Compare SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform vs. SAP Crystal Reports

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is ranked 12th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 15th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is rated 8.2, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "You can get past any challenge fairly easily". SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud and Oracle OBIEE, whereas SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Tableau and Microsoft BI.
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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.​

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Also Known As
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
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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%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company23%
Financial Services Firm13%
Software R&D Company10%
Government7%
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