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GoodData Enterprise Analytics

GoodData unites more data sources than any provider, so your enterprise analytics team can collaborate and move forward with confidence. In the fight for competitive advantage, you don’t need a BI vendor, you need an analytics ally. With the skills and expertise to design a solution custom fit to your unique needs, we’ve got what it takes to help you reach BI nirvana.

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iSpring Learn

Leverage the instant deployment of a cloud-based LMS fully integrated with iSpring authoring tools. Cover every step of the e-Learning process with iSpring Learn (1) create mobile-ready courses in PowerPoint; (2) publish your courses to an LMS with one click; (3) get statistics that goes far beyond SCORM. Launch comprehensive e-Learning fast and easy without straining your budget.

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Jaspersoft Analytics Software

Jaspersoft's data analytics software is used to model, manipulate and visualize any flavor of data using OLAP or in-memory analysis in order to identify issues, spot trends and make better decisions quickly.

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Dundas BI

Dundas BI is a flexible, browser-based business intelligence and data visualization software that includes integrated dashboards, reporting tools and data analytics, all in one fully embeddable BI platform. With Dundas BI, all common BI needs are under one roof - data connectivity, data preparation, presentation of different views (dashboards, paged reports, scorecards) and self-service data analytics. You can create interactive, customizable dashboards, build your own reports, run ad-hoc queries and analyze and drill-down into your data and performance metrics. Dundas BI lets you connect and integrate with any data source in real-time, on any device. With the touch-based interface and responsive design, you can create and view dashboards and reports on any device from desktop to mobile. Dundas BI easily integrates into your existing systems, administration and applications for real-time access to all your data. DUNDAS BICost of OwnershipCost Structure for Dundas BI:License/Subscription CostDependent on the deployment method and number of usersOffers flexible license-pricing model and concurrent user licenses Maintenance CostOn-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenanceCloud-based/SaaS: There is no maintenance and support cost for the Cloud/Web-based solutionInstallation/Implementation CostOn-Premise: Typically charged over and above the license costCloud-based/SaaS: Included in the subscription costCustomization CostWill vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, dashboard and operational reporting needs, type of data elements required for tracking, complexity of workflows, forms to collect additional data, UI changes, etcData Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching CostDependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training CostDependent on the type of training opted by an OrganizationProvides both on-site and remote training optionsRecurring/Renewal CostsDependent on model opted – annual lease or own in perpetuityPricing DetailsProduct NameDescriptionPrice/DetailsSubscription CostWhat is the cost of the software?For large deployments the cost can be as low as $6 per month per user Deployment OptionsWhat options are available for product deployment?On-premiseCloud-based/SaaS (AWS/Azure/Other)Pricing ModelWhat is the pricing model?Subscription and Licensing ModelsMinimum CommitmentIs there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase?Minimum yearly commitment Custom QuoteIs there an option of requesting custom quote?AvailableFree Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option?Available for up to 45 daysProduct LimitationsSome of the product limitations include:Does not support Ad hoc queryRequires a large server RAM for in memory processing Not flexible with 3D chartsLacks data synchronization and email monitoringDoes not support text analytics CompetitorsSisense: Starting at $21,000 per annum for 5 usersQlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user Birst BI: Starting at $30,000 per 20 users per annum

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QlikView

The QlikView Business Discovery platform delivers true self-service BI that empowers business users by driving innovative decision-making. QlikView's associative experience provides answers as fast as you can think up questions. These agile business intelligence tools let you interact with data without limitations, to generate insight in ways you never imagined. Use visualized business intelligence and analytics dashboards to present data in digestible ways, for actionable results. QlikView Cost of Ownership Cost Structure for QlikView: License/Subscription Cost Based on a combination of server, user, document and application-based licensing Maintenance Cost For On-Premise solution, maintenance cost is over and above the upfront fee Standard support services are charged at 20% of the license cost Premium (24X7) support services are charged at 23% of the license cost Installation/Implementation Cost Implementation services are provided by QlikView Consulting or through an implementation partner at an additional cost Customization Cost Will vary depending on the functional requirements or services chosen Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training Cost E-learning or self-learn modules are available free of cost on QlikView.com All other trainings are charged based on volume. Live classroom training or online (virtual classroom) training is charged at $700 per person per day or $3,500 for a dedicated course (1 company) for up to 10 people Recurring/Renewal Costs Renewal costs includes software update license and support cost Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details QlikView Client License Pricing Personal Edition Named User License Document License Concurrent License Personal Edition: Free Named User License: $1,350 per named user Document License: $350 per named user, per document Concurrent License: $15,000 per concurrent user QlikView Server License Pricing Enterprise Edition Server Small Business Edition Server (up to 25 named users) Test Servers QlikView Publisher PDF Report Distribution Service Connector to SAP NetWeaver® Connector to Salesforce.com Connector to Informatica Enterprise Edition Server: $35,000 per server Small Business Edition Server(up to 25 named users): $8,400 per server Test Servers: 50% of server license cost QlikView Publisher: $21,000 per server PDF Report Distribution Service: $21,000 per server Connector to SAP NetWeaver®: $22,500 per server Connector to Salesforce.com: Free Connector to Informatica: Free QlikView Extranet & Other Products Extranet Extranet Server Extranet Server Concurrent License Other products Information Access Server QlikView Workbench 5 Web parts for Microsoft SharePoint Extranet Server: $18,000 per server Extranet Server Concurrent License: $3,000 per server Other products Information Access Server: $70,000 QlikView Workbench 5: $4,200 per server Web parts for Microsoft SharePoint: $4,200 per server Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? On Premise Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Licensing Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Typically, a minimum commitment of 1-3 years is required for license based solutions Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: Does not support online analytical processing (OLAP) Users cannot predict the profitability of projects or departments using QlikView The solution does not help users identify patterns within data Lacks ad hoc reporting functionality Does not allow users to schedule receiving BI reports at specific times in a particular format Competitors Tableau Server: Starting at $35 per user per month Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99 per user per month Sisense: Starting at $21,000 per annum for 5 users

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Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho’s complete data integration platform delivers “analytics ready” data to end users 15X faster with visual tools that reduce time and complexity. Instead of coding in SQL or writing MapReduce Java functions, organizations can immediately gain real value from their data, including from multiple sources like Hadoop, NoSQL and relational data stores, by using an easy to use graphical designer.

