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Overview

SAP BusinessObjects is a business intelligence suite with reporting and visualization tools for gaining insight into key...

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14000

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User reviews

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Pros

The Implementation of HANA is critical for reaching the next level of performance as well. SAP has very good customer service and the free education and learning resources are very useful.
This product give us the ability to pull reports with ease. Once you have successfully composed a report, you are able to build on the structure as needed.
Love how quick and easy it is to use this program. A lot of our major software programs are SAP based and very user friendly.

Pros

It's an incredible programming for examination. I love the perception highlights since it transform drilling information into fun outlines or diagrams.
The ability to filter to the specific metric we are interested in is an amazing feature.
It is a good data analytics and visualization software and its ability to import data from multiples sources is a great feature.

Cons

I think this is more of how poorly our company rolled this product out, but we are struggling to get through it.
As with any new product there are bugs and errors. I have been frustrated at times with the newer software and sometimes even the more mature software can be frustrating.
Data base integration often malfunctions for some RDMS, for example Netezza queries are often lost in queue. Adding new data sources and change request require complicated changes in Universe.

Cons

Could be frustrating to use when first starting as it would give you an error message but provide no specifics on what is wrong or directions to fix it.
I find it a bit frustrating when presented with a visualisation that doesn't represent the particular angle on the data I am looking for.
Had to take some training courses and even at that it was still confusing.
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Key features

  • Total features38
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Benchmarking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile Access
  • Natural Language Search
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Strategic Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics
  • Total features37
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Benchmarking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile Access
  • Natural Language Search
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Strategic Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics

Integrations

  • Total integrations25
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
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  • Microsoft Excel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Snowflake
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations348
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Snowflake
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Xero
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Salman N.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Powerful Business intelligence Software

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Easy to use Tools and Data analysis Kits

Cons

Need to adopt some dynamic features like Tableau and Power BI

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Vijay G.

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Business objects and other BI

Reviewed 6 years ago

BI strategies and road maps. I help clients selecting their bi tools to maximize bi ROI. I also help clients setting up their landscape for sap and non sap bi environment with hana and big Data. Thanks Vijay

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Ankush B.

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Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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SAP BI: Build queries with ease

Reviewed 9 months ago

- SAP BI is a gamechanger tool for any organization. SAP BI is suitable for the organizations using SAP ERP system as it is very easy to integrate - SAP BI is recommended for medium and large enterprises.

Pros

SAP BI is a very dynamic and user friendly tool. SAP BI helps in developing data queries and analyze data. SAP BI save lots of time and efforts while creating reports. The best features in SAP BI are: - Automating and scheduling reports - Real time data synchronization

Cons

Although SAP BI is very powerful tool and easy to integrate with the SAP ERP system but have following limitations: - Sometimes real time data synchronization takes time that leads to difference in actual and reporting figures - Training and understanding of SAP BI takes time and efforts

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Brian C.

Civic & Social Organization, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Large scale, accurate and secure business intelligent at any level

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Wonderful for a large healthcare setting. The product is scalable to the system, region, facility, and patient level, and the security features ensure that PMI is never inappropriately exposed.

Cons

It’s expensive. This product isn’t like Power BI or even SPSS in terms of buying an enterprise license or a few licenses for a hundred thousand and covering the organization. Be ready to pay for the features you’re getting with SAP.

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Ron W.

Consumer Goods, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent Data Mining Tool

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The speed and ease of using SAP BI in c comfortable format (we use the Excel Inrerface)

Cons

Sometime a pre-existing BI report does blow up and it leaves the report without a connection to BI. Report has to be recreated - no recovery.

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Thomas G.

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International Trade and Development, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

BI Solution

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Excelent BI solution. It enables even the inexperienced users to create advanced reports

Cons

The lack of advanced dashboards creation.

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robin m.

Insurance, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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bo review

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Traditional BI tool with good information available for developers. Good for conventional reporting.

