Compare Knowage vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform

Knowage is ranked 22nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 3 reviews while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform which is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 11 reviews. Knowage is rated 8.6, while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Knowage writes "SpagoBI makes available a remarkable number of BI functionalities even if it adopts a free open source model. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". Knowage is most compared with Pentaho, Tableau and Microsoft BI, whereas SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE and SAP Analytics Cloud. See our Knowage vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform report.
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Pros
The concept of engines is quite powerful allowing the user to work with report authoring/provisioning tools of their choice.

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It is solid and stable.It gives you a lot of flexibility in designing your dashboards.We use it to identify critical KPIs to senior management.It has been extremely valuable, to combine data from various data sources.It can process big volumes of data fast.Through the use of Business Intelligence reporting and scheduling features, reports are generated and automatically sent according to a schedule. This has freed up countless hours spent performing the same tasks, month over month.Enables us to present data with Smart Objects that can be embedded within presentations and which automatically update when the presentations are run.Reporting from SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence is amazing, and gives users the ability to quickly access data from existing universes and/or relevant data sources, without the need to involve a functional business analyst or financial analyst.

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Development of SpagoBI has now been moved to Knowage. Users interested in further developments of the platform will have to look there.

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Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution.The combination of Lumira along with Design Studio merger last year still needs development from a visualization standpoint.SAP BusinessObjects is actually losing popularity within our company because people find the user interface and the way things are set up not to be as easy as many other tools that are on the market, like Qlik and things like that.The admin features for disk space management need work. It's very difficult to manage the disk space by the application; good admin features and not included to allow you to do that. I don't believe that is in the latest version of the product either.Currently, we can use Explore to do data discovering, but cannot generate charts.The biggest area for improvement would be the dashboarding capabilities due to the recent change from Xcelsius to Dashboard Designer. This has created a gigantic ripple in many companies because the skill sets required are drastically different.​This product could be improved with Cloud Integrations and Predictive Analytics functions integration.More thorough testing of Service Packs before release.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It allows the implementation of an effective reporting system using internal skills at a limited upfront cost.

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Depending on your size, try to stick with SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge. Most people tend to overthink the licensing. Remember that one concurrent user means that one person can be performing a task at a given time. That does not mean that only one user can be on the system at a time, it means that only one person can be refreshing a report or designing a dashboard. There are tons of ways you can access your data or reports without consuming a license. I've seen cases where five concurrent licenses support thousands of users.There's no additional charge for a Development environment license, so build an additional development server.​It is not an expensive platform. The licensing is for a package of users starting at 10 users.It has an option of a Cloud Platform (SAP Analytics Cloud) which has a lower price than the on-premise platform, and you can buy individual licences per user.​

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SpagoBISAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects
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Overview

Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) has a 14-years history. The actual release is the 6.3.

Knowage offers FULL ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, with a special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage provides different modules, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable (Big Data, Smart Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting, Location Intelligence, Performance Management, Predictive Analysis). Moreover, Knowage is an OPEN SOURCE solution: the source code is freely accessible, everyone is allowed to join the community and build the own business solution to ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity.

Knowage suite is supported by Engineering Group, the leading Italian software and services company, with about 10,000 people and more than 50 offices worldwide. Maintenance and support services (such as trainings, migration support, proof-of-concepts, etc) are provided by Engineering Group (KNOWAGE Labs) under subscription.

The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform is a flexible, scalable information infrastructure that helps you more easily discover and share insights for better business decisions. The integrated, unified infrastructure enables scalability from one to many tools and interfaces on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach.

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Sample Customers
FIAT Group, Italian air navigation service provider, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Telecom Italia, ASL Genovese, San Giovanni Battista University Hospital SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Consumer Goods10%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Government17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company8%
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