SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior BI Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

It is very easy for non-IT personnel to create (grid) reports. And once the report is created, the user can switch rows… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It did not really change the way the organization works. But it has improved our budgeting process. It also gives us a… more»

What needs improvement?

It has two versions: web and desktop. Some changes can be done with the web tools and some can be done with the desktop… more»

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

I am not in charge of licensing. They made a change in the licensing module some time ago and we can now use all the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I am an external consultant and I know the Microsoft BI suite. I also worked a bit with QlikView. The company that uses… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you use MicroStrategy on top of a data warehouse, put all the code translation in a snowflake schema. The reason is… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Manager, Finance Operations at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The best feature of Tableau is the usability. It allows a business user to prototype something without going through IT and spending a lot of time and money trying to translate requirements. Going back and forth, it allows you to rapidly develop… more»

What needs improvement?

The thing I don't like is the refresh feature . The users can have the web page open and there's a browser refresh every 10 minutes, or every 30 minutes, whatever IT sets as the refresh rate. You lose everything when you have to refresh the page… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get started using Tableau as it serves the purpose for most people.
Anonymous User
Real User
Business Intelligence Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Metadata modeling: Easy and efficient * Reporting: Generally quick * Online report studio: Generally works well

How has it helped my organization?

* Automating common reports * Standardizing metrics and reports utilized through the company * Enabling efficiency through… more»

What needs improvement?

Data visualization could use improvement as many competitors offer more robust options for charts. More interactivity… more»

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

I don't have any advice about these issues.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

At one company, we switched to SAP BI/BO due to wanting an all-encompassing solution.

What other advice do I have?

Always plan for a scalable implementation that allows for a growing user base. Bump the server memory and processors up as… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Consultant (Analytics + Information management) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* The advanced settings in the dialog box for visualization options are comprehensive and easy to use. * The filters… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved internal audits in customers that implemented the enterprise server by increasing the size and scope of… more»

What needs improvement?

Some visualizations that were customized did not display well when published to the web server. I suspect it had more to… more»

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

We can't offer any advice on this issue.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Other customers implemented IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, or Tableau.

What other advice do I have?

Consider how this fits within enterprise data governance. There are no real savings on time spent preparing data for… more»
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