SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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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

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  • 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

9.0
90%

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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Saurabh Raheja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP BO BI Platform can be used for reporting purposes. There are reporting tools available within this suite e.g. Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, etc. These reporting tools help us to develop reports on top of the data available in the database. We can build interactive and beautiful visualizations which help the organization in decision makings. Getting hold of meaningful data in the vast scope of backend data and displaying that in form of interactive reports and visualization help the organization in planning, decision making, and overall growth of the organization. These are the scope of the use case of the SAP BI BO Platform. One can even schedule the reports to get the reports delivered to their email, BI Inbox at any frequency like daily, weekly, monthly, and so on and so forth.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP Bi reporting tool is our companies primary software for Reporting and Analysis. I use it heavily daily and have done it for over a decade. It's highly nimble and allows me to connect to various data sources that have been set up. I can connect and report on Financial values from our Accounting System to our Point of Sale data that holds key sales and product information. Our Account system does not hold detailed product level information but is good for P&L Reporting by Centre and Divisional level. For stock level and margin data, we use Business Objects to build custom reports and conduct various analyses from the required data source.
Score 8 out of 10
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is being used by our Operations team to monitor performance and the impact of changes made to code, to measure KPIs, and the success or failure of a newly introduced feature or code.
Score 7 out of 10
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SAP Business Object Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is used widely in our company across departments like Finance, Planning and Sales. Due to the different software solutions have been implemented in different business units, a tool should be available to combine different data sources to produce management and operational reports. Currently this tool is SAP BI in our organization.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP is currently used by a single department but for data that is pulled business-wide. We integrate the date of various departments and create reports in order to find out any casuality issues across the business as well as to determine if changes in one area are having the desired effect across the business. It addresses an issue we had with data being difficult to link together across large areas of the business to see if the data held by one department could be used to make savings in another.
Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP Business Objects has been a primary BI/Reporting solution for the City of Chicago for the past 14 years. It is being used by all city departments to report off practically all city databases. Available to all city employees via Web Intelligence module, it provides simple AdHoc capabilities, as well as advanced options for power users and developers.
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have currently deployed SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform in our company for Analytics reporting on SAP Concur Modules. We also deploy SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform for our customer to address their business needs and provide cognitive analytical solution
Score 9 out of 10
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SAP BO BI is widely used in my organization since it is a tool that does not require an understanding of coding and provides a good supplement to support tools such as Excel and pivot tables. It is a good tool for a business analyst to do reporting and data visualization.
January 28, 2020

SAP BI Review

Score 6 out of 10
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We are using SAP BI for analysis and reporting purposes. We use this within the insurance industry. We had some issues with a client regarding reporting and used SAP BI to help solve this problem so we could stop doing this manually.
Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User
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I used SAP BO BI in my previous job as an energy market analyst. It is a good supplement to embedded with Excel tools such as VBA, Pivot Tables, etc. Because of that, it is fairly flexible to extend its ability in analysis and calculation. However, since I moved to be a data scientist, I have barely used this tool.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform was used for analytical reporting within the Strategy, Marketing, Operations, and Finance departments. It is used like a front-end tool to data ware systems in the back-end to query data and make analysis. It has a built-in reporting display mechanism but we have been using it for generally extracting data. Even though the report displays are getting better and better every day, Excel, MS Power BI reports are better.
December 12, 2019

SAP BI Platform

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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 have other reporting tools as SAP Lumira.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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It is being used across the whole organization to make data-informed decisions. Human resources, Finance and various schools use BusinessObjects for their daily activities and also do the ad-hoc reporting.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform in several companies. I used it successfully in different kinds of industries (retail, manufacturing, etc.) to manage different reporting areas (basically financial and sales reports). The most important feature of this solution is its availability to adapt to any requirement.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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When working in pharma marketing there are a lot of different platforms that produce massive amounts of data from many different locations, SAP Business Objects BI Platform acts as the centralized hub for the synthesis of all of that information and spits out easy to digest reports containing insights that can be shared with all levels of the business.
Martin Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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I have used SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform in countless companies and covering different types of industries with excellent results. It allows you to solve all the reporting needs as well as the development of boards and the massive distribution of information automatically. It you allows to meet the needs of different types of users, as many as the management area as the power users.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform for our reporting and dashboard data analysis. GP Dynamics and our custom ERP are the data sources we need analyzed. It is being used across all departments for real-time reporting, which is used to manage our daily activities of registration, airline flight data, resource booking and forecasting, budgeting and program execution.
April 02, 2019

Why SAP? Why?

Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP BI was used for our office to gauge manufacturing and product analytics. It was supposed to solve the problem we had with our business portion of our software. However after deployment, we quickly found out it was not so easy. It was used in manufacturing and parts management.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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I have used BusinessObjects for over 2.5 years now. It is great tool for scripting and developing reports. It has easy drag and drop options to select what variable you want in your final report. If you have large number of facilities and have data stored in multiple universes, it allows you to create a combined query and get final report from multiple universes. You can send your scripts to other individuals within your team. For any recurring reports, you can schedule them and they run whenever you've set them to run. It has some amazing quick filters that can be used while writing your script that allows you get tailored results.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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SAP Business Objects platform is currently in use by two departments across our enterprise with a total of about 200 people. These departments take requests from businesses across the enterprise and work with them to generate reports based off of criteria that the business decides. The whole organization benefits from Business Objects.
Tim Dorscher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use it to gather data from our SAP Warehouse to report out our financial information and high and low performing/selling products. It allows us to gather that data and put it into Excel where we can then use other tools to create visualizations of the data in our monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use SAP BOBJ to extract data from our ERP (SAP ECC6 EHP6) thru some Pre-defined Rapid Mart schemas. Once data is loaded, we created Universes and do the required ETL (Extract Transform and Load) to model the data to be consumed to all organization from Finance and Costs to Maintenance, Production, Sales a, d Purchasing. Users have either BI reports ready or they use Microsoft Power BI to consume the data.
Rodolfo Pinera | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Recently, I did for production a report sales in WebIntelligence, which started with 30 users and the main heads in company, and now are in process for 100 users. Additionally I am in a project for Finance users, the objective is to create a set of reports in Web Intelligence and a dashboard in Design Studio.