SAP Data Services Review

Auto documentation & recovery of jobs are valuable but when working with custom functions, repeatedly fails to execute.

Valuable Features

  1. Impact and Lineage analysis.
  2. Auto Documentation.
  3. Recovery of jobs.
  4. Text Data Processing.

Improvements to My Organization

I've done a migration project (from OWB to BODS) in Singapore. The reason customer opted for BODS over OWB was automated trigger E-mail when job fails and the recovery of the jobs from the point it failed in the last execution. Also, when loading data from flat files, once the data loading from a file is complete BODS is capable enough to call any batch files to move the processed files to another location after completion.

Room for Improvement

When working with custom functions, many times it fails to execute (from 4.0 onwards) because of the data types mismatch errors. This has to be corrected.

Use of Solution

More than 6 Years.

Deployment Issues

No issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

No issues with stability.

Scalability Issues

No issues with scalability.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

100% as no manual intervention is required once the solution is implemented.

Technical Support:


Initial Setup

It was quite straightforward for me as I had experience with other ETL tools and the concepts.

Implementation Team

Through vendor team and the level of expertise was satisfactory.

Other Solutions Considered


**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is a Partner with the vendor.
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