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Score 7.5 out of 101
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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.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin is well suited for:
  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Yellowfin
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Yellowfin
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Yellowfin
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Yellowfin

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.2
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Yellowfin
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Yellowfin

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9
Yellowfin
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.3
Yellowfin
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Yellowfin
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
Yellowfin
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
Yellowfin
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.0
Yellowfin
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.5
Yellowfin
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Yellowfin

Pros

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • It is a very flexible platform with many different add-ons that provide lots of different functionality.
  • If configured and installed correctly it can be a very robust and dependable platform for the business.
  • It has the ability to handle almost all types of data sources you can throw at it.
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Yellowfin

  • Ease of use
  • Simple highly visual dashboards and reports
  • Web based, so zero footprint
  • Cost effective
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Cons

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • Business Objects would be even more useful if it was integrated with a planning tool.
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Yellowfin

  • Predictive analytics features within Yellowfin tool.
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Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
We currently have a strong user base, and the Des Moines area is a strong BO community so it is easier to get talent. The value is very good for the money you pay. SAP is a leader in the industry. though it is playing catch-up in some areas, it has the money to quickly resolve that.
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Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 answers
I have been creating SAP software solutions successfully since past 10 years and SAP BO's popularity and demand is still strong in the market.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
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Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Its available anytime. Depends on the server configuration.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
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Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.2
Based on 8 answers
Like any BI stack, how well it performs is dependent on many factors including what resources you provide the system itself and how well the source data is structured. If you do it right as at least a 3 tiered installation separating the processing components from the front end and keeping the database separate, along with a dimensional data warehousehouse as your source, it is a star performer.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 answers
Very difficult website to use that is not very intuitive. It's hard to reach a good support person that can actually help with the issue. We usually end up solving the issue ourselves.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
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In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Choosing the right personnel to deploy and maintain the system is critical to success. Do not underestimate the value of a sandbox and or Development environment. Every aspect of the initial deployment and subsequent upgrade and enhancements should be thoroughly tested by the developers and administrators for expected functionality and compatibility with all interfaces. A Test environment is just as crucial. Initial key user content testing and formal performance testing should take place here prior to the production deployment. This is also where you finalize your operational support plans and system/user security
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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Alternatives Considered

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

I use the platform as it is all that is available to me. I have no ability to query the warehouse directly probably for good reason. I have been using PowerBI and I know it can connect to the warehouse and do the query and visualization in real time. However, our admins will not allow that and force SAP Business Objects on us. It makes the aggregating of the data phase more time consuming and you end up having to run three different platforms to create reports. At least in our case, SAP Business Objects is slow and it is prone to crashing during a query.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin BI has a strong focus on a clear structured and easy to use user interface. Furthermore, the licence model was adequate for a BI system with a lot of end users.
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Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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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.
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Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

Yellowfin

General

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

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