BARC Score

Press Release: 3rd Edition of BARC Score Analytics for Business Users is Out Now!

PRESS RELEASE – WÜRZBURG, June 27th, 2022

The analyst firm BARC (Business Application Research Center) presents BARC Score Analytics for Business Users – Platforms for Governed Self-Service Analytics. In its third edition, this BARC Score evaluates and compares the 16 most important global vendors of self-service analytics platforms. The chart, along with the software ratings, will be available from June 27th, 2022.

  • – #1: The third edition of BARC Score Analytics for Business Users evaluates the 16 most powerful platforms for governed self-service analytics.
  • – #2: The companies that make the best use of existing data are the most likely to grow and thrive in today’s economy. To do this, it must be easy for as many employees as possible to make use of all available data – in other words, data use must be democratized. This requires powerful tools that guide users through all the steps of enhancing and presenting data.
  • – #3: One example of lowering the barriers to using powerful capabilities is machine learning for faster analytics. Vendors have made great strides this year in “automated insights”, the functions that automate the discovery of dependencies, patterns and outliers in data sets. This helps users understand complicated data sets more quickly and derive insights effectively to inform decisions.

You can only democratize data use with the right tools

“Too many users have access to data, but can’t efficiently prepare, connect and present it in an attractive way. BARC Score Analytics for Business Users shows exactly which tools are the strongest for creating and sharing important content for decision support,” commented BARC Analyst and co-author Robert Tischler.

“As wide-ranging as the challenges and requirements in the field of analytics are, the scope of application of the tools must be just as broad. Whether data resides in one or many clouds or is delivered via simple files, tools must provide optimal support for all requirements. No compromises,” said Tischler.

BARC Score Analytics for Business Users 2022

Vendor positioning in BARC Score Analytics for Business Users 2022, © BARC

Journalists are welcome to use the uncensored graphics. Our Communications Manager Regina Lenke will be happy to provide them.

BARC Score Analytics for Business Users examines the platforms for governed self-service from the following 16 leading global vendors: Domo, Dundas Data Visualization, IBM, Infor, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Pyramid Analytics, Qlik, SAP, SAS, Sisense, Tableau, ThoughtSpot, TIBCO and Yellowfin.

For more information and the full software evaluation, click here.

About BARC Scores

Since 2015, BARC has been classifying providers of business software in various market segments and economic regions. BARC analysts evaluate each vendor meeting a number of technical and financial criteria according to their “Portfolio Capabilities” and “Market Execution”. Behind these two dimensions lie detailed, weighted criteria that determine the placement of the vendors in the BARC Score chart. In addition, BARC draws on the results of user surveys such as The Planning Survey and The BI & Analytics Survey.

For a concise overview of the market, all vendors are classified in the BARC Score chart in one of five categories: “Dominators”, “Market Leaders”, “Challengers”, “Specialists” and “Entrants”. For more information on BARC Score and the methodology behind it, visit www.barc-research.com/barc-score/.

About BARC

BARC (Business Application Research Center) is one of Europe’s leading analyst firms for business software, focusing on the areas of data, business intelligence (BI) and analytics, enterprise content management (ECM) and customer relationship management (CRM). The company was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the Chair of Business Administration and Information Systems at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg. Today, BARC combines empirical and theoretical research, technical expertise and practical experience, including a constant exchange with all market participants.

Contact

For all enquiries and further information, please contact:

Regina Lenke
Communications Manager
Tel: +49 (0) 931 880651-47
Mobile: + 49 (0) 1520 431 82 39
Email: rlenke@barc.de

BARC Score

Press Release: BARC Presents BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms for the 8th Time

PRESS RELEASE – WÜRZBURG, June 27th, 2022

The analyst firm BARC (Business Application Research Center) presents BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms. This BARC Score evaluates and compares 21 of the world’s most important vendors of modern enterprise business intelligence & analytics platforms. The chart, along with the software assessments, will be available from June 27th, 2022.

