Business Objects - Can We Live Without It?
Ali Rehman | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 30, 2014

Business Objects - Can We Live Without It?

Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

3.1

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Business Objects

Business Objects is being used heavily by many departments at Citi to perform various analytical functions and research of various products and cases. I use Business Objects on a daily basis to run my early morning reports which highlight the daily trending of key performance indicators and help me understand what cases need to resolved more urgently. The only issues i think it could be more user friendly and easier to automate. I believe the new version of 4.1 should be a lot better.
  • Ability to easily modify queries
  • Refresh rates are fast
  • Ability to schedule reports to inbox saving time from running recurring reports
  • Good java development environment, user friendly interface
  • Some of the reports takes forever to run, I know the data request is large but that can be improved
  • Some functionalities like building a report or query could be made easier.
  • Provide some short slides on best practices in running BO
  • A demo on how to build a report should be included in the software
  • How to schedule a report
I have used internal databases, web bases dashboards, they lack the quality and reliabity of SAP Business Objects.

SAP Business Objects is robust, user friendly and is great for repititive use. It also allows the user to change reporting per capacity requirements.
Its robust, dependable, and a very important player in my daily reports
Suitability depends on the type of data request, automated reports, and the reliability of data used behind the scenes.