Compare Microsoft Power BI vs SAP BusinessObjects BI

See this comparison of Microsoft Power BI vs. SAP BusinessObjects BI based on data from user reviews. Microsoft Power BI rates 4.2/5 stars with 191 reviews. SAP BusinessObjects BI rates 3.8/5 stars with 181 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 184 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 167 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.0
(Based on 184 reviews)
7.4
(Based on 168 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.2
(Based on 72 reviews)
7.0
(Based on 66 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
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8.2
(Based on 71 reviews)
7.3
(Based on 66 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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7.9
(Based on 145 reviews)
7.5
(Based on 143 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.4
(Based on 63 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 63 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.7
(Based on 182 reviews)
6.5
(Based on 164 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
25.0%
8.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
37.2%
24.6%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
37.8%
67.4%
 
Information Technology and Services
15.0%
Information Technology and Services
11.4%
 
Computer Software
8.4%
Utilities
5.7%
 
Marketing and Advertising
4.4%
Hospital & Health Care
4.8%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.4%
Consumer Goods
4.4%
 
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
4.0%
Financial Services
4.4%
 
Other
63.9%
Other
69.4%
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
Michael R.
Internal Consultant in Computer Software

As with any data visualization tool, the quality of data must be attended to prior to exposing it to Power BI. My data was in Excel - 1M rows, about 90 columns, obviously normalized. The data upload failed a couple of times (non-descriptive error was...

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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