Business Intelligence tools: Buyer's guide and reviews
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Business Intelligence tools: Buyer's guide and reviews

Traditional approaches to business intelligence are too slow, inflexible, and expensive. Today, you need an approach to business intelligence that is governed and scales yet allows your business users to ask and answer their own questions with data.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 42-page document includes an overview of the 9 best vendors alongside a summary of the top business intelligence tools offered by these companies.

Rating the top business intelligence tools

IT Central Station outlined an initial 87 solution providers in their vendor directory but selected 10 enterprise level business intelligence tools to include in this buyer's guide. Those vendors are Tableau, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Qlik, SAP, Oracle, Board, Alteryx, and IBM.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organisation, how the solution could be improved upon to and where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.

Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews this short report offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used business intelligence tools in the marketplace today.

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