Compare SQL Server Reporting Services & Crystal Reports

To date, many organizations have relied on Crystal Reports for production reporting of data stored in SQL Server.  But with the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft offers a version of Reporting Services that is an excellent alternative to Crystal Reports, so many organizations are migrating away from Business Objects licensing to the Microsoft platform.    The following article compares the two reporting applications… Read more

Compare PerformancePoint Server – Pricing Strategy

  Access to PerformancePoint Server license costs can be found by simply running a search on www.microsoft.com for PerformancePoint pricing.  The top results will direct you to the PerformancePoint site and the ‘How to Buy’ link.   There are three license types for PerformancePoint: – Server  ($20K) – Client Access License, or CAL  ($195/user) ** This is a Server/CAL license model; there are not licenses for… Read more

Compare SharePoint Products – Business Intelligence features

SharePoint Products Comparison – download detailed feature matrix   Business Intelligence features of SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise: (that are not included in SharePoint Server 2007 Standard, SharePoint Services 3.0 or SharePoint Portal Server 2003)   Excel Services Data Connection Libraries Business Data Catalog Business Data Web Parts Business Data Actions Business Intelligence Dashboards Report Center Key Performance Indicators… Read more

Compare SQL Server Enterprise & Standard Editions – Business Intelligence features

  Enterprise & Standard Edition Feature Comparisons: – Microsoft SQL Server 2008  – Microsoft SQL Server 2005     Business Intelligence features of SQL Server Enterprise Edition: (that are not in the Standard Edition)   Advanced Analytics – Account intelligence – Linked measures and dimensions – Perspectives – Semiadditive measures – Writeback dimensions Scalability and Performance – Proactive… Read more