List of Business Intelligence Products in The BI Survey

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    Entrinsik

    Entrinsik is a privately held BI software company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1984, Entrinsik joined the business intelligence market in 2002 with the development of a web-based reporting tool for customers who use MultiValue databases, such as UniVerse and UniData. MultiValue databases contain a list of values within a single field, which slows down report preparation and complicates the process.

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    InfoZoom

    humanIT software GmbH is a software vendor founded in 1997 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute in Bonn, Germany. It is now an independent subsidary of proALPHA Group, a provider of ERP technology. humanIT serves 19 countries from its Bonn office and has over 1,000 customers with more than 100,000 users across 20 industries.

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    Looker

    Looker is a web-based platform dedicated to providing a managed, standardized and trusted view of business data. This consistency can be achieved by using a data description language (LookML) to create a metadata layer on the required data source. Looker is particularly powerful in embedding solutions and creating interactive visualizations and dashboards. In addition, the product also provides functions for business users, who can use the LookML metadata layer to query different data sources.

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    Qlik Sense

    Qlik, originally founded in 1993 in Lund, Sweden, moved its headquarters to the United States in 2005 after raising funds from several venture capital firms while successfully marketing the company’s beachhead platform called QlikView. The company is currently owned by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo after its acquisition in 2016. Qlik offers a compelling portfolio of end-to-end platform-based solutions for analytics and data management. Its extensive portfolio was formed by substantial internal development and multiple strategic acquisitions.

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    QlikView

    Qlik, originally founded in 1993 in Lund, Sweden, moved its headquarters to the United States in 2005 after raising funds from several venture capital firms while successfully marketing the company’s beachhead platform called QlikView. The company is currently owned by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo after its acquisition in 2016. Qlik offers a compelling portfolio of end-to-end platform-based solutions for analytics and data management. Its extensive portfolio was formed by substantial internal development and multiple strategic acquisitions.

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    Report One

    Report One is a French BI software company with approximately 75 employees. Since its foundation in 2001, which was also the year its BI product MyReport was first released, Report One has expanded its presence to four offices spread across France. This is also where most of the vendor’s current customers are based. 220 value-added resellers (VARs) support Report One by distributing MyReport, mainly in France too.

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    SAP Analytics Cloud

    SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP’s strategic cloud offering and web-based analytics platform, brings together capabilities such as BI and data visualization, planning and augmented analytics for different user roles into one integrated product and user experience. In addition to using it with its own data models, SAP Analytics Cloud can also be used as a front end for other SAP data sources in hybrid cloud scenarios (e.g., with SAP HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, etc.) without moving, caching or persisting the data into the cloud.

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    TARGIT

    TARGIT Decision Suite is an integrated BI platform that offers integrated reporting, dashboard creation, ad hoc reporting and data discovery capabilities. It is mainly used to create applications such as vertical solutions or to be used as OEM or embedded content.

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    Zoho Analytics

    Zoho Corporation began life in 1996 as a software company called Adventnet, Inc., which focused on building network management products. The company was renamed in 2009 and now operates three distinct divisions including Zoho, which develops and sells a suite of business applications.

  • Bissantz

    Bissantz

    Bissantz DeltaMaster is a flexible, integrated BI and analytics product for (advanced) data analysis (including statistical and advanced analytics methods), ad hoc reporting, dashboards and planning. Analysis of large data volumes and data-dense visualizations are two of the product’s specialties.

  • Board

    Board

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] Board was founded in 1994 and employs more than 400 people worldwide. Both its European head office and software development headquarters are located in Chiasso, Switzerland. A second regional US headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • CALUMO, an insightsoftware company

    CALUMO

    CALUMO offers a BI, analytics and CPM application that gives organizations a platform to create and deliver reporting and business planning models. The primary content authoring environment for CALUMO is Excel. Once the CALUMO add-in is installed, users can create spreadsheets, charts and dashboards in Excel and publish them to the web via features appearing on Excel’s ribbon menu.

  • Cubeware

    Cubeware

    Cubeware offers a BI and analytics platform called Cubeware Solutions Platform (CSP). Cubeware Cockpit is the main BI and analytics front end of the platform and offers integrated functionality for dashboards, ad hoc reporting, analysis and planning. The product, which is targeted at business power users, can run on various multidimensional databases and offers good layout, graphic and interactive capabilities for screen-based reporting and analysis.

