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EAM Executive at a educational organization with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
A scalable solution for large organizations
Pros and Cons
  • "SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is definitely scalable."
  • "There should be more integration with other platforms."

What is our primary use case?

Right now, we're using SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform for an in-house project — we don't have any customers. 

I work for an educational institute — in the main reporting area. I create different reports based on student performance using exam results and other data from various schools. In our university, we have around 20 different departments. One for Computer Science, one for Engineering, one for Audio Civil, one for Electronics, etc. I was planning to build a consolidated report that would show how our students are performing compared to other schools — a consolidated view. Then I can drill down further into individual fields. 

What is most valuable?

Big organizations can implement Business Warehouse on the cloud. Small organizations, like educational institutes, don't have that much complex data, so it doesn't make sense for them to buy Data Warehouse on the cloud. We want to use HANA and something called SLT. This will cover our replication and allows us to do modeling directly in the cloud, which is a great feature. 

What needs improvement?

As the technology stands, and from what I have researched at this particular point in time, companies that don't have much complex transaction data available on a day-to-day basis, don't need Business Warehouse or Data Warehouse on the cloud. We want to use SAP Analytics Cloud directly and do our data modeling on HANA Data Modular. This would really help because we wouldn't need separate licensing for Data Warehouse and for SAP, etc. We could remove all of this. We could do everything with HANA and SAP.

There should be more integration with other platforms. 

Everybody wants to use SAP Business Intelligence. Because we need a Business Warehouse or a Data Warehouse, we have to create a universe consisting of everything that we'll use as an input in BI. For this reason, we have a lot of dependencies. We require connection with the two different platforms. If we were to use HANA, then we wouldn't need Business Warehouse or Data Warehouse — we could just use SAP Analytics Cloud. We could use SAP Analytics Cloud as a standalone solution for reporting purposes and we could also use Business Intelligence as a standalone solution for reporting. 

This should be fixed so that companies don't require three separate licenses for three separate applications. Not everyone has that kind of a budget. It should be an all-in-one solution — this only turns away potential customers. If SAP provided a feature like standalone BI, we could use it directly, access ERP, get the data we need and start building reports. Single application licensed universities are ready to pay for that. But when it's three to four different applications, it's beyond their budget. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have worked in data services for the last eight to nine years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I haven't used all of the features yet, so I can't answer this question properly. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is definitely scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't connected with support because we're using it for an in-house project. We installed it and work on it ourselves so we haven't had to contact them regarding SAP. Regarding ERP issues they are proactively able to help clients. We're a client for SAP. They've been able to help us. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial installation is quite simple for me, but for inexperienced users, it may be difficult.

What about the implementation team?

At my previous job, I deployed this solution myself. Deployment took two to three days.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As of now, we don't pay for a license. I think SAP has a program in which they give free access to Analytics Cloud for our university. Under that scheme, I have access to SAP Analytics Cloud, where I have explored different features; however, I don't have access to BI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am interested in SAP for the cloud because where I work, we have SAP ERP on the HANA Cloud. Currently, we don't have a license for SAP Analytics Cloud. That's why I'm exploring different methods to implement it. Currently, Business Warehouse is on-premise but I am planning to upgrade it to the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

Although I haven't been able to use the BI portion, I would give this solution rating of eight. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Popoola Adams
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Robust in terms of security and integration, quite scalable, and good for building well-formatted reports
Pros and Cons
  • "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."
  • "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."

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

My first engagement with SAP BI was in 1998, so it has been more than 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Its environment is quite robust, especially when it is on-premise.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

SAP BI is quite scalable. It supports multiple servers and multiple combinations of landscapes. It is quite good. You can add more servers to get better performance. You can also separate services. You can separate the application server from the webserver. If you want to deploy a large on-premise setup, it would be the way to go.

How are customer service and technical support?

I work for an SAP partner company. We were the first SAP BusinessObjects partners in Nigeria, which is where I'm based. We've been partners since '98. Our goal as consultants is to be as self-sufficient as possible. We hardly need to get in touch with tech support because we are self-sufficient.

