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Score 7.7 out of 101

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

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Score 7.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We need to create/open reports every month. The manual way would be to download data manually from SAP BW and then paste in Excel to start formatting/cleaning. With SAP Analysis Office, we create a report once. Next month when we open it, we just need to change the time frame and refresh the data. It takes 5 mins to open and update data
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.2
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6

Pros

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • I think the dashboards are quite helpful to visualize on the spot data.
  • Creation of facts and attributes is simple - I have no programming experience and was still able to create and modify these items.
  • Scheduling reports to be run on a daily, weekly, or hourly basis is simple. It provides updated data on a timed basis with no need to go back into the program.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • This software is easy to initially learn, and very powerful in producing reusable reports.
  • It is much faster than my company's internal manual queries. The ability to build off of a saved query and share queries to other users is a great positive.
  • My favorite part is that you can run queries in the background and it does not interfere with your current work or slow your computer down.
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Cons

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Visual Insight have multiple limitations. Few of them are listed here - i)Cannot change default graph colors ii) text/graph formatting are very very limited iii)Add metric to Color by / Thresholds is not possible iv)one of the worst limitation of the VI in older versions is that it is not possible to create filters that apply only to a specific visualization. For example if there are 4 graphs in one dashboard & if you have filters then those filters would be applicable for all of them
  • Some formatting options are not there either on Web or Developer especially while dealing with a document. We have to use both Web & Developer to solve issues.
  • While connecting with MDX cube reporting loses a lot of features.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • The installation can be very complex and time-consuming, it requires a lot of planning and foresight as to what role the software will play in the organization.
  • The software has a relatively large learning curve that takes dedicated users months to get comfortable with, the UI is a bit intimidating for new users.
  • SAP could organize their help better, it can be difficult to find dependable solutions to issues via their website and support channels.
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Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
The institution has decided to move in a different direction, and will be using MSBI for reporting. I have been very happy with the Business Objects suite of tools, and will continue to use them heavily until we make the transition.
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Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 answers
From a server and client side perspective. the Business Intelligence Platform provides a foundation for all aspects of content development, distribution, analysis, collaboration and self service. Ease of use from targeted content delivery through controlled accessibility. Content exporting in the format of the users choice. Scheduling for internal or external delivery. Public and private folders for secure content access when requied. Web based for viewing on the users device of choice without the need to download additional applications.
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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
No answer on this topic is available.

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
Overall, the tool (Web Intelligence 4.2) is fast and solid. One issue is a dependability on JAVA for a full feature report creation/edit capabilities (as opposed to limited HTML option). Second, planned end of JAVA support by major browsers (Chrome is already not supporting JAVA applet).
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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
The overall support package is very good. The online knowledge base provides wealth of information including step by step details on how to resolve known issues on a per release basis. When required software and/or code is included as a download or cut and paste option. It is also highly recommended to have well trained personnel as your system administrators. Do not relay on support alone to resolve all of your issues
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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
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
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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

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We selected SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) based on price. It can stack up against others in terms of price and honestly, that's about it. Salesforce Commerce does a hell of a better job at handling it. However, in the space of Business Intelligence, SAP can do more, and that's why at the end we went with it
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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

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • By generating and distributing reports in a timely manner, we were able to save millions of dollars for the company which otherwise would not have been visible.
  • Almost realtime dashboard, saved the company a huge amount by showing the outages and kept the company from buying a tool to do just that.
  • It showed the customers who were not paying the bills and were missing in the system due to some loophole. This was visible by doing reporting on the theft usage of electricity.
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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

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

Additional Pricing Details

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