The BI Scorecard provides a consistent, side-by-side comparison of products from leading BI vendors.

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1. Understand the criteria by reviewing the related documents that explain the benefits and meaning of each of the criteria.
2. Business users and IT should work together to prioritize the criteria. Assign a weighting or importance in column A. For features that you do not need, assign a 0. For criteria that are considered show-stoppers or essential, assign an importance of 3 or higher. 3. As you investigate each vendor's functionality, you may want to change the scores that BIScorecard has assigned to each vendor/feature. Review the individual vendor evaluations and comments here to understand these scores. If you want to change a score, change the value in the color coded columns so that the calculated weighted rating is preserved. You also can insert new columns for additional vendors or products not covered by BIScorecard. 4.Review the weighted scores for each functional area to create a short-list of vendors/products that meet your needs.

5.Evaluate these scores against strategic considerations.
Additional Notes: - As of Q1 2008, blanks are accounted for in the subtotals so that vendors are not penalized for incomplete information. - Summary totals only include essential and important features, not features ranked with a 1. - In calculating % fulfillment of requirements, possible requirements are factored by 2 (so 2 means it adequately fulfills the capability). If a vendor scores a 3 on capabilities, the % fulfillment will be greater than 100%. - As of Q1 2009, we are sharing preliminary scores for new or soon-to-be-released versions for which hands on testing is not fully completed. Subtotal formulas for these versions are only added when hands-on testing is completed.

Importance Item

Feature

SAP BusinessObjects XI

IBM Cognos

Hyperion System 9

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 51

82 83 84 85 86

Information Delivery & BI Reach Time-based schedules System event-based schedules Report bursting Output formats (PDF, Excel) Output destinations (printer, FTP)

BOE XI R2

XI 3.1

8.4

BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed, detailed 87 Versioning/archiving report refreshes
88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 E-mail push delivery / Subscriptions Business Alerts Dedicated BI Portal Integration with 3rd party Portals My Portal Disconnected access Mobile Device Support Display of business meta data to users BI Search Guided Analysis Collaboration Capabilities (report ranking, comments) Gadgets or Widgets Report Consumer Interactivity Outline view/Table of Contents Integrated drill Filter Sort Find Freeze Panes Hide Column Stream first page for fast viewing of long reports Web 2.0 Rich Reportlets (Flash/AJAX) Information Delivery & BI Reach Important/Essential

107

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Importance Item

Feature

Information Builders Web Focus

MicroStrategy Distribution Services v9.0

Microsoft

Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel)

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 51

82 83 84 85 86

Information Delivery & BI Reach Time-based schedules System event-based schedules Report bursting Output formats (PDF, Excel) Output destinations (printer, FTP)

ReportCaster

Narrowcast

87 Versioning/archiving report refreshes 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 E-mail push delivery / Subscriptions Business Alerts Dedicated BI Portal Integration with 3rd party Portals My Portal Disconnected access Mobile Device Support Display of business meta data to users BI Search Guided Analysis Collaboration Capabilities (report ranking, comments) Gadgets or Widgets Report Consumer Interactivity Outline view/Table of Contents Integrated drill Filter Sort Find Freeze Panes Hide Column Stream first page for fast viewing of long reports Web 2.0 Rich Reportlets (Flash/AJAX) Information Delivery & BI Reach Important/Essential

107

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Importance Item

Feature

Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel)

SAS BI

QlikView 8.2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 51

82 83 84 85 86

Information Delivery & BI Reach Time-based schedules System event-based schedules Report bursting Output formats (PDF, Excel) Output destinations (printer, FTP)

9.1.3

v 9.2

87 Versioning/archiving report refreshes 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 E-mail push delivery / Subscriptions Business Alerts Dedicated BI Portal Integration with 3rd party Portals My Portal Disconnected access Mobile Device Support Display of business meta data to users BI Search Guided Analysis Collaboration Capabilities (report ranking, comments) Gadgets or Widgets Report Consumer Interactivity Outline view/Table of Contents Integrated drill Filter Sort Find Freeze Panes Hide Column Stream first page for fast viewing of long reports Web 2.0 Rich Reportlets (Flash/AJAX) Information Delivery & BI Reach Important/Essential

107

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Importance Item Importance Item 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2

Feature Business Query and Reporting Business view of the data User-defined server-side objects Readable SQL Busine Prompting Column prompts Filter prompts Hierarchical prompts Pick list customization Cascading prompts Find within picklist Save prompt values Optional prompts Prompt interface Fixed Filters Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in business view Multiple data sources in report Multiple Schemas/ Multipass SQL Types of Data Sources (Multiple Native Relational, OLAP, XML, Web Services) Business question complexity Calculated conditions RDBMS Analytic Functions Subquery SET Operators (Intersect, Union, Minus) Comparative filters between columns or objects (ship date > request date) HAVING or filter on measures Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstabs, Master/Detail Multiple report tabs Charting Chart types Handling of dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls User defined Formulas Formatting Conditional Formatting Display in 1000s Templates Contextual formatting WYSIWYG Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page, headers, quality) Undo Overall Ease of Use & Appeal Business Query Important/Essential Score

SAP Business Objects Comments Score

IBM Cognos Comments

Hyperion System 9

1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed, detailed scorecards.

