SAP Business Objects is a must have for your organisations Reporting and Analysis needs
December 14, 2021

SAP Business Objects is a must have for your organisations Reporting and Analysis needs

McMillan Hung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP Bi reporting tool is our companies primary software for Reporting and Analysis. I use it heavily daily and have done it for over a decade. It's highly nimble and allows me to connect to various data sources that have been set up. I can connect and report on Financial values from our Accounting System to our Point of Sale data that holds key sales and product information. Our Account system does not hold detailed product level information but is good for P&L Reporting by Centre and Divisional level. For stock level and margin data, we use Business Objects to build custom reports and conduct various analyses from the required data source.
  • Connects to various data sources
  • Excellent for building adhoc reports and doing analysis on the fly
  • The scheduling and publication functions are great time savers and allow us to manage many regular and recurring reports.
  • At the moment we are experiencing some performance issues, but this may be down to our own companies network/infrastructure and not the BI tool
  • The older Client version I thought was more stable than the 4.2 web-based version. But this again could be down to the companies network/infrastructure
  • Its been highly positive to meet the decision making needs of the Business
  • We are able to build reports and provide analysis relatively quickly
  • We build Bi reports for the end-user so they can run the report when needed themselves so they are so reliant on the BI report writer
  • Board
Board is a great ERP software. Business Objects is more nimble and flexible. Board is good if the Dash Boards and screens are relatively static and have selection/filter options. Business Objects is if you do lots of ad-hoc analysis and reporting on the fly.

Do you think SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform's feature set?

Yes

Did SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform again?

Yes

It's a highly reliable tool that our organization has used for over a decade.
SAP offers online support and trouble shooting that has been very valuable over the years.
It is great if you have many data sources where you need to draw information from. We use it to pull data from the Accounting system universe and the Point of Sale Universe to combine customer, product, and P&L data where needed.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Feature Ratings

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