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SAS Business Analytics

We provide easy-to-use, self-service BI capabilities and the deployment of real-time analytics directly to mobile devices and Microsoft applications. So every decision maker – wherever they are – can monitor key metrics and make informed decisions. And features like governance, centralized metadata and scalability make it suitable for enterprise IT, too. SAS BUSINESS ANALYTICS Cost of Ownership Typical cost structure for SAS Business Analytics: License/Subscription Cost - On-Premise: License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software plus IP for a fixed term, along with installation, customization and integration costs Price is based on server capacity and user capacity and includes license and hosting infrastructure cost - Cloud-based/SaaS: Recurring subscription-based pricing model – per user per month - Combination of server capacity and user capacity plus upfront cost for customization and support services Maintenance Cost On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost Installation/Implementation Cost On-Premise: Typically charged over and above the license cost Cloud-based/SaaS: Included in the subscription cost Customization Cost Will vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, dashboard and operational reporting needs, type of data elements required for tracking, complexity of workflows, forms to collect additional data, UI changes, etc. Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training Cost Provides free E- Learning and Online demos Recurring/Renewal Costs On-Premise: Includes cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches Cloud-based/SaaS: Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details SAS Business Intelligence & Analytics: Integrated Suite - An Enterprise BI platform encompassing following key products: SAS Enterprise BI Server SAS Enterprise Guide SAS Office Analytics SAS Visual Statistics SAS Visual Analytics (Flagship product) SAS Business Intelligence price starts from $8,000/year SAS Visual Analytics VA4 - Server Capacity 4 cores 61 GB RAM 150 GB Storage - User Capacity 1-2 heavy users 5 report users 25 report readers - $1,365/month for mentioned user capacity License: $585 Infrastructure: $780 SAS Visual Analytics VA8 - Server Capacity 8 cores 122 GB RAM 300 GB Storage - User Capacity 2-3 heavy users 10 report users 50 report readers - $3,395/month for mentioned user capacity License: $1755 Infrastructure: $1640 SAS Visual Analytics VA16 - Server Capacity 16 cores 244 GB RAM 600 GB Storage - User Capacity 3-5 heavy users 20 report users 100 report readers - $6,695/month for mentioned user capacity License: $3500 Infrastructure: $3195 SAS Visual Analytics Private - Server Capacity Server Capacity: On demand User Capacity: Custom made Starts at $1,985/annum excluding license fee Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud - based/SaaS & On-Premise Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription and License-based Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Typically, a minimum commitment of 1-3 years is required for license based solutions Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Available (for SAS Visual Analytics module and SAS Visual Statistics module) Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: SAS Business Intelligence and Analytics solution does not support API feature The solution offers fairly high license cost which makes it unsuitable for small and medium-sized businesses Reporting capabilities of SAS Business Analytics does not include automated report scheduling functionality The solution is rich in terms of functionalities but the learning curve is steep for beginners/users The solution does not offer Predictive Analysis and trend indicators functionality Competitors Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99/user/month Tableau Big Data Analytics: Starting at $35/user/month Qlik Sense: Starting at $20/user/month

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Inetsoft Style Scope

InetSoft's Style Scope™ is an easy to use interactive dashboard software application that includes real time reporting capabilities. It is an edition of Style Intelligence that focuses on business data monitoring and exploration by combining a data intelligence platform with visualization technology, serving both enterprises and solution providers.

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Inetsoft Style Intelligence

InetSoft's Style Intelligence™ is a data intelligence platform. At its foundation is a powerful data mashup engine that enables fast and flexible transformation of data from disparate sources, which can either supplement or obviate a data warehouse solution.

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SAP Predictive Analytics

Predict and influence business outcomes – and respond to change before it happens – with predictive business intelligence analytics from SAP. Combine capabilities such as predictive modeling, big data mining, real-time business intelligence (BI), data visualization, and more, to see what trends are emerging and where performance is headed. This is business intelligence software at its finest - our easy-to-use BI tools and solutions can help you predict future customer needs, detect and prevent threats, and guide frontline decisions with forward-looking insights.

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MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics & Mobility

MicroStrategy helps business people make faster, better business decisions, empowering them with self-service tools to explore data and share insights in minutes. Simple drag-and-drop tools are paired with intuitive visualizations. Quick connections to any data source are combined with one-click sharing of any insight. And underlying it all is the security and governance of an enterprise-caliber BI solution. MICROSTRATEGY ENTERPRISE ANALYTICS Cost of Ownership Cost Structure for MicroStrategy Enterprise Analytics: License/Subscription Cost On-Premise: It includes an upfront fee of the server software installation. Cloud-based: User-based pricing for web-based and mobile-based platform Maintenance Cost On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost Installation/Implementation Cost On-Premise: Included in the upfront license cost Cloud-based: Included in the subscription cost Customization Cost Dependent on functional requirements and specific needs of the organization. Quotation is dependent on level of customization required Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training Cost Online training and video tutorials are available free of cost. Enterprise can choose from in-center training, live online lectures, on-demand learning, and private on-site engagements to meet their training requirements. Each day of training costs $700 and most courses are two days in length. Recurring/Renewal Costs On-Premise: Includes cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches Cloud-based/SaaS: Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details Subscription Cost What is the cost of the software? Web-based: $600 per named user per annum or $300k per CPU core Mobile-based: $600 per named user per annum or $300k per CPU core Server: $1200 per named user or $600k per CPU core On-premise (Architecture) License: $5000 per named user per annum Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? On-premise (Architecture based) Cloud-based/SaaS Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Licensing Model Subscription based Architecture based Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Minimum annual commitment is required for purchase Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: Does not apply machine learning techniques Does not support portal integration Is not able to point out issues in data Costly training modules High licensing fee in case of on-premise solution Competitors Domo: Starting at $2,100 per user per annum Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99 per user per month Oracle BI: Starting with $150 per user per month

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Tableau Big Data Analysis

Tableau makes it easy for people to rapidly transform data into smart business analytics. What data? Any data of any size, format, and subject. Tableau simplifies the way data is explored communicated. It’s a new kind of business intelligence software—rapid-fire business intelligence. TABLEAU BIG DATA ANALYTICS Cost of Ownership Typical cost structure for SAS Business Analytics: License/Subscription Cost Based on number of users Based on annual subscription model – per user per month (billed annually) Subscription costs allow users to access Tableau over a set time-frame on both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS model Subscription licensing model required one-time license fee Provides Enterprise subscriptions/Enterprise licensing based on type of SMB and Enterprising plan selected for both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS model (Please see pricing details section for details) Maintenance Cost Cost is included in the price of subscription license with on-going updates, access to Tableau’s on-going product upgrades and support services at no additional cost Installation/Implementation Cost Included in the upfront subscription cost No hidden costs Customization Cost - Custom version cannot be requested rather users can do limited customizations on their own, such as: User can change the server name that appears in in the browser tab, tooltips, and messages User can change the logos that appear in different server page contexts User can control the language used for the server user interface and the locale used for views Custom fonts can be installed for different clients - Administrators and project leaders can also add images for projects in thumbnail view Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Data Migration is possible in Tableau Servers and can be done with following tools - Tabcmd Script, REST API, TabMigrate, Enterprise Deployment Tool by InterWorks There is an upper limit to how much data can be stored within Tableau Online and cost will exceed once the limit is crossed Training Cost - Cost will vary depending on type of training opted such as live online training, classroom training, eLearning, certification programs - Provides free training videos, whitepapers and product demos for streamlining the implementation process - Two types of training can be obtained: In-persontakes 2 days and such classrooms sessions are organized throughout the globe in different cities Virtual classes held four time a month with a duration of 4/5 days Training cost $1,400 per person for each type of training - Web Authoring training cost $700 per person - eLearning is a year-long subscription and users can access to two courses – Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate - Tableau Certification cost vary depending on type of course opted Tableau Desktop 10: Qualified Associate ($250/exam fee), Certified Professional ($600/exam fee) and Delta Exam ($125/exam fee) Tableau Server 10: Qualified Associate ($250/exam fee), Certified Professional ($800/exam fee) and Delta Exam ($125/exam fee) Recurring/Renewal Costs Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid annually, based on number of users Regular support services are built into the subscription price. However, professional services such as on-site consulting is an add-on expense Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details Tableau Desktop: Personal Edition Personal Edition is for an individual developer Advanced Analytics Connect to files like Excel and Google sheets Create visualizations, dashboards and stories $35/user/month (billed annually) Tableau Desktop: Professional Edition Professional Edition is for Enterprise business user Advanced Analytics Connect to hundreds of data sources – from files to databases, web applications and more Create visualizations, dashboards and stories Publish workbooks and data sources to Tableau server and Tableau Online $70/user/month (billed annually) Tableau Server: On-Premise or Public Cloud On-premises or on public cloud with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform Centrally manage data sources (see all) and workbooks Explore analytics from any browser or mobile device Author in your browser and subscribe to workbook updates On-Premise. Cloud-based: $35/user/month (billed annually) Tableau Online Tableau Online is the SaaS form of Tableau Server with maintenance, upgrades and security fully managed by Tableau User do not require on-premise IT staff to maintain server Support and updates are included in the price Centrally manage data with sources and workbooks Explore analytics from any browser or mobile device Author on the web and subscribe to workbook updates Tableau Online also provides a free version of its software as “Tableau Public” – a community server where all published information is made public $42/user/month (billed annually) Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud - based/SaaS On-Premise Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription Licensing-based Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? 1 Year Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Not Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: Vast and complex system with huge amount of functionalities results in a steep learning curve for beginners/users Does not support functionalities such as embedded BI, data preparation and metadata management The organization has to be dependent on Tableau to maintain servers and provide continuous support for any issues Does not support predictive analytics functionality to uncover hidden data relationships Visualization functionality is not intuitive when compared with similar competitor products Tableau software showcases challenges when interpreting complex business rules Competitors Birst: Starting at $30,000/20 users/year BOARD: Starting at $1,000/user/year SAS Business Analytics: Starting at $1,365/month for mentioned user capacity

