Microsoft BI vs. SAP Crystal Reports

As of April 2019, Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 39 reviews vs SAP Crystal Reports which is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "You can get past any challenge fairly easily". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and IBM Cognos. SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft BI and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform.
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81,818 views|40,107 comparisons
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16,303 views|4,739 comparisons
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It is reasonably priced.No comment on pricing.It is a cheap solution for our needs.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.The Report Server is pretty expensive on-premise. But as long companies are happy to use the cloud version, that's very cost effective.

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Ranking
2nd
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
Views
81,818
Comparisons
40,107
Reviews
38
Average Words per Review
324
Avg. Rating
7.9
10th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
Views
16,303
Comparisons
4,739
Reviews
13
Average Words per Review
138
Avg. Rating
8.1
Top Comparisons
Compared 13% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 5% of the time.
Compared 15% of the time.
Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

Turn information from almost any data source into a sophisticated, interactive report with SAP Crystal Reports. This powerful, user-friendly application for small businesses and departments can help you deliver key insights to the right decision maker, at the right time, in the right format. 

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), LivePerson, Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia), RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association - NBA, TALLY WEiJL, El Machetazo, Young Heroes, Mozzart, Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI) , Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, AL-KO KOBER GROUP
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company10%
Comms Service Provider7%
University7%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company23%
Financial Services Firm13%
Software R&D Company10%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise52%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise41%
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau, Microsoft, Windward Studios and others in Reporting Tools. Updated: March 2019.
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