Compare Pentaho vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform

Pentaho is ranked 18th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews. Pentaho is rated 9.0, while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Pentaho 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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI, whereas SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with SAP Analytics Cloud, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE.
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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.

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Also Known As
Pentaho Business Analytics, KettleSAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects
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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.

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
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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Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Marketing Services Firm8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer10%
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Consumer Goods10%
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Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company9%
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