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Panorama Necto 16 Advanced Analytics

Panorama Necto 16 is leading a revolution in the BI world by providing users with automated insights. It is the first and only business intelligence solution that provides business users with automated insights on 100% of their data—including Dark Data. Necto 16 provides users with a smart, personalized and collaborative data discovery experience, presented via highly visual and dynamic infographics. It will give you the ability to connect data, insights, and people across your entire organization.Today organizations analyze and benefit from only 10% of their data, while 90% remains unexplored as Dark Data. Most solutions in the market give users answers to their questions, which are based on the 10% of data that they know how to analyze. Necto takes it a step further and gives the users insights on questions they don’t have yet. By using patented algorithms, it pushes automated insights on one hundred percent of users’ data—including their Dark Data.

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Pentaho Business Analytics

Pentaho's modern, simplified and interactive approach empowers business users to access, discover and blend all types and sizes of data. With a spectrum of increasingly advanced analytics, from basic reports to predictive modeling, users can analyze and visualize data across multiple dimensions, all while minimizing dependence on IT. At the same time, a true designed-for-mobile experience ensures users are productive no matter where they are.

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Board

BOARD International is a global provider of Business Intelligence and Performance Management software. BOARD has enabled companies to improve the effectiveness of their management decision making processes, unifying self-serve BI and CPM in a single environment. BOARD provides a seamless solution for business processes such as: Budgeting, Planning Forecasting, Profitability Analysis, Simulation and what-if analysis, Scorecarding and Strategy Management, Financial Consolidation, and Statutory and Financial Reporting, with business intelligence and analytics tools that drive good decision-making. Thanks to its programming-free toolkit approach, global enterprises rapidly deployed BI and CPM applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. BI tools such as business analytics and business intelligence dashboards present existing data assets in a digestible way, as intelligence analysts harness the power of data for enterprise use. BOARD Cost of Ownership Typical cost structure for BOARD: License/Subscription Cost - On-Premise: License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software and other IP for a fixed term, along with installation, maintenance, customization and integration costs One time set up fees - Cloud-based/SaaS: Subscription based pricing model – per user per month fee + upfront cost for customization Pricing is based on number and types of users within an organization Maintenance Cost On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost Installation/Implementation Cost Included in the fees charged for both on-premise and cloud-based solution Customization Cost For both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS solution cost will vary depending on the pricing plan/module selected and the level of customization required Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost For both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS solution cost will vary depending on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system Training Cost For both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS solution provides knowledge base, support center, documents, webinars, in-person training support through its Support Portal Recurring/Renewal Costs On-Premise: Annual recurring fees to be paid over and above the upfront cost for annual renewal, upgrades and on-going support Cloud-based/SaaS: Recurring monthly fee is charged which typically includes maintenance, monitoring, upgrades, training and support Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details License Cost - BOARD Features: Data Discovery and analysis Planning Simulation Reporting Dashboarding Predictive and advanced analytics Score carding Mobile MS Office Integration Starting at $10,000 one-time license cost Subscription Cost - BOARD Features: Data Discovery and analysis Planning Simulation Reporting Dashboarding Predictive and advanced analytics Score carding Mobile MS Office Integration Ranges from $1,000/user/year to $3,000/user/year Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud-based/SaaS & On-Premise options Pricing Model What is the pricing model? License-based Subscription-based Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? One time set up fees is required for purchase of license based product No minimum commitment required for purchasing cloud-based product Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? No Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: BOARD is extremely configurable. However, drilling down into layers of configuration is a cumbersome task The solution involves a vast learning curve for working as an administrator and to understand the functionalities of the vast and complex system Does not offer support for Linux and Mac and is only available for Windows Does not provide detailed documentation and requires better manuals on how to use the program Setting up security profiles is a time-consuming process Competitors TIBCO Spotfire: Starting price is $650/user/year Microsoft Power: Starting at $9.99/user/month Dundas BI/BA: Starting at $6/user/month

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IBM Business Analytics

IBM's next-generation business analytic solutions help organizations of all sizes make sense of information in the context of their business. You can uncover insights more quickly and more easily from all types of data—even big data—and on multiple platforms and devices. And, with self-service and built-in expertise and intelligence, you have the freedom and confidence to make smarter decisions that better address your business imperatives. If cost and deployment are a concern, IBM offers software as a service options for business analytics.

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TARGIT Decision Suite

TARGIT Decision Suite is the only solution that offers real-time dashboards, self-service analytics, user-friendly reporting, stunning mobile capabilities, and the market’s simplest data-discovery technology in a single and cohesive platform. TARGIT is developed for easy deployment in any scale and environment. Setup the servers and enable access through Windows, web, or mobile clients. If that isn’t enough, embed TARGIT into your other applications to bring centralized business intelligence to everyone in the organization. The solution’s self-service capabilities enable business users to create their own reports and analyses, eliminating IT bottlenecks.

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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire? is a data discovery and business intelligence tool with depth. Its capabilities cover the spectrum from colorful graphic visualizations to in-depth statistical analysis. You can create various data visualizations with custom interactive dashboards that aid in discovery, but with the Spotfire built in analytical engines, you can do so much more: utilize the results of data mining, help in-house intelligence analysts crunch proprietary numbers, and aim for new business growth. Spotfire helps you anticipate opportunities and risks by seamlessly integrating predictive models and real-time event streams into user-friendly business intelligence solutions that work. It offers the best of both worlds: powerful predictive analytics for business users and a broad array of cutting-edge statistical analysis tools and self-service BI systems for statisticians and quantitative analysts. These tools can be used to rapidly prototype, develop, and deploy new analytic applications. TIBCO SPOTFIRE Cost of Ownership Typical cost structure for TIBCO Spotfire: License/Subscription Cost On-Premise: Provides customized subscription plan and prices are based on customer needs and requirements Cloud-based/SaaS model: Based on recurring subscription fee model – per user per month/annual plus 250GB cloud storage Maintenance Cost On-Premise: Included in the upfront license cost Cloud-based/SaaS: None Installation/Implementation Cost On-Premise: Included in the upfront license cost Cloud-based/SaaS: None Customization Cost For both type of deployments, cost will vary depending on the type of module selected and the level of customization required (add-on) for developing or enhancing an existing product feature or module Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system Training Cost For both types of deployments, initial training support is provided for streamlining the implementation process Provides training support through Spotfire Community, live webinars, classroom and online training, interactive demo, resource library and on-demand webinars Recurring/Renewal Costs - On-Premise: Include cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches - Cloud-based/SaaS: Recurring monthly fee which typically includes maintenance, remote monitoring, upgrades, training and support Additionally, the renewal cost will vary depending on the type of module selected by the users Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details TIBCO Spotfire Desktop Immediate, anywhere access No IT Infrastructure required and no maintenance concern Data Access Data Visualization Data Analysis Sharing and Presenting Data Starting price is $650/user/year (annual subscription cost) TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Data Access Data Visualization Data Analysis Sharing and Presenting Data $200/user/month or $2,000/user/year 250GB of cloud storage Custom pricing available on demand TIBCO Spotfire Platform Data Access Data Visualization Data Analysis Sharing and Presenting Data Advanced Customization Pricing information available on request Pricing plans available based on type of deployment opted - Subscription, Perpetual and Term Licenses TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Enterprise Data Access Data Visualization Data Analysis Sharing and Presenting Data Pricing information available on request TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Cloud Services Data Access Data Visualization Data Analysis Sharing and Presenting Data Advanced Customization Starting at $0.99/hour Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud - based/SaaS & On-Premise Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription and License-based Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? One time set up fees is required for purchase of license based product No minimum commitment required for purchasing cloud-based product Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes, 30 Day Trial Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: Calculating custom fields in Spotfire is fairly difficult as compared to MS Excel. Users need to manually calculate the data in Spotfire tool Does not offer robust Metadata functionality Difficulty in customizing visualizations and drilling down into data sets for more granular view Does not let users specify custom SQL instructions when accessing a data source Difficult to write and understand Spotfire coding Competitors Birst: Starting at $30,000/20 users/year QlikSense: Starting at $20/user/month Tableau Big Data Analytics: Starting at $35/user/month

