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Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Any company (be it technology, manfucaturing, human resource, ecommerce, SME etc) always has the need for Business Intelligence to some or the other extent. If cost is one of the consideration factor, then the 2 BI tools which are at the forefront are Pentaho and Jaspersoft. But, often the same c… more »
Product Manager at a tech company with 5000+ employees
After a recent presentation, several attendees asked me about the applications of Visual Insights and Tableau. Many companies are investing in both tools and are trying to figure out the right tool for specific applications. Tableau has found its sweet-spot as an agile discovery tool that … more »
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tina5gigaThank you for the excellent information on the two BI tools. However, would yo… more »
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Anurag Singh ChauhanMicroStrategy is much more than just an visualization tool, which unfortunatel… more »
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tina5gigaThose are enough reasons for a new business that is spoilt for choice to opt f… more »
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Kirill AndriychukI very much agree with the writer on most points but have a few addition to th… more »
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tina5gigaWhen a business enterprise is aware of their specific BI needs, they are in a … more »
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TetrachionKirill, just a couple of additions to your previous post: *Pricing: The Cl… more »
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Adar ShomronI agree with most of the stuff mentioned above, but wanted to give things a di… more »
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Larry KellerIf Tableau and MicroStrategy are the last two standing in a vendor selection, … more »
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Trevor GankarchI suggest Tableau 7.0 it is accessibility and robust network connections make … more »
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Larry KellerVersion 8.1 of Tableau added significant functionality at the server level. I… more »
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Khalid BerradaAnd keep in mind that with Tableau 8.1 , you start to have an integration with… more »
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VINAY TALEKARA few additional Points we need to think about- is Data Discovery the only or … more »
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Lee Eckersley
Real User
Business Analyst at a leisure / travel company with 1-500 employees
My team needs to provide information and analysis about numerous aspects of the company’s activity to a wide range of business functions across the company. Examples include detailed Web behaviour analytics, Google Adword spend tracking, email marketing activity tracking, booking pattern analysis… more »
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tina5gigaThere are indeed many reasons Prism is a viable option for a business looking … more »
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kapilmalik1983Nice article. I would say that drag and drop feature of Prism is quite useful … more »
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jfuhrmanLee- I don't have any experience with Prism yet, but i'm wondering about the d… more »
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Lee EckersleySorry for delay in responding kapilmalik1983 and jfuhrman. kapilmalik1983 -… more »
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FrancisMHi Lee Eckersley, Thanks for the great article. I can tell that you really … more »
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Lee EckersleyHi Francis, I have the complete program installed on my laptop, and it works … more »
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kapilmalik1983@Lee Eckersley - Thanks, however, I am not able to locate trial version of Pri… more »
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FrancisMHi Lee Eckersley, Thank you very much on the reply. It's good to know that … more »
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CEO at a analyst firm with 1-500 employees
Verdict Pick Spotfire if your analysis is likely to become complex as time progresses. Pick Tableau if you primarily want to satisfy the less complex needs of business users, and choose QlickView if you want a broad architecture that satisfies general needs. Spotfire Spotfire from Tibco … more »
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bernhardsmith
Consultant
Consultant at a insurance company with 5000+ employees
As promised in my last “first look” review, I’m taking Qlickview 10 for a spin. For those of you not familiar with Qlickview it’s a data visualization tool that’s designed to make the creation of ad-hoc reports and dashboards, from existing data, quick and simple. Installation Getting hold … more »
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GaryMI tested Qlickview against Tableau and PowerPivot a couple of years ago with s… more »
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tina5gigaThe fact that QlikView is less visual than Tableau makes it more appealing to … more »
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H.Emre ArıkanFrom the end-user point of view Qlikview is better, you can prepare more beau… more »
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Hariharasudan PQV - Associative Experience, In-Memory, Compression of data, on the fly - calc… more »
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anishkarthaLet me put it this way. Tableau is playing similar cards which helped QlikView… more »
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John DinsdaleQlikview is a vastly more capable tool for a technical person, the scripting l… more »
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György Kiss
Real User
Architect at a tech vendor with 1-500 employees
Feb 03 2014
Use Of Solution: 3 years Valuable Features: Exalytics combined with Exadata server makes it possible to query ~ 50TB of datamart data, that's really great and ~ 1000 of simultaneous requests. Improvements To Organization: In the past it was not possible to join data from so many different sourc… more »
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CEO at a analyst firm with 1-500 employees
IBM Cognos is a sprawling set of products aimed at providing a complete BI solution for organizations of all sizes, but specifically large organizations. Unlike some other offerings that incorporate data mining and predictive analytics capability, Cognos is targeted specifically at the traditional… more »
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AlanMacNeillMost of your first paragraph is correct...however....I would take great issue … more »
