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Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
Best Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
- Top Rated Business Intelligence (BI) Tools include: Cyfe, InsightSquared, Alteryx Analytics, Sisense, ThoughtSpot, TIBCO Spotfire, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Looker, Domo, Tableau Online, BOARD, Dundas BI, Google Charts, and Zoho Analytics.
- Other Business Intelligence (BI) Tools on the TrustMap include: Microsoft BI, SAP Crystal, Salesforce Analytics, and Qlik Sense.
- 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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Formerly BIRT iHub, Opentext Actuate Information Hub is a BI platform and data management system.
Ayasdi Core is a business intelligence software offering from Ayasdi.
Analyza is a business intelligence solution that is provided by PIT Business. The vendor provides support services in Luxembourg, Belgium, France, and other parts of Europe. Analyza allows users to: Build several indicators and dashboardsBuild ad-hoc analysis without IT knowledgeNavigate throu...
ClicData is a business intelligence solution that enables users to view, manipulate, analyze and distribute dashboards. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution allows users to quickly turn business data into a competitive advantage to increase market share, revenue and profit. Addi...
ZAP Business Intelligence is a business intelligence software offering from ZAP Business Intelligence.
ORBIT is a business intelligence software offering from ORBIT Analytics.
CloudSoft is a simple, cloud-based CRM system for SMBs.
Izenda is a business intelligence software offering from Izenda.
Visual KPI is a business intelligence software offering from Transpara.
Dimensional Insight provides integrated business intelligence and performance management solutions globally.
The Kalido Business Information Modeler is a business intelligence tool, from Magnitude Software (formerly Kalido, rebranded after that company's merger with Noetix).
Prism is a business intelligence software offering from Prism Skylabs.
Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time. It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map. It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, pri...
Yurbi is a business intelligence solution that is designed to bridge the gap between business users and intelligent data. It provides the business user with the ability to connect, secure, and collaborate with data to make better business decisions. According to the vendor, Yurbi brings the power...
Noetix is a business intelligence software offering from Noetix.
iCharts is a leading Business Intelligence and Analytics solution for NetSuite. With this solution, users can transform their NetSuite data into interactive, real-time analytics without leaving their NetSuite dashboard. iCharts includes drag-and-drop chart creation and best-practice templates. Th...
9 Spokes is a smart dashboard that is designed to help companies see their business more clearly. Key metrics across essential areas of the user’s business are displayed in one place, revealing exactly how it's performing. The vendor’s value proposition is that 9 Spokes makes it easier for compan...
Numetric is an easy-to-use BI tool for non-experts. It can handle data centralization, data cleaning, as well as analysis and publishing.
Datadeck aims to put everyone in sync with beautiful dashboards of all your data sources.
ClearStory Data is a business intelligence software offering from ClearStory.