2 2 3

16 17 18

2 3 2 3 2 2

19 20 21 22 23 24

2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 70

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

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Minus) Comparative filters between columns or objects (ship date > request date) HAVING or filter on measures Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstabs. Web Services) Business question complexity Calculated conditions RDBMS Analytic Functions Subquery SET Operators (Intersect. 2 2 3 16 17 18 2 3 2 3 2 2 19 20 21 22 23 24 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 70 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Copyright 2009. quality) Undo Overall Ease of Use & Appeal Business Query Important/Essential Information Builders Web Focus MicroStrategy Microsoft Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel) 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed.Importance Item Importance Item 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 Feature Business Query and Reporting Business view of the data User-defined server-side objects Readable SQL Busine Prompting Column prompts Filter prompts Hierarchical prompts Pick list customization Cascading prompts Find within picklist Save prompt values Optional prompts Prompt interface Fixed Filters Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in business view Multiple data sources in report Multiple Schemas/ Multipass SQL Types of Data Sources (Multiple Native Relational. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. OLAP. XML. All rights reserved. www.biscorecard. detailed scorecards. Master/Detail Multiple report tabs Charting Chart types Handling of dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls User defined Formulas Formatting Conditional Formatting Display in 1000s Templates Contextual formatting WYSIWYG Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page. Union.com Page 6 of 59 . headers.

detailed scorecards. All rights reserved. Copyright 2009. Master/Detail Multiple report tabs Charting Chart types Handling of dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls User defined Formulas Formatting Conditional Formatting Display in 1000s Templates Contextual formatting WYSIWYG Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page.com Page 7 of 59 . ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. OLAP. XML.Importance Item Importance Item 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 Feature Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel) 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 2 2 3 16 17 18 2 3 2 3 2 2 19 20 21 22 23 24 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 70 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Business Query and Reporting Business view of the data User-defined server-side objects Readable SQL Busine Prompting Column prompts Filter prompts Hierarchical prompts Pick list customization Cascading prompts Find within picklist Save prompt values Optional prompts Prompt interface Fixed Filters Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in business view Multiple data sources in report Multiple Schemas/ Multipass SQL Types of Data Sources (Multiple Native Relational. quality) Undo Overall Ease of Use & Appeal Business Query Important/Essential BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. Union. headers. Minus) Comparative filters between columns or objects (ship date > request date) HAVING or filter on measures Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstabs. Web Services) Business question complexity Calculated conditions RDBMS Analytic Functions Subquery SET Operators (Intersect. www.biscorecard.

www.Importance Item Importance Item 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 Feature Business Query and Reporting Business view of the data User-defined server-side objects Readable SQL Busine Prompting Column prompts Filter prompts Hierarchical prompts Pick list customization Cascading prompts Find within picklist Save prompt values Optional prompts Prompt interface Fixed Filters Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in business view Multiple data sources in report Multiple Schemas/ Multipass SQL Types of Data Sources (Multiple Native Relational. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. detailed scorecards.biscorecard. Minus) Comparative filters between columns or objects (ship date > request date) HAVING or filter on measures Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstabs. Union.com Page 8 of 59 . quality) Undo Overall Ease of Use & Appeal Business Query Important/Essential SAS BI QlikView 8. headers. All rights reserved. 2 2 3 16 17 18 2 3 2 3 2 2 19 20 21 22 23 24 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 70 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Copyright 2009.2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. XML. Master/Detail Multiple report tabs Charting Chart types Handling of dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls User defined Formulas Formatting Conditional Formatting Display in 1000s Templates Contextual formatting WYSIWYG Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page. OLAP. Web Services) Business question complexity Calculated conditions RDBMS Analytic Functions Subquery SET Operators (Intersect.

Importance Item Importance Item 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 Feature Production Reporting 45 Business view of the data Business view optional 46 Modifiable SQL 47 User-defined server-side objects 48 Readable SQL 49 Web-based authoring Prompting Column prompts 50 Filter prompts 51 Hierarchical prompts 52 Pick list customization 53 Cascading prompts 54 Save prompt values 55 Optional prompts 56 Prompt interface 57 58 Fixed Filters within a report query Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in report & 59 separate queries 60 Types of Data Sources 61 Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstab/ Master Detail Multiple report tabs Absolute object placement Relative positioning Cell level control Ease of modifying Charting Chart types Handling of Dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls Report Linking/Hyperlinks SAP BusinessObjects XI Cognos 8.com Page 9 of 59 . 79 suppress blanks) 80 Undo 81 Rulers & Design Tools Production Reporting Important/Essential Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.biscorecard. www. headers. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.3 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 63 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 Developer Formulas and Functions Formatting 75 Conditional Formatting 76 Templates 77 WYSIWYG 78 Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page.

All rights reserved. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.com Page 10 of 59 . www.biscorecard. headers. 79 suppress blanks) 80 Undo 81 Rulers & Design Tools Production Reporting Important/Essential Copyright 2009.Importance Item Importance Item 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 Feature Production Reporting 45 Business view of the data Business view optional 46 Modifiable SQL 47 User-defined server-side objects 48 Readable SQL 49 Web-based authoring Prompting Column prompts 50 Filter prompts 51 Hierarchical prompts 52 Pick list customization 53 Cascading prompts 54 Save prompt values 55 Optional prompts 56 Prompt interface 57 58 Fixed Filters within a report query Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in report & 59 separate queries 60 Types of Data Sources 61 Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstab/ Master Detail Multiple report tabs Absolute object placement Relative positioning Cell level control Ease of modifying Charting Chart types Handling of Dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls Report Linking/Hyperlinks Information Builders Web Focus MicroStrategy 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 63 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 Developer Formulas and Functions Formatting 75 Conditional Formatting 76 Templates 77 WYSIWYG 78 Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page.

ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.Importance Item Importance Item 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 Feature Production Reporting 45 Business view of the data Business view optional 46 Modifiable SQL 47 User-defined server-side objects 48 Readable SQL 49 Web-based authoring Prompting Column prompts 50 Filter prompts 51 Hierarchical prompts 52 Pick list customization 53 Cascading prompts 54 Save prompt values 55 Optional prompts 56 Prompt interface 57 58 Fixed Filters within a report query Multiple Data Sources Multiple data sources in report & 59 separate queries 60 Types of Data Sources 61 Minimal requery of database Document Layout Multiple objects in a document Crosstab/ Master Detail Multiple report tabs Absolute object placement Relative positioning Cell level control Ease of modifying Charting Chart types Handling of Dual Y-axes Master/detail charts Chart controls Report Linking/Hyperlinks Microsoft Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel) 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 63 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 Developer Formulas and Functions Formatting 75 Conditional Formatting 76 Templates 77 WYSIWYG 78 Structure Mode Printed reports (fit to page. 79 suppress blanks) 80 Undo 81 Rulers & Design Tools Production Reporting Important/Essential Copyright 2009. www.com Page 11 of 59 . All rights reserved. headers.biscorecard.

biscorecard. detailed scorecards. 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 OLAP Viewer 141 Drill/Pivot intuitiveness Charting capabilities 142 Drillable Charts 143 Write back and/or what-if analysis 144 Rank 145 User-defined hierarchies 146 User-defined calculations User-defined set selections 147 Missing cell suppression OLAP Platform Important/Essential OLAP Viewer Important/Essential Copyright 2009.*) Incremental load Partitioning and aggregate awareness Time Period Analysis Attribute analysis Procedural calculations and/or scripts Drill through to detail presentation Drill through to detail maintenance Reporting & OLAP integration 3rd party OLAP SAP BusinessObjects XI IBM Cognos 2 125 126 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 32 15 127 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. star or snow flake) Flexible control over MOLAP storage Multidimensional Calculations Handle Semi-Additive Measures Ratios Recalculated with Drill Nonstandard consolidations (-.com Page 12 of 59 . ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. flat file. www.Importance Item Feature OLAP Architecture Single cube capacity Sources to populate cubes (relational. All rights reserved.

flat file. detailed scorecards. 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 OLAP Viewer 141 Drill/Pivot intuitiveness Charting capabilities 142 Drillable Charts 143 Write back and/or what-if analysis 144 Rank 145 User-defined hierarchies 146 User-defined calculations User-defined set selections 147 Missing cell suppression OLAP Platform Important/Essential OLAP Viewer Important/Essential Copyright 2009. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. star or snow flake) Flexible control over MOLAP storage Multidimensional Calculations Handle Semi-Additive Measures Ratios Recalculated with Drill Nonstandard consolidations (-. All rights reserved.com Page 13 of 59 .Importance Item Feature OLAP Architecture Single cube capacity Sources to populate cubes (relational. www.*) Incremental load Partitioning and aggregate awareness Time Period Analysis Attribute analysis Procedural calculations and/or scripts Drill through to detail presentation Drill through to detail maintenance Reporting & OLAP integration 3rd party OLAP Hyperion System 9 Information Builders Web Focus MicroStrategy 2 125 126 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 32 15 127 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed.biscorecard.

Importance Item Feature OLAP Architecture Single cube capacity Sources to populate cubes (relational.com Page 14 of 59 . 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 OLAP Viewer 141 Drill/Pivot intuitiveness Charting capabilities 142 Drillable Charts 143 Write back and/or what-if analysis 144 Rank 145 User-defined hierarchies 146 User-defined calculations User-defined set selections 147 Missing cell suppression OLAP Platform Important/Essential OLAP Viewer Important/Essential Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.biscorecard. star or snow flake) Flexible control over MOLAP storage Multidimensional Calculations Handle Semi-Additive Measures Ratios Recalculated with Drill Nonstandard consolidations (-. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.*) Incremental load Partitioning and aggregate awareness Time Period Analysis Attribute analysis Procedural calculations and/or scripts Drill through to detail presentation Drill through to detail maintenance Reporting & OLAP integration 3rd party OLAP Microsoft Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel) 2 125 126 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 32 15 127 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. detailed scorecards. flat file. www.

1. star or snow flake) Flexible control over MOLAP storage Multidimensional Calculations Handle Semi-Additive Measures Ratios Recalculated with Drill Nonstandard consolidations (-.Importance Item Feature OLAP Architecture Single cube capacity Sources to populate cubes (relational. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 OLAP Viewer 141 Drill/Pivot intuitiveness Charting capabilities 142 Drillable Charts 143 Write back and/or what-if analysis 144 Rank 145 User-defined hierarchies 146 User-defined calculations User-defined set selections 147 Missing cell suppression OLAP Platform Important/Essential OLAP Viewer Important/Essential Copyright 2009.2 2 125 126 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 32 15 127 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed.com Page 15 of 59 .3 QlikView 8.biscorecard. flat file. www.*) Incremental load Partitioning and aggregate awareness Time Period Analysis Attribute analysis Procedural calculations and/or scripts Drill through to detail presentation Drill through to detail maintenance Reporting & OLAP integration 3rd party OLAP SAS BI Server 9. All rights reserved. detailed scorecards.

Importance Category Requirement Cognos 8 Capability 3 2 2 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 3 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 2 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Multiple objects on a page/display (table. in addition to centrally built by IT Multiple data sources within dashboard presentation Formatting templates for consistent look WYSIWYG design mode Structure mode for faster design without all data Record limit in design mode Undo Java development environment or Visual Studio or SDK for embedding Developer-defined calcs for data not in data warehouse Elements re-usable in multiple dashboards Web-based design environment Ease of design and maintenance aspects 3 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Dashboard Design ©ASK LLC. chart) Ability to resize portal objects independently User defined dashboard layout. 2009 Page 16 of 59 .

Email notification Alerts .Visual display of exception values or text Alerts .Importance Category Requirement Cognos 8 Capability 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 Presentation 3 3 1 1 Alerting Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Conditional formatting .user defined in addition to centrally defined Alert as RSS feed or textual display within dashboard 2 Analysis Trending . highlighting of exceptions and variances within tabular display Charts Overall Hi/Lo Chart Gauge Chart Bullet Graphs Spark Lines Maps Ability to create own visualizations Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerts . collapse Q1Q3) Predictive analysis / what if KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics Web-based screen for users to enter target for KPI Multiple targets per metrics (stretch goals) User-defined KPIs IT-developed KPIs as part of dashboard ©ASK LLC. 2009 Page 17 of 59 . trend arrows.traffic lights.time based analysis 3 3 1 2 Analysis 3 1 2 3 KPIs / metrics Analysis Analysis Analysis Analysis This Year/Last Year analysis Top 10 ranking Assymetrical reporting (expand Q4.

