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Overview of the global enterprise BI & analytics platforms market in 2021

The seventh edition of the BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms evaluates market-relevant international manufacturers of modern enterprise business intelligence and analytics platforms on the basis of an extensive criteria catalogue and customer evaluations.

Overview

The market for business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms is still evolving rapidly. On the one hand, there is a massive push towards business user empowerment by all relevant market players. Even established BI suite vendors with standardization and governance as the sweet spots of their IT-oriented suites have invested heavily in modernization and business user orientation in recent years. On the other hand, BI & analytics specialists focused on business users have entered the market targeting buyers from line of business who were frustrated by IT-controlled and central BI environments.

This report analyzes the strengths and challenges of the leading vendors that offer significant value to customers wanting to implement a ‘modern’ enterprise BI & analytics platform.

BARC SCORE: ENTERPRISE BI & ANALYTICS PLATFORMS

Authors: Larissa Seidler, Robert Tischler, Christian Fuchs, Patrick Keller and Carsten Bange
PDF report: €500
Publication: June 28th, 2021

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BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms 2021

Vendors evaluated

Vendor

Product(s)

Board International

Board

Dimensional Insight

Diver Platform

Domo

Domo Business Cloud

Dundas Data Visualization

Dundas BI

IBM

IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
IBM Watson Studio

Infor

Infor Birst
Infor d/EPM

Looker (Google)

Looker
Analytics-related Google Cloud Platform Services

Microsoft

Power BI
SQL Server Reporting Services
Analytics-related Azure Services such as Data Explorer and ML

MicroStrategy

Analytics Platform

OpenText

OpenText Analytics Suite
OpenText Magellan

Oracle

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle EPM Cloud
Oracle Hyperion Planning
OCI Data Science

Pyramid Analytics

Pyramid

Qlik

Qlik Sense
Qlik Catalog
Qlik Data Integration

SAP

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform
SAP Data Intelligence

SAS

SAS Visual Analytics
SAS Visual Statistics
SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning
SAS Data Preparation
SAS Visual Forecasting
SAS Visual Text Analytics

Sisense

Sisense Fusion Platform

Tableau

Tableau Desktop
Tableau Server
Tableau Prep
Tableau Data Management
Tableau Server Management
Tableau Mobile

TARGIT

TARGIT Decision Suite

TIBCO

ibi’s Analytics Platform
Spotfire
Data Science
Jaspersoft

Yellowfin

Yellowfin BI

Zoho

Zoho Analytics

Selection of vendors

There are two separate inclusion criteria categories for this BARC Score: the first is associated with a vendor’s products and the other is linked to the financial results relating to those products. To be evaluated in this BARC Score, a vendor has to have a strong focus on providing BI & analytics functionality and supply four out of five technologies from the following functional portfolio:

  • Formatted reporting
  • Dashboards
  • Analysis and data discovery
  • Advanced analytics
  • Self-service BI and ad hoc reporting

In addition, the vendor has to generate a minimum of 15 million Euros in license revenue per year with the above product set, spread across at least two separate geographical regions. Furthermore, the product set must have a significant number of implementations and license revenues across different geographical regions to be considered as global.

We consider the following as individual geographical regions:

  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Asia/Pacific