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Compare Microsoft Power BI vs SAP BusinessObjects BI

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comparison of Microsoft Power BI vs. SAP BusinessObjects BI
based on data from user reviews. Microsoft Power BI rates 4.2/5 stars with 200 reviews. SAP BusinessObjects BI rates 3.8/5 stars with 182 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
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8.5
(Based on 190 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 168 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.1
(Based on 191 reviews)
7.4
(Based on 169 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.3
(Based on 73 reviews)
7.1
(Based on 63 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
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8.3
(Based on 72 reviews)
7.3
(Based on 64 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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8.0
(Based on 150 reviews)
7.4
(Based on 144 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.4
(Based on 64 reviews)
7.8
(Based on 61 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.7
(Based on 189 reviews)
6.4
(Based on 166 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
25.4%
8.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
37.6%
23.9%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
37.1%
68.2%
 
Information Technology and Services
12.7%
Information Technology and Services
9.2%
 
Computer Software
8.1%
Hospital & Health Care
6.6%
 
Marketing and Advertising
4.2%
Utilities
5.7%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.2%
Retail
4.4%
 
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
3.9%
Consumer Goods
4.4%
 
Other
66.9%
Other
69.7%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising

Visualizations. They're absolutely fantastic. Importing data is incredibly easy and it's much more powerful than excel or many SQL based visualization tools.

Victor M.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

What I like best is how robust BusinessObjects is. SAP brings together Dashboards (For dynamic reporting), Web Intelligence (For ad-hoc reporting), and Crystal Reports (For clean, formatted reporting) all in one package. This gives customers/clients a lot...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Geoffrey L.
User in Railroad Manufacture

It's very basic, customization is limited at best. Fine for basic dashboards but not particularly good if you need to get more complex. Still feels like a basic and free system, not to Microsoft caliber.

Susie C.
User in Automotive

Acronyms are in German. I understand it's created by Germans but some of the acronyms in there do not make sense. It also takes a LONG time to load if you have a big data set. I've learned to break every pull piece by piece otherwise it'll clog the system.

 
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