What do you like best?
For custom reports, use the data warehouse to filter and format dashboard analytics that are meaningful! An excellent tool for specialized reports with custom formatting. Ideal for leading and lagging metrics reporting. The best features are: data warehousing, big data, data import, sql language support, parallel processing, stability and business intelligence. This supports our business operations perfectly All in all the best tool in the suite for custom reporting.
What do you dislike?
It can be unwieldy when you first use it but the learning curve is definitely worth it. It took six months before I was fully knowledgeable in its functions and use. Speed and graphical interface improvements would be good. As it is SAP, some find the strict functionality limiting and long for more flexible tools.
Recommendations to others considering the product
It is an essential tool in the SAP suite - well worth the investment reporting and analytics. Excellent for data warehousing, big data analytics and business intelligence. Use a leading software implementation consulting firm to deploy the solution for maximum effectiveness and value. I would recommend Accenture or IBM consulting.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Management reporting and analytics - providing meaningful metrics to management for strategy execution. Simplifies reporting and distribution of reports. Data warehousing, big data analytics and business intelligence. It is the central store for all our business data including financial, operational, safety and human resources.