BI Office Suite
Pyramid Analytics was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Amsterdam. It is a privately held company with about 200 employees. The vendor also has offices in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Research and development is based in Israel, while marketing and sales are driven out of the United States.
The Pyramid Analytics BI Office Suite, based on Microsoft technology, seeks to bridge the gap between enterprise and departmental BI tools. It features four business-oriented BI tools on one common platform, offering modules for reporting/publication, dashboards/story boards, data discovery and data modeling, all of which closely resemble Microsoft’s Office products in their design standards.
While Microsoft SQL Server is currently the most frequently used data source, the product can also read from multiple data sources and its long-term plan is to support most database vendors.
User & Use Cases
BI Office demographics regularly confirm the broad usage scenarios for the product. Customers use it for basic data analysis, dashboards, ad hoc query and enterprise reporting. 31 percent already use the solution’s built-in statistical functions to perform advanced analytics and a further 53 percent have plans to do so in the future.
With its broad functionality, BI Office focuses on serving mid-sized companies with an enterprise BI platform which fits the needs of different user types. This is confirmed by the average company size of respondents to our survey and the above average penetration rate of 21 percent (compared to The BI Survey average of 17 percent). The mean number of 200 users using the platform also lies above The BI Survey 17 average of 120.
44 percent of business users model or enrich data with Pyramid Analytics, even more than do so with Tableau. This seems to be a result of using BI Office in Microsoft-oriented scenarios where Pyramid Analytics is able to present its strength for mashing up data and providing self-service capabilities for business users while creating native data models in SQL Server.
Current vs. planned use
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5 products most often evaluated in competition with Pyramid Analytics
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Percentage of employees using Pyramid Analytics
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Number of users using Pyramid Analytics
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Tasks carried out with Pyramid Analytics by business users
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Company size (number of employees)
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