SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Pricing and License Cost

David Hudgins
Senior Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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. View full review »
IS/IT program manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I cannot give any advice on this, as I am not involved at all in this issue, but depending on the licensing model used, this product can be quite expensive. View full review »
Don Meldrum
Business Intelligence Applications Team Leader at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Make sure you factor in plenty of time for regression testing as the way SAP release Service packs these days there is good (new functionality) and bad (lack of thorough testing) news. View full review »
SAP Business Objects Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
We are operating in the Electronic Health Record space using Epic and BOE for reporting. Just work with SAP to make sure you have enough licenses but don't go overboard. View full review »
Erik Stenson
Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Not sure haven't been involved in this aspect. View full review »
SAP Certified BI, BOBJ, BODS Consultant at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
SAP has different kinds of licensing for mid-size to large enterprises. View full review »
Consultant BI at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I think the pricing and licensing is expensive, but the tool is aimed at the big companies. View full review »
SAP Business Objects Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is not an expensive platform. The licensing is for a package of users starting at 10 users. Currently, 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. View full review »

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