How was the initial setup?

The installation of SAP BI is an extensive function. Typically with an SAP installation, you need a combination of on-premise and cloud. The cloud functionality is still evolving and maturing. As compared to Power BI, it would take a lot more work. However, if I went the way of Lumira, I could use Lumira Desktop standalone, and I get to use the features.

What about the implementation team?

We have our own team for maintenance within our company. We used to have five people, but we have scaled down to just two full-time employees. We also have a number of people who are available on request.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have always found SAP BI to be expensive. It is expensive even when you compare SAP BI Cloud with Microsoft Power BI. Power BI is probably around $9.99 per month, and the cheapest SAP BI is around $20, which is double. In terms of price, Power BI is definitely a lot better. If you have budget issues, you may want to go for Power BI.

What other advice do I have?

I will be a bit biased, and I would definitely recommend SAP BI. It is a bit more robust and mature as compared to Power BI. Power BI keeps changing every day, which is not a bad thing considering how old it is. For a serious setup, I would rather use SAP BI, but I look forward to having one tool rather than two.

I would rate SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Business Intelligence Functional Manager BU SAP at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Easy to manage with good features for broadcasting information or scheduling reports
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution's user security is extremely effective. You can profile very well. All the users and all the functionality is protected and that includes information and data segregation."
  • "The self-service area, or dashboard, needs some improvement. While the reporting itself is great, the dashboard and Analytics Cloud are not user friendly."

What is most valuable?

The reporting is the most valuable aspect of the solution. The WebIntelligence Solution is the name of the reporting solution and it is very powerful. 

The solution offers very good features for broadcasting information or scheduling reports. You can schedule everything and make it very easy to disseminate by sending emails with a PDF or Excel. It's very quick and powerful.  

The solution's user security is extremely effective. You can profile very well. All the users and all the functionality is protected and that includes information and data segregation.

The documentation provided is very, very good. There's so much available, that if you ever run into any issues and need a workaround, you have it right there to guide you.

The solution offers good user management.

What needs improvement?

The self-service area, or dashboard, needs some improvement. While the reporting itself is great, the dashboard and Analytics Cloud are not so user friendly.

SAP's current strategy consists in keeping the reporting part On premise and delegating the Analytics part to the Cloud. You are therefore involved in a hybrid scenario.

The complete environment setup is pretty complex.

To carry out a real project that presents erp / business data on "Cloud Story Telling" you need more specialist actors who manage issues such as: Analytics and Data architecture, Data source identification, System Compatibility, Connectivity and Security.

These aspects are certainly also required on other vendor BI solutions.

On the SAP front, we are certainly trying to improve and complete the On Premise / Cloud integration, with the latest version SAP BO 4.3.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with the solution for twenty years now. It's been a very long time. I started using it around 1998.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable, and, on the off chance you have a problem, SAP is very quick to help. There are lots of workarounds if you do run into issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You can scale this solution if you need to. It's easy enough to do so.

How are customer service and technical support?

One of the great things about SAP is the information that is available. When you have a problem, SAP is very quick to give you an answer or solution. You can also Google a lot of workarounds. There's so much documentation online that it's really easy to troubleshoot. That's because if anyone has a problem, SAP notes it and finds a solution which they post.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not straightforward. It's pretty complex.

The installation configuring environment is not so easy to work with. Also, the connection of the SAP Analytics Cloud is very complex.  It's not very easy to configure the environment.

The time I need to configure and install the solution is about one week for the BusinessIntelligence Platform solution, On premise. Another week is required for the connectivity aspect and settings of the Cloud (Analytics).

What other advice do I have?

We are working with an older version also well as the latest version of the solution. 

I would recommend this product to other organizations. It's a stable and powerful enterprise solution. Everything from the broadcasting to the scheduling, to the user management and the reporting, is very powerful. 90% of customers end up asking for a solid and consistent reporting solution. In these cases, I definitely suggest SAP Business Objects Platform.

