SAP

SAP BusinessObjects

4 / 5 54 reviews


Average Ratings

54 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • SAP
  • www.sap.com
  • Founded 1972
  • Germany

About This Software

Application to help you optimize business performance by connecting people, information, and businesses across business networks.


SAP BusinessObjects Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators

SAP BusinessObjects Reviews

Good but can be challenging in data label lookup

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great data archiving features which integrates well with SAP and Agile and ensures that data is useful for analytics

Cons: Implementing advanced graphics for analytics requires seasoned IT experts and can be very challenging for novice users

Overall: enables data link up with SAP and PLM

This is a very good transaction level analytical took that can be used in enterprises

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: facilitates self service and is user friendly to write queries with basic training of users thereby reducing reliance on central IT. Also data can be exported to excel/pdf etc.

Cons: This product works well when there is a data warehouse and data is regularly uploaded to the data warehouse so that users can write query and generate data from the query.

I've enjoyed Business Objects. There are some unintuitive features. But. I like it

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's great for sharing reports with other users since you can view it in your browser. This makes it very nice since you know they'll see exactly what you're seeing.

Cons: Takes some time to learn it. Not a lot of learning resources. It really takes some time to Google and find what you're looking for

SAP BOXI powerful and efficient - its been in industry use for a while and it provides solid graphic

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its a great back end to SAP and it enables a large number of users to integrate and communicate analytics with each other

Cons: Often BOXI data labels differ from SAP generic labels and cause confusion and time delays in developing analytics reports

Overall: Good concise data download integrated with effective graphics

Very powerful BI tool, but not very user friendly

Jun 09, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The set of tools for BI it includes is good. We used just WEBI. 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. At least for our type of reports. The navigation through the different reports was not smooth enough.

Used this for supply chain reporting and metrics analysis

Jun 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best part was the robust enterprise nature of the system. Data quality is controlled centrally by IT and processes and users always know that the data they are getting is good quality and usable. It becomes a single source of truth

Cons: This product is definitely not user friendly. Takes a lot of IT support to get up and running and often if changes are to be made to existing reports also IT needs to get involved. Plus its very pricey and not meant for smaller businesses

Great tool for big data analysis, visualization, and automation.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Every day I learn something new about the software and I'm always blown away but the capabilities. I dont know that I can pick out one thing I like most although a big one is how it allows me to take reports that to refresh previously would take quite a fair length of time but now that I have built the same reports in Business Objects I have automated most, if not all, of them. And many are even emailed to me at a time which I've scheduled so now that the reports are built, all I do is nothing. Just wait for them to be sent to my email inbox.

Cons: I wish there was an easy way to have my scheduled reports send to SharePoint (if there is a way please let me know);

Overall: It frees up time

SAP User Friendliness

Apr 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall SAP is a very useful system. There is a ton of modules we are not taking advantage of with SAP. SAP is an easy system to use to create BOMS, ROUTINGS, COSTING, Etc. It is user friendly, but there is a lot more we need to learn about the system.

Sap review

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This software is very very powerful but there is very little customer support. I like the GUI and the versatility.

SAP reporting is good.

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Hard to customize the reporting to meet unique needs. Very user unfriendly and complicated to use. I would like to have a better GUI.

SAP BusinessObjects 4.x Consulting Project

Mar 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Great tool for reports

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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

Great tool for reports

Dec 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

SAP BOBJ BI

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Great Business intelligence reporting tools suite

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a good software product for reporting, especially when you have SAP ERP and BW/HANA.

great reporting tool

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Business Objects - can be helpful

Oct 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Best Enterprises Package

Oct 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go ahead a purchase today. Truly worth for money for enterprises

Business objects Review

Oct 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

Oct 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its nice Reporting tool

Oct 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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

Business Objects vs it's competitors in Analytics domain

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

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

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Sap business object overall review

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

SAP BusinessObjects Rocks!

Oct 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

BOBJ is a good option for complex data analysis

Oct 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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...

Overall: 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...

Recommendations to other buyers: Should be a one tool with all features integrated..

Perfect blend of SAP BO suite can boost any business

Oct 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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.

BI: Now and Forever

Oct 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and All in one

Cons: Deprecation of some old features

Overall: 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

Best reporting tool

Oct 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Best tool for reporting

Cons: Not good for analiticals

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

Solid. Reliable.

Oct 07, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Business Objects have been around as a proven reporting front end. It falls in the middle of the road as far a reporting tools go, but the big plus is you know what to expect and SAP isn't going away any time soon.

BOBJ SME REVIEW

Oct 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Have been using as a Business Analyst to review corporate reports to take actionable insights and export to excel.

Managing Consultant

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integration with SAP. Easy of use. Seamless integration with SAP HANA

Cons: There is confusion about the different products under the BOBJ suite.

Overall: SAP - Integrations and S4HANA for the past 15 years. Integrations for the past 12 years. Integrated SAP and NON-SAP with SAP proprietary solutions.

Recommendations to other buyers: As long as there is confusion there is more consulting business.

Business objects and other BI

Oct 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: BI strategies and road maps. I help clients selecting their bi tools to maximize bi ROI. I also help clients setting up their landscape for sap and non sap bi environment with hana and big Data. Thanks Vijay

Mania review

Oct 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Managed system, eas of use and semantic layer

Cons: Multiple tools and frequently changing product roadmaps

Overall: I have been working with BO and related products for almost a decade. Worked since from XIR2 days to tillost recent BI 4.2

Recommendations to other buyers: Always go for BO if you are a SAP shop

BOBJ Expert Review

Sep 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been with BOBJ for 12 years and have seen it growing from a small reporting tool to global scale enterprise application. If support had been great from SAP, it would have been much market penetration.

Reports Developer

Sep 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Used Business Objects in Healthcare. Worked on BO Universe, BO WEBI and BO Infoview. It was very easy to use and very nicely designed.