Bissantz & Company was founded in 1996 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company initially specialized in solutions for sophisticated data analysis tasks in business environments. Today, it has approximately 100 employees based in three locations in Germany. The company has over 500 customers, primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Bissantz targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries to support them in controlling and planning business performance mainly in the DACH region.
DeltaMaster, Bissantz’s flagship product, offers flexible and integrated functionality for (advanced) data analysis (including statistical and data mining methods), ad hoc reporting, dashboards and planning. The strengths of the solution lie in its analytic capabilities, which include good support for proactive analyses as well as automated and predefined analytic methods with comprehensive visualization functions.
The product supports business departments in building detailed BI and CPM applications. DeltaMaster contains little predefined business content and has the characteristics of a development environment that requires no programming. The product specializes in data-dense dashboards that conform to the visualization principles devised by Prof. Edward Tufte, Prof. Rolf Hichert and Bissantz itself. Analyses generally start from a pivot table or a wide range of pre-defined analytical methods.
As a pure front end, DeltaMaster supports direct connections to popular multidimensional databases. Planning applications are typically based on Microsoft SQL Server or Analysis Services. However, write-back to Infor BI OLAP Server, IBM Cognos TM1 and SAP HANA is also possible.
User & Use Cases
Bissantz’s customers mainly use the product for ad hoc query, standard/enterprise reporting and basic data analysis. Dashboards/scorecards and budgeting/planning are also frequent use cases. Proactive analyses as well as automated and predefined analytic methods with comprehensive visualization functions are a specialty of the tool and are seen as the most important use case in the future by 50 percent of Bissantz customers.
Bissantz is mainly used in mid-size companies across all industries. 55 percent of our sample of Bissantz customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees) with a median of 50 users, but the mean of 378 users indicates there are also some significantly larger implementations. Customers achieve an average of 11 percent usage penetration among all employees indicating that the product is focused more on trained business power users than the majority of employees in a company.
DeltaMaster is geared to business power users with broad functionality for various BI tasks. Typical tasks carried out with Bissantz by business power users are viewing, navigating and exploring/analyzing data. All of these tasks are performed with above average frequency, underlining the feature-richness of the product.
Current vs. planned use
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5 products most often evaluated in competition with Bissantz
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Percentage of employees using Bissantz
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Number of users using Bissantz
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Tasks carried out with Bissantz by business users
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Company size (number of employees)
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