2009 Page 18 of 59 . relational.consistently fast response time Auto refresh/requery of dashboard objects In-memory Web-based dashboard delivery Use of Applet/activex controls Support for Linux/Unix Support for 64-bit Broad and Flexible data access (OLAP.Importance Category Requirement Cognos 8 Capability 3 Dashboard Interactivity Global filter for all gadgets in dashboard 2 3 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Re-sort data in a table within an existing dashboard Drill-down Pivot / drill by other dimensions Drill from one dashboard to another with context passed Sliders/ Lassos to select content Flash animation Overall usability and navigation Print whole dashboard Export to PDF Export to Excel PowerPoint Print one widget Disconnected access Live Excel connectivity Caching . Web-Services) Dashboard integration with other tools in the BI Suite Guided analysis / workflow / link reports 0 0 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery Delivery 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 3 Architecture 0 Architecture Architecture 2 Architecture 3 3 Architecture 1 Architecture Architecture Other ©ASK LLC.

2009 Page 19 of 59 .Importance Category Requirement Cognos 8 Capability 1 Other Annotations /Collaboration 0 0 ©ASK LLC.

2009 Page 20 of 59 .1 Microsoft Performance Point 2007 3 2 2 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 3 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 2 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Multiple objects on a page/display (table.Importance Category Requirement SAS BI Dashboard 3. in addition to centrally built by IT Multiple data sources within dashboard presentation Formatting templates for consistent look WYSIWYG design mode Structure mode for faster design without all data Record limit in design mode Undo Java development environment or Visual Studio or SDK for embedding Developer-defined calcs for data not in data warehouse Elements re-usable in multiple dashboards Web-based design environment Ease of design and maintenance aspects 3 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Dashboard Design ©ASK LLC. chart) Ability to resize portal objects independently User defined dashboard layout.

1 Microsoft Performance Point 2007 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 Presentation 3 3 1 1 Alerting Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Conditional formatting .Importance Category Requirement SAS BI Dashboard 3.traffic lights. 2009 Page 21 of 59 . trend arrows.Visual display of exception values or text Alerts .Email notification Alerts .time based analysis 3 3 1 2 Analysis 3 1 2 3 KPIs / metrics Analysis Analysis Analysis Analysis This Year/Last Year analysis Top 10 ranking Assymetrical reporting (expand Q4. highlighting of exceptions and variances within tabular display Charts Overall Hi/Lo Chart Gauge Chart Bullet Graphs Spark Lines Maps Ability to create own visualizations Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerts . collapse Q1Q3) Predictive analysis / what if KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics Web-based screen for users to enter target for KPI Multiple targets per metrics (stretch goals) User-defined KPIs IT-developed KPIs as part of dashboard ©ASK LLC.user defined in addition to centrally defined Alert as RSS feed or textual display within dashboard 2 Analysis Trending .

2009 Page 22 of 59 .1 Microsoft Performance Point 2007 3 Dashboard Interactivity Global filter for all gadgets in dashboard 2 3 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Re-sort data in a table within an existing dashboard Drill-down Pivot / drill by other dimensions Drill from one dashboard to another with context passed Sliders/ Lassos to select content Flash animation Overall usability and navigation Print whole dashboard Export to PDF Export to Excel PowerPoint Print one widget Disconnected access Live Excel connectivity Caching . Web-Services) Dashboard integration with other tools in the BI Suite Guided analysis / workflow / link reports 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery Delivery 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 3 Architecture 0 Architecture Architecture 2 Architecture 3 3 Architecture 1 Architecture Architecture Other ©ASK LLC. relational.Importance Category Requirement SAS BI Dashboard 3.consistently fast response time Auto refresh/requery of dashboard objects In-memory Web-based dashboard delivery Use of Applet/activex controls Support for Linux/Unix Support for 64-bit Broad and Flexible data access (OLAP.

2009 Page 23 of 59 .Importance Category Requirement SAS BI Dashboard 3.1 Microsoft Performance Point 2007 1 Other Annotations /Collaboration 2 ©ASK LLC.

chart) Ability to resize portal objects independently User defined dashboard layout. in addition to centrally built by IT Multiple data sources within dashboard presentation Formatting templates for consistent look WYSIWYG design mode Structure mode for faster design without all data Record limit in design mode Undo Java development environment or Visual Studio or SDK for embedding Developer-defined calcs for data not in data warehouse Elements re-usable in multiple dashboards Web-based design environment Ease of design and maintenance aspects 3 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Dashboard Design ©ASK LLC.Importance Category Requirement Microsoft Performance Point 2007 3 2 2 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 3 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 2 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Multiple objects on a page/display (table. 2009 Page 24 of 59 .

Visual display of exception values or text Alerts . 2009 Page 25 of 59 . collapse Q1Q3) Predictive analysis / what if KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics Web-based screen for users to enter target for KPI Multiple targets per metrics (stretch goals) User-defined KPIs IT-developed KPIs as part of dashboard ©ASK LLC.time based analysis 3 3 1 2 Analysis 3 1 2 3 KPIs / metrics Analysis Analysis Analysis Analysis This Year/Last Year analysis Top 10 ranking Assymetrical reporting (expand Q4.traffic lights.Email notification Alerts .user defined in addition to centrally defined Alert as RSS feed or textual display within dashboard 2 Analysis Trending . trend arrows.Importance Category Requirement Microsoft Performance Point 2007 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 Presentation 3 3 1 1 Alerting Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Conditional formatting . highlighting of exceptions and variances within tabular display Charts Overall Hi/Lo Chart Gauge Chart Bullet Graphs Spark Lines Maps Ability to create own visualizations Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerts .

