Looker and Tableau Acquisitions: What It Means For the BI Industry

The business intelligence (BI) market is changing, including two major acquisitions announced recently. On June 6, 2019, Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. announced that it plans to acquire data visualization platform Looker for $2.6 billion. Then a week later, CRM software company Salesforce revealed that it bought data analytics provider Tableau for $15.7 billion. And […]

How Much Does BI Software Cost? 2019 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 […]

2019 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: 5 Key Insights and Market Leaders

The analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry is rapidly shifting to modernize its tools and platforms. In its 2019 Analytics and Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant, Gartner outlines important market trends and evaluates 21 vendors on their offerings. The extensive report can be a long read, so we’ve recapped the key insights and highlighted the market […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]