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The best tools for Business Intelligence and Analytics software

Having 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.

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Tools covered in our BI & Analytics Guide

Below, you’ll find a list of the tools covered in our BI & Analytics Guide. 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 check out our BI & Analytics Guide.

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.

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?

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 & Analytics Guide 2021 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 BI & Analytics Guide and independent BI advice.

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

Richard Silverstein
Sweet & Maxwell Group

The many 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 BI & Analytics Guide compares 20 of the biggest tools on all the functionalities that are crucial to achieving the best possible results using business analytics. We’ve done the research for you.

Do you need help choosing the right Business Analytics tool?

If you need help in the selection process of the right Business Analytics tool for your company, feel free to contact us for an appointment or more information.

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