  • DigDash

    DigDash

    DigDash Enterprise is a solution designed for business users to create interactive data applications. This dashboard functionality is complemented by a set of predefined statistical methods as well as R and Python integration; ad hoc query capabilities within dashboard applications; and functions to create PowerPoint, PDF and Excel documents based on dashboard content, text and video material.

  • Domo

    Domo

    Domo is a cloud-based business intelligence platform that unifies access to an organization’s data through a single, self-service solution for all business roles, allowing anyone to leverage the information they need to make smarter choices in real time.

  • Dundas Data Visualization Inc.

    Dundas

    Dundas is a privately held company with approximately 100 employees headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1992, Dundas began building its reputation as an innovator in visualization software with its ‘Chart’ product, which it sold to Microsoft in 2007. In 2014, Dundas launched itself into the market for all-in-one BI platforms with the first release of Dundas BI, a full-featured and modern analytics and BI platform.

  • Exago

    Exago

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] Exago BI is a modern web-based BI and analytics solution strongly focused on the provision of interactive embedded analytics features. The solution includes features for dashboard creation, ad hoc query and formatted reporting. It was built for business users as content creators.

  • IBM

    IBM Cognos Analytics

    IBM® Cognos® Analytics with Watson (Cognos Analytics, CA) is a web-based product for formatted reporting, dashboards, ad hoc reporting and analysis. It is based on a central end-to-end platform for administration, data preparation and modeling. Data modeling (and data preparation) for business users has become a central capability of the Cognos Analytics platform, which is a clear shift from the former developer-oriented Framework Manager.

  • IBM

    IBM Planning Analytics

    IBM Planning Analytics is essentially a high-performance, multidimensional in-memory database for analytics and planning (formerly called TM1). The solution, which uses Excel as its main front end, offers capabilities for creating content (e.g., modeling, templates) in Excel and publishing it to the web. The product is a development environment targeted at business power users that, like Excel, is initially open for all kinds of applications (planning, analysis, strategy management).

  • Infor

    Infor d/EPM

    Infor d/EPM is a flexible CPM product combined with prebuilt business content. The platform provides a multifaceted development environment for tech-savvy business power users to build custom CPM and analytics applications. Predefined CPM applications are available for various business functions and industries, including strategy management, budgeting, planning, financial consolidation, workforce planning and budgeting.

  • Information Builders

    Information Builders WebFOCUS

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] WebFOCUS is a flexible and scalable web-based business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform with front ends and decision support tools for formatted reporting, ad hoc reporting, self-service, dashboards and analysis, as well as for the development of custom applications. A lot of customers still use the custom application development environment with its highly flexible 4GL language.

  • Jedox

    Jedox Suite

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] Jedox is a flexible analytics and CPM product for planning, reporting, analysis and financial consolidation. The suite, which runs on the company’s own multidimensional database, is designed for business users. The underlying philosophy of Jedox is to extend the familiar Excel environment with specific analytics and CPM functionality. The solution offers both an Excel client and a web interface resembling a spreadsheet as front ends.

  • Logi Analytics

    Logi Analytics

    Logi Analytics (Logi) is truly shaking the embedded analytics market. Founded in 2000, McLean, Virginia-based Logi Analytics initially sold development tools for building web-based applications. Logi was acquired in 2017 by Marlin Equity Partners, a private equity firm, with a view to growing the company. To boost its market share in modern embedding scenarios, the vendor acquired Zoomdata and Jinfonet Software in 2019.

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    Longview Analytics

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] Longview Analytics provides functionality for building individual BI and analytics applications for dashboards, reporting and analysis. The product offers a comprehensive set of components for developing tailor-made BI and analytics applications with individual screen layouts. With the product’s open approach to data connectivity, direct access to all major databases, applications and systems in their native environments is available.

  • Microsoft Corporation

    Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel is the best known, most used product for analyzing and reporting data from a variety of sources. It provides business-user-oriented capabilities for data integration, transformation, modeling and analysis. Users can choose between the installed Windows client, the web client (Office 365) and mobile versions of the software. Data models created with Excel can be published to SQL Server, Power BI or Azure for reuse and governance purposes.

