Pentaho vs SAP Business Objects

Pentaho is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence Tools with 14 reviews vs SAP Business Objects which is ranked 7th in Business Intelligence Tools with 32 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "One has only to enable the jobs and transformation to take advantage of PDI's clustering abilities". The top reviewer of SAP Business Objects writes "Web Intelligence really stood out in terms of new features and overall significance compared to all the other tools in the suite". Pentaho is most compared with SpagoBI, Tableau and QlikView. SAP Business Objects is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and MicroStrategy. See our Pentaho vs SAP Business Objects report.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
Easy to use components to create the job.

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​Provides autonomy for all the business users to develop their own reports.​​The report development tool called SAP Web Intelligence under the BI Launch Pad portal has been the most valuable feature.​It is a very good product, stable, and has good technical capabilities.​

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Cons
Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.

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​This product could be improved with Cloud Integrations and Predictive Analytics functions integration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Free and commercial versions are available.

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​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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Followers
1,136
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7.9
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31
Followers
1,190
Avg. Rating
8.2
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Spagobi logo
Compared 12% of the time.
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Compared 10% of the time.
Qlikview
Compared 6% of the time.
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Compared 10% of the time.
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Also Known As
Also Known AsPentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
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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.

Business Objects is SAP's Business Intelligence solution, which is comprised of a number of different solution modules. Business Objects puts reliable, real-time and relevant business information at your fingertips, enabling you to have clearer insight into your business and helping you make informed and quick business decisions.

Business Objects is deployed simply and cost-effectively, making optimal use of existing IT resources and infrastructure.

Sample Customers
Sample Customers Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport. SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Construction Company
7%
Marketing Services Firm
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
University
7%
Transportation Company
7%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company
15%
Energy/Utilities Company
15%
University
7%
Consumer Goods
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Transportation Company
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
47%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
67%
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