On April 16, 2016, CA Technologies (CA) announced that it would no longer distribute CABI 4.1 with BusinessObjects. CA stated that the company will instead distribute CABI 6.x with TIBCO® Jaspersoft. Though CA Technologies downplayed the announcement, its breakup with BusinessObjects is a big deal. Here are three reasons why:
At 5000fish, we’ve been providing an alternative to CABI BusinessObjects since 1999 with Yurbi’s CA integration. Many of our customers have already decided to use Yurbi’s reporting tools versus CABI BusinessObjects, which is now CABI Jaspersoft.
Our customers who are also CA customers will not experience any reporting disruption and are privy to a few added benefits. One benefit to CA customers who use Yurbi is that they do not need to know SQL code or hire a developer because Yurbi is a codeless BI tool, unlike BusinessObjects or Jaspersoft. Another benefit to using Yurbi versus CABI is that Yurbi works with all of your data sources, not just CA data.
For many CA customers, the switch from BusinessObjects to Jaspersoft could be a deal breaker in CA contract renewals because of how labor-intensive it will be to recreate all of the BusinessObjects reports into Jaspersoft. Yurbi customers who are currently using Yurbi versus CABI and decide to leave CA will be able to do so easily because Yurbi reports against the underlying database and not via the Service Desk APIs. Yurbi can continue to make the CA information accessible even when the application is no longer running making migration easier as you don’t have to worry about losing access to your valuable historical information.
One final benefit to Yurbi customers who also use CA is that Yurbi customers receive a high level of technical support for reporting, which is lacking within CABI. Because CABI users are working with a CA partner versus CA itself, CABI users must go through CA as the middleman in order to reach the technical experts at BusinessObjects or Jaspersoft. Yurbi users work directly with our customer success team, which is committed to ensuring complete success in both the use and adoption of Yurbi’s reporting tools.