Compare business intelligence (BI) and analytics software for small and medium business

Our business intelligence (BI) and analytics software solutions are designed, packaged, and priced to address the unique needs of small and medium business. Start with SAP Crystal solutions for your BI essentials, or choose SAP Edge solutions if you’re a growing business in need of analytics, information management, planning, and compliance support. Looking for data visualization capabilities? The visualization starter pack, which includes SAP Lumira, fits the bill for companies of any size. Compare solutions – and find the best fit for your company.

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Small – Essential BI Midsize – Data Visualization Midsize – Comprehensive Analytics
SAP Crystal solutions Visualization Starter Pack SAP Edge solutions
At a glance
Affordable, entry-level BI essentials for small companies and departmental deployments. Start with what you need now and add new capabilities as your business grows. Data visualization and exploration software to help you quickly spot and share new insights – without tapping IT resources. Complete analytics with real-time BI, information management, planning and compliance solutions – for growing and medium-sized businesses.
Pricing (USD) Client tools from $495
Server options from $1995
From €6k for 10 users
Financing available from SAP
From €10k for 10 users
Financing available from SAP
Deployment 1 server and/or desktop clients Server(s) and desktop client 1 server
Maximum # of users 250 concurrent + 100 named 50 concurrent + 250 named 50 concurrent + 250 named
Typical implementation time* Immediate - 8 days 2 - 4 weeks 4 - 8 weeks
Support available Desktop: Community forum, pay on a per issue basis
Server: Unlimited online, email, and phone support with maintenance contract
Unlimited online, email, and phone support with maintenance contract Unlimited online, email, and phone support with maintenance contract
Services available Training Training & consulting Training & consulting
Packaging Bundles or individual products available Sold as a single package Sold as a suite
Supported data sources RDBMS, Excel/CSV, XML, SAP HANA, HIVE RDBMS, Excel/CSV, OLAP, unstructured, SAP HANA, HIVE RDBMS, OLAP, unstructured, SAP HANA, HIVE
Supported SAP applications All SAP applications All SAP applications All SAP applications
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SAP Crystal solutions Visualization Starter Pack SAP Edge solutions
Compare Features
Information Delivery
Production reports: Format interactive reports with automated scheduling & delivery
Report developer version: Add pixel-perfect reports to a custom application
Dashboards: Drill from summary to detail to monitor performance
Search-based BI: Navigate & explore BI data with the ease of Internet search
Mobile BI: Access BI content from any mobile device
Ad-hoc query & analysis: Create queries from trusted data & analyze "on the fly" using pivot tables
Data discovery: Ask and answer questions of the data without relying on IT to create a query or report
Microsoft Office integration: Support for Active Directory, SharePoint, and Office products
Content management: Automate management & delivery of reports, dashboards, data & other analytic content via one management framework
Delivery: Access content through BI workspace, Microsoft Office documents, email, corporate portals & mobile devices
Personalization: Secure and deliver content & data relevant to user roles
Analysis
Data visualization: Use interactive graphs & charts to navigate data without relying on IT Yes, with SAP Lumira
Direct access to data
Data enrichment & transformation by analysts
OLAP analysis: "Slice & dice" multidimensional data and analyze "what-if" scenarios
Packaged planning & budgeting: Support complete top-down & bottom-up approaches
Forecasting & modeling: Create rolling forecasts & incorporate real-time actuals with historical data
Financial consolidation: Achieve a fast financial close & improve compliance
Statutory reporting: Manage regulatory & internal reporting requirements
Scorecards: Align goals, initiatives & KPIs to close the gap between strategy & execution
Data & database management
Data integration: Graphically extract, transform & load data with impact analysis and data lineage
Data quality: Centralize discovery, correction & prevention of data issues
Semantic layer: Present data to end users in consistent business terms
Pre-configured data mart options: Speed deployments with sample reports, prebuilt data flows & business logic
Analytics database: Consolidate your data & get fast response times with a columnar, high performance database
  SAP Crystal solutions Visualization Starter Pack SAP Edge solutions


*All implementation results are for informational purposes only and the examples provided while based on actual SAP customers’ experiences do not represent commitments or guarantees by SAP and/or its partners. Actual pricing, costs, and implementation results may vary, based on customer-specific requirements and needs. The only warranties for SAP products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.