Importance Category Requirement Microsoft Performance Point 2007 3 Dashboard Interactivity Global filter for all gadgets in dashboard 2 3 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Re-sort data in a table within an existing dashboard Drill-down Pivot / drill by other dimensions Drill from one dashboard to another with context passed Sliders/ Lassos to select content Flash animation Overall usability and navigation Print whole dashboard Export to PDF Export to Excel PowerPoint Print one widget Disconnected access Live Excel connectivity Caching . 2009 Page 26 of 59 . Web-Services) Dashboard integration with other tools in the BI Suite Guided analysis / workflow / link reports 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery Delivery 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 3 Architecture 0 Architecture Architecture 2 Architecture 3 3 Architecture 1 Architecture Architecture Other ©ASK LLC.consistently fast response time Auto refresh/requery of dashboard objects In-memory Web-based dashboard delivery Use of Applet/activex controls Support for Linux/Unix Support for 64-bit Broad and Flexible data access (OLAP. relational.

2009 Page 27 of 59 .Importance Category Requirement Microsoft Performance Point 2007 1 Other Annotations /Collaboration Comments can be added to cells within Scorecard ©ASK LLC.

chart) Ability to resize portal objects independently User defined dashboard layout. 2009 Page 28 of 59 . in addition to centrally built by IT Multiple data sources within dashboard presentation Formatting templates for consistent look WYSIWYG design mode Structure mode for faster design without all data Record limit in design mode Undo Java development environment or Visual Studio or SDK for embedding Developer-defined calcs for data not in data warehouse Elements re-usable in multiple dashboards Web-based design environment Ease of design and maintenance aspects 3 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Dashboard Design ©ASK LLC.Importance Category Requirement Oracel BI EE QlikView 3 2 2 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 3 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 2 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Multiple objects on a page/display (table.

Visual display of exception values or text Alerts .Importance Category Requirement Oracel BI EE QlikView 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 Presentation 3 3 1 1 Alerting Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Conditional formatting . trend arrows. collapse Q1Q3) Predictive analysis / what if KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics Web-based screen for users to enter target for KPI Multiple targets per metrics (stretch goals) User-defined KPIs IT-developed KPIs as part of dashboard ©ASK LLC.user defined in addition to centrally defined Alert as RSS feed or textual display within dashboard 2 Analysis Trending .Email notification Alerts .time based analysis 3 3 1 2 Analysis 3 1 2 3 KPIs / metrics Analysis Analysis Analysis Analysis This Year/Last Year analysis Top 10 ranking Assymetrical reporting (expand Q4. 2009 Page 29 of 59 . highlighting of exceptions and variances within tabular display Charts Overall Hi/Lo Chart Gauge Chart Bullet Graphs Spark Lines Maps Ability to create own visualizations Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerts .traffic lights.

Importance Category Requirement Oracel BI EE QlikView 3 Dashboard Interactivity Global filter for all gadgets in dashboard 2 3 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Re-sort data in a table within an existing dashboard Drill-down Pivot / drill by other dimensions Drill from one dashboard to another with context passed Sliders/ Lassos to select content Flash animation Overall usability and navigation Print whole dashboard Export to PDF Export to Excel PowerPoint Print one widget Disconnected access Live Excel connectivity Caching . Web-Services) Dashboard integration with other tools in the BI Suite Guided analysis / workflow / link reports 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery Delivery 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 3 Architecture 0 Architecture Architecture 2 Architecture 3 3 Architecture 1 Architecture Architecture Other ©ASK LLC. 2009 Page 30 of 59 . relational.consistently fast response time Auto refresh/requery of dashboard objects In-memory Web-based dashboard delivery Use of Applet/activex controls Support for Linux/Unix Support for 64-bit Broad and Flexible data access (OLAP.

Importance Category Requirement Oracel BI EE QlikView 1 Other Annotations /Collaboration ©ASK LLC. 2009 Page 31 of 59 .

2009 Page 32 of 59 .Importance Category Requirement QlikView 3 2 2 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 3 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 2 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Multiple objects on a page/display (table. chart) Ability to resize portal objects independently User defined dashboard layout. in addition to centrally built by IT Multiple data sources within dashboard presentation Formatting templates for consistent look WYSIWYG design mode Structure mode for faster design without all data Record limit in design mode Undo Java development environment or Visual Studio or SDK for embedding Developer-defined calcs for data not in data warehouse Elements re-usable in multiple dashboards Web-based design environment Ease of design and maintenance aspects 3 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Dashboard Design ©ASK LLC.

collapse Q1Q3) Predictive analysis / what if KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics Web-based screen for users to enter target for KPI Multiple targets per metrics (stretch goals) User-defined KPIs IT-developed KPIs as part of dashboard ©ASK LLC.user defined in addition to centrally defined Alert as RSS feed or textual display within dashboard 2 Analysis Trending . 2009 Page 33 of 59 .Visual display of exception values or text Alerts .Importance Category Requirement QlikView 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 Presentation 3 3 1 1 Alerting Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Conditional formatting .Email notification Alerts .time based analysis 3 3 1 2 Analysis 3 1 2 3 KPIs / metrics Analysis Analysis Analysis Analysis This Year/Last Year analysis Top 10 ranking Assymetrical reporting (expand Q4. highlighting of exceptions and variances within tabular display Charts Overall Hi/Lo Chart Gauge Chart Bullet Graphs Spark Lines Maps Ability to create own visualizations Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerts .traffic lights. trend arrows.

