data Point

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Toad Data Point
8.1

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
Toad Data Point

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Toad Data Point

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Toad Data Point
8.0

In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
Toad Data Point

Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Toad Data Point

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Toad Data Point

Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Toad Data Point

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