Friday, January 23, 2009

What Business Intelligence Application to Use?

In researching business intelligence applications we have many choices and of these we have look at three different vendor solutions:
  • Microsoft SQL Server, includes Database, Integration Services, SOAP Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services
  • SAP Business Objects Enterprise , includes Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence and Xcelsius Enterprise
  • InterSystems – DeepSee , Cache Objects, Connector, Analyzer, Architect, and Designer

Feature Comparisons

MS SQL ServerSAP BusinessObjectsInterSystems DeepSee
Comes with Relational Database ServerGoodNoneFair
Can Use Existing SQL Server DataGoodGoodNone
Cost ExtraNoYesYes
Rate Reporting ToolsGoodGoodFair
Report Management ServerGoodGoodGood
Integration ServicesGoodGoodGood
Analysis ServicesGoodGoodGood
End-to-End Data Warehouse SolutionGoodNoneFair
Dash Board Tools (Widgets)FairGoodFair
Developer KnowledgeGoodFairFair
Business KnowledgeFairGoodBad

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