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network354
Real User
Tech Support Staff at a insurance company with 500-5000 employees
Pros: • PCM is a tool used to manage, predict, and monitor multi-year data projects, and avoid failure of programs. • PCM updates businesses on compliance regulations and has the capability of saving businesses a lot of money, and therefore, data integration costs are greatly reduced. • PCM al… more »
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Michael Leino
Real User
BI Expert at a healthcare company with 5000+ employees
Most of my experience is with Business Objects. I have done a little with Cognos Elite also. Comparatively I find Business Objects much easier to work with when it comes to customizing the presentation of the data. Neither of the two products does a drill-down as well as you can in Crystal Reports… more »
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BIArchitect1
Real User
Architect at a retailer with 500-5000 employees
On a scale from 1-5 (1=worst, 5=best), how would you rate this product overall compared to similar products? - 3.5 For how long have you used this product? - 2 Yrs Which features of this product are most valuable to you? - Scheduling Reports and Features supported to schedule reports. … more »
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tina5gigaUsers require extensive knowledge to use this product as it is not designed fo… more »
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DesaixI have been using this product for 10+ years and I can agree wholeheartedly wi… more »
BI Expert at a transportation company with 1-500 employees
A quick look at the whole idea on another weblogs gives you a sense that all of them just talked about very brief things like report refresh feature in BO or cube feature in MS Analysis Service. I choose MS BI and I want to share my reasons and opinions on why I choose it and give you another qui… more »
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iannicholsonNot a very good comparison. The writer assumes that everyone has in-house Micr… more »
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mike.buff
Real User
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 500-5000 employees
Pros: Business Object is truly a scalable and complete business intelligence solution for larger organizations. We have made use of the following components: Live Office, Xcelsius, Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence. We extensively use the publication features of Crystal Reports and scheduling … more »
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tina5gigaYes, SAP Business Objects is scalable and flexible with great performance. But… more »
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gangsHi Tina, Please use Internet Explorer as the default browser for Business Obj… more »
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Aaron Zechman
Consultant
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
I recently performed an upgrade from SAP Business Objects 3.1 to the SAP BI Platform 4.0. In the process, I noted a few idiosyncrasies you should consider if you plan to upgrade your 3.1 environment. Not all of these items may pertain to everyone but you should at a minimum consider them when pla… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
Community Mgr
Senior Community Manager
IT Central Station
In the February 2013 Magic Quadrant Report, Gartner says that SAP customers report software quality as an obstacle to wider deployment. Additionally, customers expressed dissatisfaction with SAP support. Are you a Real User of SAP BO? Have you found this to be the case in your organization? … more »
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Alin RaduAs pros, I can say that in SAP Business Objects the structure of information i… more »
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tina5gigaAs a single-platform business intelligence program, Business Objects is not ju… more »
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BharatSAP Business objects is one of the great tool which helps in taking confident … more »
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Jodie Heflin
Real User
VP of Data Analytics at a insurance company with 500-5000 employees
Been using BO since 2010 - mixed response of success High level points from our experience: Ad-hoc reporting capabilities are hit and miss: For lite needs such as simple quires, summary level, what happened last month- it's pretty good. For transactional level data we see universes that spin… more »
Director of Data Analytics at a transportation company with 5000+ employees
At Amtrak we used BO. One of things we struggled with was Excelsius. It has a limitation- it expects you to aggregate your data before you can use it. Otherwise you'll have performance issues because it's not made to handle large volumes of data. To work around it we would have the aggregated Exce… more »
CEO at a analyst firm with 1-500 employees
Yes, SAP Business Objects (BO) will address your BI needs – no doubt about it. But so will many other products – MicroStrategy, Oracle, IBM Cognos and so on come to mind. Now BO is big. It is big on capability, big on footprint, big on required skill-sets and tends to be big on cost (consultants l… more »
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BharatNice review by the author Martin Butler, As every coin has two sides, the same… more »