Features

SAP Lumira

Lumira is SAP’s data visualization software that allows users to create interactive maps, charts, and infographics. Import data from Excel and many other sources, perform visual BI analysis using intuitive dashboards, and securely share insights and data stories with others.

Features:

  • Access of data sources (relational, Big Data, SAP HANA, XLSX, CSV, etc.
  • Combination and transformation of data
  • Create and edit storyboards

SAP Crystal Reports

Design and deliver business reports based on data from virtually any source with SAP Crystal Reports. Integrate with SAP Lumira or other solutions to add data visualizations, dashboards and more. Information is available online or offline, from applications, portals and mobile devices alike. Flexible, customizable reports are another advantage.

Features:

  • Intuitive design tools, report templates and wizards
  • On-report sorting and filtering
  • Global formula search, duplicate formula, find-in-field explorer and more
  • Dynamic charts, graphics and videos with Adobe Flash

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

BusinessObjects offers easy self-service access to information with flexible architecture. Gain real-time business intelligence from any data and increase user autonomy by making information consumption simple, personalized and dynamic. BusinessObjects boasts a flexible and scalable information infrastructure.

Features:

  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis on web, desktop, or mobile
  • Drill, slice-and-dice, and format information
  • Combine data from different sources
  • Set up data alerts and share insights
  • Multidimensional analytics on one common BI platform

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SAP Predictive Analytics

This solution offers real-time analytics for predictive network and link analysis. Create graphs and achieve advanced personalization with the data. Data scientists can build models using R algorithms and predictive algorithms native in SAP’s in-memory platform. SAP Predictive Analytics also allows predictive data management with automated data preparation.

Advanced analytics features:

  • Automated analytics with predictive models for data mining functions
  • Advanced visualizations for quicker insights
  • Predictive scoring in real time and embedded results
  • Modeling environment for open-source R-based algorithms and custom scripts

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Compatibility & Integration

SAP offers Big Data on Hadoop, which allows users to manage and contextualize their data variety and diversity. Users can work with a variety of data types held in a variety of stores through a single point of access.

Mobile Access

The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile app allows users to analyze key metrics, discover data trends, and extend SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and Design Studio reports, as well as SAP Crystal Reports. The mobile app allows for online and offline work, and enables quick and easy collaboration.

Support

Contact:
  •  Email
  •  Phone
  •  Chat
Forums:
  •  Developer forum
  •  Community forum

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free trial
 
Starts at $185

Reviews

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Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Reports and querying

3.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Retail
 
5001+ employees
 
Grand Rapids, MI
Senior Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

The reasons for using SAP Business Objects are simply for the fact that it provides useful business intelligence that helps us make educated decisions in our business. We needed help and consulting on how to utilize our reports, queries and data and the most efficient way to do that. We use the planning, reporting and query features the most, as those are areas that we have struggled with in the past. These solutions have been better than expected and we have the ability to collect and analyze data, and we can produce reports that are much more useful to us than in the past.

Pros:

It is easy to use and has been proven to aid many types of business with its data mining tools.

Cons:

What we dislike is that it is pretty expensive and requires quite a few servers. If upgrading was easier and the training time was shorter, that would better meet our needs.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Gain more efficiency

4.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
3.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Dayton, OH
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

I did not personally choose SAP. It is used to track customer product data for federal compliance reporting and financial health decisions. We use SAP Business Objects for database management and data lookup. SAP has performed well. More efficiency has been gained using it.

Pros:

SAP provides flexibility in using different tools for different types of data.

Cons:

Computing power cannot always keep up with the needs of the program.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Better decision making

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
5001+ employees
 
Columbus, OH
Senior Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Our business had a need to quickly aggregate, understand and present data in a consistent manner. SAP Business Objects was just that tool. We use all of Business Objects' features. The best part is reduced dependency on resources, lower cost of ownership and better quality decisions.

Pros:

SAP is very easy to use.

Cons:

Initial cost and setup provided some challenges.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

No complaints

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Information technology
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Monroe, LA
Vice President
1
The Review

Experience:

SAP Business Objects is the best tool for us. It solved the problems we were facing quickly. We use all of the features. It has performed very well and I have received positive ratings from users.

Pros:

It's a good tool to use.

Cons:

I have no complaints.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Great integration

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Information technology
 
11-100 employees
 
Washington, Dc, VA
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.Improved efficiency in different manners including, reduction in time consumed by managers and ultimatly by decision makers. Analytical conclusion are easily gettable. Integration in different departments/ sections is relatively more easy. Data Governance is great. The major problem is cost which is considerably high. We need number of servers and obstacles in upgradation End User Portal and Crystal Reports are the features that we are currently using. The system is working for us and we all understand it quite well. There is still a need for us to acquire more skills around the software. We are seeing improvements in our business processes and products.

Pros:

Integration is great and any new nodes are easy to fit in.

Cons:

Relatively high cost would be a downside. There are also some glitches.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Convenient but can be complicated

3.5

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
2.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
501-1000 employees
 
Philadelphia, PA
Vice President
1
The Review

Experience:

Business Objects was suggested to my company and helps with stats. We use all available features. It has performed really well and our customer base has skyrocketed since adopting it.

Pros:

I like how convenient it is.

Cons:

It can be a bit complicated for some of our users.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Flawless performance

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Manufacturing
 
201-500 employees
 
Memphis, TN
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

I used SAP to keep track of company product stock. Sometimes it was difficult maneuvering through the system to find data that you need. All of the available features are used. It has performed flawlessly and my company has received many benefits.

Pros:

It helps keep track of your inventory.

Cons:

Maneuvering through system can be time consuming and difficult. Make maneuvering easier.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Efficient and helpful

3.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
2.0
Willing to refer: 
2.5
the reviewer
 
Other: Aerospace
 
5001+ employees
 
Denver, CO
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

SAP Business Objects was selected to better utilize and manage company assets as well as procurement and distribution. Procurement and time card systems are two of the systems that provide data for SAP to manage. The time card system works well and is able to track human resources effectively. The asset management aspect allows for cost savings and efficient delivery of products.

Pros:

The efficiencies gained are helpful.

Cons:

Initial user training would have been convenient.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Collect and analyze data

3.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
2.0
the reviewer
 
Retail
 
5001+ employees
 
South Bend, IN
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

I have used this product for a couple of years now. I use SAP Business Objects to collect and analyze BI data in spreadsheets. This solution has done what it was supposed to do.

Pros:

I like the simplicity.

Cons:

Nothing wrong so far.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Great report writing

4.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
3.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
201-500 employees
 
San Antonio, TX
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

SAP Business Objects allows us to extract data for testing. Report writing is great with SAP. SAP improves our efficiency.

Pros:

I like that it is flexible.

Cons:

Slow... Maybe it's due to data overload.