Business Objects versus SSRS

09 June,2014 by Jack Vamvas

Question: I’d like to implement a low-cost Reporting solution. The user base is internal IT staff.

We’d like to exploit a large investment in a SQL Server infrastructure

Answer: Based on the  SQL Server platform, there are two widely used reporting frameworks. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Business Objects (BOBJ).  There are other options, but these two frameworks dominate  with a wide user-base

Some factors  to consider in deciding SSRS versus BOBJ.

1)      Does your DBA team support SSRS installations? Do they have standards in place , so customers can easily integrate?

2)      BOBJ charges by named user or CPU. SSRS is packaged with SQL Server. There are no additional costs in adding the SSRS toolset

3)      Without question BOBJ has a wider range of reporting, dashboards and visualisation build-ins. End-Users prefer the visual approach. Keep in mind the user base. If the end users are more IT oriented , this may not be such a factor

4)       SSRS requires developers to build reports. BOBJ implements a  user self-service model. Depending on the planned implementation , developer costs may be less with BOBJ

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Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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