DigDash

DigDash Enterprise is a solution designed for business users to create interactive data applications. This dashboard functionality is complemented by a set of predefined statistical methods as well as R and Python integration; ad hoc query capabilities within dashboard applications; and functions to create PowerPoint, PDF and Excel documents based on dashboard content, text and video material.

DigDash was founded in 2006 by former Business Objects employees. Their aim was to provide enterprises with easy-to-use software to help them in their decision-making processes by translating their data into valuable information.

The vendor currently employs about 50 people in France and has more than 500 customers with a combined total of over 10,000 users. 80 percent of DigDash’s revenues are generated in France. The company has a diverse range of customers from different industries. They include large corporations such as Orange, Airbus and CEA; public sector bodies such as Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, CDG33 and Metropole de Toulouse; as well as smaller companies such as Delta Plus, Interflora and Chenavari.

DigDash offers a single solution called DigDash Enterprise Platform, which was built in house by the vendor without any acquired technologies. The first version of the product was released back in 2010. The vendor has a tendency towards using open source technology and offers support for LibreOffice, integration of R and Python as well as Apache Nutch for indexing and searching unstructured data.

DigDash Enterprise Platform is a solution designed for business users to create interactive data applications. Its dashboard functionality is complemented by a set of predefined statistical methods; ad hoc query capabilities within dashboard applications; and functions to create PowerPoint and Excel documents based on dashboard content, text and video material.

User & Use Cases

93 percent of DigDash customers use the software for dashboards/scorecards, which is its main area of strength and original purpose. DigDash Enterprise was built for the creation of interactive applications tailored to business users’ needs. With its latest release, the Enterprise Studio development environment has been moved to the web. The vendor now offers a fully web-based solution with a modernized development experience.

The second most common usage scenario is standard/enterprise reporting (70 percent). Most of the business users in our sample consume the interactive dashboard applications and reports that have been prepared for them.

Only 7 percent of employees in customer organizations use DigDash. This indicates that the tool is targeted principally at decision-makers.Although, DigDash has improved its advanced analytics functions, not one respondent this year claims to use the solution for statistical analyses. This contrasts with our findings in previous years. However, more than half plan to use the solution for this purpose in the future.

DigDash targets midsize companies and large corporations across all industries. 50 percent of our sample of DigDash customers come from large corporations (with more than 2,500 employees) with a median of 50 users, while 47 percent are from companies with 100 to 2,500 employees.

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5 products most often evaluated in competition with DigDash

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Percentage of employees using DigDash

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Number of users using DigDash

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Tasks carried out with DigDash by business users

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DigDash

Peer Groups Ad Hoc Reporting-focused Products, BI & Analytics Specialists, Dashboarding-focused Products, Midsize/Departmental Implementations (BI)
VendorDigDash
Number of responses30
ProductDigDash Enterprise
OfficesSeveral offices in France, Spain (Madrid)
Employees50
Customers~500
Websitewww.digdash.com