SAP Business Objects Reviews

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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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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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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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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
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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.

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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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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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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

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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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Albano García

Business Object the best BI visualization tools

11/11/2016

In a previous experience working with a consulting company for seven years, we delivery Business Objects in differentes companies. I think is a very complete BI suite, with a extense range of tools for extract, modeling and analyze data. The potential benefits of business Objects programs include accelerating and improving decision making; optimizing internal business processes and increasing operational efficiency

Pros

It's a very robust tool Very easy to use. It´s a very intuitive tool

Cons

Support is really weak. Tool is little expensive.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Randy Shutt

Business Objects - can be helpful

28/10/2016

Business Objects is a reporting tool that can be very helpful, if given enough training. I've been an administer of Business Objects for almost 10 years now. I've been in organizations that use it very well and some that barely use any part of it. If you have someone on the back-end who can set up your environment properly, then this tool could be really useful. Dragging and dropping is all you need to create great looking, professional reports that are easy to customize. These can be exported into Excel and emailed or even pushed out as a Business Objects report to your own Business Objects Inbox. The downside is setting it up. It's not easy and if done incorrectly, it will never be used properly by end users.

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Source: Capterra
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Tyler Dec

SAP Business Objects

25/10/2016

I find Business Objects to be an extremely useful tool to organize, display and share useful data throughout the company. My current and past employer both use the the enterprise reporting tool and have been for quite sometime. It is very end user friendly as well as super user friendly whenever edits need to be made or errors need to be fixed. This product has been around for a while and has constantly been updated with better improvements over time. 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

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

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

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Navid  Usmani

Best Enterprises Package

23/10/2016

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

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

Source: Capterra
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joseph yeruva

Business objects Review

20/10/2016

It is easy to use and presentable in different ways with visualizations. Out out can be shareable in different formats and automatic publishing capabilities. Adhoc reporting easy to use and dashboards design in specific to mobile and tablet is good.

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Trivikram BR

Great Front End reporting tool which enhances the business decisions more effectively on the fly

20/10/2016

I have been using the tool from past 9+ years for the development of reports to our clients and the improvements to the overall BO product suite over a period of time are absolutely fantastic and you will have a wide range of products in the suite which will cater all your business requirements irrespective of the domain you are in It is highly recommendable to the business who wants a better results,growth and improvements in the areas where they are lagging because the kind of visualizations and stunning dashboards that Business objects provides will give business head a clear cut idea on their improvement areas so that they can concentrate more on improvements and decision makings I have had an experience from various clients in different sectors like Finance,Telecom,Oil and Gas, Fleet and so on where they always gave a positive and really a five star rating about the product feasibility and various options SAP Business Objects provides As a developer and Technical specialist working on SAP BO I had a wonderful experience with the customer support from SAP and also whenever we raise an OSS Message or case about the product functionality the kind of response we got is really great and helped us a lot to solve the customer issues at the earliest It is ultimately a great product which sustained nearly a decade after SAP acquired now due to its tremendous capabilities and improvements in reporting and universe modelling and various versions of product releasing as and when required based on customers feedback Overall I would highly recommend SAP BO to any client be it small , medium and large due to its robust sizing guide lines this will be the best product and also this is one of the world's best reporting tool till date, no wonder after the introduction of SAP Design studio this will become the number one in the space of reporting Also I would like to mention about some of the important reporting tools in the product like WebIntelligence, SAP BO Exlorer, SAP Lumira which will definitely add an advantage to the organizations growth in providing the most thoughtful decisions on the fly to the clients Stunning,Astonishing,Intelligent and Beautiful Dashboards and Visualizations will only be possible with SAP Business Objects!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajesh Dokuparthi

Its nice Reporting tool

19/10/2016

I used lot of tools and this is the best tool for reporting in Web. I love this tool for heirarchial reporting

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Source: Capterra
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Girish Kumar

Business Objects vs it's competitors in Analytics domain

18/10/2016

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. It also provides various tools for analysing data depending upon your business requirements. It has also various functionalities where you can send the updated report directly to the users email with latest data. You can also personalise the data dependending on the user and it's role. It provides mobile as well desktop solution for analysing the data. Data can be analysed using various predefined charts by simply dragging charts.