Cons

Lacks some of the modern reporting and dashboarding features available in similar competitor products.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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I test different BI tools to advise customers what is best for them, positive but not intuitive

Reviewed 5 years ago

a solid BI system, I had the maximum control of the data

Pros

Probably the most complete BI software, it interfaces with any database. it's cloud based so I can access it from anywhere, it's mobile/tablet friendly, it works also in real time. Excellent tool to create static reports and send them by email. Easy to visualize the source data (useful to create data clouds), low maintenance because the system is stable

Cons

it would be nice if the graphic presentations were more animated, more interactive. IT COSTS TOO MUCH (it is not recommended for SME). it requires expensive hardware (powerful machines), it requires a technical figure to update the software (and the procedure can last even a whole day). the end user must be trained with a short session

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Biotechnology, 51-200 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

The king of business intelligence

Reviewed 3 years ago

Well worth the price, in terms of ROI for any organization with BI needs.

Pros

Very powerful business intelligence engine behind the scenes, allowing for multi-dimensional querying. This allowed our business to gather deep insights that would have been hard to materialize manually.

Cons

Error messages are often hard to decipher, in terms of actionable next steps to resolve. Some better instructions during error cases would go a long way.

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Rupesh A.

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Excellent tool for Analytics

Reviewed 6 years ago

SAP BO/BI 4.1 is Excellent tool for Analytics Feature & functionality wise. We can easily make analysis base on BW/HANA & RDBMS database. In BI 4.2 SAP has provided very good Feature as Parallel query execution, Recycle bin, Commenting & Shred element.

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Navid U.

Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Enterprises Package

Reviewed 6 years ago

SAP Business Objects is a complete package that suits a large enterprises. From designing to visualization and delivering real time reports. This tool is always stands at top.

Pros

Easy to visualize raw data. Efficient in scheduling Reporting Low maintenance Worth for money

Cons

As other BI tools avaible in the market, this also lacks at some features and functionality

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Harkiran K.

Real Estate, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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SAP business objects

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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Jason W.

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Handy BI Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

I do rely on this software quite a bit to extract my information.

Pros

Sap BI warehouse is great to pull out data required for processing and analysing. It allows you to filter and cut information before it is exported.

Cons

It can be a bit clunky to use and slow at times. It is an old piece of software however there are faster alternatives.

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Manikandan E.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Mania review

Reviewed 6 years ago

I have been working with BO and related products for almost a decade. Worked since from XIR2 days to tillost recent BI 4.2

Pros

Managed system, eas of use and semantic layer

Cons

Multiple tools and frequently changing product roadmaps

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Mohammad K.

Chemicals, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SAP BOBJ BI

Reviewed 6 years ago

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...

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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Dipesh P.

Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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User Friendly but less features

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

If you have experience working on SAP BI/BW, then you will find this tool easy to use in the first go. It creates charts based on DataSources like Infocubes.

Cons

Although, this is a very user friendly tool, it offers a limited range of chart types like Bar Chart, Column Chart, Pie Chart etc. As compared to other leading reporting tools in the market, this tool lacks in offering Global Map charts, Histogram etc.

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Funda A.

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Automotive, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Everythink about data

Reviewed 9 months ago

It is a tool that facilitates the management of all past or future data and the follow-up of KPI at every level. It will help companies make data-driven decisions and provide significant competitive advantage.

Pros

We use SAP BusinessObjects in order to track both operational and strategic company KPI's. The dashboards are very easy to customize. BI tool is very helpful in order to make forecasts.

Cons

Data export is not offered. Dashboards are really helpful. But sometimes user can need to export the data in excel form.

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Diego M.

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Very powerful BI tool, but not very user friendly

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The set of tools for BI it includes is good. We used just WEBI. It is really powerful for Data extraction purposes and we could match our information needs without much problems.

Cons

I feel that the WEBI interface is not very user friendly. At least for our type of reports. The navigation through the different reports was not smooth enough.

