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Pros
"The initial setup is not complex.""The basic functionality is quite good as is the basic logic and data information.""The HANA database, which is very fast, is a valuable feature.""The BA reporting tools, such as Data Services, and ETL tool in SAP Data Services are the most valuable. When we had in-memory requirements, we used HANA. HANA is most preferably for most the customers for in-memory. SAP is the first company that created the in-memory concept.""The fact that it's built on SQL, it makes it easy to write code. The database and the connection are quite smooth.""The user interface is ok.""The solution is easy to use since it's a graphical tool. It also requires only low-level coding.""Data Services' table comparison mechanism is very powerful. It's pretty hard to find a similar feature in other solutions."

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"The controller makes it easy to control everything from one platform. The management is easy.""It's easy to manage and support the user, our guests, and our customers if they have a problem."

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Cons
"The migration of the solution between different environments is quite complex.""Scheduling of jobs in the sequence is not available. It's a very tedious process to do that particular task. If there was a tool to schedule in the sequence that would be extremely helpful.""Integration with other products could be improved.""The skillset of data engineers matters a bit to use all the functionality of this solution. Otherwise, the delivery speed won't be faster.""The description of error messages isn't extensive, although they point to the problem. With other solutions, like Talend, I was able to use the debugger to get directly to the problem, but with SAP Data Services the debugger is not working. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the version specifically, but I'm using it in an enterprise environment and I can't do an upgrade.""At the integration level, there could be certain set of improvement to connect to various other systems.""We encounter challenges while exporting implemented rules, such as those applied to objects like the material master, into a format like Excel for documentation and further analysis.""They could make it easier to work with web services."

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"It's stable, but it depends on the office and location.""There are issues with certain Apple devices."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is good, there is no problem."
  • "The pricing is a little high to make the product more competetive in the marketplace."
  • "Its pricing is as per the enterprise agreement and not a concern for us."
  • "The price is very reasonable."
  • "There is a one time purchase fee plus annual maintenance."
  • "The price of SAP Data Services is a little high when compared to other solutions. Due to the pricing and capabilities, many clients are switching to other solutions."
  • "At the entry level, if you're using it only for data integration, it is a little bit cheap. However, for large organizations it can be expensive. There are additional costs apart from the license."
  • "The license price is expensive but medium to large-scale companies, should be able to afford it. Other solutions, such as Talend are easier to afford for smaller companies. Depending on the sources of the data where you are receiving your data you could be paying for more than one license."
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  • "There is no license. The solution is free."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: I believe the license for the product is fair, even though some competitors offer similar services at lower prices. The difference between the Edge edition and the next one up is significant in price… more »
    Top Answer: I think after some preparation, a beginner will be able to use SAP Data Services, however, if you are completely unprepared, you may have some issues. I think that in particular you will need a more… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Data Services has helped our whole staff understand the data across various sources and systems within the company. Not everyone who works at my organization is an IT expert - most just have… more »
    Top Answer:The controller makes it easy to control everything from one platform. The management is easy.
    Top Answer:In a high-density location, we're running into connectivity drops. There may be too many rouge devices broadcasting, and the devices is getting interference from another channel. The only to fix this… more »
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    Also Known As
    SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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    Overview

    SAP Data Services is a top-ranking data integration and data quality tool. This is a product that aims to provide its users with effective access to their data in order to transform it and connect it to various business processes. SAP Data Services offers companies detailed data insights which improve decision-making and make company operations more effective.

    Organizations can increase the value of their structured and unstructured data with the functionalities of this product regarding data integration, quality, and cleansing. Through various components such as:

    • Simplified maintenance
    • On-premises deployment
    • Data quality and integration
    • Intuitive user interfaces

    the product transforms data into a ready-to-use resource for business insights.

    Some of the key components of SAP Data Services include:

    • Universal data access
    • Native-text data processing
    • Intuitive user interfaces
    • Data quality dashboards
    • Simplified data governance
    • Scalability and high performance

    Through these components, the product allows its clients to access and integrate data sources and targets with native connectors. Users can derive meaning from unstructured text data, match data to reduce duplicates, and see the impact of data quality issues. The tool also offers the option to enable parallel processing, bulk data loading, and grid computing for high-volume data loads.

    SAP Data Services Features

    The solution has different features for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and processing of text data. Using these features, clients can manage their company's data easily and achieve excellent results by optimizing it. Some of the product’s features include:

    • Data integration capabilities: The features regarding data integration provide a wide variety of opportunities. The product is available in 31 languages and connects to many data sources, providing its clients with access to their data anywhere at any time. It is also integrated with the SAP Business Suite applications, allowing users the full experience that the company has to offer. The tool is interconnected with SAP Data Hub, orchestrating data flows through the SAP Data Intelligence solution. Additionally, it supports a large number of third-party data sources, it is optimized for SAP HANA, and provides fine-tuned data replication and transformation through unique mechanisms.

    • Data quality capabilities: Clients can use a single interface to access designing, testing, debugging, editing, running, maintaining, and monitoring of data integration and data quality. It allows for the delivery of ready-to-use transformations and exposes hidden problems in users' data. With this feature, clients can build a single version of their data that is most efficient for them.

    • Data profiling capabilities: Companies that work with high-volume data can employ parallel processing, bulk data loading, and grid computing to be able to operate with the data more efficiently. This feature enables unlimited scalability and high availability by various automations. It also provides excellent security for the treated data through encryption and other services.

    • Processing of text data capabilities: This feature allows users to extract data from unstructured texts and understand it better. It works with 220 different file and text formats and 31 languages.

    SAP Data Services Benefits

    This solution offers various benefits to its clients regarding the efficient operation of their data. The key benefits of SAP Data Services include:

    • Broad access to data which can build a better perspective for companies of their information.

    • Improved decision-making and information management due to efficient data operations.

    • Ability to utilize various tools to help unify data on premises, in the cloud, or within big data.

    • The software provides efficient insight for reporting and data analytics.

    • The tool allows for easy integration with a large number of different databases.

    • The product provides the opportunity to seamlessly connect with other SAP solutions.

    • The solution simplifies extract, transform, and load (ETL) construction processes through intuitive graphic software.

    Reviews from Real Users

    According to Michael Lutz, senior data warehouse developer at Fox Chase Cancer Center, SAP Data Services is a powerful tool that does a lot.

    An associate consultant at a consultancy says the tool is easy to use, simple to implement, and offers very good mapping capabilities.

    The Unifi Data Platform breaks down the barriers of operational data silos and democratizes information across the enterprise. At the heart of the platform is a comprehensive suite of self-service data discovery and preparation tools to empower business users. Employing machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, and optimized for the cloud, Unifi predicts what the business user wants to visualize and then connects the resulting data natively to the BI tool for fast, accurate results.

    Sample Customers
    EMC Corporation, LivePerson, Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Migros Group
    Big Incites, Cloudera, Flywheel Data, Hortonworks, MapR, Platfora, Qlik, Tableau Software, zData Inc.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Transportation Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    SAP Data Services is ranked 9th in Data Integration with 14 reviews while Unifi is ranked 45th in Data Integration with 1 review. SAP Data Services is rated 8.0, while Unifi is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Data Services writes "Easy to use, simple to implement, and offers very good mapping capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Unifi writes "Good management and pricing but not great for enterprise environments". SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Syniti Data Quality, Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS and Palantir Foundry, whereas Unifi is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and Alteryx.

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