BI Trend Monitor 2018

The market for BI and data management is constantly changing. Trends come and go, and one of our tasks as an industry analyst is to highlight and predict important topics and growth areas.

BARC’s BI Trend Monitor 2018 study gives BI practitioners a platform to have their say on the trends currently shaping the BI and data management market, supplemented by additional commentary and analysis from BARC analysts.

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We asked close to 2,800 users, consultants and vendors for their views on the most important BI trends, revealing a comprehensive picture of regional, company and industry specific differences, and delivering an up-to-date perspective on the BI market.

BI Trend Monitor 2018 focuses on:

  • Which BI trends have become established, and which appear to be just a passing fad;
  • The regions and industry sectors in which each trend resonates the most;
  • How “best-in-class” enterprises differentiate themselves in their attitude to BI trends; and
  • A comparison between the views of IT users, business users, consultants and vendors on current trends.

The full study features analyst commentary and user ratings of the following 20 trends in the BI market:

  • Master Data/Data Quality Management
  • Data Discovery/Visualization
  • Self-Service BI
  • Data Governance
  • Data Preparation for Business Users
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Data Warehouse Modernization
  • Collaboration
  • Mobile BI
  • Agile BI Development
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics/Machine Learning
  • Integrated Platforms for BI and PM
  • Using External/Open Data
  • Embedded BI
  • Data Storytelling
  • Visual Design Standards
  • Spatial/Location Intelligence
  • Cloud BI
  • Data Labs/Science

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Authors: Carsten Bange, Jacqueline Bloemen, Sebastian Derwisch, Christian Fuchs, Timm Grosser, Lars Iffert, Nikolai Janoschek, Patrick Keller, Larissa Seidler & Robert Tischler

PDF report: Free download

Published: November 2017