[The BI & Analytics Survey 22 results, not included in The BI & Analytics Survey 23] 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.
Founded in 1997 and based in Munich, Germany, Cubeware has approximately 50-100 employees in its German offices as well as subsidiaries in the DACH region (Austria and Switzerland), the United States, the United Kingdom and India (additional off-shore development). In 2008, Cubeware was acquired by Cranes, a vendor based in India. Primrose Investments GmbH now owns Cubeware, having acquired it from Cranes Group in 2016.
Cubeware’s BI and analytics platform CSP was first released in 2014. Its main components are the BI and analytics front ends Cubeware Cockpit, Cubeware Mobile and Cubeware Snack; the product’s application server; and Cubeware Importer, an ETL tool for data management and modeling. All products are developed by Cubeware itself.
CSP is an integrated platform for data management, modeling, report distribution, analysis and planning based on multidimensional databases. Cubeware Cockpit, an integrated product for dashboards, ad hoc reporting, analysis and planning, is the main front end. Importer handles data integration tasks, connecting to various data sources so data can be modeled multidimensionally. Cubeware does not provide its own data storage.
Cubeware Cockpit, the main BI front-end component of CSP, is an integrated BI and analytics product for dashboards, ad hoc reporting, analysis and planning. Data in Cubeware Cockpit is presented in a user-friendly manner. Business users work in a visual environment where they can create or consume content built by other users. Content can be highly interactive – provided of course that it is built in that way. The solution offers good capabilities for dashboards, ad hoc reporting and OLAP analysis.
User & Use Cases
Customers mainly use Cubeware for standard/enterprise reporting (97 percent), dashboards/scorecards (88 percent) and ad hoc query (81 percent). 50 percent of respondents plan to use it for advanced analytics in the future. Cubeware targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries. 75 percent of our sample of Cubeware customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees) with a median of 110 users, but the mean of 157 users indicates there are also some larger implementations.
Cubeware is geared to business power users with functionality for various analytics and planning tasks. Typical tasks carried out with Cubeware by business users include viewing reports/navigating dashboards (100 percent), analyzing/exploring data (78 percent) and creating reports/dashboards (75 percent), which demonstrates the feature-richness of the product. Customers achieve an average of 11 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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