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Find out what your peers are saying about SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. TIBCO Spotfire and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
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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.
We used it pretty heavily in gathering data, which goes to our VPs. They are able to base their next revenue planning based on this metric. So, it has been invaluable.
The ability to connect to many different data sources is one of the key features. The other would then be the different ways in which that data can be visualized.
R and automation services.
One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis.
Data discovery is very simple.
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.
We would like an easier way to get the product to the cloud. Right now, we have the on-premise version, and we would like to find a way to make it easier to migrate it over to the cloud.
I would like more easy-to-implement analytical algorithms. At the moment they include things like forecasts and regressions. They need to add a lot more of these types of things to the product because not everyone is a data scientist.
Print capability and trigger-based events.
Compared to competitors, the UI is quite dated.
The number of charts available out of the box in Spotfire can be enhanced.
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.
Just work with SAP to make sure you have enough licenses but don't go overboard.
The Tibco sales teams have been very difficult to work with - ignoring requests, misrepresenting level of demand, etc.
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|SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects||Spotfire|
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.
TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data - fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.
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