SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 8.0 out of 100
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Recent Reviews

SAP BI Review

6 out of 10
January 28, 2020
We are using SAP BI for analysis and reporting purposes. We use this within the insurance industry. We had some issues with a client …
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SAP BI Platform

8 out of 10
December 12, 2019
SAP BusinessObjects BI is used as the reporting tool. We have SAP BW as our business warehouse system and SAP BO is on the top. We also …
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Popular Features

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Pixel Perfect reports (42)

9.1
91%

Customizable dashboards (43)

8.7
87%

Report Formatting Templates (43)

8.3
83%

Multi-User Support (named login) (43)

8.1
81%

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What is SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform?

The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence Platform provides users with ad hoc queries, reporting, data visualizations, and analysis tools. Its integrated, unified infrastructure aims to offer scalability from one-to-many tools and interfaces on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.7
87%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.8
88%

Report Output and Scheduling

9.3
93%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.9
89%

Access Control and Security

8.8
88%

Mobile Capabilities

9.3
93%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.9
89%

Product Details

What is SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform?

The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that aims to help you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. According to the vendor, the integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Features

  • Supported: Reporting and analysis
  • Supported: Data visualization and analytics applications
  • Supported: Office integration

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Competitors

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsApple Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Windows: Server 2008 and 2012; Suse SLES 11 x86_64; Red Hat EL 5 and 6 x86_64; AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Power; Solaris 10 and 11 SPARC
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform?

The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence Platform provides users with ad hoc queries, reporting, data visualizations, and analysis tools. Its integrated, unified infrastructure aims to offer scalability from one-to-many tools and interfaces on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.

What are SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform's top competitors?

Microsoft BI (MSBI) and Tableau Desktop are common alternatives for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform.

What is SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform's best feature?

Reviewers rate Delivery to Remote Servers highest, with a score of 9.5.

Who uses SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform?

The most common users of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We are still debating the SAP BO license renewal. We want to make sure (by comparing it to other tools) that BO has kept up with its competition with features and general product development direction. One major point for the established BO customers (like us) is Desktop Intelligence (Deski) reports support. Back when the product was purchased this was the only reporting tool offered by BO, so great majority of reports have been created in Deski. Now, new BO release 4.1 officially does not support it, but SAP recently made some concessions to at lease extend its life and make it easier to convert them to Webi.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
This is not really applicable, as I am no longer with the company that selected and implemented Business Objects. However, if I were still there, I think there would be a reasonably high chance of renewal. Once the initial investments have been made in procuring, implementing, training, etc., it would be somewhat prohibitive NOT to renew.
Kevin McManus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Its the future! The old SDK's are no longer being enhanced and the new Restful API's are being updated in an agile way that sees many updates per release. We are now looking forward to the similar increase of flexable API calls to the Design Studio, Lumira and Explorer applications in future releases
Phil Hackman, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It provides the functionality we need to create management level reporting to our C-level suite of users. Additionally, it is a very stable product and there is ample technical support from the vendor and from third party consultants skilled in the implementation, training and support for this product suite.
Robert Scrimshaw | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
Len Bartlett, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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After the initial investment, the renewal for support and new releases is extremely reasonable. Our entire reporting platform is built around SAP BO, all of our data leads to those servers, our clients are happy and we are looking to upgrade in the next six months to take advantage of its mobile reporting platform, so of course we are going to renew!
Joel Pick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Carrie Brate | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I may want to explore what else is out there just to see how it compares, but overall I am satisfied with Business Objects, and I would want to renew usage. It requires little training to get acclimated with, which allows new employees to get up to speed very quickly. I feel it is a reliable and quick system, which results in increased productivity.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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I am satisified with the use of SAP Business Objects and therefore have no need to switch to another software (not to include the cost of moving to a new software). It is fast, accurate, and efficient so there is no reason for us not to renew the product. The product also works well for our company as we often have internal reorganizations and have to change the parameters of our data.
Meg DeBoer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I would renew if there was nothing better in the same price range. However, the difficulty of data manipulation and dashboard creation can be a bit frustrating. I would look for a tool in this price range that can be a warehouse of information that is also easy to customize.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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We will likely make this decision at the end of next year. We have 2 paths. We have to determine how we consolidate our various data warehouses, and what are the enterprise promoted tools. Most of the operations reports are in the WebI ad-hoc reporting tool, and we don't have any complaints about them.