[The BI Survey 17 results, not included in The BI Survey 18] DigDash Enterprise is a BI solution designed for business users to create interactive dashboards. This main functionality is complemented by a set of predefined statistical methods as well as R and Python integration, the ability to integrate ad hoc query capabilities to dashboard applications and functions to create Office 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 30 people in France, and has more than 350 customers with a combined total of over 10,000 users. 80 percent of DigDash’s revenues are generated in France.
DigDash offers a single solution called DigDash Enterprise, which was built in-house by the vendor without any acquired technologies.
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.
The aim of DigDash’s founders was to support enterprise decision-making by providing an integrated, interactive and business user-oriented product. Instead of focusing on specific industries or markets, DigDash provides a versatile software suitable for a variety of different usage scenarios. No prepackaged content is provided.
DigDash Enterprise is a Java-based software (J2EE) that can be run on various operating systems.
DigDash is primarily a solution for creating BI dashboards and applications based on a variety of data sources. Once the semantic layer has been prepared by a tech savvy user, business users can begin using Studio to create dashboards. Metadata can be set up in different languages to support multilingual dashboards.
User & Use Cases
DigDash is mostly used for dashboarding and standard reporting. Customers seem to cherish the product’s interactivity and intuitive dashboards as most claim to be exploring/analyzing data.
Besides its simplicity for end users, DigDash puts great emphasis on providing a product that is both easy to install and maintain. This is shown by the adoption rate of the newest version: 63 percent of respondents were already using the 2017 version when the survey took place in the first half of the year.
DigDash appeals to customers from different company and scenario sizes. The number of users ranges from just a handful to several hundred and there is an even distribution of company sizes in DigDash’s customer base.
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