Who Uses This Software?

Businesses of all sizes looking to perform analysis and derive insights from data.


Average Ratings

124 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $14,000.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    $14,000 per year/10 named users
  • 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 Business Objects comprises a number of reporting and analysis applications that all have their own identity, purpose and function. Users can utilize the exploration tool to search through large volumes of data and make unique visualizations of their findings.


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!


Good for reporting, but a bit clunky at times

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Not very difficult to set up universes (both .unv and .unx) and develop reports, schedule them, etc. So from a functionality standpoint, this tool is good.

Cons: 1. It doesn't always behave the way it is expected. For example, I could not modify a report to point to a different table within the same universe (one table points to production schema data and another to test schema data).

2. When modifying a report to say, add a section, the alignment gets messed up and it takes some ninja mouse skills to get the section to appear where you want. Should not be that difficult to accomplish a simple task like this.

3. Sometimes the errors that pop up have a very cryptic message and troubleshooting where the problem is occurring is almost impossible. For example, the query that the system generates runs fine and produces results in a tool like Toad or SQL Developer, but the report does not execute due to some error (ORA-01830: Date format picture ends before conversion). It would be helpful to get some context around the error to help with troubleshooting.

4. Developers don't have the ability to look at basic information about the universe that the report is pointing to (e.g. location in CMS) which makes it hard to know whether the report is pointing to the development version of the universe or the production version.

BOBJ is a good option for complex data analysis

Oct 14, 2016
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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..

Great tool for report automization, analysis and calculation

Mar 02, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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.

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

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

Oct 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

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
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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.

Unbeatable End to End Enterprize Business Intelligence solution

Oct 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: 1. It is a massive BI tool which can support thousands of reports within the company

2. The security implementation is much far advanced

3. The different tools of the package WebI, Crystal, analytical tools serves/covers all needs

4. Lot of intelligence applied building this software and latest versions 4.2 is much advanced and feature rich

5. It also has ETL tool BODS providing end to end solution

6. It connects to all most all RDBS databases

Cons: 1. Platform administration is too challenging

2. software version and patch takes lot of time

3. Too many features sometime confuses the developer and users (till there is scope for user friendly)

4. New release are too late and other side competitor like Tableau are moving very fast

5. Lumira still lacks lot than equivalent competitor tools

Overall: I have been working on SAP BO for past 10 years across different domanins like banking, manufacture and health care and built hundreds of application on BO. This is my primary skill set.

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
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAP BOBJ BI

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

Greatest business investment

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Once it's been implemented for the entire company it integrates every aspect smoothly. The ability to link every part of the business is invaluable. From HR to logistics to production, managing warehouse inventory cost saving are realized.

Cons: Implementation can be tricky if the people setting it up dont take the time to learn the business from one end to the other. It takes a team working in unison to develop a fully functional system. I've seem great things from SAP and I've seen a company sinking from a poor implementation.

Overall: I've used multiple sections of SAP and throughly enjoyed how each section works so smoothly with the others. It has the added bonus for companies that are global being able to link all business as well.

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

powerful and customizable analytics

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: SAP business objects is an easy to learn and use analytical tool especially in the context of self service analytics by end users. One is able to re-use the same query and also share the query with other users as well and modify the query at any given time for customization purposes. It is also fast.

Cons: As with any new tool, there is an initial learning curve to get ramped up - however there is fairly good documentation available for this purpose. In addition, need good network bandwidth especially when there are multiple users trying to run queries at the same time

Overall: Establishing a culture of self service analytics within the organization with initial training and support as and when required.

Used as Central Management Console

Apr 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: We use SAP Business Objects in conjunction with Crystal Reports to provide web based links for our employees to run on their own within the constraints of the parameters. I like that it is easy to navigate and sort by file name. The organization of information is clear and straightforward and it is easy to customize how you want to see things.

Cons: I wish there were options to add certain columns to your view. For example if I want to sort by name or last update, I can, no problem. But if i want to get any details on frequency or last time a user ran a report, i have to either go into the settings or run a report.

