Entries by Mark Handford

The Business Intelligence Industry Continues Its Ongoing Empowerment of Business Users

PRESS RELEASE – WÜRZBURG, October 18th, 2017 According to The BI Survey 17, published this week by The Business Application Research Center (BARC), the trend for self-service and the empowerment of non-technical users continues its rise. The BI Survey is the world’s largest annual survey of business intelligence (BI) software users. It measures trends and […]

“BARC Score Advanced Analytics Platforms” Presents a Direct Comparison of Twelve International Providers

PRESS RELEASE – WÜRZBURG, October 5th, 2017 In BARC Score Advanced Analytics Platforms, the Business Application Research Center (BARC) analyzes and rates twelve global providers for the first time on the basis of detailed product and market-related criteria. In addition to well-known providers, some interesting solutions from lesser-known players are assessed. Figure 1: Positioning of […]

BARC Score Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms: A Direct Comparison of Modern Enterprise BI Platform Providers

PRESS RELEASE – WÜRZBURG, September 22nd, 2017 The Business Application Research Center (BARC) has published the third edition of BARC Score Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms. The independent consulting and analyst firm ranks twenty market-relevant, international providers of business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms based on an extensive list of criteria, as well as user feedback. […]

Data Preparation: BARC Survey Highlights Skills Shortage and Lack of Management Buy-In

Wuerzburg, 4th July 2017: The Business Application Research Center (BARC) announces the publication of  “Data Preparation – Refining Raw Data into Value”, a report into the current use of data preparation tools and the benefits and challenges they present. The study was based on an independent survey of over 695 business intelligence (BI) professionals from […]

Data Preparation – Refining Raw Data into Value: Infographic

BARC’s “Data Preparation – Refining Raw Data into Value” study examines the drivers, use cases, benefits and challenges of data preparation. This infographic presents some of the key findings from the survey-based study.   Click here to find out more about “Data Preparation – Refining Raw Data into Value”, a 2017 study by BARC.  

New BARC Score examines the data discovery software market

Wuerzburg, June 19th, 2017: The Business Application Research Center (BARC) today published the first edition of BARC Score Data Discovery — Data Preparation, Visual Analysis and Guided Advanced Analytics for Business Analysts. The consulting and analyst firm has rated 13 leading, globally represented data discovery software vendors based on an extensive list of criteria, as well […]

New on bi-survey.com: The Planning Survey 17

Wuerzburg, June 12, 2017: The Business Application Research Center (BARC) expands its interactive bi-survey.com platform to include a “planning tools” section. The basis for this new offering is The Planning Survey 17, a new study presented at BARC’s recent “Integrated Planning & BI” conference in Wuerzburg, Germany. The results of this survey are now available in full on […]