Automate, Integrate, validate using SAP BODI
May 04, 2016

Automate, Integrate, validate using SAP BODI

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BusinessObjects Data Integrator

BO DI was used by the IT department for processing large data input files from customers. The customers sent data files on a weekly schedule. These files were processed and cleaned. Subsequently there were 65 various complex business rules applied to validate the data before loading it into the database for front end use. The process was used for bulk data load for organization data. It was a Linux based implementation with shell script integration and automation using BO DI. The reporting environment was BOXI.
  • Processing business validations on the input data set.
  • Scheduling and notification using the Admin console tool.
  • Code management across group of developers.
  • Simple deployment process across environment.
  • Ability to deploy stand alone jobs to automate task. Integration with OS and support for variety of data bases.
  • Writing custom components is a complex process.
  • Along with ETL BODI should have some data quality integration.
  • Ready documentation of the code and inbuilt commenting on components.
  • It was a packaged purchase of BO toolset including BOXI and BODI.
  • Optimized performance for integrating different data sources.
  • Simple and easy setup and maintenance cost.
It is a good package tool with SAP BO set of product line.
Great tool for ETL with the ability to integrate with SAP products seamlessly. Supports Big data integration.

BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Simple transformations
Complex transformations
Data model creation
Metadata management
Business rules and workflow
Testing and debugging
Integration with data quality tools
Integration with MDM tools

Using BusinessObjects Data Integrator

It is a good ETL tool to use if you are SAP shop and looking for a simple and elegant solution for automation.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Installation and maintenance was easy.
  • It was Linux based so had more flexibility.
  • It rates high on developers' code checking and backup and restore in a group.