Importance Category Requirement QlikView 3 Dashboard Interactivity Global filter for all gadgets in dashboard 2 3 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Re-sort data in a table within an existing dashboard Drill-down Pivot / drill by other dimensions Drill from one dashboard to another with context passed Sliders/ Lassos to select content Flash animation Overall usability and navigation Print whole dashboard Export to PDF Export to Excel PowerPoint Print one widget Disconnected access Live Excel connectivity Caching .consistently fast response time Auto refresh/requery of dashboard objects In-memory Web-based dashboard delivery Use of Applet/activex controls Support for Linux/Unix Support for 64-bit Broad and Flexible data access (OLAP. Web-Services) Dashboard integration with other tools in the BI Suite Guided analysis / workflow / link reports 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery Delivery 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 3 Architecture 0 Architecture Architecture 2 Architecture 3 3 Architecture 1 Architecture Architecture Other ©ASK LLC. relational. 2009 Page 34 of 59 .

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3 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Dashboard Design ©ASK LLC.Importance Category Requirement Business Objects 3 2 2 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 3 Dashboard Layout Dashboard Layout 2 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 1 Dashboard Design 2 Dashboard Design 3 Dashboard Design Multiple objects on a page/display (table. in addition to centrally built by IT Multiple data sources within dashboard presentation Formatting templates for consistent look WYSIWYG design mode Structure mode for faster design without all data Record limit in design mode Undo Java development environment or Visual Studio or SDK for embedding Developer-defined calcs for data not in data warehouse Elements re-usable in multiple dashboards Web-based design environment Ease of design and maintenance aspects BI Scoreca completed. 2009 Page 36 of 59 . chart) Ability to resize portal objects independently User defined dashboard layout.

highlighting of exceptions and variances within tabular display Charts Overall Hi/Lo Chart Gauge Chart Bullet Graphs Spark Lines Maps Ability to create own visualizations Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerting Alerts . collapse Q1Q3) Predictive analysis / what if KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics KPIs / metrics Web-based screen for users to enter target for KPI Multiple targets per metrics (stretch goals) User-defined KPIs IT-developed KPIs as part of dashboard ©ASK LLC.Visual display of exception values or text Alerts .Importance Category Requirement Business Objects 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 Presentation 3 3 1 1 Alerting Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Conditional formatting .Email notification Alerts . trend arrows.user defined in addition to centrally defined Alert as RSS feed or textual display within dashboard 2 Analysis Trending .time based analysis 3 3 1 2 Analysis 3 1 2 3 KPIs / metrics Analysis Analysis Analysis Analysis This Year/Last Year analysis Top 10 ranking Assymetrical reporting (expand Q4. 2009 Page 37 of 59 .traffic lights.

relational. Web-Services) Dashboard integration with other tools in the BI Suite Guided analysis / workflow / link reports 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 2 Dashboard Interactivity 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 3 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery 2 Delivery 1 Delivery Delivery 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 2 Architecture 3 Architecture 0 Architecture Architecture 2 Architecture 3 3 Architecture 1 Architecture Architecture Other ©ASK LLC.consistently fast response time Auto refresh/requery of dashboard objects In-memory Web-based dashboard delivery Use of Applet/activex controls Support for Linux/Unix Support for 64-bit Broad and Flexible data access (OLAP.Importance Category Requirement Business Objects 3 Dashboard Interactivity Global filter for all gadgets in dashboard 2 3 3 Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Dashboard Interactivity Re-sort data in a table within an existing dashboard Drill-down Pivot / drill by other dimensions Drill from one dashboard to another with context passed Sliders/ Lassos to select content Flash animation Overall usability and navigation Print whole dashboard Export to PDF Export to Excel PowerPoint Print one widget Disconnected access Live Excel connectivity Caching . 2009 Page 38 of 59 .

Importance Category Requirement Business Objects 1 Other Annotations /Collaboration ©ASK LLC. 2009 Page 39 of 59 .

visualize. BI Scorecard .Evaluation of Advanced Visualization and Discovery Tools Importance Item Feature Feature Explanation or Purpose Score TIBCO Spotfire Delivery and Exploration 2 2 3 1 2 2 1 9 Visual appeal Web-deployment of dashboards/visualizations Consumer interactivity Consumer drill down and pivot Printing Ease of use for consumer Annotations Subtotal Delivery and Exploration Design and Analysis 2 2 2 1 2 2 Single step query. explore Advanced visualizations Spark lines Small multiples and Trellis Charts Bullet graphs Scatter plot Heat map or tree map Box plot Geospatial analysis Network chart Application of best practices in visual design Formatting and layout Customization of shapes Dashboard layout options Page 40 of 59 2 2 1 2 Copyright 2009.

Evaluation of Advanced Visualization and Discovery Tools Desktop or web authoring environment 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Multiple data sources presented Multiple data sources joined Tabular Manipulations Local calculations Aggregations Time series analysis Statistical analysis Monte Carlo simulation Tool positioning for author Ease of use for author Subtotal Design and Analysis 3 33 Architecture and Administration 1 2 3 Data Sources OLAP Relational Other Integration within existing BI environment Integration with BI platform for security OLAP sources supported Relational sources supported Other sources If tool is to be deployed along with enterprise BI. and data sources be accessed easily or must data be replicated Integration with BI platform for data into a separate analytic environment Copyright 2009. how does it integrate with platform If the tool is integrated with the BI platform. reports. BI Scorecard Page 41 of 59 . 2 3 Can existing cubes. meta data. consider data sources. security reuse.

