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Comparing Business Intelligence Solutions


Comparisons between business intelligence solutions include:

 

Solution

Applix TM1

Business Objects

Information Performance Management

User Rev. P.a. (min)

$10m+

$5m+

$50m+

Multidimensional Analysis

Y

Y

Y

Flat file Reporting

Y

Y

Y

Enterprise Performance Management

Budgeting

Y

Y

Y

Key Performance Indicators

Y

Y

Y

Ready build reports

Y

Y

Y

Customised reports

Y

Y

Y

Forecast Planning

Y

Y

Y

Predictive Analysis

Y

Y

Y

Scorecarding

Y

Y

Y

Dashboards

Y

Y

Y

Advanced Visualisation Techniques

Y

Y

Y

Web Enabled

Web based read/write

Y

Y

Y

Web based reporting

Y

Y

Y

Mobile Enabled

Y

Y

Y

Metadata Management

Y

Y

Y

Data integration/ETL

Y

Y

Y

Microsoft Data Centre Certified

A

Y, BusinessObjects is the only BI tool to have received the MS Data Centre Certification of 99.9% reliability

Microsoft Gold Certified

Database independent

Y

Y

Y

Databases Supported

Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, DB2, Sybase

Oracle, MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase, Access

SQL, Oracle, SQL Analysis Services, Other ODBC compliant

Applications Supported

Navision, SAP R3 & BW, Oracle Financials, Axapta, JDEdwards, PeopleSoft, ACCPAC, MYOB, Greentree, Quanta, AS400, Baan

SAP , Oracle, PeopleSoft, J D Edwards, Siebel, AS 400

Infor Open SOA provides integration to any backend system

Operating Systems Supported

Windows, UNIX, Linux

AIX, Solaris, Windows (XP, 200X), Linux, HP-UX

Windows

Connectivity

ASCII

Y

Y

Y

ODBC

Y

Y

Y

OLEDB

Y

Y

Y

JDBC

Y

Y

Y

Other?

sss

XML, MDX, TXT, CSV, XLS etc.

AAA

Supported Integrated Security Models

Active Directory, LDAP, and can inherit security from other applications such as SAP and Oracle

NT Authentication, LDAP, Active Directory, BusinessObjects Enterprise Security

Active directory, NT Authentication, LDAP

Solution

Jetreports

ProClarity

iQ4bis

User Rev. P.a. (min)

$5m+

$1m+

$50m to $500m


Case studies

Faber Blinds, Scooterbug

Benjamin Moore,

Whitcoulls, Bell Tea, Frucor, Burger King, Konica Minolta, Mitre 10, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Charles Parsons

Multidimensional Analysis

Y

Y

Y

Flat file Reporting

Y

Y

Y

Enterprise Performance Management

Budgeting

Y

Y

N

Forecast Planning

Y

Y

N

Predictive Analysis

Y

Y

N

Key Performance Indicators

Y

Y

Y

Scorecarding

Y

Y

Y

Dashboards

Y

Y

Y

Advanced Visualisation Techniques

Y

Y

N

Ready build reports

Y

Y

Y

Customised reports

Y

Y

Y

Web Enabled

Web based read/write

N

Y

Y

Web based reporting

Y

Y

Y

Mobile Enabled

N

N

N

Metadata Management

N

Y

Y

Data integration/ETL

Y

Y

Y

Microsoft Data Centre Certified

Jetreports International is Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Y, ProClarity is owned by Microsoft

Y

Database independent

Y

Y

Y

Databases Supported

C/side, SQL, Access, any ODBC/OLE Compliant database

MS SQL Server 2000/2005, Oracle, Informix, Sybase, AS/400

SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, DB2, Oracle, Any ODBC or OLEDB Compliant RDBMS

Applications Supported

Specific functionality for Microsoft Dynamics NAV & GP, Application independent

Any ODBC or OLE DB complient application databases are supported

Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NA, SAP, JDE, IBM AS400, DB2, Peoplesoft, IScala, Syspro

Operating Systems Supported

Windows

Windows

Windows

Connectivity

ASCII

N

Y

Y

ODBC

Y

Y

Y

OLEDB

N

Y

Y

JDBC

Y

AAA

N

Other?

C/Side

AAA

AAA

Supported Integrated Security Models

C/Side, SQL, Active directory

Windows and SQL integrated security

Active Directory, NT Authentication

Solution

QlikView

SAS

Targit

User Rev. P.a. (min)

$1m+

$10m+

$10m to $50m


Case studies

 

 

Northpower, Paint Aids Limited,

Multidimensional Analysis

Y

Y

Y

Flat file Reporting

Y

Y

Y

Enterprise Performance Management

Ready build reports

Y

Y

Y

Customised reports

Y

Y

Y

Budgeting

Y

Y

Y

Forecast Planning

Y

Y

Y

Predictive Analysis

Y

Y

Y

Key Performance Indicators

Y

Y

Y

Scorecarding

Y

Y

Y

Dashboards

Y

Y

Y

Advanced Visualisation Techniques

Y

Y

Y

Web Enabled

Web based read/write

Y

Y

Read only

Web based reporting

Y

Y

Y

Mobile Enabled

Y

Y

Y

Metadata Management

Y

Y

N

Data integration/ETL

Y

Y

Y

Microsoft Data Centre Certified

Y

N

Y

Database independent

Y

Y

Y

Databases Supported

All

SAS, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata, SAP, ODBC

Microsoft SQL server, Oracle, DB2

Applications Supported

Application independant. Off the shelf templates available for JDE, SAP, Greentree, Navision, AccPac, Jiwa, SalesLogix,Movex,BPCS and more

Peoplesoft, SAP (R3 & BW), Oracle Apps, Siebel

Pre-built business analytics for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV, SAP Business One

Operating Systems Supported

Windows (Web clients - Windows,Unix,Linux)

UNIX, LUNIX, Windows, Mainframe

Windows

Connectivity

ASCII

Y

Y

Y

ODBC

Y

Y

Y

OLEDB

Y

Y

N

JDBC

N

Y

N

Other

QlikView SAP Connector, XML, XLS, CSV, HTML, TXT

XML, CSU, TXT

AAA

Supported Integrated Security Models

Multilevel role based internal security, Active directory, NT authentication

LDAP, HOST LDAP, Active Directory

Windows authentication

 

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