SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Valuable Features

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. It also provides a structured data security model whereby a single report provides dedicated results to a given usage, such as a branch or department-based. For instance, the same report will provide a branch-specific result depending on the user's branch and can be common to multiple branches. Similarly, bursting enables provision of tailored static reporting to specific users or user groups that also includes data security. View full review »
David Hudgins
Senior Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Depends on the use case. The 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. When it comes to visualizations and discovery, SAP Explorer lets the user deep-dive into the data from a visual standpoint. View full review »
it_user591984
Manager at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
It will give you better performance if your warehouse is also on SAP Business Warehouse. It gives you a lot of flexibility in designing your dashboards. For example, BusinessObjects Design Studio provides custom templates where you can create your own templates. You can also create your own custom charts. There are CSS formats which you can take in, then you can create your own color coding. Thus, a lot is possible. From a developer's point of view, it has definitely provided a lot of flexibility. View full review »
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Ive yet to find a bi tool that can match SAP’s offering, and Ive implemented all of them. View full review »
reviewer543585
Technical Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides good centralized management, and it performs well against our day-to-day solution. View full review »
Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
Good, powerful functions in the table format report compared with Microsoft Power BI. It can process big volumes of data fast. View full review »
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