What are Business Intelligence tools?
Business Intelligence tools provide companies reliable information and true insights in order to improve decision making & social collaboration, and produce better company results. These tools provide the means for efficient reporting, thorough analysis of (big) data, statistics & analytics and dashboards displaying key indicators.
What are the advantages of these tools for your organisation?
By using these tools along with company data you will able to combine, analyse, report and visualise all that data in a blink of an eye. It helps organisations to better understand how things are going and eventually where things (might) go wrong. They give employees and managers the possibility to improve business processes on a daily basis by using correct information and relevant insights.
Selecting the wrong tool can have a serious impact
Companies who are not successful often have an issue with their information infrastructure. These companies may have selected the wrong tool or perhaps they don’t use business intelligence-tools at all. They have not been able to implement BI and are still in the dark.
What are the biggest benefits of these tools?
√ Improve the overall performance of your organisation, departments and teams.
√ Make fact-based decisions without neglecting the intuition of experienced employees.
√ Enhance the business processes in the organisation using the right visualisations.
√ Easy monitoring and reporting of your genuine KPIs using role-based dashboards.
Which Business Intelligence tools are available in the market?
There are many BI tools in the market. The list of Business Intelligence tools gives you a complete overview of all the major tools that are available. To name a few: IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, QlikView, Microsoft BI, Oracle BI, etc.
How could you easily select one of these tools for your organisation?
Step 1: Define the key BI tool selection criteria, both the user and IT requirements.
Step 2: With this list of questions you need to contact all the vendors to get the answers (RFI).
Step 3: Validate and analyse all the information from the Business Intelligence vendors.
Step 4: Make a short list for a proof-of-concept and choose the one that suits your needs best.
We all know that selecting the right software can be a very labour intensive process. We have assisted organisations in this process for more than 25 years and we have therefore developed a powerful instrument: the Business Intelligence tools Survey.
How do these BI tools compare to each other?
Business Intelligence tools exists in many different flavours. Some have excellent functionality for reporting others do better in dash-boarding and analytics. In our Business Intelligence tools Survey these tools are compared and rated on 169 key criteria that are important for achieving the best results with Business Intelligence.
Get true insight with our Business Intelligence Tools Survey
The BI tools Survey provides true insight into both the strengths and weaknesses of the different Business Intelligence tools. It is 100% vendor neutral and vendors do not have to pay to get included. The survey compares BI tools on 12 important categories and lists all their features. In addition the survey contains expert opinions, many tips and a comparison matrix.
Do you prefer to get in contact with us for help?
If you want assistance in the process of selecting the right Business Intelligence tool for your company, please contact us for an appointment.