SAP BusinessObjects vs TIBCO Spotfire

SAP BusinessObjects is ranked 7th in Business Intelligence Tools with 22 reviews vs TIBCO Spotfire which is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence Tools with 43 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP BusinessObjects writes "Once you are stable on a BusinessObjects release, it is worth staying there for a while". The top reviewer of TIBCO Spotfire writes "No row/column limitations. Many of our datasets of interest have tens of millions of rows and hundreds to thousands of columns". SAP BusinessObjects is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and Microsoft BI. TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects and SAS Visual Analytics. See our SAP BusinessObjects vs TIBCO Spotfire report.
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Pros
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.​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.​It allows the analysis of business data and enables decisions based on the analysis.

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R and automation services.One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis.Data discovery is very simple.

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Cons
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.More thorough testing of Service Packs before release.The calculation engine requires some improvement.There is still a lot to be done on the mobile side to make Web Intelligence truly seamless between the desktop and mobile versions and I would like to see SAP pay a lot more attention to this.I would like to see their data visualization products enhanced and made more robust and easier to implement.

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Print capability and trigger-based events.Compared to competitors, the UI is quite dated.The number of charts available out of the box in Spotfire can be enhanced.

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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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The Tibco sales teams have been very difficult to work with - ignoring requests, misrepresenting level of demand, etc.

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Also Known AsBusiness ObjectsSpotfire
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Overview

BusinessObjects is SAP's Business Intelligence solution, which is comprised of a number of different solution modules. BusinessObjects 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.

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

TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data Ð fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.
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Sample Customers
Sample Customers SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx.Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
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REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company
14%
Energy/Utilities Company
14%
Insurance Company
7%
University
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Transportation Company
7%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
22%
Pharma/Biotech Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Insurance Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
Pharma/Biotech Company
11%
Comms Service Provider
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
32%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
15%
Large Enterprise
58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
16%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
60%
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