I need a comparison between BI tools:Microsoft, SAP Business Objects, Oracle Corp. BI and IBM Cognos

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
We need a BI solution for our company so can we have a comparison between BI tools in the market, like:Microsoft Performance Point, SAP Business Objects, Oracle Corp. BI and IBM Cognos.
Question by:moukam
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    Cognos is recognized as leader of Report Development Tool.
    Oracle has a new BI Reports tool that is going to replace the
    old Oracle Report. It is flexible and supports many output formats
    Business Object (possibly former Crystal) is also a well known tool.
    Evry tool need experiences and trained programmers.
    Many shops decide what to use based on the available programmers
    and their experience.
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    Really you should start with your business needs.   Make a list of features you need and contact the vendors.   They should be willing to send someone out to demo the software and address your specific needs.    

    If you need an indepth independant analysis between all the tools I would recommend a service like gartner   they look at all the players and rank them with pros and cons.   The full analysis cost about $2,000 USD if you are not already a gartner member.

    Many of hte vendors will distribute the report summary.  For example, You can download the summary document free from Cognos

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    You might also be interested in this seminar being presented by TDWI (The Data Warehouse INstitute) tomorrow November 12th which is looking at the benifits of purchasing a BI Bundle vs picking best of bread for differet categories.

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