[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.
Founded in 1993, arcplan was a Germany-based BI and analytics vendor and the original developer of Longview Analytics (formerly arcplan Enterprise). arcplan merged with Canada-based Longview Solutions in 2015, a leading provider of CPM and tax provision software solutions. Longview was acquired by insightsoftware, a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise performance management (EPM) reporting solutions, in February 2020 and is now part of a 700 person strong organization with over 25,000 customers.
Longview Analytics complements Tidemark, Longview Close, Longview Tax and Longview Transfer Pricing with mobile reporting, dashboarding and analytics solutions. It can also be used as a standalone BI and analytics platform to connect to various financial, operational and external data sources. At its core, the product is a versatile platform for developing tailor-made BI and analytics applications across all major databases, applications and systems (Longview and other third-party data sources). Users typically access these analytics applications via a web browser.
This vendor performance summary focuses on Longview Analytics and not the Longview CPM solutions (Tidemark, Close, Tax, Transfer Pricing).
User & Use Cases
Customers mainly use Longview Analytics for dashboards/scorecards (94 percent) and standard/enterprise reporting (91 percent). 34 percent of respondents plan to use it for advanced analysis, 34 percent for ad hoc query and 28 percent within budgeting/planning processes in the future. Longview Analytics targets large and mid-sized companies across all industries. 53 percent of our sample of Longview Analytics customers came from large companies (more than 2,500 employees) with a median of 200 users, but the impressive mean of 1,248 users indicates there are also several significantly larger implementations. Longview Analytics is geared to power users with functionality for various BI and analytics tasks. Typical tasks carried out with Longview Analytics by business users include viewing/navigating data (86 percent), exploring/analyzing data (59 percent) and creating reports (53 percent), which demonstrates the feature-richness of the product. Customers achieve an average of 19 percent usage penetration among all employees (compared to the survey average of 17 percent). In typical scenarios, a few specially trained tech-savvy developers use Longview Analytics to create custom-built BI and analytics applications for business users in their organizations. This indicates that the product is focused more on trained power users from business or IT than the majority of employees.
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