That said, the dashboard isn't the best with this product.  It should be noted that SAP is working on their dashboards offerings in Cloud environment.

Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Global Product Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Good for reporting and translating data into business language, but difficult to set up
Pros and Cons
    • "The user interface should be easier to use and navigate."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the product for reporting and dashboards. We only have those two use cases, although there are other ways to use them.

    What is most valuable?

    I have a 24-hour company, and the business layer on top of the database can translate database data into business language so that people can easily understand what's happening. It allows us to quickly create reports without IT or programming skills.

    The stability is quite good.

    What needs improvement?

    According to our experience, SAP BO is too heavy and very difficult for customers with medium, or smaller-sized businesses to install and maintain. It is such a heavy reporting tool.

    Even though they provide the business layer, it's difficult for the programmer to create their own business layer. It's too complex for them. They need to simplify this.

    The user interface should be easier to use and navigate.

    The initial setup is difficult. 

    Technical support could be more responsive. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for five years already. I've used it for quite a while. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability is pretty good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and the performance is good. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We only have three or four people who are using the solution at our company at this time. They are the admins and the ones who generate the reports for us. 

    We haven't really looked into scaling as the data volume is very limited. I can't speak to how easy it is to expand or how well it handles extremely large data sets.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Technical support could be better. We tried to get them to help us with the implementation, and they were not quick to respond.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We currently also work with Crystal Reports, which is dated, and Jasper, which is also not that great of a product.

    When we began to switch to SAP, we really wanted customization capabilities and we wanted the business layer. We needed something to provide a middle layer or translation layer so that people can generate reports much quicker, and, at the time, SAP was a good option.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is not easy. We need a very experienced developer and they need to get enough training from SAP in order to be able to do anything effectively. It's not like other reporting tools that are really easy to use or easy to install and maintain. This one is complex and takes work and inside knowledge. 

    There isn't too much maintenance required. You just need to update it every once in a while. 

    What about the implementation team?

    We needed some help implementing the solution, however, in the end, we weren't completely satisfied as the level of response time was slow. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I cannot speak to the exact cost of the product, as it's not an aspect of the solution I handle. 

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We're currently looking at Power BI and Splunk among other options.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are SAP partners. 

    I use the latest version of the solution. I cannot speak to the exact version number.

    I wouldn't necessarily recommend the product to others. Even now, for ourselves, we are looking into an alternative option. 

    I would rate the solution at a six out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Director of Underwriting & Product Development at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Beneficial dashboards, user friendly, and many drag and drop features
    Pros and Cons
    • "The feature that allows pivot users to create the report dashboards and run them when they want with a lot of flexibility with the drill-downs is very useful. The drill-down features are very good because, in other solutions, such as Excel, you have to create separate pivot tables and a lot of other operations to do drill-downs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform tool does the drill-downs automatically. Overall the solution is user-friendly and has a lot of drag and drop features."
    • "Tableau was easier for me to use because the interface is more similar to Excel which I was used to using."

    What is our primary use case?

    Our company is in the healthcare industry and we are using BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform for a lot of our data, such as eligibility, claims, premium, plan. We run all kinds of different reports for our customers and our brokers on how the claims and planners are performing and what is the utilization of different services throughout the claims.

    What is most valuable?

    The feature that allows pivot users to create the report dashboards and run them when they want with a lot of flexibility with the drill-downs is very useful. The drill-down features are very good because, in other solutions, such as Excel, you have to create separate pivot tables and a lot of other operations to do drill-downs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform tool does the drill-downs automatically. Overall the solution is user-friendly and has a lot of drag and drop features.

    What needs improvement?

