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Business Intelligence (BI) Tools

Best Business Intelligence (BI) Tools

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Business Intelligence Tools Overview

What is Business Intelligence (BI)?

Business Intelligence products are all designed to make sense of the huge quantities of data that organizations accumulate over time, by analyzing it and presenting it in a form where it can guide decision-making.


Business Intelligence products (BI) make up a large heterogeneous category of software. Not all tools in the category can be meaningfully compared to each other. There are several sub-categories of tools of which the most substantive are Full-Stack Business Intelligence Tools and Data Visualization Tools.

Business Intelligence Tools Features & Capabilities

  • BI Platform Type

  • Supported Data Sources

  • Standard Reporting

  • Ad-Hoc Reporting

  • Report Output and Scheduling

  • Data Discovery and Visualization

  • Access Control and Security

  • Mobile Capabilities

  • APIs / Embedding

Full-Stack Business Intelligence Tools

Full-stack or traditional products are enterprise-level tools designed to solve the specific problem of enterprise data silos. Much crucial business data is stored in a range of different data stores, many attached to business applications like ERP. These tools consolidate all data in a data warehouse which is a relational database designed for data mining instead of transactional processing.


Slices of data from the warehouse—usually summary data for a single department like sales or finance—are stored in a “data mart” for quick access. All of this structured data is normalized by using an ETL process (Extract, Transform and Load) whereby transactional data is combined into a single pool of data and then “transformed” into a more appropriate format for querying and analysis before being written in the data warehouse database.


The Full-Stack Business Intelligence TrustMap shows only those products that belong in this sub-category.

Data Discovery and Visualization Business Intelligence

Data Visualization products have a different purpose. These products are primarily designed to help data analysts discover patterns in large quantities of data and to build compelling visual representations which allow these patterns to be easily understood.


These tools often use a technology called in-memory analytics to query data residing on a computer’s RAM rather than on a physical disk which means that the data does not have to be stored anywhere for subsequent analysis.


The Data Visualization TrustMap shows only those tools that belong in this sub-category.

Pricing Information

Business Intelligence software is generally quite expensive. However, it’s worth remembering that it is often money very well-spent in terms of significantly improved decision-making.


One of the impediments to understanding pricing is that vendors base their pricing on a broad range of different variables from number of users to number of CPU cores.


However, as a very rough guide, advanced report authoring can cost $2,000 to $2,500 per seat, while interactive report viewing can be about half that amount. Static report viewing can be as little as $50 per seat.

Business Intelligence (BI) Products

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Altvia Answers is purpose-built to private equity that provides an interactive business intelligence and analytics solution that allows you to view data from multiple sources all in one place. According to the vendor, Answers makes it easy to perform complex analyses at any time as an end-to-end,...

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InsightHub offers a diverse array of qualitative and quantitative research tools all in one place, making it easy to manage, distribute and activate insight. Powerful user management features, the ability to run unlimited concurrent projects and a range of participant controls means access can ev...

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Pi Dashboard Pi is the vendor's easy-to-use business intelligence dashboard. Interactive dashboards offer a single reporting tool which can show data from multiple sources, enabling any user to visualize and interact with their data in real time, anywhere, on any device. Pi Analytics The vendor s...

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Gazelle.ai from the company of the same name headquartered in Montreal is a market intelligence service which also provides business development analytics for devising a targeting strategy.

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PriceComparator offers the ability to analyze your competitors' marketing campaigns. It comes with friendly dashboards that include the ability to model micro-segments of products, channels, geographies, promotions and so on. The vendor says it combines a complete pricing database with advanced p...

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Blendo is a cloud or SaaS-based self-service integration platform with robust ETL capabilities and compatibility with a variety of data warehouses. Blendo also allows user control over sync timing and access to historical external data.

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Omni Observer is a content monitoring tool from Hoodin. When the management of information and insights from the outside world are of the utmost importance, Omni Observer allows users to monitor various types of digital content to create reports, and provides users with the most relevant external...

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Axmor is a custom software development services company focused on providing IT solutions for tech startups and small businesses that require additional expertise across multiple IT fields. They help develop systems, automate business processes, and handle integration with third-party services. A...

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Intellicus Technologies headquartered in Los Gatos offers business intelligence dashboards, self-serve ad hoc reporting, and a range of data analytics and reporting features.

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360factors’ Risk Insight product, Insight360, incorporates internal and external data along with artificial intelligence technology to intelligently predict risks. The vendor claims these insights transform risk management programs into a competitive advantage by delivering information that the c...