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Tableau vs QlikView vs SAP BusinessObjects

Building Dashboards and Interactive Visualizations

Qlik vs Tableau vs BusinessObjects E-book

Often as business intelligence professionals, we are tasked by clients to create “dashboards”.  During the discovery and design phase of these dashboards we repeatedly discover that our clients actually want more analysis and less of a dashboard.  While the distinction may not be clear to the audience, the difference in these two goals is significant in helping us to decide what tool to use and the manner in which we present the data.

In this article we will discuss three different vendors and their tools:  SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Designer and Explorer, Qlik’s QlikView and Qlik Sense, and Tableau’s Tableau.  Each tool has their own advantages and we’ll evaluate each one in the following categories:

  • Ad Hoc Analysis
  • Dashboards
  • Visualizations
  • Metadata
  • Data Performance
  • Security
  • Server versus Client Install
  • Mobile Accessibility

Discover the Details of Tableau vs QlikView (and Qlik Sense) vs SAP BusinessObjects

Download the whitepaper to discover how we compare the data visualization tools and which tools do best in each category.