A good tool for a business analyst
December 25, 2019

A good tool for a business analyst

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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.
  • Nice, interactive visualizations.
  • Suitable for ad-hoc analysis.
  • Costly.
  • Limited tools.
SAP BO BI is very similar to Microsoft Power BI. However, SAP BO BI is much stronger in terms of analytics and document management while Power bI is stronger in data visualization and big data integration. SAP BO BI is a great tool within its ally, which is performance analysis and organization monitoring.
If you want to get some tools for business analysts, who are fairly familiar with Excel but easily get intimidated by code and programming, then this tool might be an ideal tool to leverage. However, if you just have a group of data scientists, the tool won’t be needed.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
4
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
5
Publish to PDF
6
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
5
Mobile Application
4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
7
Javascript API
3
iFrames
4
Java API
4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
3