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Senior Project Manager at Indra Company
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* SpagoBI Server offers the core and analytical functionalities. It provides the Analytical Model (reports, ETL, OLAP analysis, real-time dashboards, KPI, cockpits, GIS… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In other words, the main goal of my project was to create detailed reporting and a dashboard for managing various local departments (ASL) of the ministry to analyze the… more»

What needs improvement?

In my project, I used the 2.0 version of product. It had some room for improvement and features that the latest version now has. For example: the new users interface… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

SpaboBI is 100% open source and is released under the Mozilla Public License allowing its commercial use.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did not previously use a different solution; this was the my first BI project.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend using it or at least evaluate how it effectively works; there are demo versions that are very well made, and easy to download and to install.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we evaluated MicroStrategy and SAP BusinessObjects. In this case, we chose SpagoBI because of the costs and the opportunity, scalability and… more»
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Group Director of Investigations at a tech services company
Feb 23 2016

What do you think of Knowage?

Valuable Features:

Unified interface, a lot of tools for BI, easy configuration, standalone SDK.

Improvements to My Organization:

Only useful if the tools is used by the senior managers and planning staff. We use OLAP, cockpits, geoanalytical tools and data mining.

Use of Solution:

3 years, from version 4.0 to version 5

Deployment Issues:

Yes, Tomcat configuration was tricky in earlier versions. Version 5 improved a bit.

Stability Issues:

It requires a good combination of HW resources.

Scalability Issues:

We've had no issues with scalability.

What is Knowage?

Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) has a 14-years history. The actual release is the 6.3.

Knowage offers FULL ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, with a special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage provides different modules, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable (Big Data, Smart Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting, Location Intelligence, Performance Management, Predictive Analysis). Moreover, Knowage is an OPEN SOURCE solution: the source code is freely accessible, everyone is allowed to join the community and build the own business solution to ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity.

Knowage suite is supported by Engineering Group, the leading Italian software and services company, with about 10,000 people and more than 50 offices worldwide. Maintenance and support services (such as trainings, migration support, proof-of-concepts, etc) are provided by Engineering Group (KNOWAGE Labs) under subscription.

Also known as
SpagoBI
Knowage customers

FIAT Group, Italian air navigation service provider, 
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Telecom Italia, ASL Genovese, San Giovanni Battista University Hospital

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