SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

Self-service business intelligence (BI) platform

About SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

SAP BusinessObjects is a business intelligence suite with reporting and visualization tools for gaining insight into key metrics such as sales performance, revenue, budgets, and more. Empower business users with anytime, anywhere access to key insights delivered in context and in real time. The SAP BusinessObjects platform offers features such as ad-hoc reporting, role-based dashboard creation, data visualization, data transformation, trend tracking, cross-enterprise sharing, and more.

The centralized platform allows businesses of all sizes to track key insights and use this data to aid decision making and support business growth. The system is deployed on-premise and integrates with third party systems including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint for data analysis and sharing. SAP BusinessObjects also connects to other SAP tools such as SAP Business Warehouse and SAP HANA to facilitate real-time analytics.

Pricing starting from:

$14,000.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English , French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

$14,000.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence: 38

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Benchmarking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(180)
Value for Money
3.9/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support Software
3.9/5

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Nagaraju
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

BOBJ is a good option for complex data analysis

Reviewed on 14/10/2016

Pros : Complete product from Giant Vendor and has a great Echo system, Good for Complex/Huge Data...

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...

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great tool for report automization, analysis and calculation

Reviewed on 02/03/2019

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

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

Pros

It's intergrated in Microsoft Excel, so I can use all function of Excel on the data download by SAP Business Object.
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). The next time when you need to update the data. Just simply refresh data source in your formatted file. All data are refreshed while your calculation/format are still there.
You can even write Excel VBA to load data with Analysis Office. It saves you a lot of time to download all reports based on different filter criterion.

Cons

First, it takes time to load if the data is too bid
Second, there is a limit (55 000 lines) on Excel. 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. I normally have to scroll down a lot to find the filter. (imagine you have 10 different sheet, scrolling down will take long time).
Fourthly, VBA and Analysis Office are quite complicated to use and the trouble-shooting is quite annoying.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 17/10/2018

I use BusinessObjects every single day, multiple times a day. We are transitioning to start having...

I use BusinessObjects every single day, multiple times a day. We are transitioning to start having all reporting come from BO as once the reports are setup and scheduled its "set it and forget it" in many cases. We put a lot of focus on automation and reducing the amount of time spent building custom reports and one-off analyses. 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. And our analytics and reporting teams now have time to work on larger scope projects rather than being bogged down by requests.

Pros

I love most everything about BusinessObjects. 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. But the ease of use and other benefits definitely outweigh that.

Patrick
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

SAB BO Administration

Reviewed on 14/09/2019

Check every the status of all the services.
Publish and schedule a report
Create a report with...

Check every the status of all the services.
Publish and schedule a report
Create a report with Crystal Report
Create triggers

Pros

Possibility to schedule a report with different parameter and send it by mail to different user.
You can send a report in many format (xlsx, Pdf, etc)
Triggers features when you schedule a report

Cons

Administration is not easy, many services to check every day.
Consume a lot of Memory and CPU.
In case of crash, the reinstallation is very difficult and too long.

Dhruv
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Sap business object overall review

Reviewed on 18/10/2016

Sap business object is very ease to use for end user.there are someR very useful and user friendly...

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.

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $14,000.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence has the following typical customers:

501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, SAP HANA Cloud

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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