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Oracle Business Analytics

Oracle Business Analytics solutions help organizations of all sizes thrive by enabling them to discover new ways to strategize, plan, optimize business operations, and capture new market opportunities. As the market leader in Business Analytics software, we deliver the most complete and integrated solutions that let customers find value in big data, gain insight into every aspect of their business, plan ahead, and act with confidence-anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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SAP Business Intelligence

Empower your people with 24/7, user-friendly access to the business intelligence (BI) and Big Data mining tools they need to make faster, more informed decisions. Use capable, comprehensive business intelligence solutions to drive decision making, aggregate big data assets, and grow a business soundly based on BI applications and systems that will assist with the sophisticated data mining and business analytics that make companies great in the new “age of data.”Our self-serve business intelligence software and solutions – including ad hoc reporting, self-service data visualization and business intelligence dashboards, predictive analytics, mobile apps, and more – can help business users improve performance and become more effective in everything they do. From data warehousing to physical business processes, having good business intelligence and analytics tools can make all the difference in how a leadership team delivers value for a growing company. Get teams of intelligence analysts to work on self-serve BI tools and see how the results foster agile responses in competitive industries.

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Taleo Learn

Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, managing, and reporting on all types of formal and informal learning. Users have easy access to learning through a single platform for online, classroom, virtual, and on-the-job training, as well as assessments, blended learning, social learning and self-reported training. Organizations can design a truly tailored user experience with complete control over all aspects of the user interface.

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Domo

An Operating System For Your Business Domo’s Business Cloud is the world’s first open, self-service business intelligence platform to run your entire organization. The Business Cloud brings together the data, the people, and the insights executives need to find answers to critical business questions, for faster, better-informed decision making and best use of business intelligence software to improve business performance. Whether you're wanting to use existing business intelligence (BI) data to see marketing's contribution to sales, or manufacturing's labor cost per unit, or look into the nuts and bolts of data warehousing, the business analytics information you need is always at your fingertips. With Domo’s winning business intelligence and analytics solutions, busy intelligence analysts can sort out operations with business intelligence dashboards, break opens silos with data mapping, and generally improve the e-discovery ability of an enterprise. DOMO Cost of Ownership Cost Structure for Domo: License/Subscription Cost Based on the subscription plan – starter, professional or enterprise (refer pricing section for more details) Subscription fee includes upfront fee (platform cost) and per user monthly cost that is billed annually Maintenance Cost Included in the subscription cost. Also provides support based on the subscription plan selected: Starter: Only community support Professional: Community and Email Phone (9AM- 5PM Mountain Time) Enterprise: Community, Email Phone (24X7 Support Installation/Implementation Cost Included in the subscription cost Customization Cost Will vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, dashboard and operational reporting needs, type of data elements required for tracking, complexity of workflows, forms to collect additional data, UI changes, etc. Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training Cost Provides training support through webinars, documentation, in- person and online mode. Recurring/Renewal Costs Recurring fee is the per user monthly cost billed annually Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details Domo Starter Collaboration - Share upto 50 cards Data Capacity - Unlimited Data Types - Cloud Apps Data Sources - 400+ connectors - Workbench Data Updates - On - demand Admin Controls - Basic Admin controls Security - User password Compliance - Secure cloud instance Platform Apps - Full Appstore access Deployment - Self - Service Support - Community Scalability - Usage limits apply Free Domo Professional Collaboration - Unlimited sharing - Group sharing Data Capacity - Unlimited Data Types - Cloud Apps - On-premise Data Sources - 400+ connectors - Workbench Data Updates - On-demand Admin Controls - Basic Admin controls Security - User password - Admin console Compliance - Secure cloud instance Platform Apps - Full Appstore access Deployment - Expert consulting available Support - Community - Email Phone (9AM-5PM Mountain Time) Scalability - Company-wide licenses available - Minimums apply $2,100 per user annually plus a $25,000 annual platform fee(Platform fee is waived for more than 25 users) Domo Enterprise Collaboration - Unlimited sharing - Group sharing - Personalized Data Permissions Data Capacity - Unlimited Data Types - Cloud Apps - On-premise - Proprietary Data Sources - 400+ connectors - Data API Access/Workbench API Data Updates - On-demand Admin Controls - Advanced Admin controls Security - User password - Admin console - 2 factor authentication - Single sign on - Access profiles Compliance - HIPAA compliant Platform Apps - Full Appstore access - Custom App access Deployment - Expert consulting available Support - Community - Email Phone - 24X7 Support Scalability - Company-wide licenses available - Minimums apply $3,000 per user annually plus a $50,000 annual platform fee (Platform fee is waived for more than 50 users) Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud - based/SaaS Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Annual billing with monthly subscription fee Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: Domo does not support all SQL queries Does not fetch real-time data in reports Does not offer functionalities such as dashboard creation and OLAP Limited functionality with respect to pivot reports Users cannot save filters on cards or collections. A new page or sub-page has to be created each time there is a card or group for same filter condition Competitors Sisense: Starting at $21,000 per annum for 5 users Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99 per user per month QlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user

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Birst BI

Birst is the first enterprise business intelligence software platform uniquely made to automate the process of unifying and refining data across both centralized and decentralized realms. Birst creates an open, trusted, business-ready data tier for data mining and data warehousing security — and provides highly customizable business analytics experiences to meet the needs of every business user.BIRST NETWORKED ANALYTICS BICost of OwnershipCost Structure for Birst:License/Subscription CostOn-Premise: License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software or other intellectual property for a fixed termCloud-based/SaaS: Pricing includes upfront cost for customization integration along with monthly per user or subscription costMaintenance CostOn-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenanceCloud-based/SaaS: There is no maintenance and support cost for the Cloud/Web-based solutionInstallation/Implementation CostOn-Premise: Typically charged over and above the license costCloud-based/SaaS: Included in the monthly subscription costCustomization CostWill vary depending on the functional requirements or services chosen Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching CostDependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training CostDependent on the type of training opted by an Organization, whether it is end-user training or group/department training or video/self-training or training the trainer. Costs will typically increase as one moves from video/self-training towards end-user trainingRecurring/Renewal CostsOn-Premise: Includes cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patchesCloud-based/SaaS: Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually, based on number of usersPricing DetailsProduct NameDescriptionPrice/DetailsSubscription CostWhat is the cost of the software?License Cost: $30,000 per 20 users per yearDeployment OptionsWhat options are available for product deployment?On Premise and CloudPricing ModelWhat is the pricing model?Subscription and Licensing ModelsMinimum CommitmentIs there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase?Minimum commitment of 20 users billed annually Custom QuoteIs there an option of requesting custom quote?AvailableFree Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option?NoProduct LimitationsSome of the product limitations include:Does not support embedded analytics within customer applicationsDoes not provide mapping feature for location analysisDoes not support non-English languagesLess suitable for complex analysisSometimes lack synchronization between the database and the front-endCompetitorsSisense: Starting at $21,000 per annum for 5 usersTableau Server: Starting at $35 per user per monthQlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user *What BI/IT leaders get only with Birst: A fast, trusted view of all data with proprietary business intelligence dashboards, accessible at business speed through 2-Tier Analytics technology, Automated Data Refinement, and a Uniform Business Model. Consistency, speed, and adaptability across all business user experiences, meeting individual BI software needs with an open platform that accommodates third-party business analytic and BI tools. Fastest time to value with fewer resources, enabling a parallel BI development process, through virtualized business intelligence solutions and true cloud architecture. Agile processes help companies to harness big data and use it for growth and operational efficiency.

