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Score 8.8 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

Cyfe

Cyfe is good for businesses that manage multiple websites, email campaigns and social media accounts for multiple clients, as it allows you to easily pull stats and visualize them all in one place. Make one account for each client and ask Cyfe to grab the metrics that are most meaningful to your campaigns, then you can share your dashboards with your clients, or like us, use Cyfe's visualizations to create aesthetically pleasing reports for clients to read.
Mitchell Terpstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Cyfe
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Cyfe
6.7
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Cyfe
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
8.9
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
8.7
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Cyfe
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
8.2
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
9.1
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
7.0
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Cyfe
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Cyfe
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Cyfe
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Cyfe
9.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
8.6
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
10.0

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Cyfe
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Cyfe
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Cyfe
6.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Cyfe
9.7

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
9.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.9
Cyfe
9.4
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Cyfe
10.0
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Cyfe
10.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
8.3
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Cyfe
8.6
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
Cyfe
10.0
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Cyfe
10.0
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
10.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Cyfe
5.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Cyfe
5.7

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

Cyfe

  • Cyfe makes it easy to create a professional looking dashboards in a short amount of time. With so many built-in data sources and the intuitive nature of the interface, you can have beautiful looking charts and graphs in no time!
  • One of the best features of Cyfe is the many data sources built-in and that each dashboard is not constrained to one source. One of the drawbacks I've seen in other tools is the limited ability to pull from multiple Google Analytics profiles, multiple AdWords accounts or from both AdWords and Bing in one dashboard. Cyfe has no such limitation.
  • Google Spreadsheets - if the data you need to show is not available via an API, being able to pull from Google spreadsheets is a great solution. Once set up, you can add data whenever you need to the spreadsheet and your widgets in the Cyfe dashboard are automatically updated. Huge time saver!
Kim Towne | 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

Cyfe

  • Documentation is sparse and confusing
  • Functionality is fairly basic and at times buggy
  • Third party integrations are limited and stagnant, very few have been added since we began using it
  • Widgets lack individual settings such as support for different date ranges
  • Widgets have limited customization options
Tony Huidor | 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

Cyfe

Cyfe 9.4
Based on 9 answers
Since initial trial, not only am I sold, but the rest of the company is sold on Cyfe as well. We look forward to expanded partners and capabilities. Our smaller firm does not have the need for multiple users as of yet, but growth is coming and the ability to scale with Cyfe is exciting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cyfe

Cyfe 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to use when creating dashboards that use widgets from existing integration partners. You can easily create attractive and functional dashboards in less than 5 minutes so the learning curve is minimal at most. Out-of-the-box capabilities are quite high for such a low priced service, so it's surprising how easy it is to use.
Tony Huidor | 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

Cyfe

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

Cyfe

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

Cyfe

Cyfe 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because I had a very minor question and I was able to speak directly to the founder through LinkedIn and through email. I know that as they grow this may not always be an option but the fact that he made himself available to answer my questions said a lot about his passion for the product.
Shane Hayes | 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

Cyfe

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

Cyfe

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

Cyfe

Cyfe 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Cyfe is a 15 minutes implementation, then some time to get your data sources created. This is an easy one person job that will not result in down time or unnecessary wasted man hours.
Shane Hayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cyfe

Klipfolio probably had a lot of cool features, but it was SO user-UNfriendly that we never got to use them. We had high enough turnover in our company that people always needed Klipfolio training, and it was rarely completed to the satisfaction of trainees or trainers. It was simply too complicated for a fast-paced work environment. Even one of my regular duties (posting a screenshot of a completed task list) had to be accomplished in a roundabout, unwieldy way.
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

Cyfe

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

Cyfe

  • Cyfe allows us to provide real time data to our clients
  • Cyfe allows us to provide detailed analytics to our clients showing actual results
  • Cyfe reduced our need to provide monthly "reports" to our marketing clients
  • Cyfe allows us to have better situational awareness and know what is going on throughout our multiple organizations
Shane Hayes | 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

Cyfe

General

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

Cyfe Editions & Modules

Edition
Solo$291
Pro$491
Premier$89+1
Agency$1501
  1. Monthly or Annually
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Cyfe
9.4

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.8
Cyfe
8.0

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
Cyfe

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Cyfe

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Cyfe
10.0

In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
Cyfe

Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Cyfe

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Cyfe
10.0

Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
Cyfe

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