What are Business Intelligence tools and what are their benefits?
Business Intelligence tools provide companies reliable information and true insights in order to improve decision making & social collaboration. With business intelligence you’ll be able to produce better company results. The tools provide the means for efficient reporting, thorough analysis of (big) data, statistics & analytics and dashboards displaying key indicators.
Bring your company data to life with BI tools
Bring your company data to life by combining, analysing and visualising all that data very easily. The tools will help you to see and understand the success factors of your business more quickly. And where things (might) go wrong and where you need to make adjustments. 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 serious impact
Companies who are not successful often have an issue with their information infrastructure. They 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 the 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 can you easily select one of the 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 labor 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 2014.
How can you compare BI tools very quickly?
Business Intelligence tools come in many different flavors. All the tools run on the Windows platform for example, but only a few support the different flavors of Unix and Linux. Some have excellent functionality for pixel perfect reporting and others do better in dash-boarding and predictive analytics.
That is why in our Business Intelligence tools Survey the tools are thoroughly examined, compared and rated on 169 key evaluation criteria. With that knowledge at hand you will being able to choose the solution that best suits your company very quickly and achieve the best results with business intelligence.
Get true insight with our Business Intelligence Tools Survey 2014
The BI tools Survey 2014 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 all the major bi tools on 15 important categories and lists all their features. In addition the survey contains expert reviews, an assessment based on 70,000 user opinions, many tips and a comparison matrix.
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