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 the relevant indicators.
What are the advantages of these tools for your organisation?
By using them on your company data you are able combine, analyse, report and visualise all that data very easily. It helps organisations to better understand how things are going and eventually where things are going wrong. They give employees and managers the possibility to improve their business processes on a daily basis by using correct information.
Selecting the wrong tool can have a big impact on your organisation
Companies who are not successful often have a problem with their information infrastructure. These companies may have selected the wrong tool or perhaps they don’t have a tool at all. They have not been able to implement Business Intelligence and are still in the dark.
What are the biggest benefits of these tools?
- Improvement of the overall performance of the organisation.
- Change the decision-making process.
- Improve the business processes in the organisation.
- Easy monitoring and reporting using intelligent dashboards.
Which Business Intelligence tools are available in the market?
There are many BI tools in the market. This 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 – IT and the user 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 that is important to know. In our Business Intelligence tools Survey these tools are compared and scored on 169 key criteria that are important for achieving the best results with Business Intelligence.
Get true insight with the Business Intelligence Tools Survey
The BI tools Survey provides you with true insight into both the strengths and weaknesses of the different Business Intelligence tools. It is 100% vendor independent and vendors do not pay to be 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.