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


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

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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

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.


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