SAP Business Objects Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SAP Business Objects Reviews

SAP Business Objects

Easy, self-service access to decision-ready information with our BI platform

4.23/5 (44 reviews)
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SAP Business Objects Reviews (44)

Latest reviews

 Awesome product

Sap business objects is a great product, i would recommend to anyone looking for a reporting solution

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Reviewed 12th of March by Josh Borges

 

 SAP BusinessObjects 4.x Consulting Project

I have implemented this toolset across different organizations and trained users in using the business intelligence and reporting features in Web Intelligence, Explorer, Crystal Reports, etc.

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Reviewed 2nd of March by Saran Eswaran

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Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based
Supported Countries
Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English, French, German
Support Options
Online Support, Phone Support

Competitors Pricing

Datameer

Starting from: $299.00
Pricing model: One-time License, Open-source
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Wave: Salesforce Analytics Cloud

Pricing model: Subscription

Tableau Software

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Pricing model: One-time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of SAP Business Objects

  • Information design
  • Information access
  • Publishing
  • Lifecycle management
  • Platform administration
  • Portal integration
  • Integration with applications

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Josh Borges

Awesome product

12/03/2017

Sap business objects is a great product, i would recommend to anyone looking for a reporting solution

Pros

Easy to use with a wide array of features

Cons

Cost

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Saran Eswaran

SAP BusinessObjects 4.x Consulting Project

02/03/2017

I have implemented this toolset across different organizations and trained users in using the business intelligence and reporting features in Web Intelligence, Explorer, Crystal Reports, etc.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Neelam  Patel

It is a great software. Very useful and is customer friendly. Meets the need.

28/02/2017

Pros

Modules can be designed as needed. Reports that extracted can meet the requirement and hence makes it more useful.

Cons

it is a little complex, specially while dealing with data management. not flexible with data input methods or formats

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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ferline john

Great tool for reports

03/02/2017

It is easy to use and presentable in different ways with visualizations. Out out can be shareable in different formats and automatic publishing capabilities. I used lot of tools and this is the best tool for reporting in Web

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Source: Capterra
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Harkiran Kaur

SAP business objects

05/01/2017

I am using SAP business objects at my current position for report creation and adjacent data queries and for simple data dumps

Pros

It's easy to use, the cost is less as compared to tableau or other BI products in the market and customer care is good.

Cons

You need to maintain universe layer to talk to the database, it does not talk to databases directly. If you have to add a new field in the report from the database then you have to add that particular field in universe layer which is added headache. If you have to create a report by using data from multiple data sources then you have to create detail variable, which is again a mess!!! Also, visualization wise it is pathetic because I have checked tableau. Usually, I use excel to do my visualization and presentation because it's better than business objects Also, you cannot use it for predictive analysis.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

If you are looking for a product just to create simple monthly or yearly reports for small department then sap is good but if you want to do more with the data then look for other products in the market.

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Randy Shutt

Great tool for reports

17/12/2016

BusinessObjects is all about making it easy for end users to create their own reports. Once your data is set up in the Universes, it's drag and drops on to the report. you can format it with colors or different fonts. Simply drag whatever dimensions you want onto the report and then create different filters or formulas to get the desired results. Super simple for users to get the reports they need.

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Mohammad Khan

SAP BOBJ BI

14/12/2016

One of the best tools from SAP BusinessObjects BI is a suite of front-end applications that allow business users to view, sort and analyze business intelligence data for all integration and reporting management within the diversified organizations. Best features include Dashboards -- Allows us to create interactive dashboards that contain charts and graphs for visualizing data and reports. Web Intelligence -- Provides a self-service environment for creating ad-hoc queries and analysis of data both online and offline. Integration with an outlook for easy extraction and transformation of reports into excel. Good usage fro Business Explorer (BEx) Suite (BEx Analyzer, BEx Web reporting). Highly formatted layout (print focused) Parameterized / dynamic layout Self Service / Freeform Layout Hierarchical awareness Dashboarding & visualization Interoperability.

Pros

Fast, robust and compatible with third party integrations. Scheduling Event: This event is used to run reports or any BI objects sequentially one after the other.

Cons

Development seems bit deep dig process which takes a long time for customizations

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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joseph yeruva

Great Business intelligence reporting tools suite

08/12/2016

SAP Business objects are the suite with different kinds of easy to use reporting tools, each tool is intended for specific purposes like AdHoc reports, summary dashboards, pixel perfect formatted reports, data exploration and Mobile based reports.

Pros

Easy to use and highly formatted, easily shareable in different formats, more formatting and design options for data analysis.

Cons

I feel debugging of errors, finding the root cause for any error is difficult

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

It is a good software product for reporting, especially when you have SAP ERP and BW/HANA.

Source: Capterra
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R D Shutt

great reporting tool

07/12/2016

I've been using Business Objects for over 10 years. I love the versatility of it. It's so easy to create reports for my end users. Better yet, show them how to create reports on their own. Once you have the universes set up, it's drag and drop into the reporting frame. Then, you can add filters, dashboards, sorting, whatever you need to get the desired results. Then you can schedule the reports out as an attachment to your email or simply view them or open them as an excel report. I highly recommend Business Objects to anyone who needs some easy reporting software that may not have a huge data warehouse background.

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Source: Capterra
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boaty yo

Great Software

06/12/2016

SAP BPC is an easy to use tool for reporting.Data can be easily loaded and then regular excel features can be used to run reports.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Expensive

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

Great product for complex scenarios

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