How Much Does BI Software Cost? 2020 Pricing Guide

Pricing is one of the most important factors in choosing business intelligence (BI) software. While some vendors provide transparent pricing details on their websites, most of them prefer to provide a personalized price quote, as company needs and requirements vary. We’ve developed this pricing guide that details pricing types, additional costs a company needs to […]

QlikView Pricing: Understanding the Costs of Ownership

There’s no question that Qlik is one of the most notable business intelligence (BI) solutions in the market. However, many users have mentioned that deciphering its pricing model can be a bit of a headache. We tried our hand at clearing up the confusion. How Much Does It Cost? As an analytics and data visualization […]

Domo vs Tableau: Pros, Cons & the Bottom Line

Domo and Tableau are two business intelligence (BI) solutions that are dominating the market. Consistently a “leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports, Tableau is a data visualization and self-service analytics champion. Its intuitive interface and simple dashboard and reporting tools tend to make the solution the top choice for businesses. However, Domo is a cloud-based […]

Domo Pricing: What Are the Costs?

Domo is a self-service BI platform that consists of seven categories connected together into one hub to help users make better business decisions. It’s designed for all business users, regardless of technical expertise. Domo also provides customized solutions for job roles, industry and data connectors. We’ve reviewed Domo in the past and compared it with […]

Tableau vs Excel: Comparing Core Features and Functions

Many feel Tableau and Excel are competing solutions. Others think the tools are like apples and oranges. Both tools are used for data analysis. However, each takes a different approach to exploring data and finding key insights. Here’s a deeper look into what makes the two different: Spreadsheet vs Data Visualization The simple explanation: Excel is a […]

Looker vs. Tableau: Pricing and Features Comparison

Looker and Tableau are two of the more popular self-service business intelligence (BI) products on the market that help companies better visualize and understand their data. Product Overviews To summarize each product, here’s some information from our reviews of Looker and Tableau: Looker: Looker Data Platform is a data-discovery platform that helps companies make better business decisions through real-time access to data. […]

Microsoft Power BI Pricing: Licensing and Ownership Costs

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business intelligence and analytics service that provides a full overview of your most critical data. Connecting to all of your data sources, Power BI simplifies data evaluation and sharing with scalable dashboards, interactive reports, embedded visuals and more. We’ve reviewed Power BI in the past, but this post will […]

KPIs: What are they, how do you select one, and 5 important kpis.

What is a KPI? A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) embodies a strategic objective and measures performance against a goal. KPIs are applied to Business Intelligence (BI) to gauge trends, provide a metric, and assess tactical courses of action. It is common to divide KPIs into two types: outcomes and drivers. Outcome KPIs measure the output […]

Why Use Business Intelligence Tools? 10 Strategic Benefits

Business Intelligence (BI) software is a significant investment. You may be thinking: “Why do we need Business Intelligence?” To justify this expense, decision makers need to look at big picture advantages. BI compiles a company’s most essential data so employees can focus on answering crucial questions. Access to data allows for fast decision making and […]

Tableau vs Spotfire: Price and Feature Comparison

Tableau and Spotfire are two giants in the self-service business intelligence (BI) market. They allow users of varying skill levels to visually analyze data with dashboards, charts and reports. While both reduce dependence on IT through greater BI accessibility, the two solutions aren’t interchangeable. Here, we’ll compare both products to highlight these differences and take […]