SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Pros and Cons

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Pros

Paul Kellett
BI Practioner - Consultant with 11-50 employees
The common metadata environment means that the entire organisation has the same definition of core measures rather than these being derived in spreadsheets or specific reports.
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David Hudgins
Senior Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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it_user591984
Manager at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
It gives you a lot of flexibility in designing your dashboards.
We use it to identify critical KPIs to senior management.
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TeamLd3401
Team Leader at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
It has been extremely valuable, to combine data from various data sources.
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BIAnalyt2dd4
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It is solid and stable.
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Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
It can process big volumes of data fast.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Cons

Paul Kellett
BI Practioner - Consultant with 11-50 employees
This solution is complex to configure and administer.
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David Hudgins
Senior Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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it_user591984
Manager at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
The combination of Lumira along with Design Studio merger last year still needs development from a visualization standpoint.
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TeamLd3401
Team Leader at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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BIAnalyt2dd4
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Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution.
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reviewer543585
Technical Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
Currently, we can use Explore to do data discovering, but cannot generate charts.
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