803 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100
39 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    8.4

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    84%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    8.4
    84%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    8.5
    85%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.9

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    89%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    9.0
    90%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    9.0
    90%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    9.4
    94%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    8.2
    82%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    9.2

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    92%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    9.0
    90%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    8.7
    87%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    9.7
    97%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    9.3
    93%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    9.4
    94%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    9.7
    97%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.0
    80%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    9.3
    93%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    9.2

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    92%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    9.4
    94%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    9.4
    94%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    9.4
    94%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    9.3

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    93%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    9.0
    90%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    9.3
    93%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    9.3
    93%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    8.2

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    82%

    Toad Data Point

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Javascript API

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    iFrames

    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Java API

    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    8.4
    84%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Toad Data Point is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    85%
    65 Ratings
    9.0

    Toad Data Point

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.4

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    84%
    22 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    89%
    10 Ratings
    8.0

    Toad Data Point

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    17 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    87%
    18 Ratings
    8.0

    Toad Data Point

    80%
    1 Rating

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    15 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    9.0

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Toad Data Point

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAP

    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.
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    Quest

    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.
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    Pros

    SAP

    • 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.
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    Quest

    • 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.
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    Cons

    SAP

    • 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.
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    Quest

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Toad Data Point

      Starting Price

      $365

      Editions & Modules

      Toad Data Point editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Base Edition3651
      Pro Edition5282

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      SAP

      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.
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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      SAP

      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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      Quest

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      SAP

      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
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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      SAP

      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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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      SAP

      SAP has released various versions of SAP BO BI. starting from 3.1 and going to 4.0,4.1,4.2 and latest being 4.3. SAP provides support to these new versions. As new versions keep on coming, support for the very old software goes out of scope from SAP. it is when the different organization plans to get their BO content migrated from a lower version to a newer version. The newer version had definitely added functionality and features which ease the work of users.
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      Quest

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      SAP

      SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      SAP

      I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

      Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      SAP

      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.
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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      SAP

      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.
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      Quest

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

      SAP

      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
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      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      SAP

      • 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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      Quest

      • Scheduled delivery of reports
      • Reduced manual efforts
      • Presentable reporting
      • Data interpretation and Visualization
      • Time saving
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