SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Review

License price is prohibitive and it should go back to CPU based. Connectivity with databases is good.

Valuable Features

  • Universal concept
  • Connectivity with databases
  • Good visualization

Improvements to My Organization

It's improved decision making process.

Room for Improvement

  • Better visualization
  • Better portal
  • License price is prohibitive should go back to CPU based
  • Improve customer service.

Use of Solution

I've used it for five years.

Deployment Issues

There were no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

We had no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

I've had no issues scaling it.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Not good. SAP does resolve issues in time.

Previous Solutions

We are retiring SAP Business Object Webi and Xcelsius, they will be replaced by IBI Web Focus.

Initial Setup

The security set up is complex, and there are compatibility issues with Internet Explorer.

Implementation Team

We built some dashboards and an application brought some reports out of the box.


It is too expensive, charging by user and if you have hundreds of them you won’t be able to get ROI not even in many years.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Be careful with the license model. If you want to promote personal BI or ability to run your reports in disconnect/passive mode this is not the product.#

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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