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Martin ButlerWell I don't think we are disagreeing particularly - if I may say so. But buil… more »
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Arpit AgrawalI am not disagreeing with your comment Martin but I would like to add to there… more »
Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-500 employees
Dec 26 2013
Being in the business of online-to-offline ad attribution and advertising analytics, we need tools to help us analyze billions of records to discover interesting insights for our clients. One of the tools we use is Pentaho, an open source business intelligence platform that allows us to … more »
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Ken ZhengHi Gordon, Thank you for the great review. I am currently choosing between … more »
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will.gunadiWe frequently call Python scripts from within Kettle. So we have the best of … more »
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Thomas ToaleDoes the etl portion of Pentaho support some kind of function build? As a simp… more »
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will.gunadiDo you mean something like an ORM layer that would allow your code to be datab… more »
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Thomas ToaleThanks for your reply. ORM? kinda sorta. In some ETL products – like Oracle … more »
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will.gunadiI see what you mean now. One of the ways you can use this is by specifying a … more »
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Alex Kriegel
Real User
Architect at a local government with 5000+ employees
The unwieldy acronym OBIEE stands for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The offering is a loosely coupled assembly of a dozen plus components (eight – by some other counts) both acquired and homegrown. Its beginnings go back 12 years ago to nQuire product which first became Siebe… more »
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György KissIn my opinion the fact that OBIEE parts do not come from the same vendor offer… more »
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HashamNiaz
Consultant
Developer at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Pros: Microsoft SSRS biggest advantage is its ability to integrate with other third party components. You could integrate it with Share Point web part or you can access it from a Web browser, depending on your existing scenario you don’t need to change much to be able to integrate SSRS with your … more »
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Melissa CoatesHello Hasham, Regarding your comment about poorly performing reports...wan… more »
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HashamNiazHI Melissa ! I am already aware of the Report query timeout setting, but st… more »
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tina5gigaMicrosoft BI provides excellent performance and affordable BI solutions to all… more »
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Paul Grill
Consultant
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Jan 06 2014
I have always traveled a lot by plane and probably have enough flying stories to fill several books. I often use airlines as a great example of the application of Business Intelligence. When fuel prices went through the roof and more than doubled in the US a few years ago, many airlines had to … more »
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zeeshaan
Real User
Developer at a manufacturing company with 500-5000 employees
Nov 10 2013
I wanted to ask if SAS BI is preferable over QlikView/QlikTech BI to use? If not why? From Gartner's quadrant review, SAS BI is an excellent tool to work with because of it's good web reporting, data analytics and dashboard design for easier access. I have found out from various websites tha… more »
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srdirect9129Consider Jaspersoft. Easier to use and embeddable...and Open Source so price p… more »
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consulta11745SAS BI is a very costly solution. Qlikview and Tableau are low cost solutions … more »
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predicti8802In my experience, the decision for a BI tool has to be aligned with the KPI´s … more »
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Director Business Intelligence at a bankWe are not using either tool. However, we do have an RFI going forward that in… more »
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se11034I have no prior experience on either of the BI tools mentioned but as per my k… more »
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Doug LautzenheiserWithout understanding the company's context, it is hard to recommend one over … more »
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Michael LeinoI can tell you all about SAP Business Objects. I do not have any experience wi… more »
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dataarch5532My experience with QlikView/QlikTech is very limited. I have used SAS BI and I… more »
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Alex KriegelThese products occupy different niches...while overlapping to a significant de… more »
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Kelly MartinI don't think I would be much help as I haven't used SAS BI (but I have worked… more »
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SrBIGuyQliktech is mainly only dashboarding. It does not do generic operational repor… more »
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Patrick de WittBoth are good tools, but for a different audience. This doesn't mean you have … more »
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John FoytI don't have direct experience with either tool. Anecdotally, SAP BI is great… more »
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Larry KellerIn simple terms -Both of these options have a high cost of ownership and requi… more »
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reviewer8829SAS is definitely not the recommended tool for this user based on this initial… more »
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GrahamCIn my experience neither is a good choice: SAS BI works well within a total SA… more »
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zeeshaanThanks all for the comments. I hope we select the right tool at our organizati… more »
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Patrick de Witt
Consultant
Consultant at a consultancy with 1-500 employees
I'd like to discuss the factors for a successful data warehouse project and how business intelligence plays a role in it. I know there are many more factors than I will discuss here, but these are the ones from a business prospective. The first and most important factor is the business itself. … more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
Community Mgr
Senior Community Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 23 2014
