SAP Business Objects Software


 

With its consolidated approach, SAP Business Objects gives organizations a set of tools to manage and optimize Business Intelligence. From a centralized portal, companies handle everything from ETL and data cleansing to predictive dashboards and a variety of reports - Crystal Reports, OLAP, and ad hoc. SAP Business Objects provides solutions for medium to large enterprises, and is configurable to a number of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, financial services, and nonprofits.

Users are able to mine, analyze and report information from most data sources and present in a number of formats both internally and externally. SAP Business Objects Mobile gives users access to reports, metrics and other data from smartphones and connected mobile devices. The Business Objects platform uses a common semantic layer, avoiding report duplication and ensuring data is accurate and consistent across the organization. The solution can also be integrated with other enterprise solutions, including Salesforce and Microsoft Office.

 

SAP Business Objects
 
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

6 Reviews of SAP Business Objects

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from Day & Zimmermann
Specialty: Energy & Utilities
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

SAP Business Objects Helping Us Gain Visibility and Transparency

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In my opinion, not all SAP BO offerings are equal, but several are very useful. The offerings we have chosen to utilize will, without doubt, help us to transform our business.

The offerings I find most useful for helping our field personnel and leadership get a better understanding of their environment are Lumira, Crystal Reports, Information Design Tool and HANA Studio. The Implementation of HANA is critical for reaching the next level of performance as well.

SAP has very good customer service and the free education and learning resources are very useful.

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As with any new product there are bugs and errors. I have been frustrated at times with the newer software and sometimes even the more mature software can be frustrating.

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- Take advantage of the learning resources to limit the learning curve.
- Be sure to FULLY understand each offering's value before deciding to adopt it.
- Get HANA implemented and start using it! Compared to the previous database architecture .... well .... there really is no comparison!

 

from Derevo SA de CV
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

SAP BO is a Powerful Inteligent solution for your Business.

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SAP is one of the most acepeted BI tools in the market, its suite are design for all company sizes, so it can handle your organization grows, SAP BO allows to connect to a multiple data sources and connect to a different integration points like sharepoint, java, etc.

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First of all, this toll is quite expensive, small and medium companies are not capable to spend a lot of money acquiring it and continue paying for supporting cost. Another think I dislike about SAP BO is it require a number of servers so this increment the amount of the spend.

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If what you are looking for a software that is stable, well known and proved in the market, safe and Highly scalable and if you can afford it, you will acquire a great tool that will help you increase your prodcutivity.

 

from Day & Zimmermann
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Powerful Suite for all your BI needs

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The best part of SAP Business Objects is it's powerful suite of tools. You can run Analysis for Office for many end users and they are able to self serve whatever they need. You can build out powerful storyboards with Lumira. You can also create standardized formatted reporting with Crystal Reports. That doesn't even touch on Design Studio, which can also be a powerful tool.

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Some of the programs are still not quite as bug free as you would expect from a vendor like SAP. I feel like we still have too many freezes, crashes, and unexplained behavior. However, I will say that SAP is very quick to respond and they are a great vendor to work with.

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Have a very clear understanding of what you want to get out of this before making any decisions. There are a lot of products involved, and the licensing options are also varied. It can be very easy to make a mistake when purchasing. But I will also say that SAP is a wonderful partner and very willing to work with you.

 

from iPaperless Document Management Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

The best ERP on Planet Earth

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Think of SAP products like You would think of a Mercedes Benz or BMW...No matter what model or series that comes from their assembly line..its good for a total cost solution in delivering turn key projects in terms of information collection, time, money and human capital

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The product requires quite a lot of technical expertise to get it up and running.The cost of deployment along requires an investment in critical hardware.

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if you are not in ICT stop right here. it is a user product (line managers, accountants etc etc) but for a proper review you need guided support otherwise you might fault the product on delivery without actually seeing its full potential.

 

from Intralot
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

A great BI suite

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SAP is one of the leading companies in the business intelligence industry.
The seriousness and professionalism of SAP is maximum, the products are highly professional and suitable for large companies wanting to establish a comprehensive BI solution structured and well-functioning.
Through SAP Business Objects you can independently develop highly professional products business intelligence, creating optimal and detailed reports, dashboards attractive, and OLAP structures by connecting to different heterogeneous data sources.

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SAP Business Object surely is not a product that can be developed by inexperienced users, can certainly be used by intermediate users following a minimum of necessary training.

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Depending on your needs and depending on your budget available, carefully consider your goals before you start a process of development and maintenance of a Business Intelligence infrastructure.

 

from Mayo Clinic
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

I use Business Objects to write production reports and analysis

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Its best feature, in my opinion, is the ease of building reports through its drag and drop interface. We have several data universes which we use to generate the reports. Business Objects makes it quite easy to manipulate the data fields and build professional looking reports.

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My least favorite thing about this product would have to be the lack of download capability in more current versions of Excel. Currently, Business Objects only downloads in Excel 2007 format, which can sometimes complicate pulling millions of rows of data into one spreadsheet. Office 2010 and 2013 are capable of handling millions of rows of data, but B.O. cannot deliver it into those new formats.

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Evaluate thoroughly, your need for building data universes or data marts to simplify your users report construction. We went through many data modeling sessions where we worked on the construction of the marts and linked them so that the seemingly disparate data could be joined together to yield very meaningful reports. The better you build your models and marts, the faster your reports will run.

 
 
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