I was recently asked to document some pros and cons to using OrgChart in Live versus using it in Staged. I had a think and will share some of my thoughts below.
I don't think there's any particular strong advantages to using either architecture, but I would always recommend using the Live version where data, bandwidth and hardware will permit strong performance. Being able to see the data in real-time and having all data access controlled by SAP's strong authorization method is unrivalled in the Staged solution. The Hybrid approach can be useful for clients with datasets too large to process analytic calculations in real-time.
Thanks to Stephen Burr for suggesting adding Hybrid to the original blog.