  • – #1: For the eighth time, BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms evaluates and presents clear conclusions on today’s most important vendors of modern BI & analytics platforms.
  • – #2: Users do not make compromises: An enterprise BI & analytics platform must offer a wide range of functions and support the implementation of a large variety of requirements and use cases from enterprise reporting to mobile dashboards to visual or ML-supported analysis for self-service users. BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms considers a broad set of criteria to identify the market leaders.
  • – #3: Verticalization and industry content are gaining in relevance: While most vendors have sought to make their BI & analytics platforms attractive to as many industries as possible in recent years, they are increasingly looking for niches in industries or partnerships with ERP vendors to escape price and competitive pressure.
  • – #4: Journalists are welcome to use the uncensored graphics. Our Communications Manager Regina Lenke will be happy to provide them.

The BI & analytics software market is highly competitive – therefore, many vendors have shifted their focus to stay competitive

“This year, a number of strategic decisions made by BI & analytics vendors are clearly reflected in their positioning. Many vendors have revised their strategies to define exactly which customers and deployment scenarios they will focus on, and which they should no longer actively pursue. Vendors can therefore be divided into ‘generic’ platforms and specialists with unique strengths in their focus area,” said Larissa Baier, BARC Analyst and Head of BARC Score.

“For buyers of BI & analytics platforms, it is important to carefully examine the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the further development of solutions. As always, in addition to vendor-related considerations, individual requirements for the planned deployment scenarios that a modern BI & analytics platform is intended to serve should be considered.”

BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms 2022

Vendor positioning in BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms 2022, © BARC

Journalists are welcome to use the uncensored graphics. Our Communications Manager Regina Lenke will be happy to provide them.

BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms examines the solutions of the following 21 international vendors: Board International, Dimensional Insight, Domo, Dundas Data Visualization, IBM, Google, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, OpenText, Oracle, Pyramid Analytics, Qlik, SAP, SAS, Sisense, Tableau, TARGIT, TIBCO, ThoughtSpot, Yellowfin and Zoho.

For more information and the full software evaluation, click here.

About BARC Scores

Since 2015, BARC has been classifying providers of business software in various market segments and economic regions. BARC analysts evaluate each vendor meeting a number of technical and financial criteria according to their “Portfolio Capabilities” and “Market Execution”. Behind these two dimensions lie detailed, weighted criteria that determine the placement of the vendors in the BARC Score chart. In addition, BARC draws on the results of user surveys such as The Planning Survey and The BI & Analytics Survey.

For a concise overview of the market, all vendors are classified in the BARC Score chart in one of five categories: “Dominators”, “Market Leaders”, “Challengers”, “Specialists” and “Entrants”. For more information on BARC Score and the methodology behind it, visit www.barc-research.com/barc-score/.

About BARC

BARC (Business Application Research Center) is one of Europe’s leading analyst firms for business software, focusing on the areas of data, business intelligence (BI) and analytics, enterprise content management (ECM) and customer relationship management (CRM). The company was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the Chair of Business Administration and Information Systems at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg. Today, BARC combines empirical and theoretical research, technical expertise and practical experience, including a constant exchange with all market participants.

Contact

For all enquiries and further information, please contact:

Regina Lenke
Communications Manager
Tel: +49 (0) 931 880651-47
Mobile: + 49 (0) 1520 431 82 39
Email: rlenke@barc.de

Christian Fuchs

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BARC analysts Christian Fuchs and Nina Lorenz offer up some advice on how to use BARC Score in your financial performance management and integrated planning & analytics software selection projects.

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Sneak Preview: The 2021 BARC Score Financial Performance Management

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A Sneak Peek at the 2021 BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics (IP&A)

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How BARC Scores Help Companies to Assess and Classify Business Software Markets

The assessment and classification of business software and its suppliers, for example in the software selection process, can often be a complicated task for companies. BARC Scores are designed to demystify this process.