SAP

SAP BusinessObjects

4 / 5 63 reviews


Average Ratings

63 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 SAP BusinessObjects

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 Recently Reviewed!

Powerful reporting tool with quarks

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: You can accomplish a lot with this tool. The use of universes connecting the tables is powerful. I also love the ability to set up email instances of reports - it¿s always helpful when a software can do a routine task for you.

Cons: There have been some weird quarks in BO 4.0. Changes that we¿ve made to a report will work one day and not the next. It¿s not very friendly for someone who wants to do ad hoc analytical reporting.

Business Objects Review

Nov 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Really enjoy using Business Objects from SAP for my reporting tools. Has a ton of features that are available that I have yet to use!

Cons: I would highly recommend to at least read the manual or get some formal training on how to fully leverage the tool because there is a lot that needs to be covered.

bo review

Oct 19, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Traditional BI tool with good information available for developers. Good for conventional reporting.

Cons: Lacks some of the modern reporting and dashboarding features available in similar competitor products.

We use Business Objects to create reports for our ERP system and it creates reports that can be converted to excel spreadsheets for analysis

Oct 16, 2017
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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Comments: We are looking at other apps to use the SA P product

Pros: It is embedded into our application so users can get reports, create reports and view reports from within the app

Cons: A little more flexibility on creating new reports would be helpful for staff to meet the needs of the customers.

SAP Business objects is east to use tool with Adhoc reporting capabilities, user friendly

Oct 10, 2017
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-service reporting, easy to use, various tools based on use case. lot of formatting and charts inclusion options.

Cons: visualizations and dash boards products instability and not mobile friendly , many tools and need to learn various tools for each use case.

Overall: Self-service reporting, easy to use, various tools based on use case. lot of formatting and charts inclusion options.

It is a great suite of products

Oct 04, 2017
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: 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.

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

Good Software, little dated and not as user friendly as hoped.

Aug 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The ability to customize reports for dates, etc is a great functionality. Also the ease of saving report templates and categorizing them.

Cons: Not as many fields as I would like are able to be brought in. 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.

Overall: Ability to bring data out of JDE and report on it has made customizing and reviewing reports/data much easier.

BOXI fairly powerful but needs lots of IT expertise and hand-holding

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Directly takes SAP data as is and is flexible to allow re-positioning and formatting of data to meet analytics and graphics needs

Cons: Latest BOXI revisions are a bit temperamental and require extensive IT pro help and support to avoid data confusion and incorrect messaging

Overall: Better data capture from SAP than available within SAP

Simple, fast, and powerful software that has been an amazing asset for my team

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Much faster than manual queries and data pulls from our internal software
The ability to build off of a saved query expedites all future queries
Features including reoccurring queries and running queries in the background so it does not interfere with your current work

Cons: There is a learning curve to understand how to use the queries, so there is some training involved
Some of the "result objects" do not pull data but that may be our data sources, not the program itself

Overall: The main benefit is a great UX interface that makes building queries easy, repeatable, and amazingly quick. The ability to run queries in the background as well as scheduled daily/weekly queries is a major selling point as well. You can act as your own data analyst for a small business without having to manually update your reports.

Easy to use for a Big Companies, structured, modular, interconnected.

Jul 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to genenate reports, ease of modeling the integrated databases in order to obtain the required information.

Cons: Costs of maintenance, help support (Chat, e-Mail, Phone line), the user modules in a few times presents updates that slow the diary operation.

Overall: Structure in a robust and discriminated online way the daily information of the company (Sales, Purchases, Revenue, Exits, etc.)

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

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
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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

Non Profits

Apr 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's highly scalable and flexible. We use it to track participants in youth serving agencies. We use it to connect many databases together. It's the best tool we've found in almost 20 years.

Cons: The only drawback is not the software itself, but rather training. We use it in a fairly non-traditional way, but I struggle to find training that is appropriate for our needs.

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 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Seems like their is plenty of functionality but it does seem to feel clunky and takes getting used to to figure out where to find everything.

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.

Awesome product

Mar 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

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.

It is a great software. Very useful and is customer friendly. Meets the need.

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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

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

SAP business objects

Jan 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

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 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.

Great Software

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: Great product for complex scenarios

Business Object the best BI visualization tools

Nov 11, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

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.

SAP Business Objects

Oct 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: If you aren't already using a reporting tool, definitely schedule a demo with SAP!

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.

Excellent tool for Analytics

Oct 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: SAP BO/BI 4.1 is Excellent tool for Analytics Feature & functionality wise. We can easily make analysis base on BW/HANA & RDBMS database.
In BI 4.2 SAP has provided very good Feature as Parallel query execution, Recycle bin, Commenting & Shred element.