Need the complete matrix? Email matrix@itcentralstation.com Example of Matrix 1: Example of Matrix 2: Example of Matrix 3: Example of Matrix 4: more »
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Jhornber
Real User
BI Expert at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Mar 30 2014
I just completed an evaluation of (and ultimately a final selection from) several vendors and identified about a dozen high level evaluation criteria (using Gartner capabilities as a starting point, and adding those specific to our focus). We were primarily concerned with an efficient, compet… more »
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alopmanThanks, Jhornber, a very useful set of criteria. more »
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imran_shHi Jhornber. Thanks for sharing with us this useful set of evaluation criteria… more »
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Jhornber@imran_sh. For our particular needs, Qlikview was deemed to be the best solut… more »
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rsh0303
Real User
IT Manager at a government with 500-5000 employees
Feb 27 2014
Does anyone have a BI/BA tool Evaluation Criteria Rating Matrix they used in making a tool selection?Steve Holmes Several users submitted their BI matrix to share with the community. You can see them here: http://www.itcentralstation.com/articles/bi-evalu... more »
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Larry KellerYes - but it addresses only data visualization and analysis vendors more »
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Gustavo Ramirez PérezThe best and most known evaluation Matrix is Gartner´s Matrix. It also explain… more »
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Rikard MajcenGartner BI-MQ-2014 can help more »
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Luke_AlonsoThis is a pretty comprehensive overview with a Magic Quadrant chart. http:/… more »
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reviewer74586Gartner probably does the best job of all the rating organizations, but Klas a… more »
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Andria HallWhat is the 'purpose' of the BI/BA Tool "Evaluation Criteria Rating Matrix"? … more »
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Phillip MarshA review of the gartner magic quadrant is a good starting point. There also mi… more »
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Jonathan FordWhen it comes to BI, unless the business sees the need, it will forever say no… more »
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Nurul HaszeliYes. I can help out. You can send me a message. more »
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imabiproI would suggest checking in with Cindy Howson at the BI Scorecard. She typical… more »
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boconne27I don't have access to an evaluation matrix. I worked for a very large compa… more »
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reviewer93135I have one I used, but frankly I found that the "can you do this" feature-spe… more »
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reviewer93888The problem with tool selection criteria is the way they are applied and the l… more »
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reviewer85482I would recommend Gartner's BI Magic Quadrant see http://www.gartner.com/techn… more »
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Ariel LindenfeldVery interesting discussion! We've added several examples of BI matrices submi… more »
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Rusty IsaacVery useful, thanks. more »
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Privilege MatizanadzoQuite an interesting discussion and eye opener. more »
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solution9861Starting with customer acceptance criteria before going to a Evaluation scorec… more »
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rsh0303Thanks for all the helpful comments. Please send me the full matrix from examp… more »
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reviewer75321Hi, before responding to this question let me be open and declare a bias towar… more »
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Larry KellerBrevity is rewarded - the operative word is "report" and not analysis visual o… more »
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arnabWe have noted that one single BI does not meet the requirements of large organ… more »
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JhornberI just completed an evaluation of (and ultimately a final selection from) seve… more »
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Srinivas YedallaPlease share your thoughts... more »
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Adriano CarvalhoJhornber, it will be nice to share it. more »
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Joanne MorganYes, I would be interested in seeing your criteria. Joanne.morgan@canforpul… more »
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Andria HallThis blog is the epitome of 'priceless' information on BI Matrices shared by … more »
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Ariel LindenfeldJhornber - Can you share your criteria here with the community? I'm sure every… more »
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JhornberI've posted my BI tools selection criteria here: http://www.itcentralstation… more »
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Ariel LindenfeldThanks for sharing Jhornber! Which BI tool did you end up selecting? more »
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JhornberUltimately Qlikview was selected, as it seemed to best meet our particular nee… more »
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KLBaxterJhornber - was there a reason Cognos wasn't evaluated? All my initial scoping… more »
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JhornberKLBaxter: Partly because we were focused mostly on the dashboarding side of t… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
Community Mgr
Senior Community Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 23 2014
Let the community know what you think! Share your opinions now! more »
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Jegades AchappanEase of use, implementation, adaptability licensing. more »
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Rusty IsaacEase of use is my #1 most important criteria. Interested to see what others th… more »
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Deepak ManoharPerformance and Scalability. Ease of use goes without saying. more »
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Rubab Rizvi
Real User
Manager - Knowledge & Insights at a marketing services firm with 500-5000 employees
Apr 01 2014
