SAP BusinessObjects vs SAS Visual Analytics

SAP BusinessObjects is ranked 7th in Business Intelligence Tools with 22 reviews vs SAS Visual Analytics which is ranked 19th in Business Intelligence Tools with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP BusinessObjects writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". The top reviewer of SAS Visual Analytics writes "the best tool for insightful and analytical dashboard development and reporting". SAP BusinessObjects is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and Microsoft BI. SAS Visual Analytics is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and QlikView. See our SAP BusinessObjects vs SAS Visual Analytics report.
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Pros
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.​Provides autonomy for all the business users to develop their own reports.​​The report development tool called SAP Web Intelligence under the BI Launch Pad portal has been the most valuable feature.​It is a very good product, stable, and has good technical capabilities.​It allows the analysis of business data and enables decisions based on the analysis.

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Quick deployment to dashboards and analytics features (using SAS Visual Statistics and Enterprise Guide). Easy to create a simple forecast and discover business insights using segmentation tools.Simplifies report designs and quickly displays tables and graphs.The speed to display charts and react to users' choices is great.The alert generation feature also helps in sending out ad hoc messages to the business users if business thresholds have been crossed.

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Cons
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.The calculation engine requires some improvement.There is still a lot to be done on the mobile side to make Web Intelligence truly seamless between the desktop and mobile versions and I would like to see SAP pay a lot more attention to this.I would like to see their data visualization products enhanced and made more robust and easier to implement.

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Better connectivity with other data origins, better visualization, and the ability to create KPIs directly would all help.There are scalability issues. It depends on the data volume and number of end-users. VA requires a lot of hardware resources to move volumes of data.The charts and tables could use better sorting, primarily using other variables than the ones on the figure. If they could implement views like in the older version (previous to Viya), it would be very nice.Colours used on report objects

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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.​Just work with SAP to make sure you have enough licenses but don't go overboard.

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Licensing is simple.

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Followers
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Also Known AsBusiness ObjectsSAS BI
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Overview

BusinessObjects is SAP's Business Intelligence solution, which is comprised of a number of different solution modules. BusinessObjects puts reliable, real-time and relevant business information at your fingertips, enabling you to have clearer insight into your business and helping you make informed and quick business decisions.

BusinessObjects is deployed simply and cost-effectively, making optimal use of existing IT resources and infrastructure.

SAS Business Intelligence package offers business owners an all-in-one tool for data analysis. It is mainly comprised of analytics software that can handle all of the statistical analysis that a company requires. Functions include mining and managing to fetching important information from a variety of sources and even adapting that information, all for the purpose of analyzing the data for future use.

The SAS Business Intelligence software allows users to handle, understand, and analyze their data in both past and present fields, as well as influence vital factors for future changes. Users can also create and publish reports based on their findings so that others in their field can share the information and input suggestions. The graphic presentation is another benefit that many businesses find useful when presenting their findings to others.

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Sample Customers
Sample Customers SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.Staples, Ausgrid, Scotiabank, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Xcel Energy, and Triad Analytics Solutions.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
14%
Healthcare Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Insurance Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Transportation Company
7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Insurance Company
10%
Government
10%
Transportation Company
10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
24%
University
9%
Insurance Company
7%
Government
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
32%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
12%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
64%
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