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FinancialForce Financial Management

FinancialForce Financial Management can accommodate the most diverse and complex financial needs. The perfect complement to Salesforce CRM, it brings back office data to the front, allowing companies to align sales, services and finance on a single cloud. It includes advances like a single ledger design and a multidimensional chart of accounts, which give you real-time business intelligence and help shorten period close cycles.

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IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM® Cognos Analytics offers smarter, self-service BI capabilities, so you can quickly and confidently identify and act on insight. The engaging experience empowers business users to create and/or personalize business intelligence dashboards and reports on their own - while providing IT with a proven and scalable set of BI solutions that is available on premises or on the cloud. In addition to customer relationship management tools and other specialized setups, having a comprehensive set of business intelligence solutions is important. Cognos Analytics drives informed decision making with self-service BI that works for a set of internal users. Let intelligence analysts get access to digestible reports in versatile formats. BI applications drive data through pipelines to get it in front of the right sets of eyes: break down silos and get actionable business intelligence and analytics insights from a top maker of enterprise software. Look at the range of BI tools available with Cognos to promote online analytical processing and much more. IBM COGNOS BI Cost of Ownership Cost Structure for IBM Cognos BI: License/Subscription Cost Dependent on the type of license – workgroup, standard or enterprise (refer pricing section for more details) Maintenance Cost Subscription Support costs are based on a percentage of the license cost (25% of initial license cost) Software Accelerated Value Programs are an incremental charge calculated on a per-case basis, dependent on the specific service that the customer requires. Customers can't purchase Software Accelerated Value Programs without paying standard Subscription Support cost Installation/Implementation Cost Included in license/subscription cost Customization Cost Will vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, complexity of workflows, forms to collect additional data, UI changes, etc. Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training Cost Self-service support is available online Native language support consists of live support and unlimited access for all certified IT technical staff within an organization Recurring/Renewal Costs Renewal fee includes license cost and maintenance fee for the new or next year Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details Subscription Cost What is the cost of the software? Workgroup License: $75 per user per month with a minimum subscription of 50 users Standard license: $95 per user per month with a minimum subscription of 100 users Enterprise license: $125 per user per month with a minimum subscription of 150 users Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? On-premise Cloud-based/SaaS Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription and Licensing Models Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Workgroup License: Minimum subscription of 50 users and a minimum term of six months. It is renewed semi-annually with monthly billing. Standard license: Minimum subscription of 100 users and a minimum one-year term. It is billed monthly and renewed annually. Enterprise license: Minimum subscription of 150 users and a minimum one-year term. It is billed monthly and renewed annually. Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Available (for 30 days for Windows OS) Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: Lacks features such as budgeting and forecasting, profit analysis, strategic planning Data reports take much long to compile Expensive for start-ups and small organizations Does not support offline mode as it is entirely a web based system Difficult to deploy, set-up and maintain Competitors Tableau Server: Starting at $35 per user per month QlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user SAP Business Objects: Starting with $21 per month per user

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Information Builders Business Analytics

Business analytics from Information Builders enable business users to instantly identify the factors that impact their businesses, create more accurate forward-looking strategies, enhance efficiency, increase profitability, and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty. Boost decision making processes with business intelligence software that’s built for speed and versatility – BI applications support agile reporting with visualized data from well-designed business intelligence dashboards. Online analytics processing help to refine the results of data warehousing and data mining activities, bringing together diverse business intelligence and analytics data from various sources.

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IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence

IFS EOI lets executives and managers review and orchestrate processes that align with their business strategy. This allows them to ensure process execution delivers that strategy—EOI software drives these processes into end-users’ desktop functions. The EOI solution also provides end-users with a complete understanding of which functions deliver real customer value, those that are less effective, and those which waste both time and resources in terms of delivering the organizational goals. Ultimately, IFS EOI enables businesses to accelerate the realization of their business strategy—by making better decisions, faster. This can happen by assessing real-time business performance in the context of how it affects key business processes and goals, giving managers real-time operational intelligence and actionable controls to solve issues before they become problems. The solution is about strategy acceleration and execution.

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ClicData Business Intelligence and Data Visualization

It’s your business and it’s your data; get as much as you can from it! Get Access to a Powerful, Easy-to-Use Business Intelligence Data Visualization Reporting Tool Take the time and stress out of collecting, analyzing and reporting on data from different systems. Now you can have everything you need to connect your data, clean it, mix it, set up visual indicators, key metrics and KPIs, and then easily share your results with your customers, co-workers and partners.Data is merely numbers when it lacks the right tools to extrapolate connections, meaning, and insights. ClicData allows you to transform data into dashboards through our powerful interactive dashboard designer. Start visualizing performance, trends, forecasts and results with charts, gauges, indicators, tables and much more. Our drag-and-drop dashboard designer lets you create a dashboard in just a few minutes. With 100s of native connectors and thousands of visualizations, realtime becomes “now-time” and you can know where to spend your time, improving your business.

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Domo [Re-seller]

Every organization faces critical challenges – from data inaccessibility and data overload, to trying to determine how to best utilize and collaborate around data to make decisions. Success is determined by how quickly and effectively these challenges are addressed. Answering business questions requires data from a variety of sources. And making sense of all that data requires time, know-how, and resources. When multiplied across your organization, the effect can be crippling.Domo was created to solve these problems.Domo is the first solution designed to empower everyone in the organization. It brings together the information you need in one place, enables real-time collaboration around live data, and delivers out-of-the-box and expertise and best practices.

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Alteryx Analytics Gallery

The Alteryx Analytics Gallery is the first analytics cloud platform to recognize that business decision makers expect their business applications to be as engaging as the apps they use at home. The Analytics Gallery is a disrupting force by delivering a powerful consumer-based analytics experience that enables organizations to get to the value of Big Data exponentially faster.

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Microsoft Business Analytics

