5 Business Intelligence Vendors to Watch in 2017

Business intelligence (BI) solutions have changed how organizations stay competitive. Instead of relying on gut feeling, decision makers are able to turn to data and identify growth opportunities. In 2016, Gartner changed its Magic Quadrant criteria for evaluating BI and analytics solutions, allowing some newer contenders to rise in the market. We reviewed some key […]

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 […]

Tableau vs Spotfire: Price and Feature Comparison

Tableau and Spotfire are two very similar business intelligence solutions.  Both target users with the same goal: to quickly visualize data from various sources. While both solutions have the same end-goal, they approach their target users differently. The skill level needed to make the most of each solution varies. Spotfire allows advanced users to make predictions […]

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 has always been a mystery in the business intelligence (BI) industry. Its restrictive non-disclosure agreements, hidden pricing and top-secret BI apps have caused a lot of curiosity and frustration over the years. Some interested users have gone to great lengths just to compare Domo against other solutions. However, in early 2016 the secretive BI and data […]

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 […]

Tableau vs IBM Cognos: Compare Key Features and Functionality

IBM Cognos and Tableau are both well-known in the business intelligence (BI) software market. When comparing them, though, their differences are clear as they target two distinct markets. Tableau is a champion visualization tool with a very modern interface and easy drag-and-drop abilities. Many different users can use Tableau to create insightful dashboards and reports. Cognos incorporates visualizations, […]

The Data-Driven Executive: BI Dashboard Features Your CEO Needs

Dashboards have recently grown in popularity among businesses, with the largest group using them being C-level executives, like CEOs. Data has become a critical resource for organizations to improve their bottom line and figure out what opportunities to focus on next. However, many still struggle with extracting valuable insight from data and acting on it. […]

Tableau vs Power BI: Comparing Pros and Cons

Power BI and Tableau are two business intelligence (BI) solutions with different purposes.   Power BI is a Microsoft product that was designed as an Excel upgrade. For those already using Excel, this program is a natural fit. This solution is also relatively new, so some features are still being added. Tableau presently has the […]

Microsoft Power BI Pricing: Licensing and Ownership Costs

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution with two product packages. There are other similar solutions in a variety of price ranges. However, Power BI is one of the most affordable. How is Power BI Priced? Power BI has a simple pricing structure. Power BI: This offering is free to any single user and […]