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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.
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Knowage is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. Knowage is rated 8.0, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0. 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 Crystal Reports writes "Offers a good user experience that can export reports to different platforms, but it requires a specialized skillset to develop them". Knowage is most compared with Pentaho Business Analytics, Microsoft BI, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft and QlikView, whereas SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, TIBCO Jaspersoft, Tableau and Oracle OBIEE.
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