Successful companies make bold decisions using business analytics. Rely on the proven power, simplicity, and breadth of Microsoft’s analytics toolset. Inspired by business, proven through our customers’ success. MICROSOFT POWER BI Cost of Ownership Cost Structure for Power BI: License/Subscription Cost Based on number of users for Power BI Pro and Capacity-based pricing for Power BI Premium (refer pricing section for more details) Maintenance Cost Included in the subscription cost Installation/Implementation Cost Included in the subscription cost. Additional charges may apply for data migration during implementation, maintaining on-premise data sources and building dashboards and reports Customization Cost Dependent on functional requirements and specific needs of the organization Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training Cost Dependent on the type of training opted by an Organization, whether it is end-user training or group/department training or video/self-training or training the trainer. Self-guided trainings are available free of cost whereas self-paced and online classroom training can be charged between $175 to $300 for a Power BI course Recurring/Renewal Costs Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually Pricing Details Product Name Description Price/Details Power BI Desktop Author Connect to hundreds of data sources Clean and prepare data using visual tools Analyze and build stunning reports with custom visualizations Publish to the Power BI service Embed in public websites Free Power BI Pro Share and Collaborate Build dashboards that deliver a 360-degree, real-time view of the business Keep data up-to-date automatically, including on-premises sources Collaborate on shared data Audit and govern how data is accessed and used Package content and distribute to users with apps $9.99 per month per user Power BI Premium For large deployments Gain dedicated capacity you allocate, scale, and control Distribute and embed content without purchasing per-user licenses Publish reports on-premises with Power BI Report Server Unlock more capacity and higher limits for your Pro users $4,995 per node per month Approx. $24,975 per month for 5000 users with 3 nodes (Power BI Premium cost will be $14,895 + $9,900 for 100 BI pro users) Power BI pro licenses need to be purchased for Power BI premium subscription for content authoring Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud - based/SaaS Pricing Model What is the pricing model? Subscription and Capacity-based Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase? Minimum annual commitment is required for purchase Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? Yes Product Limitations Some of the product limitations include: No integration available for services like Vend POS, Shopify directly Graphical visualization is fairly limited as compared to other BI tools Does not support SQL queries Comparatively difficult to work with huge data sets on Power BI Does not let users build scheduled reports, personalized user views, personalized notifications, personalized security views, or customizable reports Competitors Tableau Server: Starting at $35 per user per month QlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user Oracle BI: Starting at $150 per user per month If You’re Not Sure About Power BI Despite its status as one of the cheapest business intelligence tools as well as having one of the simplest pricing structures, Power BI isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’d like to explore other BI tools, you can check out our Business Intelligence Leaderboard, and read our article comparing Microsoft Power BI to Tableau and Qlikview. Tableau Tableau is a powerful data visualization tool. It provides fast data analysis and data refreshing functions and, like Qlik Sense, is intuitive to use but doesn’t support scripts. Tableau is offered in Desktop, Big Data Analysis and Server. Qlik Like Tableau, Qlik offers three different products: Qlikview, Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud. Each product has different versions with different capabilities, including free versions for each product. A data visualization tool, Qlik is one of the largest BI vendors that makes data analysis easy for most businesses. Sisense Along with data visualization, Sisense allows users to combine data from multiple sources. This function helps gather the most accurate insights possible, since all of your data can be analyzed together. Sisense is tailored for mid- to large-sized businesses.

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SAP Business Analytics Suite

Enable business users to discover and communicate meaningful patterns in data. Our analytics products can help you apply analytics to business data to describe, predict, and improve business performance, recommend action, and guide decision making.SAP BUSINESS ANALYTICS SUITECost of OwnershipCost Structure for SAP Business Analytics Suite:License/Subscription CostOn-Premise: - Licensing-based model, required to pay upfront fee to own the software plus IP for a fixed term, along with installation, customization and integration costs- Price is dependent on the size of the business, functionality requirements and number of users- There is also an option of Named User Licenses (a non-shareable license for a single person that provides guaranteed access to the software) and Concurrent User Licenses (a single logon to the BI Platform by anyone. Logons using the concurrent session metric are limited by availability of a free session in the session pool). The Named User license provides access to all desktop software. The Concurrent User Licenses are not supported for most desktop software, except for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for OfficeCloud-based/SaaS: Recurring subscription based model – depends on number of usersMaintenance CostOn-Premise: Support licenses are charged over and above the license costCloud-based/SaaS: Included in license/subscription costInstallation/Implementation CostOn-Premise: Included in the license costCloud-based/SaaS: No installation costCustomization CostWill vary depending on the functional requirements such as configurable dashboards, type of data elements required for tracking, complexity of workflows, etc.Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching CostDependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system. Training CostOn-premise: Dependent on the type of training opted by an Organization, whether it is end-user training or group/department training or video/self-training or training the trainer. Cloud-based/SaaS: Included in the subscription cost Recurring/Renewal CostsOn-Premise: Will depend on the type of license purchased – named user or concurrent user, Enterprise or Small BusinessCloud-based/SaaS: Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid monthly or annually, based on the number of usersPricing DetailsProduct NameDescriptionPrice/DetailsSubscription Cost for SAP Business Analytics SuiteSAP Business Analytics Suite consist of:- SAP Business Intelligence (BI) Suite: SAP Business Objects BI and SAP Analytics Cloud- Predictive Analytics: SAP Predictive Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud- SAP Lumira- SAP Crystal ReportsPrice varies depending on the module/plan selectedSAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Premium – License (For large enterprises)Dashboard layout capabilitiesInteractive visual analytics including the added ease of displaying BusinessObjectsWeb Intelligence Crystal reports BusinessObjects XcelsiusEnterprise visualizations through a dashboard viewFull content creation and developer interfaces for reporting, query and analysis (using Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, BusinessObjects Voyager, and BusinessObjects Desktop Intelligence)Starts from $55,000/annum SAP BusinessObjects BI, Edge edition – License (For medium sized business)5 concurrent sessionsComprehensive Business Intelligence (BI), Information Management, and Performance ManagementStarts from $14,000/annum for minimum 10 named usersSAP Predictive AnalyticsAutomated AnalyticsExpert AnalyticsModel ManagementData ManagerPredictive ScoringSocial and RecommendationAdvanced VisualizationPricing information available on requestLicense-based subscription – based on number of users and functionality being usedOn-Premise deploymentSAP Analytics Cloud*: Business PlanBusiness Intelligence functionality onlyUp to 20 users ($21 per user/month)Basic data source connections (excel, csv, and Google Sheets)Enterprise-level data source connections (SAP HANA, SQL, OData Services, and more)1 on 1 training with a Product CoachTeam collaboration features24/7 SAP Support$21 per/user/month for minimum 20 usersBilled quarterly or annually SAP Analytics Cloud*: Enterprise Plan All Business plan featuresUnlimited usersOptional upgrade for planning and predictive analyticsPersonal Customer Success ManagerPricing available on request onlySAP Business Objects Lumira: Standard EditionAccess XLSX, CSV files, Databases and SAP HANATransform and manipulate dataVisualize data with charts and mapsCreate and share storyboards$185/user (one-time fees)Regional pricing may varyFree trial availableCloud-based/SaaS deploymentNo contractsNo MaintenanceSAP Business Objects Lumira: Desktop EditionIncludes all base features and capabilities from SAP Lumira – Standard EditionSAP ERP and BW connectivityCovered by SAP Enterprise support or SAP standard supportFree upgrades to the next major version under the support agreementPricing information available on requestSAP Crystal ReportCustom templatesDrill downPowerful data mash-upsAutomatic push notification and installationAuto saveField ExplorerAutomatic patch notification and installationSAP Crystal Report 2016 Full Product: $495/user licenseSAP Crystal Reports 2016 Version Upgrade: $295/user licenseSAP Crystal Reports 2013 Full product: $495/user license (previous version)Deployment OptionsWhat options are available for product deployment?On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaSPricing ModelWhat is the pricing model?Subscription-based and Licensing Model Minimum CommitmentSAP Business Objects:- On-premise: Minimum 10 users and yearly commitment- Cloud-based/SaaS: Minimum 20 users and quarterly payment Custom QuoteIs there an option of requesting custom quote?AvailableFree Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option?Yes (30 Days)*SAP BusinessObjects Cloud is now SAP Analytics CloudProduct LimitationsSome of the product limitations include:Requires large amount of hardware resourcesRecovery is not easy in case of failureLess flexible with new format of MS OfficeRequires a lot of internal IT support and maintenanceLimited data visualization capabilitiesCompetitorsMicrosoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99/user/monthSAS Business Analytics: Starting at $1,365 per month for mentioned user capacityIBM Watson Analytics: Starting at $30/user/month

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How to Compare Business Analytics Software

The global business analytics software and services worldwide revenues will grow from nearly $122B in 2015 to more than $187B in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the five-year forecast period according to International Data Corporation. Just the cloud-based business analytics market size will be worth $4B in 2017, growing at a faster compound annual growth rate than the market through 2019.