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Great tool, reliable architecture and very useful

Nov 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The scope advantages and the ability to link the data available in our organization by SAP BusinessObjects has allowed us to optimize the administrative and operational processes in a way that allows us to access the correct information.

Cons: I do not have negative opinions of the tool, within the organization has been very useful the use of it.

Overall: In space, the area that I address is the customer service through this fantastic tool we can keep a real-time control of the requests for services from our customers, assigning numbers of events that link the whole process with the areas involved, from that the service request is made until it ends with the invoicing process of it.

Satisfied but I can still see a lot of rooms for improvement of the products.

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: SAP BusinessObjects is a wide collection of softwares that businesses can use to handle different functions such as reporting, business analytics, forecasting, etc.

Based on my experience, the softwares are easy to use with interactive graphical user interface. Also, with its point and click functionality, new users can easily familiarize with the system. In addition, the ability to customize the system for more advanced users is absolutely commendable. Few systems are flexible enough like SAP BusinessObjects. The integration of SQL Database Management makes it easier for more advanced users to customize the system according to the company's needs and demands.

Cons: Since the software is mostly Window-based, computers using other programming language might have some difficulty in using the system. The wide variety of functionality also makes it a little bit confusing with new users especially those with no knowledge of SQL syntax.

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
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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!

Advanced business analytics

Jan 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use SAP solutions to create dashboards and visual reports.

What I like in SAP BO, that we can create powerful and innovative presentations - from 0 to our vision.

I use many of all great options like:

- maps

- charts

- gauges

- sliders.

Except that, it's possible to add external data and visual elements like shetchnotes and files from other formats.

What is very important, reports are interactive, so we can create what-if analysis in easy way, with our vision in out minds. Dashboards can be connnected to external data sources like Excel or databases.

Cons: It would be great to be able to work more without specific informatics knowledge. It would be great to see more options to share final work with others.

Overall: I create dashboard to present sales information. It's great to be able to do it with "blank paper" and add visual elements connected to externa data. It's easy to build what-if analysis ad-hoc during business meetings.

I use Business Objects to write production reports and analysis

Jul 09, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
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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.

Great for Data and Reports

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: SAP Business objects is great for storage, creation, and reports sharing. It allows us to use real time business data and prepare reports from real time data for making business major decisions.

Reports creation could be difficult for the beginners, since there is a long learning curve to master all it´s functionalities. But once you´re there, you realized how powerful this tool is.

Cons: SAP support service is not the best in my opinion. Long response times, and sometimes they don´t offer effective solutions to our problems.

Overall: Apart from the Support Service, the Application has been very helpful for our Data Extraction and reports. No problems with the application so far.

Efficient Reporting

Jan 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Business Objects is one of the most efficient reporting software out there. It is fast, and its UI design makes use of any knowledge use the tool. It has its own server and file management tool which make using this software more productive.

Cons: To report using business objects, you have to have universes those are needed to be developed by your designers. There is a lack of functionality where the user can directly query off from SQL tables. The updates and patches those are rolled out by SAP are very slow.

Lots of layers

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SAP in our business of distribution and logistics is very complex and can gather a mass of data. It excels at drilling down to fine detail and tracking of inventory and sales down to number of turns and we use all of this data to drive our business. For this it is a great platform.

Cons: Because of it's many layers and it's complexity it creates an environment where it can be cumbersome to create orders and quotes.

Overall: I've used this platform for years and am proficient at it and because of this I'm a fan.

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
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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.

Powerful reporting tool with quarks

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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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.

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.

Good product, but poor support

Apr 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Business Objects has many capabilities, for me, the ease of publication of reports is the most important.

Cons: SAP is a large company, if you work for a relatively small company (700 people), then you have to go through a partner. The quality of these partners varies.

Overall: The applications is good and very flexible. But there is a very complicated licencing system, much like that of Oracle. Be sure that you get proper advice from SAP of your SAP Partner.

