"If I were to compare it with Power BI and I wanted to build proper well-formatted reports, BusinessObjects Business Intelligence does that much better. Power BI is just getting into that space. They've concentrated more on visualization, which is what the SAP Lumira does. With Web Intelligence, you are able to build reports that users can interact with. They can also do a lot of querying themselves. It is robust in terms of security and integration. It is also quite scalable."
"We are using SAP BusinessObjects because its scheduling capabilities are more powerful than those of other tools."
"The planning and dashboarding features have been useful. Additionally, the fixed-format reports are good."
"One of the most valuable features of SAP BusinessObjects is that it's not a dashboarding solution. It's a real product. You can create operational reports and publish it to anyone. You can create schedules. You can create a Universe, semantic layers. There's also a security configuration. It's a huge product, so if there is a business need, SAP BusinessObjects can cover it."
"The platform uses a lot of Java technologies so the performance and system-level management are tricky because it needs a lot of resources."
"It provides flexibility for creating reports. It is very good for creating highly-complex reports. I like this solution because when I buy BusinessObjects, it comes with many components, such as reporting, dashboard, and data visualization tools. Its performance is good. It is running on top of SAP BW and SAP HANA."
"It is stable and robust. It has pretty direct integration with SAP ERP. It is easy to use."
"The setup is pretty easy. It's not hard at all."
"The number one thing was just the ease of getting something up quickly. The other thing that was good about it was that it was fairly fast for decent-sized data sets in terms of performance and run time."
"It is very easy to implement and to use."
"It is very easy to create dashboards, charts, and graphs."
"Good data flow and management."
"It is easy to use, and it can handle a large amount of data."
"The solution allows for the possibility for end-users to do their own reporting."
"Tableau is very flexible and easy to learn. It has drag-and-drop function analytics, and its design is very good. It is a very good tool, and it basically brings life into data with good design. We have been creating a lot of interactive visualizations and dashboards. It has a public version. There are public communities from where you can get a lot of examples for practice."
"Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries."
"It would be good if they could integrate the possibility for end users to create end models for themselves that they can use, especially for site operators, and if they could provide the end user not only the self-service BI, but also the self-service analytics, based on a predefined model, the same way that Oracle did."
"I don't like the fact that I have to use two tools. Web Intelligence is good for reporting and all kinds of stuff, but I would rather have one product. All the reporting features of Web Intelligence should be developed within Lumira. A lot of predictive abilities have been brought into the cloud version of SAP Analytics. It would be nice to see a lot of newer technologies and AI. Predictive capabilities are becoming a little more standard. Instead of having to get another model, we are just looking for one solution to deal with analytics including predictive."
"The self-service area, or dashboard, needs some improvement. While the reporting itself is great, the dashboard and Analytics Cloud are not user friendly."
"Tableau was easier for me to use because the interface is more similar to Excel which I was used to using."
"It needs to be more flexible for the end-user."
"The interface could be slicker and more user-friendly."
"Most of the Apps right now are into dashboarding. This tool, for the Crystal Reports in the phase I'm primarily working on, does not have those dashboarding capabilities, like in the other advanced tools like Power BI or ClickView, and compared to them the dashboard generation is not that great."
"Its price should be better. It is expensive and not cost-effective. It should also be improved in terms of end-user experience. It requires further improvements for usability and ease of use. It should have more dashboarding metrics and much faster integration with ERP so that when you double click, you can instantly see the scenario-based result."
"It should have more integration with different tools and technologies. Its licensing cost should also be improved."
"Could have more integrations with different platforms."
"People are migrating to Microsoft BI due to the speed, which is quite slow to load, and the lack of visualization options."
"It would be nice if we could export more raw data. Currently, there is a limit as to how much data you can export."
"An advanced type of visualization is a bit tricky to create. It has something called a Calculated field, and that sometimes gets a bit difficult to use when you want to create an advanced type of visualization."
"The charts in Tableau are quite limited."
"Tableau is a company that does not respect partners."
"The solution does have scalability issues."
The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that helps you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. The integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.
Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.
The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.
People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 5th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 25 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 93 reviews. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 7.8, while Tableau is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform writes "Integrates very well with SAP ERP, allows you to scale up or down anytime, and is absolutely trustworthy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE, SAP Analytics Cloud, MicroStrategy and QlikView, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, MicroStrategy, ELK Kibana and Qlik Sense. See our SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. Tableau report.
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