List of Business Intelligence tools

Author: Daan van Beek
Updated: September 23, 2014

This list of Business Intelligence tools below (click on the name for details) covers at least 90% of the market. And many of the BI vendors are trying to convince people that their software can do nearly everything, but from our research we know they don’t. Learn more from our survey.

The list of Business Intelligence tools

The list of BI tools below is in random order, the order in which they appear have no significance in terms of how highly the products scored in our study. For a 100% vendor independent ranking – on 169 key selection criteria – download and use our .

How do the BI tools in the list compare?

The tools in the list of BI tools above are compared on 169 key selection criteria in our Business Intelligence Tools Survey 2014. This 100% vendor independent comparison shows both the strengths and weaknesses of all the major BI tools in the market. In addition it contains expert reviews, an assessment based on 70,000 user opinions, many tips and a BI tools comparison matrix.

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Why are certain BI tools not on this list?

Many software vendors believe they are providing a complete business intelligence platform. They approach us to get to be included in our survey. And it is our intention to include all the significant BI solutions in our survey but to do this we need the full cooperation of the vendor. We send them our questionnaire (169 questions), process the answers, produce the statistics (comparison graphs) and then we never hear from them again. We assume, they didn’t like the results. That is why the niche players Arcplan, Spotfire, Talend, Actuate and Panorama software were not included. In a number of cases vendors have said that they will cooperate but we are still waiting for their answers to (difficult) questions.

Different categories of BI tools

  • Enterprise BI platforms
  • Database or packaged BI
  • Visual Data Discovery tools
  • Pure dashboard tools
  • Pure OLAP tools
  • Pure reporting tools

What if your favorite BI tool is not on this list?

If the business intelligence tool you want more information on is not on the list of BI tools and you would like it to be included in the Business Intelligence Tools Survey, please fill out the evaluation request form and we will evaluate the business intelligence tool for free.