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.
Bissantz & Company (Bissantz) was founded in 1996 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company initially specialized in solutions for sophisticated data analysis tasks in business environments. Today, it has about 100 employees based in four locations in Germany and Switzerland. Bissantz DeltaMaster offers flexible and integrated functionality for (advanced) data analysis (including statistical and advanced analytics methods), ad hoc reporting, dashboards and planning.
With DeltaMaster, Bissantz targets mid-sized and large companies across all industries to support them in controlling and planning business performance. Most of its more than 500 customers are in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Worldwide consulting and support is available through certified partners.
The strengths of Bissantz DeltaMaster lie in its analytic capabilities, which include good support for proactive analyses as well as automated and predefined analytic methods with comprehensive visualization functions. Distributing information as well as quickly understanding and acting on content are strategic topics for Bissantz, and are reflected in the company’s “Look. See. Do.” mantra. For example, people respond better to colors or asymmetry than to classical tables of numbers. To this end, Bissantz uses color (e.g., in a feature called “report weather”) and visualization techniques such as sparklines and in-cell charts (e.g., bars) to direct the report consumer’s attention to certain content. Besides its BI and analytics functionality, Bissantz DeltaMaster can also be used to build individual planning applications with capabilities for top-down and bottom-up planning.
User & Use Cases
Customers mainly use Bissantz DeltaMaster for standard/enterprise reporting (95 percent), ad hoc query (90 percent) and dashboards/scorecards (82 percent). 48 percent of respondents plan to use it for advanced analytics in the future. Bissantz DeltaMaster targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries. 70 percent of our sample of Bissantz DeltaMaster customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees) with a median of 35 users, but the mean of 118 users indicates there are also some larger implementations. Bissantz DeltaMaster is geared to business power users with functionality for various analytics and planning tasks. Typical tasks carried out with Bissantz DeltaMaster by business users include viewing reports/navigating dashboards (98 percent), analyzing/exploring data (85 percent) and creating reports/dashboards (78 percent), which demonstrates the feature-richness of the product. Customers achieve an average of 13 percent usage penetration among all employees, which is below the survey average of 18 percent. This indicates that the product is focused more on trained business power users than the majority of employees.
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