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Platforms for governed self-service analytics

The third edition of BARC Score Analytics for Business Users examines the solutions of 16 major vendors in the global marketplace based on their strengths and weaknesses. It evaluates business user support for the entire analytical cycle: from data and its preparation to presentation and shared use of the content across the organization.

Vendors evaluated

The following providers and products were evaluated in this BARC Score:

Vendor Product(s)
Domo Domo Business Cloud
Dundas Data Visualization Dundas BI
IBM IBM Cognos Analytics
Infor Infor Birst
Microsoft Power BI
MicroStrategy Analytics Platform
Oracle Oracle Analytics Cloud
Pyramid Analytics Pyramid
Qlik Qlik Sense
SAP SAP Analytics Cloud
SAS SAS Visual Analytics
Sisense Sisense
Tableau Tableau Platform
ThoughtSpot ThoughtSpot
TIBCO Spotfire
Yellowfin Yellowfin BI

Selection of software providers

To be included in BARC Score Analytics for Business Users, vendors and tools must meet a number of economic and technical criteria.

Products must support the complete analytics cycle covering at least ‘data preparation’, ‘visual analysis’ and ‘dashboards’. All steps of analytics content creation must be accessible and usable for business users, and seamless integration between all components is required.

In addition, the vendor must generate a minimum of 10 million Euros in license revenue per year with the above products, spread across at least two separate geographical regions. Furthermore, the product set must have a considerable number of implementations and license or subscription revenue across different geographical regions to be considered as global. All global economic regions are taken into account (i.e., Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific).


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Authors: Robert Tischler, Larissa Baier and Carsten Bange
PDF report: €500
Published: June 27th, 2022

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BARC Score Analytics for Business Users