SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Room for Improvement
This solution is complex to configure and administer. It is even more so, I believe, than it should be, even with such a complex product. As an example it has many server processes (typically 15+). In Windows these are not services rather they are individual processes managed via a single service called the SIA. Each server process can be separately configured and performs a specific set of functions It uses Java constructions for specific customisations such as default reporting formats and using SSL for burst email reports. This requires a broad set of skills to set-up. It is rather cryptic in its error handling when there are issues that require trawling through a number of voluminous log files that are accessed from the server. View full review »
Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution. View full review »
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