Business Intelligence Tools


The best tools for Business Intelligence and Analytics software

Having access to the right management information alone isn’t enough – you also need to use the right Business Intelligence tools. You need a Business Intelligence solution that’s both effective and efficient. Software that matches the needs and wants of the end-users as closely as possible. Our 100% independent market research extensively covers the Business Intelligence software and Business Analytics tools market.

BI Tools Study 2019

Tools covered in our BI Tools Survey

Below, you’ll find a list of the tools covered in our Business Intelligence Tools Survey. The list is in no particular order. No preference is given to any vendor, as we are 100% independent, and our expert reviews are free of any biases. Click on each tool for more information about them, or look at the BI Tools Survey report to see how they compare.

What can you expect from Business Intelligence tools?

Business Intelligence tools offer organizations reliable management information and precise insights to improve decision-making and cooperation. These tools enable efficient reporting, thorough (big) data analysis, statistics, and dashboards for the relevant KPIs.

Advantages of business intelligence tools:

✓ Clear insight into all your company data, external data, and big data analytics.
✓ Clear visualization and availability of management information.
✓ Gain insight into how processes work (or don’t).
✓ Enable users to improve their business processes.
✓ Using BI tools improves the overall organizational performance.
✓ Perfect supporting tool for performance management.
✓ Simple security and clear reporting thanks to intelligent dashboards.

Market overview of Business Intelligence vendors

The Passionned Parabola for BI & Analytics will let you gain quick insight into the position of the various BI vendors.

Passionned Parabola for BI & Analytics

Plenty of choice in Business Analytics tools

The decision to choose a certain BI tool isn’t easy, because there are so many of them on the market. There are big brands like Microsoft, Cognos, or SAP Business Objects. There are also smaller software developers who have also developed business intelligence tools suitable for specific industries or types of BI applications. The saying goes “different tools for different purposes” for a reason. Consider companies like Qlik or Tableau Software (now owned by Salesforce). Despite the wealth of choice, finding and choosing the right Business Intelligence tool often proves to be a labor-intensive task. Where do you start?

Get our 100% independent BI tools survey

BI Tools Survey coverThe BI Tools Survey offers genuine insight in the strengths and weaknesses of 19 different business intelligence tools. The report is 100% vendor-independent – we aren’t affiliated with the vendors in any way. The report compares the BI tools on 15 important categories and describes their functionality from top to bottom.

Aside from the research, the survey contains the opinions of experts, many tips, and a comparison matrix. Take advantage of our knowledge and expertise and save precious time in the vendor selection process.

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Save time with our 100% independent survey. Using this reliable guide, you can start the selection process right away. Download the Business Intelligence Tools Survey now.

Excel is known as “the most abused BI tool”

Choosing the right tool can significantly impact your organization. Unsuccessful companies often have a problem in their information infrastructure. The BI tools they use aren’t efficiently surfacing the desired management information. Excel is the most common example, which is why it’s known as the most commonly abused BI tool.

How do you make a choice that fits your organization?

  1. Define the most important BI tool selection criteria: IT needs and user needs.
  2. With this list in hand, contact the vendors for answers (RFI).
  3. Analyze all the data of the various Business Intelligence vendors.
  4. Start a proof of concept and choose the solution that best matches your needs.

Our BI Tools Survey lets you completely skip steps 1 through 3. We’ve taken all the difficult, time-consuming advance work off your hands, saving you precious time and money.

Features of BI tools

✓ Simple & advanced reporting
✓ Visual Data Discovery & OLAP
✓ Dashboards and KPI-monitoring
✓ Performance Management
✓ Predictive Analytics & Big Data

Let us help you choose a BI tool

We know from experience that choosing the right software is a labor-intensive process. For over 15 years, we’ve been helping organizations with our unique, effective solutions: the Business Intelligence Tools Survey and independent BI advice.

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“Passionned Group’s Business Intelligence Tools Survey has been immediately useful to me in selecting the right BI-tool for our company.”

Richard Silverstein
Sweet & Maxwell Group

The 197 functionalities of Business Intelligence software

Business Intelligence tools exist in many shapes and sizes. Some have excellent reporting functionality, while some others may excel at dashboarding. Others only run on Windows. Our survey compares 19 of the biggest tools on 197 functionalities that are crucial to achieving the best possible results using business analytics. We’ve done the research for you.

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Fact sheet

Number of organizations serviced
837
Number of training courses
838
Number of participants trained
839
Overall customer rating
8.9
Number of consultants & teachers
840
Number of offices
3
Number of years active
14