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Prince T.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

SQL, BI, Reporting&Analytics

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

You have options to upgrade, SAP Lumira is the next amazing product to always upgrade to when you are ready for the next level of analytics and graphical representation of your data

Cons

SAP BI itself is still stagnant in its improvements, sticking on to the traditional functionalities of the product, it has a huge gap between its next level of reporting.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Nice Way to Interface with Data

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

SAP Business Objects provides a nice way to interface with data, allowing both power and flexibility through its structure.

Cons

With each new version there seems to be some flaw that needs to be corrected or feature that should be added and at an enterprise level it becomes difficult to continuously deploy the updates.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Secure and comprehensive, but needs improvements in UI and functionality

Reviewed 8 months ago

I have been using SAP BI for almost 2 years now and I am satisfied with how it houses a massive amount of data with security guaranteed. However, it can improve a lot more in terms of scalability, system, and processing.

Pros

What I like most about SAP BI is that it is able to store a massive amount of data, allows use of several measures/facts and market breaks, and is very secure as I know our data is always safe and protected.

Cons

What I like least, however, would be that system processing is quite slow (takes a lot of time loading data), user interface is not too friendly/appealing/easy to navigate, and the tool is quite rigid in that it does not allow for much customization

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Alejandro F.

Computer Software,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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SAP BO is a Powerful Inteligent solution for your Business.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

SAP is one of the most acepeted BI tools in the market, its suite are design for all company sizes, so it can handle your organization grows, SAP BO allows to connect to a multiple data sources and connect to a different integration points like sharepoint, java, etc.

Cons

First of all, this toll is quite expensive, small and medium companies are not capable to spend a lot of money acquiring it and continue paying for supporting cost. Another think I dislike about SAP BO is it require a number of servers so this increment the amount of the spend.

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Tanusree P.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Self Service Reporting tool for everyone

Reviewed a year ago

In my multiple projects I have used BO for serving business requirements , hence its useful tool but not very fancy.

Pros

The ease to build or edit the universe and publish to users help business people to use this BI reporting tool conveniently. The dashboards are simple to build with some amount of training.Hence as a self service reporting tool this is popular to business users in the industry

Cons

The advanced features and fancy dashboard capabilities like Tableau are not available

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Shankar N.

Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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BI: Now and Forever

Reviewed 6 years ago

SAP Business Objects is the pioneer in BI space and now a leader with the release of 4.2 packed with tons of features and easy to implement architecture. Whether you are taking from SAP data or other systems, Business Objects is one stop solution for all your reporting and analytics needs

Pros

Ease of use and All in one

Cons

Deprecation of some old features

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GP N.

Telecommunications,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Robust, scalable and user friendly enterprise BI solution

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

SAP business objects is a no frill enterprise BI suite, it is very stable, robust and deliver good performance on large scale use. Self service quite easy once universe is built One click Scheduling and Publishing capabilities. Data is cached, giving users the ability to work offline. Wide variety of support for charts and functions. Abundant online forum for help.

Cons

Know how is quite complicated for new users. specially syntax and dealing with measures, attributes and variable Data base integration often malfunctions for some RDMS, for example Netezza queries are often lost in queue. Adding new data sources and change request require complicated changes in Universe. Poor capability ability for adhoc analysis like users want to load data to check against warehouse. relatively less visual appeal for dashboard compare to other BI tools

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Raul B.

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Mining & Metals, 201-500 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Microsoft Power BI

advanced analytics

Reviewed 3 years ago

Bien

Pros

The business intelligence that can be generated.

Cons

Needs training .

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Rhodora A.

Telecommunications, 501-1,000 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Not for Self Serve BI tool

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Available Gauge chart and Donut chart. Relatively cheaper than competitors. Fast and Frequent version updates

Cons

Not suitable for Self serve Business Intelligence because features are not that intuitive and user friendly.

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Malik W.

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Research, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Microsoft PowerBI

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Helps with Business Intelligence, data visualization, and a powerful tool.

