SAP BusinessObjects Features

SAP BusinessObjects

Self-service business intelligence (BI) platform

4.24/5 (140 reviews)

SAP BusinessObjects Feature Summary

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

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SAP BusinessObjects Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about SAP BusinessObjects's features:

Mohammad Khan

SAP BOBJ BI

2016-12-14

Web Intelligence -- Provides a self-service environment for creating ad-hoc queries and analysis of data both online and offline.

Pros

Fast, robust and compatible with third party integrations.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Aubree Stebbins

Business Intelligence Solution for all sizes

2019-07-18

Overall, SAP BusinessObjects offers multidimensional data analysis.

Pros

There is a drag-and-drop interface which allows you to create custom reports using the perimeters you want.

Cons

The drag-and-drop interface is sometimes difficult to use especially when working with a large amount of data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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joseph yeruva

Business objects Review

2016-10-20

It is easy to use and presentable in different ways with visualizations. Out out can be shareable in different formats and automatic publishing capabilities.

Pros

self data analysis without much technical knowledge and simple to use it.

Cons

Dash boards filtering options and performance when we have huge data could be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Navid Usmani

Best Enterprises Package

2016-10-23

From designing to visualization and delivering real time reports.

Pros

Easy to visualize raw data.

Cons

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

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP BusinessObjects

Go ahead a purchase today. Truly worth for money for enterprises

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Outsourcing/Offshoring company, 501-1000 employees)

Great for Data and Reports

2019-04-01

Apart from the Support Service, the Application has been very helpful for our Data Extraction and reports.

Pros

It allows us to use real time business data and prepare reports from real time data for making business major decisions.

Cons

SAP support service is not the best in my opinion. Long response times, and sometimes they don´t offer effective solutions to our problems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wojciech Korsak

Advanced business analytics

2019-01-11

It's easy to build what-if analysis ad-hoc during business meetings.

Pros

I use SAP solutions to create dashboards and visual reports. What I like in SAP BO, that we can create powerful and innovative presentations - from 0 to our vision.

Cons

It would be great to be able to work more without specific informatics knowledge. It would be great to see more options to share final work with others.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Resul Yıldız

BI Tool

2019-08-14

Pros

self service reporting function & easy of use

Cons

poor wiev of dashboard & no entegrated solution for data masking

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Scrimshaw

I use Business Objects to write production reports and analysis

2015-07-09

Pros

Its best feature, in my opinion, is the ease of building reports through its drag and drop interface.

Cons

Currently, Business Objects only downloads in Excel 2007 format, which can sometimes complicate pulling millions of rows of data into one spreadsheet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP BusinessObjects

Evaluate thoroughly, your need for building data universes or data marts to simplify your users report construction. We went through many data modeling sessions where we worked on the construction of the marts and linked them so that the seemingly disparate data could be joined together to yield very meaningful reports. The better you build your models and marts, the faster your reports will run.

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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

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

2018-04-05

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.

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Chemicals company, 5001-10000 employees)

Great tool for report automization, analysis and calculation

2019-03-02

It's a very powerful tool to download data, however, requires some trainings for users.

Pros

It saves you a lot of time to download all reports based on different filter criterion.

Cons

You can, of course, change the limit, but not everybody knows how to do it (or allowed to do it) Thirdly, the prompts are not so well-designed and user-friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler Dec

SAP Business Objects

2016-10-25

All the data can be manipulated through queries or a drag and drop method for those who aren't as SQL savvy.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Limited data visualization capabilities

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP BusinessObjects

If you aren't already using a reporting tool, definitely schedule a demo with SAP!

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Facilities Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Makes it easy to build complex queries without knowing SQL, I love it!

2018-10-17

So we have built numerous reports to support our sales team, operations teams, vendors, and c-suite that are all easily refreshed and filtered by the users on their own.

Pros

It's a great way for our employees to self-service in many cases as previously they had no way to get access to larger data sets unless they put in a request with analytics. But now our Directors have access to data and reports at their fingertips with minimal training (they don't need an in-depth understanding of databases or SQL queries to use the software).

Cons

A con that is worth mentioning is that exporting large data sets can be a bit slow.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harkiran Kaur

SAP business objects

2017-01-05

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

Also, visualization wise it is pathetic because I have checked tableau.

Rating breakdown

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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 BusinessObjects

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Girish Kumar

Business Objects vs it's competitors in Analytics domain

2016-10-18

Data can be analysed using various predefined charts by simply dragging charts.

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Source: Capterra
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Rekha Neela

SAP Business Objects

2019-01-03

Pros

It fetches live and latest data from Operational Data Source We can create user defined functions

Cons

We cannot apply the filters using brackets.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Keith Dahlgreen

SAP Business Objects - Watch your wallet

2019-02-20

This company has draconian licensing and contract renewal process. They are not willing to work with consumers on any part of renegotiating a contract. For this reason alone I would never recommend this product to a colleague.

Pros

Report scheduling, dashboarding, and data file exports were some of the major features I used in this package.

Cons

Version upgrades are extremely difficult to perform without consulting. Troubleshooting messages tend to be cryptic which makes troubleshooting a laborious and tedious process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Jill Beckman

Business Objects

2019-09-17

I use Business Objects every day and get the data I need.

Pros

This product give us the ability to pull reports with ease.

Cons

With time, this gets easier.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Randy Shutt

Great tool for reports

2016-12-17

Once your data is set up in the Universes, it's drag and drops on to the report.

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Tiffany Wedge

Good Software, little dated and not as user friendly as hoped.

2017-08-29

Ability to bring data out of JDE and report on it has made customizing and reviewing reports/data much easier.

Pros

The ability to customize reports for dates, etc is a great functionality.

Cons

For instance the GL module and AP module are hard to interact with each other sometimes and bring in the data I'm looking for.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Albano García

A complete BI solution with the best visualization tools

2015-10-28

Pros

Business Objects provides an easy way to generate and format reports, This solution provide a multiple way of visualization. reports, queries, dashboards.

Cons

Business Objects would be more integrated and more usefull.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP BusinessObjects

SAP Business Objects is more appropriate for large organizations with big structure and longer implementation times.It is stronger for standard reporting in HR, Finance, Supply Chain, Sales, Procurement, etc.

Source: Software Advice
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Kris Braaten

Powerful reporting tool with quarks

2017-11-17

Pros

I also love the ability to set up email instances of reports - it’s always helpful when a software can do a routine task for you.

Cons

It’s not very friendly for someone who wants to do ad hoc analytical reporting.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Diego Moreira

Very powerful BI tool, but not very user friendly

2017-06-09

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Gerodimos

BI Solution

2018-09-18

Pros

It enables even the inexperienced users to create advanced reports

Cons

The lack of advanced dashboards creation.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

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.

2017-02-28

Pros

Modules can be designed as needed.

Cons

it is a little complex, specially while dealing with data management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Joseph yeruva

SAP Business objects is east to use tool with Adhoc reporting capabilities, user friendly

2017-10-10

Self-service reporting, easy to use, various tools based on use case. lot of formatting and charts inclusion options.

Pros

Self-service reporting, easy to use, various tools based on use case. lot of formatting and charts inclusion options.

Cons

visualizations and dash boards products instability and not mobile friendly , many tools and need to learn various tools for each use case.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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