I am really confused about the main differences between Qlikview and Tablaeu. I've read many blogs and I still have some questions. From what I've read, some users prefer QlikView while others prefer Tableau. So my question still remains – which one is better?When people say that QlikView has s… more »
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reviewer78834Hi, I have the same question!!!!! I’m comparing both tools right now… bu… more »
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Teri KurtzIt is because both are desktop tools. It is back to the future. We did that… more »
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Francesco MoriniWell, it really depends on what you what do to with the tool. Both are suitab… more »
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PaulDear Sir, Qlikview, Tableau, Spotfire,... are all front end tools which repla… more »
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Renata KuczynskaWe have just purchased Tableau, so soon I will have a first hand experience i… more »
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reviewer91872I would recommend looking at Gartner's 2014 report which shows the pros and co… more »
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rsh0303Hi, I am beginning to think that any tool that is still using OLAP cube inste… more »
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Renata KuczynskaI totally agree with Paul's comment, there is no magic here, just some more h… more »
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JhornberI would also agree that Tableau is more data discovery than classic reporting.… more »
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Noorali SomaniI think it is important to understand that it is not a situation of bias. It i… more »
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Ian PrinslooThey are both good and they actually both slow down with larger volumes. (Thou… more »
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Ghislain LAMYI just know QlikView, Tableau only by name. But I know that QlikView is more a… more »
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reviewer71784Automatic Drill down provided by Tableau for date is just an awesome feature a… more »
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Peter NommesenHi, I have quickly gathered below my views about these two tools. Note that… more »
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H.Emre ArıkanI agree with jhornber. Additionaly, as of today, QV is a in memory tool. You f… more »
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Tim LittleReading through the answers on this thread, it would seem that the aspects of … more »
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Marcelo TonioloPersonally I haven’t used either tool. We are in the process of choosing a BI … more »
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reviewer78465Sorry Researched both, but never actually used either one (?). … more »
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reviewer77067From my point of view people new to Business Analytics and Business Intelligen… more »
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reviewer78834Excellent answer! Thanks a lot! Regards Elisabete Miranda more »
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H.Emre ArıkanThere is a fourth level, where no tool helps anymore. It is custom sql develop… more »
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Patrick de WittThe answer to which is better isn't that quite easy to give as you already fo… more »
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reviewer76074Choose Spotfire if scalability is your concern. I've been using Tableau for a … more »
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Mandar ShindagiTry office365 (free for 1 month). It's way cheaper and simpler than both. Som… more »
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srdirect9129Use Jaspersoft, it doesn't have any scalability issues. more »
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reviewer93051Hi, I am not familiar with Tableau. I had very limited exposure to QlikVie… more »
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Chuck HooperHave to disagree on the performance issue. I have a demo I show that is over … more »
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reviewer78465See my comment above, but in order to be truly helpful, we need to inquire: … more »
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Keerthy KeerthyMy take on QlikView vs. Tableau- QlikView performance depends on your data … more »
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Andy SheppardThis is a handy side by side. http://businessintelligenceassistance.wordpress… more »
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Nadav Arad
Real User
Program Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 5000+ employees
Feb 24 2014
We're looking for recommendations for embedding reporting for MySQL. We are looking for a solution to embed reports in our web app.Our database will be deployed on the cloud in a Linux environment and the reports need to be triggered on demand.We have been looking into BI solutions, although our u… more »
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David EatonWe recently implemented an embedded BI solution in our collaboration software … more »
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Arsenio MonjaneI suggest you to use a report Server such as MICROSOFT (SSIRS), Jasper Report… more »
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MichaelnI suggest using the following tools 1. SAP Crystal Report should be pretty ea… more »
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David Fombella PombalI strongly recommend Pentaho Reporting capabilities, very useful for embedding… more »
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reviewer72435Sure … If the customer needs scale in terms of both numbers of users (with … more »
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reviewer77067I recommend you do a little research on BI Open Source solutions. In your case… more »
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Noorali SomaniSSRS may actually work pretty nice. It embeds nicely with Asp.net and it has a… more »
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Mindaugas BielovasI strongly believe that Belladati can solve the issue and meet your requiremen… more »
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Alex KriegelGiven your presumable Linux expertise, I think you ought to take a look at the… more »
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Murthy KhandavilliOpen Source BI Tools like Japsersoft would be suitable to meet your requiremen… more »
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Mandar ShindagiHi, I think the open source version of eclipse BIRT will be a good option. … more »
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Marcel MagalhãesI recommend Microstrategy Report Services (http://www.microstrategy.com.br/sof… more »
