This report is split into two main sections – The Analyst Verdict and The Customer Verdict - to give the reader a balanced overview of the product’s capabilities, strengths and weaknesses from both a customer and analyst point of view.

The first section - The Analyst Verdict - is a product evaluation and vendor assessment reflecting the opinion of BARC’s team of experienced BI analysts. It provides detail on the vendor and its strategy, as well as the technical and functional capabilities of the software.

The Customer Verdict is based on the results of The BI Survey 18, the world's largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end users, conducted in the spring and summer of 2018. In total, 3,045 people responded to The Survey with 2,569 answering a series of detailed  questions about their use of a named product. Altogether, 36 products (or groups of products) are analyzed in detail.




The Analyst Verdict - SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office 2.7

  • Product characterization
  • Vendor
  • Strategy
  • Architecture
  • Front-end functionality
  • Overall product scores

The Customer Verdict - SAP BO Analysis

  • User and use case demographics
  • Peer groups
  • The KPIs
  • Why organizations buy SAP BO Analysis
  • Problems encountered by SAP BO Analysis users
  • KPI results for SAP BO Analysis in the 'OLAP analysis-focused products' peer group
  • Customer feedback summary for SAP BO Analysis