Dundas

Founded in 1992, Dundas began building its reputation as an innovator in visualization software with its ‘Chart’ product which it sold to Microsoft in 2007. Today, Dundas is a privately held company with approximately 100 employees headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

In 2014, Dundas re-architected its dashboard product and introduced its flagship product ‘Dundas BI’, a full-featured and modern all-in-one analytics platform. Dundas BI enables users to discover insights and create dashboards with modern and intuitive interfaces. It allows developers to create and embed customized analytics and BI applications, placing an emphasis on ease of use for end users. A dedicated professional services team helps customers with dashboard design and data preparation. Additionally, Dundas leverages partners for implementation and integration work around the globe.

Dundas BI is based on a three-tier architecture and offers vast possibilities for data connectivity. By default, data is accessed directly. Dundas can also store data in its proprietary in-memory engine or in the Dundas BI data warehouse. The data warehouse can be built on Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL.

All Dundas BI functions are delivered via a modern web-based interface using a responsive HTML5 application for all user types (administrators, developers, power users and standard users). There are no additional clients to be installed locally, making it an excellent choice for cloud deployments or embedded use. Dundas BI includes sophisticated administration capabilities for tracking usage, monitoring system performance and specifying data access rights. The features bring efficiency to implementing governance on large user deployments by allowing content publishing between multiple projects or application instances. Administrators can configure application properties through a central console to simplify configuration, security and license management.

User & Use Cases

Dashboards and interactive analytics applications are Dundas’ dominant use case, revealing the vendor’s origins as a provider of dashboard solutions. The application of advanced analytics functions remains low in Dundas installations. The median number of users per customer site is below average. The product’s prime audience consists of mid-sized companies (55 percent). We also see increasing traction among large organizations (18 percent) as Dundas supports large numbers of users, with 25 percent of respondents citing this as a reason for choosing the product. With strengths in operational dashboards and embedded solutions, we expect Dundas to continue serving companies of all sizes with its analytics and BI platform.

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Dundas

Peer Groups Ad hoc reporting-focused products, Americas-focused vendors, Dashboarding-focused products, Embedded analytics-focused products, OLAP analysis-focused products, Self-service analytics-focused products
VendorDundas Data Visualization Inc.
Number of responses33
ProductDundas BI
OfficesToronto, Canada
Employees100 approx.
Customers1,500+
Revenues (2019)Undisclosed
Websitewww.dundas.com