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Score 7.6 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

Well suited for: Creating Dashboards- This can handle high amount of data that too good amount of data manipulation flexibility. Dashboards can be modified pretty quickly and addition of data is also easy. Mirroring same dashboards is also easy where new view can be created and can be saved. There are lot of other benefits as well in terms of accessing data easily.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI was used to manage our parts and machines. It can be used to manage your factory or systems to properly allocate items to select places. However the system does not respond well, and it can scale well provided you have an actual team knowledgeable in this field. Once you get it set up it works well, but of course, if you try and add new implementations, it can become hazardous to your business.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.4

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.4
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
5.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.3
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.2

Pros

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Data collection/data access- The tool uses different attributes and metrics to generate data for you in a required format with required filters.
  • Data Visualization- The tool has great function of creating Dashboards which are specially useful for higher management to review it.
  • Data Analytics- With great amount of functions, it does most of the excel work within itself. Eliminates excel in most of the fronts.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • It is a very flexible platform with many different add-ons that provide lots of different functionality.
  • If configured and installed correctly it can be a very robust and dependable platform for the business.
  • It has the ability to handle almost all types of data sources you can throw at it.
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Cons

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Better user interface- The only thing that comes out is there is a high scope of modifying user interface. Currently it is not as good as Tableau in terms of user interface.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • The "FIORI-fied" BI Launchpad still has limited functionality which causes us not to leverage it. It is important to have a consistent UI look and feel for our users but we cannot sacrifice functionality. Therefore we don't have users access the BI Launchpad, we just link them from FIORI, directly to the reports.
  • We've found it very hard to find answers to very simple questions (e.g. what is the best approach for security model, bearing in mind the size of our organization). Both directly with SAP and via third-party contractors, we have struggled to find answers quickly, and sometimes at all...
  • As with all SAP products, they constantly change their recommendation. One minute, the BI Platform is the way forward and we should invest everything into this, and then the next it is SAP Analytics Cloud, and BI Platform will become obsolete.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
MicroStrategy is deeply engrained in the daily reporting. They are also constantly updating and making the product better. There would have to be a viable alternative that has features so beneficial it would make the investment to switch worth it.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
We currently have a strong user base, and the Des Moines area is a strong BO community so it is easier to get talent. The value is very good for the money you pay. SAP is a leader in the industry. though it is playing catch-up in some areas, it has the money to quickly resolve that.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to learn, but once you figure it out through training, it becomes simpler and the reasons for it's complexity becomes apparent.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 answers
I have been creating SAP software solutions successfully since past 10 years and SAP BO's popularity and demand is still strong in the market.
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Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Its available anytime. Depends on the server configuration.
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Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.2
Based on 8 answers
When it is deployed properly the system is very stable and consistent in its response times. The way the product is designed the data sources it connects to and the bandwidth of the network its on can be the main performance inhibitors. Addressing these two factors can greatly increase performance overall. Integration with third party tools requires strict adherence to SAP specifications. When they are followed there is no performance degradation.
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Support

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 3 answers
If the staff does not know they answer they either find it out at some point, or put in a feature request. I have never been left hanging or been given an answer that is unsatisfactory to the solution. Even if there was no current solution, I was still told the logical reason and why.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 answers
Knowledge articles help me to remediate things on my own, But L1 and L2 support and 24 hours support from Asian countries does not help at all. They are not proactive or mature in their approach.
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In-Person Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
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Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
Based on 4 answers
The MicroStrategy training is incredible, they have great online teachers. I was fortunate to be learning MicroStrategy while also implementing a project from scratch. This helped to solidify a lot of the concepts and be able to ask questions about real world problems in addition to class room exercises.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
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Implementation

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Hire specialists and experienced staff. Mix some beginners so that everyone is not a leader but a learner too. Plan well; architect well; break down implementation in small steps and move towards larger steps. Create a centralized and authorized SAP Business Objects implementation team.
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Alternatives Considered

MicroStrategy Analytics

Microstrategy provides us with the functions we need to manage our diverse data sets
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is more dependent on IT for development. We had issues with loger development time with Cognos.Hyperion Essbase Smartview is a good discovery tool but not a good enterprise reporting tool. It is very business centric with the Excel interface, but lack the functionality.
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Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Quick turnaround of proficiency. (Quick to learn basics)
  • Able to show reports and results clearly.
  • Ability to use MicroStrategy for practice and real business practice.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • Business Objects allows me to pull data quickly when I am in a time crunch, for example, I was able to pull together a presentation for a last-minute board meeting to discuss financial objectives for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Business Objects data is used in identifying items that should be discontinued due to low sales volume or low margins
  • Business Objects data is used to analyze customer and brand performance and identify areas of success that can be translated to other customers, or areas that could be improved.
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Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

MicroStrategy Analytics
On-premise Edition
Desktop
$6001
1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web
$6001
Web
$300,0002
Mobile
$6003
Mobile
$300,0004
1. per named user
2. per CPU core
3. per named user
4. per CPU core
Additional Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Editions & Modules

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
Additional Pricing Details

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