Tableau Pricing: Features, Costs and Top BI Alternatives

Tableau is a business intelligence solution that provides users drag-and-drop functionality for preparing data, creating dashboards and visualizations, and sharing insights with other users. It has three main products: Desktop, Server and Online. Tableau has recently debuted Tableau Prep, a new platform that allows analysts to clean and prepare data more efficiently.  We’ve reviewed Tableau […]

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 […]

How to Evaluate Embedded BI in 5 Easy Steps

If wading through a sea of embedded BI solutions in search of the perfect fit for your product sounds daunting, it should. Wading really isn’t what you want to be doing, but it’s what SaaS providers end up doing when they launch a product search without a plan. They may happen upon a suitable solution […]

6 Ways to Select the Right Business Software

We have entered the zettabyte era, an astonishing fact that represents the vast amount of data being transmitted, connected and consumed. Companies and organizations are being challenged to analyze this massive consumption of information – it’s extremely hard to do that manually, in most cases, even not possible. That being said, the importance of using […]

5 Characteristics of a SaaS-Focused Embedded BI Application

There are hundreds of business intelligence (BI) solutions on the market, but not all of them are well suited to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment. Some are intended as standalone products, others designed for on-premises (“on-prem”) deployment, and still others built for use by individual consumers rather than whole businesses. As a SaaS provider, wading through […]

Business Intelligence Management: Get the Most Out of Your BI

In the past, it was simply data analytics. Now, it’s full business intelligence management (BIM) that incorporates all areas of technologies, strategies, applications, and best practices to optimize business operations, sales, supply chain and, ultimately, growth. What does Business Intelligence Management do for me? Difficult strategic evaluation is now a thing of the past. What […]

Know the Lingo: 7 BI Buzzwords Explained

By Nicole Hitner, Exago Finding the right business intelligence solution is hard enough without also having to decrypt industry jargon. When different software vendors use the same word to describe different (or worse, slightly different) things, it can get even trickier to find what you’re looking for. To help you get your search off on […]

7 Key Business Intelligence Trends for 2019

“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off that ol’ Lone Ranger,” and you don’t run your business without analytics. As 2018 wanes, the company that dismisses business intelligence does so at its own peril. Over the past half decade, as BI solutions have evolved, […]

What’s Next for Business Intelligence Software? 2019 Predictions

According to the Business Application Research Center’s (BARC) 2018 Business Intelligence Survey, the BI market is awash in a sea of IT meta-trends. These meta-trends lately have included data digitalization and its security/privacy, solution agility and cloud deployment (SaaS), mobile platforms and artificial intelligence. Taking the initiative, we asked several BI software experts to predict what awaits the market in 2019 […]

How to Choose a Business Intelligence Solution That’s Right for Your Business

By Anne Louise Thorbecke, Phocas Choosing the right business intelligence (BI) solution for your company can be overwhelming. There are niche solutions, general solutions and everything in between. Some BI providers specialize in certain industries, business sizes or even job roles. To muddle things further, many vendors offer solutions that are of outstanding quality, which […]