The product should be compiled for native 64-bit In-memory products load the data into memory for speed of thought analysis. consider rapid deployment and ability to maintain separate from enterprise BI platform Can user IDs and passwords be used from Windows AD. degree of granular security How is data loaded into the tool and accessed Stand-alone deployment 3 3 2 External authentication Row. HR systems 2 1 Understanding of physical schemas in source systems 64-bit operating systems allow for greater data and user scalability. BI Scorecard Page 42 of 59 . LDAP. column. Some products will only load a subset of data into memory and leverage the OLAP server and other data sources to avoid replicated data and latency issues Are platforms and OS beyond Windows supported 2 Support for 64-bit OS 2 1 In-memory Support for Unix/Linux 24 Total Architecture and Administration Additional Information Copyright 2009. CRM.Evaluation of Advanced Visualization and Discovery Tools For departmental. subject security Data load and modeling features Ability to load data from multiple data sources into the cube or inmemory environment Access to ERP. or BI platform If separate security. stand-alone deployment.

difficult to do Minimal to no capability or requires coding Not fully evaluated Importance / Weighting 3 2 1 0 Essential. a "show stopper" or feature that significantly affects deployability and/or cost of ownership Important Nice to Have Not necessary Copyright 2009.Evaluation of Advanced Visualization and Discovery Tools Pricing LEGEND Product Scores 3 2 1 0 blank Exceptional capabilities Good capabilities Limited capability. BI Scorecard Page 43 of 59 .

BI Scorecard Page 44 of 59 .Evaluation of Advanced Visualization and Discovery Tools Advanced Visualization Tools TIBCO Spotfire Comments Score Tableau Comments (version 5.0) Score Corda CenterView Comments Score SAS Copyright 2009.

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Evaluation of Advanced Visualization and Discovery Tools Data Exploration Tools SAS JMP Comments Score QlikTech QlikView Comments SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Score Comments Copyright 2009. BI Scorecard Page 48 of 59 .

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OLAP. detailed scorecards. consistency. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.com Page 51 of 59 .biscorecard. workflow Save To Repository 64K row limit handled Relational Data Sources New Queries (relational) Filter values can come from cell Worksheet can contain multiple queries Formatting retained Tabular data sets & Pivot Tables Report formulas translated Charting imported from report OLAP Data Sources OLAP Drill & Pivot New formulas preserved in drill Spreadsheet Export from Report Scheduled spreadsheet Export tabular data set Export Chart Export Formulas SAP BusinessObjects IBM Cognos Hyperion System 9 Information Builde 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 108 109 110 119 118 111 183 184 113 114 115 117 112 116 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed.Importance Item Feature Spreadsheet Integration Add-In Additional Office Support (PPT. Word) Breadth of data sources (relational. planning) Suite integration. All rights reserved. www. reusability. 2 2 1 2 120 121 122 123 2 1 34 Export page breaks or master/detail 185 as separate worksheets 124 Export Formatting Spreadsheet Important/Essential Copyright 2009.

workflow Save To Repository 64K row limit handled Relational Data Sources New Queries (relational) Filter values can come from cell Worksheet can contain multiple queries Formatting retained Tabular data sets & Pivot Tables Report formulas translated Charting imported from report OLAP Data Sources OLAP Drill & Pivot New formulas preserved in drill Spreadsheet Export from Report Scheduled spreadsheet Export tabular data set Export Chart Export Formulas Information Builders Web Focus MicroStrategy Microsoft 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 108 109 110 119 118 111 183 184 113 114 115 117 112 116 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. 2 2 1 2 120 121 122 123 2 1 34 Export page breaks or master/detail 185 as separate worksheets 124 Export Formatting Spreadsheet Important/Essential Copyright 2009. detailed scorecards. consistency. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.Importance Item Feature Spreadsheet Integration Add-In Additional Office Support (PPT. All rights reserved.biscorecard. planning) Suite integration. reusability. OLAP.com Page 52 of 59 . www. Word) Breadth of data sources (relational.

ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.3 QlikView 8. www. planning) Suite integration.1.Importance Item Feature Spreadsheet Integration Add-In Additional Office Support (PPT.2 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 108 109 110 119 118 111 183 184 113 114 115 117 112 116 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. reusability. Word) Breadth of data sources (relational. OLAP. 2 2 1 2 120 121 122 123 2 1 34 Export page breaks or master/detail 185 as separate worksheets 124 Export Formatting Spreadsheet Important/Essential Copyright 2009. workflow Save To Repository 64K row limit handled Relational Data Sources New Queries (relational) Filter values can come from cell Worksheet can contain multiple queries Formatting retained Tabular data sets & Pivot Tables Report formulas translated Charting imported from report OLAP Data Sources OLAP Drill & Pivot New formulas preserved in drill Spreadsheet Export from Report Scheduled spreadsheet Export tabular data set Export Chart Export Formulas Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel) SAS BI Server 9.com Page 53 of 59 . detailed scorecards. All rights reserved. consistency.biscorecard.

workflow Save To Repository 64K row limit handled Relational Data Sources New Queries (relational) Filter values can come from cell Worksheet can contain multiple queries Formatting retained Tabular data sets & Pivot Tables Report formulas translated Charting imported from report OLAP Data Sources OLAP Drill & Pivot New formulas preserved in drill Spreadsheet Export from Report Scheduled spreadsheet Export tabular data set Export Chart Export Formulas QlikView 8. planning) Suite integration. www. consistency. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.com Page 54 of 59 . detailed scorecards.Importance Item Feature Spreadsheet Integration Add-In Additional Office Support (PPT.biscorecard. 2 2 1 2 120 121 122 123 2 1 34 Export page breaks or master/detail 185 as separate worksheets 124 Export Formatting Spreadsheet Important/Essential Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. reusability. Word) Breadth of data sources (relational.2 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 108 109 110 119 118 111 183 184 113 114 115 117 112 116 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. OLAP.

ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.Importance Item Feature Administration 148 3rd party authentication 182 Single Sign On 149 Use of NT or LDAP groups Optional internal (proprietary) 150 authentication Leverage source system security 151 (userid pass through) 152 Column level security 153 Row level security 154 Profiles for software functionality Meta data exchange with ETL or 156 modeling 157 Usage monitoring 158 Manage current sessions Impact analysis / change 159 management 160 Regression testing tools Locking / check out for multiple 161 developers 162 Dev/Test/Production Migration 163 Re-usable objects/components Administration Important/Essential Architecture Suite integration Breadth of Integration (query. detailed scorecards. dashboards. Unix (in addition to Windows) Support for 64-bit OS in 64-bit mode Load Balancing Broad Application Server Support Open BI Repository Caching Query Governers Multi lingual meta data translation Multi lingual interface Extensibility/Embedability Architecture Importantant/Essential SAP BusinessObjects IBM Cognos Hyperion System 9 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. reporting. All rights reserved. performance management) Consistent Server Infrastructure with central control for core BI Suite-wide Security Common Metadata Consistent User Interface Seamless navigation between modules Support for Linux.com Page 55 of 59 .biscorecard. www. 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 29 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 24 2 1 180 Documentation Quality 181 Bookmarks to save report versions Copyright 2009.

Importance Item Feature Administration 148 3rd party authentication 182 Single Sign On 149 Use of NT or LDAP groups Optional internal (proprietary) 150 authentication Leverage source system security 151 (userid pass through) 152 Column level security 153 Row level security 154 Profiles for software functionality Meta data exchange with ETL or 156 modeling 157 Usage monitoring 158 Manage current sessions Impact analysis / change 159 management 160 Regression testing tools Locking / check out for multiple 161 developers 162 Dev/Test/Production Migration 163 Re-usable objects/components Administration Important/Essential Architecture Suite integration Breadth of Integration (query. performance management) Consistent Server Infrastructure with central control for core BI Suite-wide Security Common Metadata Consistent User Interface Seamless navigation between modules Support for Linux. dashboards. All rights reserved. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.biscorecard. Unix (in addition to Windows) Support for 64-bit OS in 64-bit mode Load Balancing Broad Application Server Support Open BI Repository Caching Query Governers Multi lingual meta data translation Multi lingual interface Extensibility/Embedability Architecture Importantant/Essential Information Builders Web Focus MicroStrategy 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. detailed scorecards.com Page 56 of 59 . 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 29 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 24 2 1 180 Documentation Quality 181 Bookmarks to save report versions Copyright 2009. www. reporting.

com Page 57 of 59 .biscorecard.Importance Item Feature Administration 148 3rd party authentication 182 Single Sign On 149 Use of NT or LDAP groups Optional internal (proprietary) 150 authentication Leverage source system security 151 (userid pass through) 152 Column level security 153 Row level security 154 Profiles for software functionality Meta data exchange with ETL or 156 modeling 157 Usage monitoring 158 Manage current sessions Impact analysis / change 159 management 160 Regression testing tools Locking / check out for multiple 161 developers 162 Dev/Test/Production Migration 163 Re-usable objects/components Administration Important/Essential Architecture Suite integration Breadth of Integration (query. performance management) Consistent Server Infrastructure with central control for core BI Suite-wide Security Common Metadata Consistent User Interface Seamless navigation between modules Support for Linux. 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 29 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 24 2 1 180 Documentation Quality 181 Bookmarks to save report versions Copyright 2009.1. www. reporting. dashboards. All rights reserved. Unix (in addition to Windows) Support for 64-bit OS in 64-bit mode Load Balancing Broad Application Server Support Open BI Repository Caching Query Governers Multi lingual meta data translation Multi lingual interface Extensibility/Embedability Architecture Importantant/Essential Microsoft Oracle Enterprise BI (Siebel) SAS BI Server 9. detailed scorecards. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.3 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed.

biscorecard.1. dashboards.Importance Item Feature SAS BI Server 9.3 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 Administration 148 3rd party authentication 182 Single Sign On 149 Use of NT or LDAP groups Optional internal (proprietary) 150 authentication Leverage source system security 151 (userid pass through) 152 Column level security 153 Row level security 154 Profiles for software functionality Meta data exchange with ETL or 156 modeling 157 Usage monitoring 158 Manage current sessions Impact analysis / change 159 management 160 Regression testing tools Locking / check out for multiple 161 developers 162 Dev/Test/Production Migration 163 Re-usable objects/components Administration Important/Essential Architecture Suite integration Breadth of Integration (query. All rights reserved. 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 29 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 24 2 1 180 Documentation Quality 181 Bookmarks to save report versions Copyright 2009. performance management) Consistent Server Infrastructure with central control for core BI Suite-wide Security Common Metadata Consistent User Interface Seamless navigation between modules Support for Linux.com Page 58 of 59 . reporting. Unix (in addition to Windows) Support for 64-bit OS in 64-bit mode Load Balancing Broad Application Server Support Open BI Repository Caching Query Governers Multi lingual meta data translation Multi lingual interface Extensibility/Embedability Architecture Importantant/Essential BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. detailed scorecards. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. www.

2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 29 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 24 2 1 180 Documentation Quality 181 Bookmarks to save report versions Copyright 2009.Importance Item Feature Administration 148 3rd party authentication 182 Single Sign On 149 Use of NT or LDAP groups Optional internal (proprietary) 150 authentication Leverage source system security 151 (userid pass through) 152 Column level security 153 Row level security 154 Profiles for software functionality Meta data exchange with ETL or 156 modeling 157 Usage monitoring 158 Manage current sessions Impact analysis / change 159 management 160 Regression testing tools Locking / check out for multiple 161 developers 162 Dev/Test/Production Migration 163 Re-usable objects/components Administration Important/Essential Architecture Suite integration Breadth of Integration (query.com Page 59 of 59 .biscorecard. performance management) Consistent Server Infrastructure with central control for core BI Suite-wide Security Common Metadata Consistent User Interface Seamless navigation between modules Support for Linux. www.2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 BI Scorecard subscribers have access to completed. dashboards. detailed scorecards. Unix (in addition to Windows) Support for 64-bit OS in 64-bit mode Load Balancing Broad Application Server Support Open BI Repository Caching Query Governers Multi lingual meta data translation Multi lingual interface Extensibility/Embedability Architecture Importantant/Essential QlikView 8. All rights reserved. reporting. ASK LLC This publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.

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