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
Value for Money
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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.

SAP Business Objects Helping Us Gain Visibility and Transparency

Sep 16, 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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Pros: In my opinion, not all SAP BO offerings are equal, but several are very useful. The offerings we have chosen to utilize will, without doubt, help us to transform our business. The offerings I find most useful for helping our field personnel and leadership get a better understanding of their environment are Lumira, Crystal Reports, Information Design Tool and HANA Studio. 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.

Cons: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: - Take advantage of the learning resources to limit the learning curve. - Be sure to FULLY understand each offering's value before deciding to adopt it. - Get HANA implemented and start using it! Compared to the previous database architecture .... well .... there really is no comparison!

SAP BO is a Powerful Inteligent solution for your Business.

Sep 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SAP is one of the most acepeted BI tools in the market, its suite are design for all company sizes, so it can handle your organization grows, SAP BO allows to connect to a multiple data sources and connect to a different integration points like sharepoint, java, etc.

Cons: First of all, this toll is quite expensive, small and medium companies are not capable to spend a lot of money acquiring it and continue paying for supporting cost. Another think I dislike about SAP BO is it require a number of servers so this increment the amount of the spend.

Recommendations to other buyers: If what you are looking for a software that is stable, well known and proved in the market, safe and Highly scalable and if you can afford it, you will acquire a great tool that will help you increase your prodcutivity.

Powerful Suite for all your BI needs

Sep 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best part of SAP Business Objects is it's powerful suite of tools. You can run Analysis for Office for many end users and they are able to self serve whatever they need. You can build out powerful storyboards with Lumira. You can also create standardized formatted reporting with Crystal Reports. That doesn't even touch on Design Studio, which can also be a powerful tool.

Cons: Some of the programs are still not quite as bug free as you would expect from a vendor like SAP. I feel like we still have too many freezes, crashes, and unexplained behavior. However, I will say that SAP is very quick to respond and they are a great vendor to work with.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have a very clear understanding of what you want to get out of this before making any decisions. There are a lot of products involved, and the licensing options are also varied. It can be very easy to make a mistake when purchasing. But I will also say that SAP is a wonderful partner and very willing to work with you.

A great BI suite

Mar 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Depending on your needs and depending on your budget available, carefully consider your goals before you start a process of development and maintenance of a Business Intelligence infrastructure.

Robust, scalable and user friendly enterprise BI solution

Oct 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: SAP business objects is a no frill enterprise BI suite, it is very stable, robust and deliver good performance on large scale use. Self service quite easy once universe is built One click Scheduling and Publishing capabilities. Data is cached, giving users the ability to work offline. Wide variety of support for charts and functions. Abundant online forum for help.

Cons: Know how is quite complicated for new users. specially syntax and dealing with measures, attributes and variable 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. Poor capability ability for adhoc analysis like users want to load data to check against warehouse. relatively less visual appeal for dashboard compare to other BI tools

Recommendations to other buyers: It is certainly a well tested enterprise BI solution for operational reporting, however for data analysis and discovery this might not be the right choice.

A complete BI solution with the best visualization tools

Oct 28, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Business Objects provides an easy way to generate and format reports, This solution provide a multiple way of visualization. reports, queries, dashboards.

Cons: Business Objects would be more integrated and more usefull.

Recommendations to other buyers: SAP Business Objects is more appropriate for large organizations with big structure and longer implementation times.It is stronger for standard reporting in HR, Finance, Supply Chain, Sales, Procurement, etc.

I use the Business Objects EDGE for ad hoc queries

Oct 26, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is faster to generate and run queries.

Cons: Summarization functions do not always work as expected. The vendor has not been able to ask our questions about licensed users to the product.

Recommendations to other buyers: make sure to understand how the product operates. Insist on trial of the product, so you accurately compare the product with competitors.

I use Business Objects to write production reports and analysis

Jul 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Its best feature, in my opinion, is the ease of building reports through its drag and drop interface. We have several data universes which we use to generate the reports. Business Objects makes it quite easy to manipulate the data fields and build professional looking reports.

Cons: My least favorite thing about this product would have to be the lack of download capability in more current versions of Excel. Currently, Business Objects only downloads in Excel 2007 format, which can sometimes complicate pulling millions of rows of data into one spreadsheet. Office 2010 and 2013 are capable of handling millions of rows of data, but B.O. cannot deliver it into those new formats.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate thoroughly, your need for building data universes or data marts to simplify your users report construction. We went through many data modeling sessions where we worked on the construction of the marts and linked them so that the seemingly disparate data could be joined together to yield very meaningful reports. The better you build your models and marts, the faster your reports will run.

Mar 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Jan 22, 2017
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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Mar 29, 2016
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money