Possibly the best reporting tool you can have.
December 10, 2019

Possibly the best reporting tool you can have.

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

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.
  • Crystal Reports allows you to get any report and in the layout you prefer.
  • Customisation to any area and to get any report you want.
  • Once learned, it's really easy to use and understand the logic.
  • Some more training time is needed to understand, but it's worth the time investment.
An upgrade to SAP BW/4HANA could be considered to get better performance. But if performance is not a huge problem, SAP BusinessObjects BI is a good solution on-premise.
I used it mostly for sales and financial reports. It has been adapted perfectly to all the needed sales and cost reports our controllers desired. Able to cross reference the info between different areas and get really useful analysis and KPI's.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
10
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
10
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
REST API
9
Javascript API
9
iFrames
8
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9