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Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
Best Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
- Top Rated Business Intelligence (BI) Tools include: InsightSquared, Cyfe, Alteryx Analytics, ThoughtSpot, Sisense, TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau Desktop, Looker, Domo, Tableau Online, Google Charts, BOARD, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Server, Zoho Analytics, and Dundas BI.
- Other Business Intelligence (BI) Tools on the TrustMap include: Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, SAP Crystal, and Salesforce Analytics.
- A complete list of Business Intelligence (BI) Tools is available here.
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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
Report Output and Scheduling
Data Discovery and Visualization
Access Control and Security
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.
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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Chartio is a business intelligence tool that connects to the world’s most popular data sources in real-time by working with an organization’s database. Some key features include: Drag and Drop UI, Powerful Query Mode and Powerful Filters.
Panorama Necto is a business intelligence solution that provides enterprises with new ways to collaborate and create unique contextual connections. Some key features include: Workboards/Dashboards, Advanced Analytics, and Contextual Discovery.
Cyfe is all-in-one dashboard software for analyzing data from online services like Google Analytics, Salesforce, AdSense, MailChimp, Amazon, Facebook, etc.
Pentaho is a suite of open source business intelligence and analytics products, now offered and supported by Hitachi Data Systems since the June 2015 acquisition.
Grow is a business intelligence software that is designed to empower businesses to become data-driven and accelerate growth by aligning team objectives and inspiring strategic decisions. According to the vendor, Grow’s data dashboards are the simplest way to unite data from hundreds of sources, i...
Klipfolio is online KPI dashboarding software.
BOARD aims to be #1 decision-making platform for organizations of any size. Founded in 1994, BOARD International has enabled more than 3000 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and Predictive Analytics applications on a single unified and p...
The GoodData Enterprise Insights Platform is a cloud-based, end-to-end solution that promises to gather data and user decisions and transforms them into actionable insights delivered at the point of work. According to the vendor, this empowers enterprises and software companies to integrate insig...
BizNet Excel Suite is a document management software offering from BizNet Software. It includes features such as a business reporting and analytics platform and provides real-time access to your business data from Microsoft Excel.
Logi Analytics is a developer-grade analytics platform designed for application teams needing to rapidly build, deploy, and maintain mission-critical applications. Logi serves the embedded model, so companies increase the likelihood of building valuable, long lasting applications. The vendor foc...
Endeca is a business intelligence platform for analyzing unstructured data.
Business Intelligence for Office 365 allows users to model and analyze their data, and query large datasets with complex natural language queries. The tool also allows users to easily visualize their data in Excel with the help of Power View and Power Map.
This web-based dashboard software displays data in real-time from databases, data warehouses, spreadsheets, XML and other data sources in a single location. iDashboards' built-in security framework provides role-based user permissions and access control. iDashboards Enterprise Suite is complete w...
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regar...
SAS Visual Analytics provides a complete platform for analytics visualization, enabling users to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren't initially evident. Interactive, self-service BI and reporting capabilities are combined with out-of-the-box advanced analytics so everyone can ...
Tableau Public is a free edition of the Desktop product. With this edition, data can only be published to the Tableau public website and does not allow work to be saved or exported locally.