Compare Qlik Sense vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform

Qlik Sense is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 34 reviews while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 12th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews. Qlik Sense is rated 9.0, while SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Qlik Sense writes "Easy to use for sales and margin reporting in a retail setting". 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". Qlik Sense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and ELK Kibana, whereas SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud and Oracle OBIEE. See our Qlik Sense vs. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform report.
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The integration with R & Python for predictive modeling, and possibly machine learning in the future, is very valuable.The most valuable feature of QlikSense is that you can capture the data without modifying it and then perform the ETL (extract, transform, and load) process.We have found the use of AI to be the most valuable feature.This tool not only allows for consumption of the data in a visual way, but also allows the user to modify the question to get new answers.The most valuable features are the mobility and web integration.The UI is very easy to use, with drag and drop self-service analytics.All the necessary information is available to everyone in real time.The drag and drop UI has been the most useful to me.

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It is solid and stable.It gives you a lot of flexibility in designing your dashboards.We use it to identify critical KPIs to senior management.It has been extremely valuable, to combine data from various data sources.It can process big volumes of data fast.Through the use of Business Intelligence reporting and scheduling features, reports are generated and automatically sent according to a schedule. This has freed up countless hours spent performing the same tasks, month over month.Enables us to present data with Smart Objects that can be embedded within presentations and which automatically update when the presentations are run.Reporting from SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence is amazing, and gives users the ability to quickly access data from existing universes and/or relevant data sources, without the need to involve a functional business analyst or financial analyst.

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As we are a very process-oriented company, we would like to see more extensions maintained from Qlik, because it's a huge budget problem to choose the right one.Currently, we are not very happy with the iPad or iPhone app because it is not working as we want.There is room for improvement in the learning curve when getting started, but training resources have been growing.The product could be improved by implementing a user-feedback ranking system.I would like to have support for table formats without having to use an extension.Advanced graphs or visualizations must be in the built-in product, instead of building with open API extensions or mashups.The next version should include more standard integrations.The only thing I would say that comes up is that sometimes it can be a bit buggy.

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Over the years, the product tends to rename and rebrand itself and change its direction. This is a deficit of the solution.The combination of Lumira along with Design Studio merger last year still needs development from a visualization standpoint.SAP BusinessObjects is actually losing popularity within our company because people find the user interface and the way things are set up not to be as easy as many other tools that are on the market, like Qlik and things like that.The admin features for disk space management need work. It's very difficult to manage the disk space by the application; good admin features and not included to allow you to do that. I don't believe that is in the latest version of the product either.Currently, we can use Explore to do data discovering, but cannot generate charts.The biggest area for improvement would be the dashboarding capabilities due to the recent change from Xcelsius to Dashboard Designer. This has created a gigantic ripple in many companies because the skill sets required are drastically different.​This product could be improved with Cloud Integrations and Predictive Analytics functions integration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Qlik Sense and its pricing model can follow any scalability.QlikSense offers a Hybrid environment architecture, which is very cost effective based on where the enterprise data resides.Licensing can start to get expensive, but compared to other tools in this space it is about average.Licensing is quite good, easy, but slightly expensive.Costs are a little high on the license/token side. However, if you look at the TCO, it is not too bad, particularly against Power BI.Know your needs when going into the purchasing decision.The costs can initially become quite high. Make sure you have a clear understanding of who will truly use the product as opposed to someone that will simply receive the end report.The new licensing model is much better.

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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.​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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QlikSenseSAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects
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Overview

Qlik helps enterprises around the world move faster, work smarter, and lead the way forward with an end-to-end solution for getting value out of data. Our platform is the only one on the market that allows for open-ended, curiosity-driven exploration, giving everyone – at any skill level – the ability to make real discoveries that lead to real outcomes and transformative changes.

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
Abbvie, Airbus, Barclays, BT Openreach, BMW, Daimler AG, HSBC, IKEA, Nationwide Building Society, Royal Mail Group, Sanofi, Siemens, Wendy's, Vodafone, Volvo SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Healthcare Company12%
University7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company7%
Retailer6%
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Consumer Goods10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government9%
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