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Source: Capterra
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Pratap Reddy Bodimalla

First of all you need to improve customer support service and functionality.

18/10/2016

I have been working since 10+ years on SAP BW/BI/BO and from last two years working on SAP HANA. I have been worked with major companies like Intelligroup, L& T, CSC, Accenture,Walmart,Sandisk,OTSI. Even am working as SAP Expert in our company and given lot of solutions for our clients.They have been satisfied with my work and given rewards also.

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Source: Capterra
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Dhruv Joshi

Sap business object overall review

18/10/2016

Sap business object is very ease to use for end user.there are someR very useful and user friendly tools which can be operate or handle by end user like web intelligence , explorer, lumira etc. In other end, there are other functionality and tools like dashboard,design studio , information design tool. Sap business object is platform independent and robust. Having great features of drill down,dynamic receipent ,enterprise reciepent.

Pros

Sap business object is very ease to use for end user.there are someR very useful and user friendly tools which can be operate or handle by end user like web intelligence , explorer, lumira etc. In other end, there are other functionality and tools like dashboard,design studio , information design tool. Sap business object is platform independent and robust. Having great features of drill down,dynamic receipent ,enterprise recipient.

Cons

Sap business object , for create the universe need knowldge of database and query and fundametals.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

Now a days, having changes and redefine the functionality with better way so no need to f8ve any comments.

Source: Capterra
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Pradeep Nayak

SAP BusinessObjects Rocks!

17/10/2016

I have used SAP BOBJ for the last 8 years. I'm very impressed with the way SAP integrated BOBJ platform into their core reporting application platform. It's evolving and making every competitor sweat on getting a best product to their customers.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nagaraju Pendyala

BOBJ is a good option for complex data analysis

14/10/2016

Pros : Complete product from Giant Vendor and has a great Echo system, Good for Complex/Huge Data Analysis models, Mass Publishing is a great advantage with this Product as i don't see this much of handy with any other Front end products, Robust model, With Design Studio and Lumira it has gain more strength in the BI Market, Great product to integrate with any kind business model, Cons: Increasing number of tools in the suit confusing customers to choose what for what, Bit Expensive compare to other Reporting products, Recovery is not simple as we think in Failure cases, It requires huge amount of Hardware resources to build a medium/Large landscape, not simple as an end user product for all type of Developments...

Pros

Complete product from Giant Vendor and has a great Echo system, Good for Complex/Huge Data Analysis models, Mass Publishing is a great advantage with this Product as i dont see this much of handy with any other Front end products, Robust model, With Design Studio and Lumira it could be a great product to integrate with any kind business model

Cons

Increasing number of tools in the suit confusing customers to choose what for what, Bit Expensive compare to other Reporting products, Recovery is not simple as we think in Failure cases, It requires huge amount of Hardware resources to build a medium/Large landscape, not simple as an end user product for all type of Developments...

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering SAP Business Objects

Should be a one tool with all features integrated..

Source: Capterra
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venkata vadlamudi

Perfect blend of SAP BO suite can boost any business

14/10/2016

All features of SAP BO product suite are very good . admin tasks in BO CMC are very user friendly. design studio is best suited for analytics and SAP crystal reports 2015 is designer for developing perfect pixel reporting. Well defined process for customer support for SAP BO suite. all in all its very good for business enhancement.

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Source: Capterra
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Shankar Narayanan

BI: Now and Forever

13/10/2016

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Srujan kovur

Best reporting tool

13/10/2016

Been working on Business Objects past 10 years and enjoying new functionality in every new release

Pros

Best tool for reporting

Cons

Not good for analiticals

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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