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Paul Grill
Real User
President & CEO at Infosol Inc
Jul 26 2018

What do you think of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform?

It is true that there are often challenges when upgrading between releases of BusinessObjects but this has always been the case as it has been for all the other BI and software application vendors too. A few rules of thumb for BusinessObjects software are: 1. Never upgrade to an x.0 release - always wait for at least the x.1 release and even the first or second service pack of that release 2. Never attempt to perform a release upgrade if you have not done one before. Get training and experience first or use a reputable BO Consulting company 3. Experiment with the new release on a sandbox environment to become familiar with the changes and find any major issues before attempting a migration to production Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth...
Paul Grill
Real User
President & CEO at Infosol Inc
Sep 24 2018

What do you think of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform?

When I first started presenting Xcelsius dashboards back in 2006, I said that it should carry a warning sign stating “May Cause Xtreme Xcitement”! Despite all the advances in technology and tools over the last decade that statement not only remains true today, but maybe should be changed to “Will Cause Xtreme Xcitement”. In the last month, I have both seen and heard stories from companies singing the praises of Xcelsius and hailing it as the savior of BI user adoption in their organizations. A company specializing in reporting and analysis of employee business travel was looking for a client facing BI application that would help sell their solution. The client showed me their current solution running in Qlikview bemoaning how rigid, limiting and unexciting...
David Hudgins
Real User
Senior Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Feb 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Depends on the use case. The reporting from SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence is amazing, and gives users the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the past, customers - both internal and external - were crying for data towards the end or the beginning of month,... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest area for improvement would be the dashboarding capabilities due to the recent change from Xcelsius to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Depending on your size, try to stick with SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge. Most people tend to overthink the licensing.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used SQL Server Reporting Services because it was included with Microsoft Server and it was free. The... more»

What other advice do I have?

Get a partner or consultant to help you configure and customize your deployment. And remember that there's no... more»

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