12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services
Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we've compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies of 2015. The aim was to find the most useful, cost effective companies with a proven track record and promising client list. We researched companies through a number of channels such as Analysts, Forums, Social Media as well as Search Engines and have concluded that we have identified the most discussed and promising companies in the field of Business Intelligence in 2015. While every corporate strategy is different and each piece of BI software has its cost and benefits, these 12 seem to be some of the most popular and highest functioning at the moment.
Tableau has been around since 2003. Thier BI software is high-speed and user-friendly, allowing new users to create their own dashboards in minutes. Corporate giants like Bank of America, Coca-Cola and Walmart have used Tableau software.
Domo was founded in 2010. Domo’s intuitive platform allows user to quickly access relevant data and business intelligence information in one place. Domo has most notably provided services to National Geographic and eBay.
Birst started in 2004. Birst BI software offers a lot of features like data warehouse automation and data mashups. Two different platforms are available based on user need. Birst’s clients include Citrix and the YMCA.
Panorama was founded in 1993. Panorama’s Necto is one of the few pieces of software that supports Business Intelligence 3.0. Necto excels at visual infographics while encouraging self-service and collaboration. Their top clients include LexisNexus and SIEMENS.
Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI platform is best known for its scalability, maintaining high speed functionality after doubling its user size. Information Builders was founded in 1975. Ace Hardware, AutoZone and Mastercard leverage Information Builder’s WebFOCUS Active Technologies.
IBM Cognos has a wide range of BI software that equips small businesses with a similar depth of analytical insight as the big corporations. 1800-Flowers, PepsiCo and many others have used IBM Cognos.
Qlik was founded in 1993. is a self-service BI tool that consolidates data sources, including legacy systems, to streamline data analysis. The platform uses an in-memory processor to provide extremely fast, real-time insights. Qlik’s clients include Qualcomm, Canon, Cisco and McAfee.
Looker offers a software that is easy to use and requires little previous knowledge of BI software. Looker platforms help companies like Dollar Shave Club, Upworthy and SmugMug make better decisions through real-time data access.
Oracle has been around since 1977. Business Intelligence Foundation Suite is an all-in-one solution with a variety of features that helps to eliminate the need for multiple tools and lower a company’s cost of ownership. Dell, Gallup and Land O'Lakes are some of Oracle’s clients.
Board’s platform couples BI with performance management functions that allows users to access data from various sources in one place. Board’s client list includes the US Navy, Mitsubishi, DHL and Nike
Founded in 1986, Targit uses a unique decision suite that, coupled with data discovery and dashboarding, make the software a solid decision that could automate and streamline your process. Targit’s client roster includes John Deere, Mercedes Benz, Pizza Hut and Weber Grills.
SAP was founded in 1972 in Germany. SAP’s innovative BusinessObject enables any employee to customize and analyze data with minimal IT help. No matter the job function, all employees have self-serving access to data. This seamless functionality puts SAP at the top of list when it comes to BI software popularity. 3M, Bayer, Family Dollar, Proctor & Gamble and T-Mobile are some of SAP’s clients.
As with any technology, BI software will just continue to improve. Which BI companies do you use?
By Jason Sander