    Tableau was easier for me to use because the interface is more similar to Excel which I was used to using.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform for a short period of time.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution has been stable in my usage. Our company has had SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform for as long as I have been here, which is 20 years. I think we have had dashboards with it before. I did not know how it worked with the data universes and we did not have a lot of data in the universe. Using software for service we will upgrade when they upgrade. I have heard that when we move to version 4.3, the user interface looks entirely different and I do not know how that experience will go.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Our IT department does the data and the universe design. We have a universe designer who does it and it is their full-time job. Additionally, they do all the ETLs and many other operations within the company. My team is more focused on business analysts and is trying to learn the report-building side of the solution, designing the reports, and working with the interface. I have one person that does works with the designer to try to make the connections better and they have a good understanding of the data. The IT people do not understand the data, we understand the data. We are trying to learn how to write the reports and we only have five people in training. I have five users that I want to learn how to be involved in the process and create these reports.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have previously used Tableau.

    What other advice do I have?

    For anybody who does not have a BI solution and is thinking about implementation should look at them all before deciding. We have another vendor we have worked with, Cognos, and I have worked with Tableau and it is important to evaluate all of the solutions to see which one makes more sense for their use case. I downloaded a list of the top five and they all are pretty similar, I will not say they are the same because there are a lot of differences but they are all heading in the same direction of getting the information to the universe and pulling out the data.

    I rate SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform an eight out of ten.

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    Vishal Khare
    IT manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Stable, easy to use, and scalable
    Pros and Cons
    • "We find the product to be very stable."
    • "It needs to be more flexible for the end-user."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution more for analysis and reporting.

    What is most valuable?

    The solution is very easy to use.

    We find the product to be very stable. 

    The solution is scalable.

    What needs improvement?

    SAP does force users to manage it a certain way. specifically around queries, and does not integrate well with other platforms, or lacks a certain level of flexibility. It needs to be more flexible for the end-user.

    For example, we have been using Cognos also for years now, however, if a user has to do a query on their own then it doesn't work. That's why we are now gradually trying to migrate to Power BI. And, while it's easy to integrate on the SAP landscape, when it comes to the flexibility for the user to create a report on their own, there isn't really an option to do that. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been dealing with the solution for over ten years at this point. It's been around a decade since I started working with it. It's been a while. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The level of stability is very good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and the performance is good. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution can scale if you need it to as an organization. 

    Globally, we have almost 2,000 users on this product.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We are also using Power BI.

    When we moved into the SAP landscape we had two choices. We had IBM Cognos and could integrate SAP with Cognos or we go for an SAP solution which is an SAP BI that automatically integrated with SAP ECC. We chose SAP BI. However, now, we are moving more towards Power BI and moving away from SAP.

    How was the initial setup?

    I did not handle the implementation and therefore cannot speak to the process. I'm not sure if it's easy or difficult. 

    We have our own support and architecture teams and they are able to handle any maintenance necessary if it comes up. We generally have five to six people who could handle such tasks. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We pay for an enterprise license. We pay yearly when we renew our license. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I'm not sure which version of the solution we're currently using. What we have is completely on-premise as we are still on ECC. We are using the HANA architecture, and we are still on-premise.

    I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

    I would recommend the solution to other users and companies. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Enterprise Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Fairly scalable and stable but WebGUI presentation layer could be improved
    Pros and Cons
    • "To share a metadata service layer, you don't need to add a user or write a SQL query. Instead, you can present a raw database to your end user."
    • "The platform uses a lot of Java technologies so the performance and system-level management are tricky because it needs a lot of resources."

      What is our primary use case?

      Our primary use case for this solution is business enterprise reporting. 

      What is most valuable?

      The most valuable SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform feature are metadata service layers. To share a metadata service layer, you don't need to add a user or write a SQL query. Instead, you can present a raw database to your end user. The end user can then use this data to create a report, dashboard, or whatever else.

      It also has scheduling and can generate BI content for you. 

      What needs improvement?

      Their WebGUI presentation layer could be improved. They are still a little bit behind, for example, Tableau and QlikView.

      For how long have I used the solution?

      I have been using this solution for about nine years. 

      What do I think about the stability of the solution?

      The features SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform provides are fairly stable. I only noticed one data error in the past.

