SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Competitors and Alternatives

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VishalGuthula
Consultant
Sr. Software Engineer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness. It's like a self-service platform. If the connectivity is good then anyone can log in and use it.

What needs improvement?

We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems. If they improve third-party connectivity then it would be great for us. No company has SAP alone; they have multiple databases and multiple technologies. The ability to… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am using SAP BusinessObjects in addition to this solution. It has some advantages in terms of additional tools and reporting, which is why we cannot switch at this time.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to first look at the connectivity that is required. Second, look at the functionality and the visuality that you are going to need. If you are looking at simple things, like traditional visualization, then this solution is good to go… more»
Real User
Senior Application Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are ad hoc reporting and the ability to create dashboards.

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to standardize the reporting so that everybody is looking at the same view of the data.

What needs improvement?

The product could be improved by adding additional visualization. Also, another feature to consider in the future would be adding some additional offline capabilities without using desktops. In… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is a bit high per user.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used CognitiveScale in the past.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we considered Tableau, SAP Business Objects and Cognitive Scale.
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