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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

Self-service business intelligence (BI) platform

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Reviews

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  • Likelihood to recommend7.94/10

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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.
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.
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Kevin R.

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 10,001+ employees

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Old but easy to use and teach

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Jill B.

Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Business Objects

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

Pros

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.

Cons

Sometimes finding a field can be difficult if you are not sure what exactly you are looking for. With time, this gets easier.

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joseph y.

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Business objects Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

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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Anonymous Reviewer

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Insurance, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great Front-end

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Using BOBJ has been light years better than previous database front-ends that I utilized, it is full of functions andhas a much more user friendly interface.

Cons

Many of the functions are at a more basic level and require you learning their program to be able to nest them together and get the results you're looking for.

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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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Luca C.

Computer Software,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great BI suite

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

SAP is one of the leading companies in the business intelligence industry. The seriousness and professionalism of SAP is maximum, the products are highly professional and suitable for large companies wanting to establish a comprehensive BI solution structured and well-functioning. Through SAP Business Objects you can independently develop highly professional products business intelligence, creating optimal and detailed reports, dashboards attractive, and OLAP structures by connecting to different heterogeneous data sources.

Cons

SAP Business Object surely is not a product that can be developed by inexperienced users, can certainly be used by intermediate users following a minimum of necessary training.

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Olayinka A.

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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It is an excellent software. It allows many users to navigate through the databases easily

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It allows many users at the same time. It can be easily used with different databases configuration. Easy to learn and use.

Cons

inability to generate graphics such as graphs, charts, etc. Sometimes slow depending on the nature of task. Not for economically ok for individuals or small corporation

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BARBIE S.

Utilities, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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versatile program

Reviewed 3 years ago

overall it has been a game changer for our company

Pros

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

Cons

sometimes the layout of things was a little confusing or too cluttered for my taste. i would probably change the layout

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Tushar D.

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Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Its has really good BI suite

Reviewed 4 months ago

Overall experience is good, main things is all five modules to taken care.

Pros

The Best 5 main modules : 1. Payable Accounts 2.Ledger 3.Cash Management 4.Assets generally Fixed. 5.Receivable Accounts

Cons

It has no such least like thing but, takes more time in database updates.

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Brian J.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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It is a great suite of products

Reviewed 5 years ago

It provides an analytic suit, easy to work and with a great look and feel.

Pros

It has different product for every user type. From excel integration to mobile funcionality. It is very complete.

Cons

It would be better to have a strongest desktop tool to work with webis, etc. the roadmap of SAP BO tool is changing very fast.

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gaurav s.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Nice tool for traditional reporting

Reviewed 4 years ago

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

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Aubree S.

Insurance, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Business Intelligence Solution for all sizes

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, SAP BusinessObjects offers multidimensional data analysis. 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. 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. Once you use this program more, it seems to get easier to use.

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Henrijs J.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy BI tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

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

Pros

Easy to set up the backoffice part of the tool. Simple way how to organize and manage access rights. Perfect for dashboard customization, its even possible to add some html code and thus custom designs and outputs.

Cons

The data universes takes some time to load. It takes time for system end users to learn how to create and format their ad-hoc reports.

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funda t.

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SAP BO is used throughout the university for employee management and student information system

Reviewed 3 years ago

We use SAP BO both to get students data, employee management, personal applications and permissions. Besides, if we want to have file a problem to be solved by the IT department, it is the system we need to use, in summary SAP is the common software to do almost every task in the university and it is used by everyone from management to students and academic staff.

Pros

The best thing about SAP in our institution is that it is extremely easy to get data from the system as well as doing you own management applications, from having a data sheet about the number of students to ask for annual leave.

Cons

It may be a bit complicated to learn how to use it but once you do it is quite useful

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Vielka A.

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Pharmaceuticals, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Reseña de un departamento de Ingeniería

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Me gusta que todas las transacciones (o la mayoría) están conectadas y crean un flujo de procesos muy armonioso.

Cons

La realización de tareas tiene tanto detalles pequeños que se pueden pasar por alto y que son muy importantes

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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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Alese B.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Gets the job done!

Reviewed 3 years ago

This software has streamlined my daily work duties working for the LARGEST ag company in the US. I can't imagine using anything else!

Pros

I love the one key functionality of the software and the ability to hop around using single commands. The main menu allows you to list all of your "favorites" on one screen for easy access.

Cons

Some of the commands can be a bit confusing but nothing a cheat sheet can't fix!

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Olive t.

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Food Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence review KPI monitoring

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

At first, the software is looking complicated, but using it very easier after passing an induction allow exporting data to another tool for further exploitation, good data cleaning and KPI monitoring easy to set up , handle and customize

Cons

the cost of the license is as high as it cant allow small-scale business to buy and use

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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A super experirnce

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have two experience with SAP BusinessObject . so far I have prepared 200 reports.

Pros

visuality pleasing to the eye,be open to development,Ease of Use

Cons

I don't like another feature this software . generally it meets all my wishes.

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Gulsel K.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Shortest Way to Analyze Your Data Correctly

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It is important to collect and visualize data from all data sources, to perform analysis quickly and effectively and to present it in the best way ... With SAP BusinessObjects, you can achieve a comprehensive end-to-end solution and make your business processes fast and efficient.

Cons

We use many modules of SAP application within the company. The deficiencies of these modules may be in the first place or may not meet the requirements of the company. As the module is privatized, it adapts to the structure of the company and all problems are eliminated.

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Manikandan E.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • 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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Ajit S.

Utilities, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A comprehensive tool for data analytics by SAP

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Option to customize reports, Easy to integrate with existing SAP framework

Cons

Complex UI and slow processing (specially when data points are high)

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George T.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Business Objects- great for reporting

Reviewed 4 years ago

i love the reports you can make using this program and all the infomraiton in stores

Pros

I love how you can build and customize reports. I love how the software allows you to feed the informaiton in and it comes out very easy to use and summarize

Cons

I needed training in order to fully understand the program. Perhaps more in depth training guide

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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used across multiple businesses

Reviewed 4 years ago

this is a tool most comapnys i have worked at use

Pros

versatile and specific to your needs so very flexable

Cons

very costly and looks dated at times some a bit complacated but due to needs

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Financial Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very useful

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The software is easy to learn and use, variety of transactions and their many different options

Cons

That at least twice a month the system have issues (slow system)

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Rosalinda G.

Consumer Electronics, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Hardest Program I have ever learned

Reviewed 4 years ago

I used program in a manufacturing environment

Pros

Once I understood the concept of layers of data then it became easier to use.

Cons

The difficulty of the concept of layers