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Platforms for governed self-service analytics

The second 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.

Tools must cover the entire analytical cycle within a unified platform and support at least ‘data preparation’, ‘visual analysis’ and ‘dashboards’. The entire creation and use of analytical content must be supported in a way that is suitable for business users, and the seamless integration of all components is a prerequisite for this. In addition, the providers must generate annual licensing and maintenance revenues of 10 million euros in at least two geographical regions. 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 Dr. Carsten Bange
PDF report: €500
Published: September 20th, 2021

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BARC Score Analytics for Business Users