SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. SAP Crystal Reports

As of February 2019, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 20 reviews vs SAP Crystal Reports which is ranked 7th in Reporting Tools with 15 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "Since we have Crystal Reports viewers available for our customers to use, they don't need to purchase the product, but can run the reports that we build for them". SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau and Oracle OBIEE. SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft BI and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. See our SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. SAP Crystal Reports report.
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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.​Just work with SAP to make sure you have enough licenses but don't go overboard.

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Compared 16% of the time.
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SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects, Business Objects
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Overview

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
SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.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
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company11%
Consumer Goods11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm25%
Government10%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Comms Service Provider7%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company24%
Financial Services Firm14%
Software R&D Company10%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise72%
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise40%
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