How Business Objects reporting saved the company millions of dallars
September 16, 2016

How Business Objects reporting saved the company millions of dallars

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Business Objects

In my previous experience working with a utility company for seven years, we used Business Objects to do reporting. The reporting was on customers who did not pay in a timely manner. The reports helped the company approach the customer before they ran into default. Such implications and many other reports helped the company see the issue beforehand and fix it before they even faced the issue. I could say that it was used for a sort of manual predictive analysis.
  • Ease of Reporting - The reporting interface is so easy and adaptable that any users will be able to learn it and start using it for their own ad-hoc reporting purposes.
  • Universe - lets you gather data from disparate sources and lets you perform reporting as it is just one source.
  • Scheduling and distribution of reports is so much easier and you do not have to have all the users log on to see the reports. They can be emailed directly to them.
  • The input parameters in the webi report can be improved.
  • The promotion management tool is not that great. It can be improved quite a bit. It does not provide apt details of failures.
  • In the scheduling options, it would be nice to schedule something and not send the report out when it is empty.
  • 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.
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Microsoft's reporting tool was not easy to use and had too many steps to get to a report. I like Business Objects' Universe feature, it's core to all of the reporting.
It is the best tool in the market for reporting purposes. This provides one simple yet robust platform to do reporting, share reports with users and improve the reports on the go.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
5
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated