Business Intelligence Tools Survey | A 100% vendor-neutral study
Our Business Intelligence Tools Survey will save you valuable time and money in the BI tool selection process.

19 tools compared
197 review criteria
Divided across 15 categories
Used in over 100 countries
Available in three editions

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100% vendor-independent review

The Business Intelligence Tools Review Survey 2021 is a 100% vendor-independent, extensive comparison report and market analysis, reviewing the 19 most popular business intelligence tools. Use it to choose the best business intelligence tool / analytics platform for your situation very quickly. Save time and get true insight.

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Choose the right edition for your needs

The Business Intelligence Tools Review Survey is available in multiple editions. The Compact Edition contains basic information that will let you make a selection on the main criteria. The Enterprise Edition contains all the research data. That will allow you to use great precision in coming to a shortlist and, eventually, a final choice that perfectly suits your requirements.

Graphs comparing the BI tools on 15 categories
+ Big Data review & comparison
+ Predictive Analytics review & comparison
+ Mobile BI review & comparison
+ BI in the cloud review & comparison
+ Self service BI review & comparison
+ Collaborative BI review & comparison
Two-page Selection Guide
Expert review on each BI tool / vendor
List of 197 selection criteria with an explanation
Comparison matrix with all the details / answers
Free updates for 1 year
Total pages in the report
Price in dollars (approx.)
Compact Edition
USD 358
295 EUR
Professional Edition
USD 600
495 EUR
Enterprise Edition
USD 721
595 EUR

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Examples: instant insight

Smooth radar graphs give you instant insight in the reviewed strengths and weaknesses of the different tools:

Example IBM Cognos

Example IBM Cognos Analytics

Example MicroStrategy

Example MicroStrategy

Example Pentaho Business Analytics

Example Pentaho BI Analytics

This is merely a small selection from the many graphs, tables, and visualizations you’ll encounter in the survey. Why buy our survey?

197 criteria show the difference

BI Tools Survey coverThe BI tools reviews reveal every detail of 19 different BI tools (see below). The comparison is based on 197 selection criteria that can make a real difference between the success or failure of Business Analytics in your organization. Choose the Business Intelligence platform that best matches the needs and wants of your organization. The report is updated annually. Last update: June 2019.

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Texas Education Agency

What are the key benefits of our survey?

  • Save time: select the best business intelligence tool for your company quickly.
  • High Quality: validated product information and thorough vendor analysis.
  • True Insight: know the strengths & weaknesses of the various BI tools instantly.
  • Expert review: expert reviews of all the major BI vendors.
  • Complete and up-to-date: the latest versions of all the important tools are examined:

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.1 (plus Watson Analytics)

Products reviewed: IBM Cognos Analytics (Workspace, IBM Cognos Report Studio, Cognos Connection, IBM Cognos Mobile, IBM Cognos Analysis Studio, IBM Cognos Event Studio, IBM Cognos Query Studio), Dynamic Cubes server, IBM Cognos PowerPlay, IBM Watson Analytics, IBM SPSS, IBM Cognos TM/1

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2/SP6

Products reviewed: SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft, SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile app, SAP Predictive Analysis, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

SAP BW + HANA 7.5 SP13 + Lumira 2 SP03

Products reviewed: SAP BW, HANA, Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM), SAP Lumira Desktop, SAP Lumira Cloud, SAP Lumira Team Server, SAP HANA Predictive Analysis Library (PAL)

Microsoft BI 2019 (Power BI included)

Products reviewed: SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Power BI, Excel, Office 365, SharePoint, Performance Point Services, Excel Services, SQL Server R Services

Oracle BI (OBIEE 12c)

Products reviewed: Oracle BI Server, Oracle BI Analysis and Reporting, Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards, Oracle BI Publisher, Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management, Oracle BI Delivers, Oracle BI Plug-in for Microsoft Office, Oracle BI Mobile, Oracle Data Visualization, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management and Endeca Information Discovery (EID).

WebFOCUS 8.2.04 (Information Builders)

Products reviewed: WebFOCUS Business Intelligence and Analytics platform, WebFOCUS Visual Discovery, WebFOCUS Interactive Dashboards, WebFOCUS InfoAssist, WebFOCUS Express, WebFOCUS Magnify, WebFOCUS Performance Management Framework (PMF)

Style Intelligence 2018

Products reviewed: Style Intelligence platform, Style Scope, Style Report, Style Studio

Yellowfin BI 8

Products reviewed: complete platform including dashboards, data discovery & visualization, storyboards, mobile and mapping.

Pentaho Business Analytics 8.2 (now HDS)

Products reviewed: Pentaho Analyzer, Pentaho Reports, Pentaho Big Data, Pentaho BI Server, Pentaho Data Science Pack

SAS BI 9.4M6 & Viya

Products reviewed: SAS Enterprise BI Server, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Office Analytics, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics, SAS LASR Analytic Server, SAS Strategy Management

BOARD 10.3

Products reviewed: BOARD Reporting, BOARD Analysis, BOARD Dashbording, BOARD Scorecarding, BOARD Budgetting, planning and forecasting, BOARD Strategy Management

MicroStrategy 2019

Products reviewed: MicroStrategy Intelligence Server, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Developer, MicroStrategy Office, MicroStrategy Object Manager, MicroStrategy Analytics Modules, MicroStrategy SDK, MicroStrategy Hadoop Gateway, MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server

QlikView 12.20 (November 2018) & Qlik Sense November 2018

Products reviewed: Qlik Sense, QlikView, Qlik Data Market, Qlik Cloud, Qlik Enterprise, Nprinting, QlikView Direct Discovery

Sisense 7.3

Products reviewed: Sisense, Sisense Everywhere

BizzScore Suite 7.3

Products reviewed: BizzScore Dashboarding, BizzDefiner, BizzData

TIBCO JasperSoft 6.4.2

Products reviewed: JasperSoft ReportsServer, JasperSoft Studio, JasperSoft OLAP, JasperSoft Dashboard Designer, JasperSoft Analysis

Tableau 2018.3

Products reviewed: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online

Infor Birst 6

Products reviewed: Enterprise Reporting, Predictive Analytics, Interactive Dashboards, Visual Discovery, Designer, Birst Visualizer, Mobile Analytics, Open Client Interface

The BI tools are thoroughly reviewed on the following categories

✓ Infrastructure
Data visualization
✓ Performance
✓ Security
✓ Collaborative & Social BI
✓ Core functionality
✓ Mobile BI (native, html5)
✓ Cloud options
Predictive Analytics
✓ Self-service BI
✓ Usability & search
Big Data Analytics
Balanced Scorecarding
✓ Native connectivity
✓ Platforms supported

The Business Intelligence Tools Survey compares all the major BI tools on 197 key evaluation criteria spread over 15 categories.

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Sweet & Maxwell Group

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