      Of course, the platform uses a lot of Java technologies so the performance and system-level management are tricky because it needs a lot of resources.

      What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

      SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is fairly scalable. You can either scale it up or create a cluster. They do have load balance and we have a cluster for important stuff. However, we use it relatively lightly, so we never have performance issues when we needed to scale up or scale out. Mostly, we have to scale up to give it enough RAM.

      Currently, we have a couple hundred people using SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform at our institution. 

      How are customer service and technical support?

      The SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform we use are not too advanced so we haven't had much need to contact tech support. When we run into an issue, we can usually solve it through community answers. We have had some SAP technical support come in a few times and every time we met with them we had a good experience. We have a fairly good relationship with their tech support. 

      Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

      Just before switching to SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, we were using QlikView. 

      How was the initial setup?

      The initial setup was was not bad, but it was relatively complex. It did take some time to get it to work for us. 

      What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

      I don't have the exact number, but SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is not too cheap. 

      What other advice do I have?

      My advice is to try to truly understand the system. It is fairly complicated. To get this system to work, you need a systems engineer and an architect in addition to a lot of other people who understand what's going on behind the scenes. 

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      Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
      Real User
      Top 5
      Can cover any business need, but SAP needs to focus on customers and quality first instead of money
      Pros and Cons
      • "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 integration could be improved. The SAP suite has some integration problems and it has some huge development needs. For example, when you use Power BI, if you publish a dataset to the web, there is no issue in seeing the data with the report. The data and report are integrated automatically. Or when you use QlikView, when you publish the QVD file, the report is integrated with QVD. Also, with Tableau, when you publish the data, it's in the hyper database, in the memory, and the dashboard with data is integrated seamlessly. In the SAP side, it's not easy. There are lots of business layers. There are also some performance issues in the SAP BusinessObjects suite. They should focus on the technologies. We are partners and every step of the way, SAP asks us for money. If you want to see the products, the PDFs, if you want to learn the product, online training, etc., everything has a cost on the SAP site. Because of this, partners try to get to know the products on their own. SAP only focuses on the sales side—only money is important for SAP, not the quality. In that way, the operation is not easy on the SAP side. As a suggestion, they should focus on customers first instead of money."

      What is our primary use case?

      SAP BusinessObjects can be used for operational reporting. It is an enterprise solution and a suite of products. 

      What is most valuable?

      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. 

      What needs improvement?

      The integration could be improved. The SAP suite has some integration problems and it has some huge development needs. For example, when you use Power BI, if you publish a dataset to the web, there is no issue in seeing the data with the report. The data and report are integrated automatically. Or when you use QlikView, when you publish the QVD file, the report is integrated with QVD. Also, with Tableau, when you publish the data, it's in the hyper database, in the memory, and the dashboard with data is integrated seamlessly. In the SAP side, it's not easy. There are lots of business layers. 

      There are also some performance issues in the SAP BusinessObjects suite. They should focus on the technologies. 

      As far as additional features, SAP needs a BI analytics solution. I mean, a fully integrated BI analytics suite. 

      We are partners and every step of the way, SAP asks us for money. If you want to see the products, the PDFs, if you want to learn the product, online training, etc., everything has a cost on the SAP site. Because of this, partners try to get to know the products on their own. SAP only focuses on the sales side—only money is important for SAP, not the quality. In that way, the operation is not easy on the SAP side. As a suggestion, they should focus on customers first instead of money. 

      For how long have I used the solution?

      I have been using SAP BusinessObjects for 20 years. 

      What other advice do I have?

      I rate SAP BusinessObjects a six out of ten. 

      To those looking into implementing this solution, in the SAP side, there are modules. You should focus on one of the modules. There's HR, FI, SDMM, et cetera. Also, there are BI modules, and there are lots of products on the BI side: BW, Hana, SAP BusinessObjects. There is also a cloud side of SAP. So, they are time consuming. You should focus on one of them before jumping to the second one. 

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