To start, these are some key functions and outputs of business analytics software tools:

  • Measure operational, financial and selling performance versus goals
  • Gain greater insight into why customers buy which products and when
  • Determine the best possible marketing campaigns and promotions to increase sales
  • Know which customers are most and least likely to buy a new product
  • Successful up-sell and cross-sell customers on products comparable to their own
  • Get a steady stream of descriptive statistics on operations performance of a company
  • Predict when machines will need to be repaired and spare parts ordered
  • Determine the best possible price for a product given its competitors and market demand
  • Track supply chain performance to see what’s working and what isn’t
  • Track supplier quality levels by dashboard and know which are the best
  • Better manage selling and distribution networks by having greater visibility into sales
  • Predict the optimal price for services
  • Improve e-commerce and online selling strategies by providing the best mix of products
  • Manage sales teams to meeting their quotas by understanding where they need to focus
  • Improve customer satisfaction by measuring which services programs are working the best
Advantages of Business Analytics software
Business Analytics Requirements Checklist
Questions To Ask

Analytics are quickly progressing beyond providing a rear-view mirror of what happened in the past to companies and provides a more predictive glimpse into the future. There are a wide variety of business analytics applications, and all of them share a common set of features that enable them to provide descriptive, predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analytics. The most advanced business analytics applications include support for Big Data analytics that relies on large-scale data sets and a few are already supporting machine learning algorithms that seek to find the best possible answer to complex business questions, often hidden in large-scale data sets. The entire area of business analytics is proliferating today and there is an abundance of innovation in this field, so be sure to evaluate more than just a handful of vendors when choosing a solution.

Bottom line: With the insights gained from business analytics, companies can make better decisions to increase sales, improve operations and become more profitable.

Key features to consider when evaluating Business Analytic software options

Self-Service Data Preparation

One of the most powerful benefits coming out of the shift in business analytics solutions being away from IT to business analyst needs is the jump in self-service business intelligence and data preparation workflows and usability. This area is flourishing right now in business intelligence and business analytics, and will continue to grow as open sourcing programming languages including AngularJS become more pervasively adopted. All of this is very good news for companies looking at new business analytics apps, as the usability continues to improve and interactive visualization tools and views now become standard.

Natural Language Query And Search

The largest vendors have this capability today and the mid-tier and smaller business analytics vendors are investing in creating their natural language query and search or partnering with companies who offer this functionality. This is critically important for companies who have a wide variety of data sets based on complex, distributed business models compromise of hundreds or thousands of products. For services businesses, this is also essential as it can drastically reduce the time it takes to complete queries.

Ease of Use And Responsive Design Including Dashboards

As business intelligence and analytics vendors have shifted their emphasis on application design to the needs of business analytics first, ease of use and support for responsive application designs that scale for any device is now a reality. AngularJS, HTML5 and advanced programming languages that business analytics vendors are using today ensure that mobile, tablet and laptop application performance will be fast, accurate and customizable to your needs. Be sure to ask to see product demos about creating a dashboard, metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs) and workflows for tracking common business processes. Also ask to see the demo run on a smartphone, and that will show just how responsive the design of the business analytics app is you are evaluating. The bottom line is that the workflows all should be orchestrated to a common series of dashboards that can quickly be updated through inbound data integration stream,s, ensuring you have an accurate, up-to-date view of your business.

Ease of Cloud and Legacy Data Integration

The key to getting the most value out of a business analytics application is the support it provides for integrating with cloud and legacy-based databases, data sets and systems. Cloud-based business analytics vendors often rely on a set of Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) to enable more efficient integration of their platforms and applications with the cloud, legacy and 3rd party applications. If your company has a wealth of data and is also using cloud-based, legacy on-premise and 3rd party data be sure to ask your business analytics vendor if they have an API strategy in place. This area is pervasively covered in high-end business analytics applications and often is also referred to as Extract-Transfer-Load (ETL) where the business analytics application extracts data from databases, cloud, legacy on-premise and 3rd party systems.

Cadence of Application Updates

The level of innovation intensity in business analytics today is unlike any other area of cloud- and enterprise software today. True cloud-based business analytics applications will have quarterly releases, achieving a cadence of four releases a year. It’s becoming so competitive that on-premise business analytics vendors have to issue more updates to their applications to stay in step with their cloud competitors. This competitive dynamics between Cloud-based and on-premise vendors benefits companies buying business analytics applications because there is a continual stream of new features. A true cloud-based business analytics vendor will have four major releases a year and also provide you with periodic updates that deliver even greater value in their application.

Customer Service And Support

There needs to be an escalation path provided by support accessible online, in addition to a knowledgebase that provides responses to common questions. Ideally there also needs to be remote automated agents on the website of the business analytics vendors you’re considering for your company. Business analytics applications are becoming increasingly self-service with vendors hoping their applications will be as intuitive as possible., In complex scenarios including integration and ETL, it’s imperative to get support and guidance.

Security and User Administration

Cloud-based business analytics vendors often have more robust security models that their on-premise counterparts, as the latter are easier to hack while on a company’s internal systems. Cloud-based security and user administration at a minimum needs to include role-based authentication, support for selective workflow and resource assignments, and administration control over auditing and traceability. Security needs to also include advanced authentication and verification techniques and full backups of all data on a periodically defined basis.

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The five key advantages of implementing a Business Analytics system in your company are listed below.

Advantages of Business Analytics Software

Improve Business Performance With Greater Insights

Business analytics can provide a wide range of view of your company’s operations, ranging from descriptive statistics to how best to optimize the performance of your supply chain. Analytics can also provide useful insights into how your overall business is functioning from a financial standpoint, showing how production is impacting revenue, costs and profits. There is a wide variety of business analytics in use today, limited only by the types of measures of performance (sometimes called metrics) that are available in business analytics applications. The need companies have to gain a 360-degree view of their operations using business analytics is driving adoption across many businesses and industries today.

Better Understand And Serve Customers

Imagine being able to understand who you customers are, what they are buying, why and when they will buy again, and then predict which approaches will work best to service them? Business intelligence and analytics applications are capable of providing all these insights about customers in addition to helping businesses understand what their ideal customer is. The area of predictive analytics, part of business analytics, builds propensity models that provide insights into customers’ intentions and behaviors, and helps companies define the best possible appro9ahc to selling more and delivering more value. Customer service, marketing sales and senior management in many companies have dashboards just dedicated to tracking customer purchasing, behavior, pricing and service strategies.

Know Which Areas Of Your Business To Improve First

Every business has areas of strength and weakness, and analytics are very powerful in understanding which of the areas of any company need to improve. Often senior management has rough data or evidence a given area is in trouble. But business analytics can take the intuition and evidence of a problem and pinpoint exactly what is wrong and provide insights into how best to fix it, making data-driven decisions a reality.

This is how business analytics can revolutionize a company and help to keep it profitable, generating revenue over time. Senior management teams often use business analytics to track areas they suspect may be struggling, for example customer service or logistics, or quality. It is common for senior management teams to regularly review metrics and KPIs of these areas and make sure overall company performance is on track. In this way business analytics becomes an early warning system to senior management regarding a given areas needing attention and work to run around a potentially costly situation.

See How One Area Of Your Business Impacts The Other

For many companies it’s easy to get into a siloed view of each area of the business and not see how each area is impacting the other. Current accounting and reporting systems in many companies reinforce this siloed view of business, making it that much more difficult to see how tradeoffs impact one side of the business about another. Business analytics that can span across departments, divisions and processes are enabling a more accurate view of overall company performance that was not possible before. Advanced business analytics applications also are capable of providing customized metrics and KPIs for tracking individual process performance as well. Management teams use these to track specific processes that rely on the orchestration of several departments. An example of this is tracking order management and fulfillment and then determining how this process can be improved by automating and streamlining reporting from each department involved.