  • Microsoft Corporation

    Microsoft Power BI

    Power BI is a cloud-based analytics and BI tool designed for business users to access and combine different data sources for data discovery, visualization and interactive dashboards. It was first released as a cloud-only product by Microsoft in 2015. Power BI comes with built-in data preparation and many innovative features and functions such as natural language query and machine-learning-driven ‘Quick Insights’ for automated discovery.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft SSRS

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is the SQL Server component for the creation of various report formats as well as the publication of content such as reports, KPIs, and Excel and Power BI files using a central web-based portal. Besides Reporting Services, Microsoft SQL Server also includes a relational database management system, data integration and data quality components, and the multidimensional database SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).

  • MicroStrategy Inc.

    MicroStrategy

    MicroStrategy is one of the best-known vendors in the analytics and BI market worldwide. It was the first vendor to release a fully integrated product that provides formatted reports, dashboards and interactive data discovery in a single solution using the same infrastructure. MicroStrategy is a US headquartered company with offices around the world. This presence is backed by numerous selected partners.

  • Oracle Corporation

    Oracle Analytics Cloud

    Oracle is a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, offering software, platform, infrastructure and even data as a service. In 2018, Oracle acquired the machine learning platform datascience.com – relaunched as OCI Data Science – which can be leveraged for ML-related use cases. The company currently employs more than 132,000 people worldwide.

  • Phocas

    Phocas

    Phocas was founded in 2001 in the UK and is now a medium-sized company with full-service offices on three continents. The company has shown continuous growth over the last ten years and currently has around 1,700 customers. Phocas now has over 91 percent recurring subscription revenue, spread fairly evenly between the UK, Australia and North America. The self-funded company is still a private company held by the founders.

  • Pyramid Analytics

    Pyramid

    Founded in late 2008, Pyramid Analytics is a privately held software company with close to 200 employees. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has go-to-market teams in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Research and development largely takes place in Israel with a dedicated team of approximately 65 developers. The vendor recently received additional venture capital, this time from JVP, to grow its business. This funding is Pyramid Analytics’ third round, the previous one coming in 2015.

  • SAP

    SAP BO BI

    The SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Business Intelligence (BI) Suite (SAP BO BI) is part of SAP’s on-premises BI portfolio, which incorporates various end-user business intelligence tools with a moderate level of integration. The suite contains a few strong individual products for reporting as well as several clients for various types of analysis. It also offers good capabilities for building customized guided BI applications that can be published to the web or mobile devices.

  • SAS Institute Inc.

    SAS Platform

    SAS’s traditional business intelligence offering is called Enterprise BI Server. For end users, the Enterprise BI Server includes web clients such as Web Report Studio (WRS), BI Dashboard and a series of Windows clients including Enterprise Guide (EG) and OLAP Cube Studio. Additionally, SAS Visual Analytics was released back in 2012 with the goal of migrating SAS customers to a new, modern in-memory platform.

  • SAS Institute Inc.

    SAS Visual Analytics

    SAS Visual Analytics (VA) is a business-user-oriented analytics platform offering data preparation, visual analysis, analytical apps and dashboards that can be enhanced with advanced analytics models. VA also supports the building of conversational interfaces and chatbots. Customers can use the Visual Analytics SDK to embed live, interactive VA visualizations into their custom web apps, while a Microsoft 365 integration allows the embedding of VA insights in Excel documents. SAS Visual Analytics is part of SAS Viya, SAS’ open and cloud-ready end-to-end analytics platform.

  • cubus, a Serviceware company

    Serviceware Performance

    Serviceware Performance PM is a software tool for planning, analyzing and monitoring business financial performance. It is an integrated CPM solution with comprehensive functionality for planning, simulation, project portfolio management and strategy implementation. Serviceware Performance PM provides a flexible platform for building individual, complex business logic for CPM and planning applications.

  • Tableau Software (A Salesforce Company)

    Tableau

    The Tableau Platform provides business-user-friendly analysis, data visualization and data preparation. Its core comprises various clients and a server with connectors to a wide variety of all types of data sources. Its well-structured, intuitive user interface, built-in intelligence and memory utilization to optimize performance contribute to its popularity for self-service analytics and BI, data discovery and interactive visual analysis.

  • Yellowfin

    Yellowfin

    [The BI & Analytics Survey 21 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 22] The Yellowfin platform is a mature, user-friendly BI suite with integrated modules for diverse tasks including data preparation, analysis, report building and dashboards as well as alerting and data storytelling. It offers engaging visualization, collaboration and interactive presentation features that demonstrate the company’s emphasis and experience in making analytics and BI content consumption as easy as possible while reaching as many users as possible.