Data minded Accounting Software

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Once you know how to utilize the system, the data and information you can obtain and reports that you can set up are endless

Cons: Very challenging for non-accounting minded folks to understand, difficult for beginners to use without lots of support, customer service is non-existent

Overall: We no longer need auditors to create our own CAFR for us, the cost savings is immense, able to provide quick budget reports to end-users

My experience with BusinessObjects at a few institutions has been very positive.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The interface is very easy to use for all audiences, allowing us to empower basic users to run their own reports. The ability to combine database elements with custom script to customize reports is very useful.

Cons: Sometimes the report formatting can be finicky. It is very responsive but can overcompensate for small formatting (size, spacing, etc) adjustments.

Overall: Improved organizational reporting.

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From a Trainer's Perspective

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love SAP BusinessObjects and functionality that is included off-the-shelf, and it's replication, or rather similarity between other software makes it extremely useful in the reporting world. Reporting with this tool makes everything look so clean and professional.

Cons: I currently use the system within some clearance necessary data and I find that the Java applet, as opposed to the HTML is extremely slow and bad. There is more functionality with the Java, but the lag makes it almost unusable.

Overall: I think BusinessObjects is a wonderful tool for anyone who needs to complete reporting needs and fulfill a business case. I will say that there is a steep learning curve, and as a trainer of the system, a student really needs to be tech savvy in order to properly use it.

SQL, BI, Reporting&Analytics

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You have options to upgrade, SAP Lumira is the next amazing product to always upgrade to when you are ready for the next level of analytics and graphical representation of your data

Cons: SAP BI itself is still stagnant in its improvements, sticking on to the traditional functionalities of the product, it has a huge gap between its next level of reporting.

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

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.

Business Objects embedded capabilities

Dec 09, 2018
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: I liked that it could be embedded with single sign on with a transactional application in a SaaS environment. This enables companies to build the software they have domain knowledge in and take advantage of reporting capabilities that tools like Business Objects has.

Cons: It can sometimes be difficult to work through navigation issues when embedding the software. It requires someone to understand how to get into the toolkit, which has a learning curve.

Overall: I used Business Objects over nearly 10 years at 2 different corporations and generally was able to accomplish what I set out to do with it. Customer Service was usually able to point us in the right direction to resolve issues we ran into. I also like the Universe concept that facilitates combining the business and data layer for self-service reporting.

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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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

Nov 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Nice Way to Interface with Data

Jul 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

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.

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

Mar 09, 2018
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: 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

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.

Nice tool for traditional reporting

Jan 25, 2019
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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Comments: 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

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

easy to use, don't need to know SQL

Mar 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easy to use interface and interactive table linking. Visual interfaces and features as well as interfacing with many third party reporting systems.

Cons: Can be expensive, doesn't upgrade in leaps and bounds

A super experirnce

Apr 11, 2019
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: 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.

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

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

used across multiple businesses

Aug 03, 2018
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: 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

Overall: this is a tool most comapnys i have worked at use

Hardest Program I have ever learned

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once I understood the concept of layers of data then it became easier to use.

Cons: The difficulty of the concept of layers

Overall: I used program in a manufacturing environment

Capterra loader

"Good front end reporting software tool"

Dec 06, 2018
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 is very easy to use and understand the customers .it is mostly connected RDBS Databases. It is a platform independent and robust tool

Cons: Before using this software at least need knowledge of data base, SQL query languages and basic fundamentals. It will take lot of time when software version and patch takes

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.

SAP Business Objects

Sep 06, 2018
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: Being able to pull data easily from our data warehouse.

Cons: Sometimes tricky to move fields around without leaving spaces in columns that you don't want.

SAP Business Objects

Jan 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The best part of it is once the report is designed, we can schedule its time to run, and recipients and it is not restricted to the Organization which purchased.

It allows more than one lakh records at a single stretch.

It fetches live and latest data from Operational Data Source

We can create user defined functions

Cons: Migration from SAP BO to another reporting tool was very difficult. It can be more compatible and flexible. We cannot apply the filters using brackets.