Predict How Successful Programs and Products Will Be

Often companies launch products or new programs and are not completely sure if they will succeed or not. By combining business analytics and market research techniques, companies can find out which programs and products have the greatest probability of success. This is critically important from a business operations standpoint, as having this information generated from business analytics can help define forecasts for suppliers, determine how best to scale the company to manage the impact of the programs and products’ activity, and help to plan further strategic steps. In short, business analytics can help not only predict if a given program or product will be successful, but what the impact will be in the company when it is. This area is considered predictive analytics and is one of the fastest growing in business analytics today.

How to Evaluate Business Analytics Software

Selecting the best possible business analytics system for your company needs to begin with a clear series of objectives that encompass the core strengths of your business from an analytics and reporting perspective. Analytics have the potential to revolutionize the performance of any company, so it’s important to get started with a solid set of questions and a framework to determine which business analytics platform, solution or application is best for your needs. There are hundreds of business analytics providers selling systems today. Fortunately, SelectHub is here to help.

How could your current approach to managing data reporting and business analytics be improved?
  • How well does your current series of systems and processes scale to support new reporting and creating new analytics dashboards?
  • Is it possible to track sales, operating and service performance in a single system and create alerts when activity shifts over time?
  • Is your existing data reporting and analytics system capable of tracking multiple metrics and KPIs are the same time and determining how they are related?
  • How many systems and sources of data does your business analytics system rely on today? Are these manual or automated integration points?
  • What are the biggest challenges you face with your existing approach to data reporting and business analytics?
  • How long does it take today to produce a report showing the company-wide health of your business?
  • What’s the average time it takes to produce an analysis showing the current customer base sales history and when the forecast is?
  • Does your company have the ability to use data reporting to impact supply chain planning and service planning?
  • What are the most important measures of performance to your company today?
  • Which metrics and KPIs have you been looking into that you would like to include in your new data reporting and business analytics system?
  • What problems in your company defy easy definition because there is a lack of business analytics to analyze and take action in them?
What kind of business analytics system will you need?
  • What features does your business analytics system need to break out of doing so many suppliers and scheduling tasks manually?
  • What is the most important series of statistics, metrics and KPIs you need to have in your business analytics system?
  • Which departments will benefit the most and least from business analytics today? How about in the future?
  • What’;s the current budget for your business analytics system and what’s the operating budget?
  • Are you planning on spending for maintenance yearly or going to handle maintenance within your company?
  • Do you rely more on Ad Hoc query or production reporting tools?
  • How important are data discovery and query support to your overall business analytics system requirements?
  • Will you have IT developers working with production reporting tools?
  • Will front-line workers require interactive fixed reports?
How will the business analytics system be used once it is deployed?
  • Is your company considering an on-premise or cloud-based business analytics system?
  • Is there an IT team that will be responsible for maintaining the integration points across the business analytics system and legacy, 3rd party systems and databases?
  • Who will be responsible for keeping the business analytics system up-to-date and be its administrator?
  • What devices will the business analytics system need to run on throughout your company?
  • Are you considering having dashboards shareable by role across the executive and management teams of your company?
  • How much customization do you expect your business analytics system will require before installation?
  • Will the business analytics system be able to manage the wide variety of data reports needed to run your business today? How about in a year from now?
  • What support or training will the vendor provide during and after installation?

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Business Analytics Software Provider Needs Assessment / Requirements Gathering

Every business has a unique set of needs, so the first step in a software selection project is to create a checklist of what your company needs most from a business analytics system. There are hundreds of criteria to choose from, but the framework can be broken up into five main categories:

Analytics Dashboards

All business analytics applications today include support for basic dashboards, yet the most valuable have the flexibility to define specific metrics or measures of performance that are specific to your business. Ask to see how dashboards can be shared in a secured area of the application as well, and also check to make sure the dashboards presented support responsive design, meaning it appears the same on any device. Analytics dashboards often bundled with advanced data visualization tools as well.

Data Source Connectivity Including API Support

This is critically important for scaling a business application and enabling it to meet as many unique needs throughout a company as possible. The greater the number of integration points supporting a business analytics system the higher the potential for return on investment to be positive. Data source connectivity and API integration also need to focus on how the data will get from the legacy, 3rd party systems to the business analytics application. Often there are shell scripts created that regularly query a specific location or subdirectory and move files into the business analytics application working directories. Advanced technologies include ETL where data is extracted from individual files.

Interactive Visual Exploration

Best-of-class business analytics applications include interactive visual exploration functionality that makes it possible to query data sets and navigate through their representations in real-time. For companies who have thousands of products in their catalog, this is a must-have feature as it will allow for aggregation and easier analysis of the product sales data. Also, interactive visual exploration is used for completing contextual analysis of data sets and presenting them in meetings to simplify complex concepts. As companies mature in their use of business analytics, this feature becomes increasingly important.

Self-Service Data Preparation

Preparing data for use in any business analytics application needs to be self-service driven as that will drastically reduce the time required to populate dashboards and get value from data. The shift away from building business analytics applications for IT to manage them so business analysts can get work done quickly is also fueling more support for self-service data preparation. From the relatively simple routines of importing data files to more advanced ETL workflows, business analytics applications are often differentiated by how pervasively they support this feature. It is a must-have however in any large-scale business that has legacy systems and databases that need to be included in the business analytics application.

Data Security and User Administration

Being able to define security rights by role is fundamental within any business analytics application today. At a minimum there needs to be support for creating role-based access and defining profiles for each type of system user. The administration function also needs to support the customization of each user’s online experience, in addition to defining which features will be enabled for each user. There also needs to be auditing and traceability of system events on the control panel, including support for configuring third-party add-on modules or applications that are needed. All of these functions ideally will be cloud-based to enable administrators to manage across a broad base of users quickly and without constraints based on the underlying platform.

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Questions to Ask During Business Analytics Demos

Please show the workflow for creating a new dashboard and populating it with metrics and KPIs.

This workflow will show how effective the business analytics system is at producing the most commonly used area of any business analytics system, and that is the dashboard. Be sure to ask for specific of how metrics, KPIs and information sources are integrated into the dashboard workspace, what the latency or speed of updates are, and how dashboards can be modified in the future to support new metrics.

How can I publish analytics content without paying more?

Instead of having to pay for an extra module or feature to print from your business analytics application, ask to see the baseline app produce all the reports you need. There is a wide variety of publishing options for analytics reporting tools today and it’s best to make sure every report option and potential workflow are covered in a product demo before you purchase the application. It’s also a good idea to check and make sure the business analytics system supports responsive design so it scale across every device, delivering excellent performance on each as well.

How does interactive visualization work and does it require additional software?

This is an area where the majority of business analytics applications are attempting to differentiate themselves by building in basic interactive visualization capability. Ask to see a demo of what the baseline application can provide and what additional modules or add-ons are required to get the advanced interactive data visualizations of complex data. Also ask if the demo can include your company’s data to see how and if this feature will deliver value to your company.

Does the software integrate data from multiple departments?

When you can combine information from different areas of the business, you can analyze factors like how the latest new product development costs and sales and how they are impacting revenues and profits. Using business analytics it will be possible to view the impact of business strategies across all operations. Ask to see a demo of how the new product development and launch process can be tracked in the business applications you are interested in.

Will it grow with my business?

If you’re investing in a business analytics system, you don’t want it to be obsolete in a year. Plan to implement software that will last at least ten years. The business analytics system you select for your business needs to be scalable. Find out what the limitations are on the scale and reporting capability of your system so you can make the best decision about whether the software is right for you.

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Choosing a Business Analytics software provider is a task that should be given serious consideration. This Business Analytics system comparison is meant to be used as a starting point to guide IT professionals who are tasked with making this decision. 

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