EMA Comparative Survey: Birst, SAP Business Objects, Oracle, and MicroStrategy

Shawn Rogers and John Myers

Business Intelligence Platforms for Mid-size Organizations is a comparative survey based on the five categories, inclusive of 75 features and functions, that comprise Enterprise Management Associates' Business Intelligence Continuum. The Continuum acts as a framework to define and compare critical factors contributing to enterprise class business intelligence platforms. In this paper, industry analysts Shawn Rogers and John Myers compare and contrast the functionality available in:

• Birst Agile Business Analytics 5.2
• MicroStrategy Business Intelligence v9.2
• Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g
• SAP Business Objects BI 4.0

Each of the above vendors are analyzed across features and functions as well as other key areas that influence BI success to help readers understand the differences among these solutions and the value each deliver.