Database Expert at a energy/utilities company with 5000+ employees
Jan 30 2014
How difficult or easy would it be for a business user using Tableau to start using Report Builder 3.0 when the Reporting solution moves over to MS BI solutions? more »
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Mary Ann RichardsonWhat might be “easy” for some is often “difficult” for others. Some users migh… more »
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Rich MycroftI am still early in my Tableau experience. I do know that MS has a thing call… more »
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Neeraja Rao KuppiliThank you Mary Ann and Rich. Thanks for link too Mary. I will explore further … more »
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Michael HorneYou can't really compare Tableau and Report Builder. They're both BI front en… more »
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Larry KellerDoes the fact that MS wanted to buy Tableau Software tell us anything years ag… more »
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Peter NommesenIt has been a while since I did stuff in Report Builder. But why do you want t… more »
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Todd CanedyI can't see one replacing the other. They are two distinctively different tool… more »
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Rich MycroftHi, What you have indicated is pretty much what I see and have been quietly t… more »
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Andria HallHi Rich: It is typical for a decision maker to require BI solutions to gene… more »
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tjbateRich - I feel for you. The supposed benefits of standardisation of end-user … more »
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Todd CanedyRich- What is it that current leadership perceives as lacking in the current … more »
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Rich MycroftI wouldn't feel too sorry, it is a very good group to work with.  After a lot … more »
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Neeraja Rao KuppiliReading through the responses from all you knowledgeable persons out there is … more »
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Rich MycroftCurrent business leadership include the VP of Finance, so determining a busine… more »
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Trevor GankarchIt is really the outcome and target goals that are achieved with the right set… more »
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bojanakorosecTableau is more suitable for somebody that is not developer and it's very easy… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Senior Community Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 23 2014
I am preparing a document on WebFOCUS vs Business Objects and I wanted to know what are the reporting tools in WebFOCUS? As in Business Objects, we have Web intelligence rich and thin clients for reporting and Dashboard design tool for dashboarding purposes. Any help with giving me few names and t… more »
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imabiproI could answer the Business Objects questions ... Webfocus is not my expertise. more »
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Alan ByersI can provide some feedback on WebFOCUS, and have SOME experience in BO. What… more »
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Ulises HerreraYes, I can help you. Feel free to send me a message. more »
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Nurul HaszeliI have to apologize as I don't have experience using WebFocus. However, I … more »
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@ANPCI have not used BusinessObjects since the acquisition by SAP, but had experien… more »
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reviewer73503I don't want to interfere in a community discussion, but I need to note that t… more »
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Dave WallisWebFOCUS and Business Objects have pretty similar capabilities from a function… more »
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David Eaton
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Manager of Data Analytics at a tech vendor with 500-5000 employees
Mar 13 2014
Is anyone aware of a simplified front-end for Report Builder 3.0? We package SSRS report functionality in our ERP software which is marketed to customers from very small to large clients. Many of our smaller clients who do not have a IT staff struggle with modifying existing reports that have mo… more »
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Process Management Analyst at a financial services firm with 500-5000 employees
Apr 07 2014
Our HR workforce analytics and process management team have been using Tableau desktop for over a year and found a great deal of benefit from its various features. Our teams deal with a lot of MS Excel and Access files but also have to push data out of key HRIS systems like Workday into Table… more »
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Teri KurtzYou should download Lumira from Business Objects/SAP website. It is included w… more »
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Larry KellerBusiness Objects now SAP and Tableau should not be in the same room together o… more »
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reviewer72435I don’t think it’s one versus the other … but both depending on the use case. … more »
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Scott NeelyTableau has very nice visualization tools and if that is the extent of your ne… more »
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Larry KellerHaving a background in stats, I do appreciate the fact that Tableau now connec… more »
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Alex KriegelGiven familiarity with the Tableau toolset, and assuming that it meets your cu… more »
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Apostolos BafaloukasIf your HR team feels happy with Tableau and at the same time you can get thei… more »
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H.Emre ArıkanSure, if you have the desktop, you need the server product to publish your res… more »
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JhornberI'm reiterating what has been said in one way or another but: We currently us… more »
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Teri KurtzI would agree. However, the new tool Lumira is developed and designed for the … more »
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Msc001I think you have quite convincingly answered your question. IT made an invest… more »
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Teri KurtzI think you all need to understand that Business Objects has several different… more »
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Paul GrillI agree with Larry Keller's first comment that you should not be comparing Tab… more »