Compare SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. Sisense

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 11 reviews while Sisense which is ranked 13th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 5 reviews. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.4, while Sisense is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sisense writes "A very simple setup: Easy to download, install, and updates are pain free". SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE and SAP Analytics Cloud, whereas Sisense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Domo. See our SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. Sisense report.
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It is solid and stable.It gives you a lot of flexibility in designing your dashboards.We use it to identify critical KPIs to senior management.It has been extremely valuable, to combine data from various data sources.It can process big volumes of data fast.Through the use of Business Intelligence reporting and scheduling features, reports are generated and automatically sent according to a schedule. This has freed up countless hours spent performing the same tasks, month over month.Enables us to present data with Smart Objects that can be embedded within presentations and which automatically update when the presentations are run.Reporting from SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence is amazing, and gives users the ability to quickly access data from existing universes and/or relevant data sources, without the need to involve a functional business analyst or financial analyst.

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I have found the dashboard creating feature helpful.It has allowed me to move my data to the cloud.​Allows users to build their own solutions without as much reliance on technology staff.Ability to work with very large data sources without the limitations of Excel.The dashboard design interface is very intuitive and allows you to quickly and easily produce professional, innovative dashboards.No issues with stability. It is a very stable solution.A very simple setup: Easy to download, install, and updates are pain free.Support is very responsive and clearly one of the strengths of Sisense. I have always received a fast response and the staff is very helpful.

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Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution.The combination of Lumira along with Design Studio merger last year still needs development from a visualization standpoint.SAP BusinessObjects is actually losing popularity within our company because people find the user interface and the way things are set up not to be as easy as many other tools that are on the market, like Qlik and things like that.The admin features for disk space management need work. It's very difficult to manage the disk space by the application; good admin features and not included to allow you to do that. I don't believe that is in the latest version of the product either.Currently, we can use Explore to do data discovering, but cannot generate charts.The biggest area for improvement would be the dashboarding capabilities due to the recent change from Xcelsius to Dashboard Designer. This has created a gigantic ripple in many companies because the skill sets required are drastically different.​This product could be improved with Cloud Integrations and Predictive Analytics functions integration.More thorough testing of Service Packs before release.

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They should improve the filters to create downloaded data by moving them to the top of the dashboard.I would like to see more development and growth for the support of Knowledge Base and Community forums.I would love to have more customization capabilities for building dashboards, especially in creating custom widget sizes.I would also like to be able to run a bursts of reports based on different field values with PDF output right in the tool, rather than filtering on each field value and generating each PDF manually.The initial version we purchased only ran on Windows servers, which was less than ideal for our DevOps team. I believe that has been remedied in the latest release.The administrative side of Sisense is a little cumbersome and confusing.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Depending on your size, try to stick with SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge. Most people tend to overthink the licensing. Remember that one concurrent user means that one person can be performing a task at a given time. That does not mean that only one user can be on the system at a time, it means that only one person can be refreshing a report or designing a dashboard. There are tons of ways you can access your data or reports without consuming a license. I've seen cases where five concurrent licenses support thousands of users.There's no additional charge for a Development environment license, so build an additional development server.​It is not an expensive platform. The licensing is for a package of users starting at 10 users.It has an option of a Cloud Platform (SAP Analytics Cloud) which has a lower price than the on-premise platform, and you can buy individual licences per user.​

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SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects
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Overview

The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that helps you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. The integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.

Sisense is an end-to-end business analytics software that enables users to easily prepare and analyze large, complex datasets. Sisense’s Single-Stack BI software includes data preparation, data management, analysis, visualization and reporting capabilities.

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Sample Customers
SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.Ebay, WIX, Wave Accounting, ESPN.com, Magellan Luxury Hotel, Paylogic, Sony, Merck, EDA, One Hour Translation, NASA, Plastic Jungle, Philips, Yahoo
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Consumer Goods10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Government17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company8%
REVIEWERS
University11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Retailer11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Government10%
Company Size
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise60%
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