Business Objects Crystal Enterprise Dashboard Screenshots

Business Dashboard Topic: Example of Dashboard OEM Solution. Continuing with the series of enterprise dashboard screenshots that go along with the Dashboard Spy post “Meta Group Rating of Vendors for Enterprise Reporting and Enterprise Dashboards“, we look at some enterprise dashboard screenshots from Business Objects.

In the study, Business Objects, with their Crystal Enterprise product, tied for second place with a rating of 5.4, tying Actuate. As Meta Group stated in their vendor ranking study:

Business Objects XI Crystal Enterprise and Live Office

The Business Objects XI release of Crystal Enterprise and Live Office is the most widely deployed enterprise
reporting and dashboard product in the industry. With the XI release, the Crystal Enterprise product is now
integrated with the entire Business Objects product suite. Business Objects maintains a leading presence in
the market through a large OEM and partner ecosystem. Business Objects finishes tied for second in the
overall vendor ranking, within one-fifth of a point of the leader.

Strengths

• Best-in-class presence; one of two most often shortlisted products
• Best-in-class parameter processing, usability, and administration
• Above-average scores in distribution, scalability and performance, and pricing
• The BI Encyclopedia introduced in the XI release improves the metadata for end users

Limitations

• Connectivity to non-relational legacy data sources requires support through Data Direct at an additional
cost
• No real-time data access support or EII capability
• No check in/check out or versioning support for multiple developers

The exciting development at Business Objects since the release of the vendor study has been the acquisition of the flash-based Xcelsius product. We’ve featured quite a few Crystal Xcelsius enterprise dashboards here on the Dashboard Spy. The last enterprise dashboard screenshot below is an Xcelsius screen.

Crystal Enterprise dashboard

Crystal Portal

Performance Dashboard

Enterprise Portal Dashboard

Crystal Xcelsius Dashboard

Tags: OEM Dashboard, Enterprise Dashboard Vendor Ratings, Business Objects Enterprise Dashboards, Meta Group Evaluation of Enterprise Reporting and Dashboards, Dashboard OEM

PS. For an updated look at how dashboard oem solutions may benefit your company, check out the desktop dashboards by Klipfolio. They have a compelling dashboard oem solution for software vendors or for end users.

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