SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Features

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

Self-service business intelligence (BI) platform

4.25/5 (158 reviews)

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Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
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Audit Management
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Customizable Branding
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
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Dashboard Creation
Data Capture and Transfer
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Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
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Forecasting
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Feature Reviews

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

Aubree S.

Business Intelligence Solution for all sizes

2019-07-18

This allows you to create reports on multiple business parameters from multiple external data sources.

Pros

SAP BusinessObjects allows the company to integrate with external systems, such as SIMS Claims and Microsoft Office and combine data from these for business analytics and reporting functions.

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
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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Mohammad K.

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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Henrijs J.

Easy BI tool

2020-09-09

Apart for loading speedn, its well designed, intuitive and easy to maintain.

Pros

Perfect for dashboard customization, its even possible to add some html code and thus custom designs and outputs.

Cons

It takes time for system end users to learn how to create and format their ad-hoc reports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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joseph y.

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
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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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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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

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

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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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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Juan G.

You need to take the next step.

2021-07-01

In general it is a good tool, but it is becoming a bit outdated in the face of new alternatives.

Pros

It is a tool that can be integreted with other applications, it can also work with a lot of data and build ad hoc reports. Finally, reporting creation from information cubes is friendly when youa are heavy user.

Cons

Something that needs to be improved is the visualization of the reports, they should migrate to a more user-friendly dashboard.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Navid U.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

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

Source: Capterra
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alla g.

Excellent software for data analysis

2020-05-26

Overall, really great product used by many international banks.

Pros

This software is excellent to use for data analytics, to create graphs, tables, and overall financial reporting.

Cons

The software is locking a really good support team to address user's issues. The 24 hours support is necessary

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wojciech K.

Advanced business analytics

2019-01-11

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

Pros

Dashboards can be connnected to external data sources like Excel or databases.

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

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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gaurav s.

Nice tool for traditional reporting

2019-01-25

no support for cube based technology

Pros

Nice SAP product which integrates with all databases and connects to different tools for reporting and analytics

Cons

Not good in performance while connecting to multi dimensions and in-memory analytics and reporting, no support for cube based technology

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: Software Advice
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Resul Y.

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

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kris B.

Powerful reporting tool with quarks

2017-11-17

Pros

The use of universes connecting the tables is powerful.

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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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

Normally we have to go to the web version of the reporting tool and download report one by one, but with SAP business Object (Analysis Office), we can insert the data source one time, format it, do calculation with it (using all other Excel function).

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Harkiran K.

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

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!!!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

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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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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Rekha N.

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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Girish K.

Business Objects vs it's competitors in Analytics domain

2016-10-18

Business Objects is most easy to use and felexible solution in Analytics. It can easily bring in data from any relational or data warehouse system so that you can analyse data quickly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Rajesh M.

Good For Small and Medium Scale Customers

2020-07-03

overall experience is good, but it requires lot of improvements to be in the market when compared to the competitors

Pros

Ability to create segregate data, creating reports and scheduling the reports based on customer needs

Cons

High hardware requirements and difficulties in integrating the BOE with other SAP products or 3rd party softwares.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Tiffany W.

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

Value for money
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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Tyler D.

SAP Business Objects

2016-10-25

I find Business Objects to be an extremely useful tool to organize, display and share useful data throughout the company.

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 Business Intelligence

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

Source: Software Advice
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Jill B.

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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Neelam P.

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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jigar m.

Good experience, can be better ux

2018-04-13

Pros

The ability to navigate through the product is just amazing. Its easy for anyone to get a hang on and use the product.

Cons

There could be more data cleansing features.Also the some advance analytics functions could also be embedded.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Keith D.

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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