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2018-07-25T07:31:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

SAP is a stable solution, but you need to have multi-experts to be able to maintain it. The biggest console that we implemented is using SAP as a self-service BI. It is an incentive for business users and different stakeholders, to be able to use the self-service BI and answer their questions instantly. This is conditioning that we as IT are using the right models, the right repository, and requiring all the data for them. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform an eight.

2021-09-10T17:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are SAP partners. I use the latest version of the solution. I cannot speak to the exact version number. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the product to others. Even now, for ourselves, we are looking into an alternative option. I would rate the solution at a six out of ten.

2021-07-13T12:35:37Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just an end-user and a customer. We don't have a business relationship with SAP. We are not yet on the latest version of the product. I would advise new users to not go for these old versions and instead go for the new versions that at least use embedded analytics, et cetera. I'd rate the solution at around seven out of ten. There are a few areas it could improve upon.

2021-05-21T14:38:14Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice is to try to truly understand the system. It is fairly complicated. To get this system to work, you need a systems engineer and an architect in addition to a lot of other people who understand what's going on behind the scenes.

2021-03-16T23:02:24Z
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Top 10Real User

I will be a bit biased, and I would definitely recommend SAP BI. It is a bit more robust and mature as compared to Power BI. Power BI keeps changing every day, which is not a bad thing considering how old it is. For a serious setup, I would rather use SAP BI, but I look forward to having one tool rather than two. I would rate SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform an eight out of ten.

2021-03-03T04:12:13Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with the organization. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate it as a perfect ten. It's been great. For the most part, we have been happy with the product.

2021-02-10T07:21:12Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform a seven out of ten.

2021-02-02T17:51:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

For data visualization, I would recommend Power BI and Tableau. For the report format, I would recommend SAP BusinessObjects. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-01-27T16:57:15Z
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Top 20MSP

We are working with an older version also well as the latest version of the solution. I would recommend this product to other organizations. It's a stable and powerful enterprise solution. Everything from the broadcasting to the scheduling, to the user management and the reporting, is very powerful. 90% of customers end up asking for a solid and consistent reporting solution. In these cases, I definitely suggest SAP Business Objects Platform. That said, the dashboard isn't the best with this product. It should be noted that SAP is working on their dashboards offerings in Cloud environment. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-10-27T17:56:19Z
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Top 5Real User

I am a great believe in choosing a commercially successful product rather than technical best of breed as there is nothing worse than having an 'orphan' product. That being a product that is poorly supported, does not have a development path and limited availability of expertise. Business Objects is a commercially successful product and despite SAP's poor management of the product is likely to continue to be so.

2019-12-27T05:39:00Z
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Real User

I advise someone considering this solution: Go big or go home!

2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
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Real User

Look at who will be your end-user group. Who is going to use the tool? I would rate this solution at seven out of 10. Seen from the administrative and compliance point of view, it's an excellent tool for an enterprise. But I can't give it any more than that because the user interface for the average user is not very intuitive. You need too much training before you're able to use the tool effectively.

2018-07-25T07:31:00Z
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