BusinessObjects Business Intelligence for Data-informed decision making.
December 12, 2019

BusinessObjects Business Intelligence for Data-informed decision making.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

It is being used across the whole organization to make data-informed decisions. Human resources, Finance and various schools use BusinessObjects for their daily activities and also do the ad-hoc reporting.
  • Easily adaptable for any level of user's technical ability to use reporting tools.
  • Ad-hoc reporting capabilities.
  • Impact analysis (data lineage) features are not available in the tool.
  • Administrators cannot perform bulk activities.
Earlier, I used SAP BW's BEx tools for reporting, but it was challenging to format the report data and export to different formats. SAP BEx tools can access data from limited sources where as SAP BO can access data from most of the datasources which is why I prefer using BO over other products.
BusinessObjects BI can be used to combine data from different sources and report on the semantic objects, well suited for ad-hoc analysis for Business Analysts. It has both conventional reporting tools like webi, crystal reports as well as visualization tools like Dashboards tool.

Coming to ease of creating visualization dashboards, it is bit challenging to use Dashboard tools of BO compared to other tools in the market like Tableau.

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
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
10
Javascript API
10
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
5