Cons

This is sometimes more complex than other tools on the market.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Easy&Cheap Business Intelligence

Reviewed 3 years ago

Its a geat tool for Business Intelligence with so much potential

Pros

Its really easy to enter to Business Intelligence world with PowerBI. It has Microsft approach to things so many users can start designin its own reports. Data Gateway is very simple to get working. Price is nice.

Cons

Its still developing, we are still waiting some functions. Some components or plugins not work fine, but with some workaround everything is possible.

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Eugenio C.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Microsoft Power BI

first business intelligence tool for students

Reviewed a year ago

it is a very good tool to start learning about business intelligence

Pros

students can use it free, students can visualise data very easy.

Cons

there is no mac version for students, there is only one old version not working good.

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Matthew F.

Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Rapidly becoming the best BI tool on the market

Reviewed 4 years ago

Business Intelligence software that is included in our existing Microsoft Office licensing package.

Pros

Intuitive for people who have already been utilizing any variety of Microsoft's other products. They are adding features and functionality to Power BI at such a rapid pace that it won't be long before Power BI is better than all of the alternatives.

Cons

Missing a small number of features. Can run into some bugs/glitches because it is still fairly new to the BI tools market.

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Sagar K.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Best data visualization product to create reports and dashboards

Reviewed 3 years ago

Helps us provide powerful interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities for our organization

Pros

Being a Microsoft shop, Power BI was our tool of choice naturally. A very robust tool to create complex reports and dashboards. Integrates well with other Microsoft products.

Cons

Sometimes the reports and the dashboards are too complex to interpret. The interface can get a little more user friendly

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Yazan T.

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 3 years ago

When I studied Business Intelligence I used Power BI as the basic software.

Pros

During my study, I learn the basics about Power BI from a course by Microsoft, I think Power BI is very user friendly and simple.

Cons

I would like Power BI to have a free plan for students like me.

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Kartikk M.

Legal Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Great Business Intelligence Tool

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Provides eye opening analytics and business intelligence. Allows different ways to slice and dice the data.

Cons

Microsoft can do a better job of explaining all the different features and capabilities of this tool.

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Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great BI tool!

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's an excellent business intelligence software and Microsoft is constantly launching actualizations to improve it.

Pros

What I like the most about Power Bi is that is designed with excel users in mind, so it's easy to start creating reports without knowing too much about the program. Also, it allows you to connect to a significant amount of different type of sources.

Cons

I don't have much to say here because my experience has been very good. One of the cons could be that data transformation is expected to be structured, there are no such thing as manually

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José M.

Automotive, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My experience as a Power BI user

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am fascinated by how much I can achieve with Power BI in my company. I have been able to automate process that once were complex and requiered a lot of effort

Pros

It is very intuitive and powerful. The data visualization is made simple with this business intelligence tool.

Cons

The use of DAX language is may be the hardest part for me since I am not used to it, but still a great tool

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BRIDGETTE J.

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Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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POWER BI

Reviewed 3 years ago

BI was used at our newspaper to document all advertising data each year. It did a great job storing old data.

Pros

Power BI is a user friendly business intelligence system that provides power analytics for all your data.

Cons

The free version does not provide everything available and can be a little pricey from what I heard from our CFO.

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Construction, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Power BI Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Power BI can be a little overwhelming at times, but is a very power business intelligence software

Pros

Very nice and clean visuals that allow you to display information in an organized and professional manner

Cons

There are many times where you cannot get the data to display properly no matter how you manipulate the data

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Simone f.

Management Consulting, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Recensione Power BI

Reviewed 3 months ago

utilizzano per soddisfare una esigenza del cliente è stata molto apprezzata la possibilità di modificare i dati sottostanti in autonomia lato cliente e tramite un semplice refresh dei dati avere dashboard aggiornate

Pros

Ottimo strumento di Business intelligence che permette di aggiornare i dati e tramite un refresh avere dashbord aggiornate

Cons

quando ci si addentra nell'utilizzo e serve utilizzare le variabili diventa un po complesso

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