BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms compares the strengths and challenges of all the leading vendors in the business intelligence market as well as many smaller vendors that often have less visibility but equally offer outstanding value to their customers.
Based on countless data points and many analyst interactions, business intelligence software vendors are rated on a variety of criteria, from product capabilities and architecture to sales and marketing strategy, financial performance and customer feedback.
Calculating the individual ratings for all criteria and all vendors produces two scores per company: the ‘portfolio capabilities’ score and the ‘market execution’ score, which are plotted on each axis resulting in the vendor’s dot on the BARC Score graphic.
‘Portfolio Capabilities’ includes a series of weighted criteria based on three major areas: functionality, infrastructure and product-related evaluation criteria.
‘Market Execution’ takes into account a blend of product, sales and marketing strategy as well as certain organizational, financial and geographical considerations.
There are two separate inclusion criteria categories for this BARC Score: the first is associated with a vendor’s products and the other is linked to the financial results relating to those products. To be evaluated in this BARC Score, a vendor has to have a strong focus on providing BI and analytics functionality and supply four out of six technologies from the following functional portfolio:
In addition, the vendor has to generate a minimum of 15 million Euros in license revenue per year with the above product set, spread across at least two separate geographies. Furthermore, the product set must have a significant number of implementations and license revenues across different geographies to be considered as global. As individual geographies we consider:
Vendors with an open source business model are evaluated by their total revenue because they do not charge a license fee for their products, but an annual subscription fee.