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Top Answer: There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is that from a user's point of view, it is easy to use and requires just a simple click to generate a report.
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Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
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Overview

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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
Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
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
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Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Educational Organization8%
Marketing Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Government9%
Media Company5%
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Healthcare Company19%
Financial Services Firm16%
Government9%
Computer Software Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government11%
Media Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise42%
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Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". 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". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Tableau, Alteryx and Qlik Sense, whereas SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, TIBCO Jaspersoft and Tableau.

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