The BI Survey: The World’s Largest Annual Survey of BI Users

If you are considering buying a BI product, you really need to know how other users and organizations rate it. The BI Survey 14 offers an unsurpassed level of user feedback on issues ranging from the purchase cycle right through to deployment, including critical information on performance levels, scalability and problems encountered. Purchase The BI Survey 14 to find out what end-users really think about the BI products they use.

The BI Survey 14 is made up of four key components:

The BI Survey Analyzer

The BI Survey Analyzer

Access to our powerful interactive online tool which enables you to perform your own custom analysis of the full survey data set.

Powerful Online Tool

The BI Survey 14 Analyzer

Faster and better this year, The BI Survey data is once again available via an online analysis tool.

The BI Survey Analyzer is a powerful, interactive tool that enables you to perform your own custom analysis of the survey data.

Click here to register for a live online demo of The BI Survey Analyzer.

Custom Analysis of The BI Survey Data

The BI Survey Analyzer allows you to analyze the survey data in numerous ways. You can even export your findings to share with colleagues.

Here are just a few examples of the types of query you can run in The BI Survey Analyzer:

  • A breakdown of the responses for each question in the survey
  • Compare leading BI products across a number of key criteria
  • Crosstab analysis displaying the summary of results from two separate survey questions

The BI Survey 14 Analyzer

With all the above analyses, you can use The BI Survey Analyzer’s filtering capabilities to access the results most relevant to you.

Results can be filtered by region, country, product, industry and company size (revenue or number of employees).

Compare BI Products

One of the outstanding benefits of The BI Survey Analyzer is the ability to filter the survey data by your own customized list of products.

This feature lets you focus on the results of products that you want to evaluate and make quick comparisons between those tools. This will help you to eliminate unsuitable products from your shortlist and home in on the tools that match the requirements of your organization.

Click here to see the list of products included in The BI Survey Analyzer.

The Results

The BI Survey 14 Results

The BI Survey 14: The Results

A PDF report detailing the key findings from The BI Survey 14, supplemented by in-depth expert commentary.

Highlights from the world’s most detailed survey of BI usage

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The BI Survey 14 attracted 3224 responses, 2348 of which gave detailed information on users’ experiences in the selection, implementation and usage of a BI product.

The Results report provides you with analysis and commentary on the many highlights from this year’s survey.

Must-have information on real-world business intelligence usage

The BI Survey 14 reveals how organizations are selecting, implementing and using BI tools, and which products lead the market across a range of key criteria including:

  • Query performance
  • Scalability
  • Product support
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Competitive win rate
  • Speed of implementation
  • Business benefits achieved
  • Ease-of-use

The latest market trends

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Now in its thirteenth edition, The BI Survey not only measures current developments in the BI space, but also patterns and trends since 2002. Every year, the questionnaire is updated to gauge end-user feedback on current hot topics and technologies.

This gives you the unique opportunity to follow how the BI market has developed and see where it is headed in a number of key areas including:

  • Mobile BI
  • Self-Service BI
  • Cloud BI
  • Collaboration
  • Visual Design Standards

Buyers of ‘The BI Survey 14: The Results’ report also receive documentation detailing the methodology behind The BI Survey 14, with further information on the demographics of the sample and the products analyzed.

Performance Summaries

The BI Survey 14

The BI Survey 14: Vendor Performance Summaries

An overview of the results for each product covered in The BI Survey 14 in PDF format. There are 34 Vendor Performance Summaries, one per product.

The lowdown on every vendor featured in The BI Survey 14

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The BI Survey 14 attracted a total of 3224 responses, enough to analyze 34 products from 29 vendors in detail.

For each product featured in The Survey, we have produced a Vendor Performance Summary giving an overview of its performance across 34 key criteria including:

  • Query performance
  • Scalability
  • Product support
  • Ease-of-use
  • Speed of implementation

Real-world end-user feedback on leading BI products

There’s no better way of discovering a vendor’s strengths and weaknesses than finding out how its customers rate its product. Each Vendor Performance Summary gives an overview of the product’s results in The BI Survey 14 accompanied by conclusions written by our experienced team of BI analysts.

Featured vendors and products

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There are 34 Vendor Performance Summaries covering the following products:

  • Arcplan
  • Bissantz
  • Corporate Planning
  • Cubeware
  • cubus
  • Cyberscience
  • Dimensional Insight
  • Dundas
  • Entrinsik Informer
  • evidanza
  • IBM Cognos BI
  • IBM Cognos TM1
  • Infor
  • Information Builders WebFOCUS
  • Jedox
  • Microsoft Excel and Power Products
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • MicroStrategy
  • Oracle Essbase
  • Oracle BI Foundation Suite
  • Pentaho
  • Phocas
  • prevero
  • Pyramid Analytics
  • Qlik QlikView
  • SAP BW
  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • SAS
  • Tableau
  • Tibco Spotfire
  • Yellowfin
Best Practices

The BI Survey 14

The BI Survey 14: Best Practices

A PDF report focusing on the best practice lessons learnt from The BI Survey 14. 

Lessons from The BI Survey 14

The BI Survey 14

Best Practices contains analysis of the full sample of 2348 end-users and consultants who took part in the survey.

Homing in on the general, product-neutral survey findings, Best Practices addresses issues such as:

  • Recommendations on how best to choose a BI product
  • The most important and relevant tool selection criteria

With such a large sample of responses from a broad spectrum of countries and industries, Best Practices enables you to learn from the masses who have ‘been there and done that’ with their BI projects.

Achieve Business Benefits

BI projects should always aim to achieve business benefits and achieve the goals defined at the outset. The BI Survey 14 calibrates the success of projects using the Business Benefits Index (BBI), our proprietary method of identifying the level of success achieved from the implementation of a BI solution.

This data is used in Best Practices to determine:

  • Which selection criteria should be considered most important when selecting a BI tool; and
  • The optimum amount of time it should take to implement the product

Avoid Problems in Business Intelligence Projects

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The majority of BI projects encounter some problems along the way. Best Practices helps you to understand:

  • Which problems are the most commonly experienced
  • Which of these problems have the biggest impact on business benefits achieved
  • The correlation between the selection process and problems experienced further down the line