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Whether you're a BI analyst or developer, people rely on you to turn raw data into powerful insights. Learn more about Domo
Build a modern business, driven by data. Connect to any data source to bring your data together into one unified view, then make analytics available to drive insight-based actions—all while maintaining security and control. Learn more about Domo

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Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics. Learn More! Learn more about Tableau
Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights that make an impact. Easily connect to data stored anywhere, in any format. Quickly perform ad hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities. Drag and drop to create interactive dashboards with advanced visual analytics. Then share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data. Learn More! Learn more about Tableau

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Data from 500+ platforms automatically made business-ready. Fully harmonized, always accessible, and can be sent to any destination. Learn more about Funnel
Funnel is the marketing data platform that helps you understand how your marketing is performing. It gives you data that is clean, accurate, and always up to date – business-ready data that makes sense. Our mission is to help marketers like you to become more data-driven. Funnel has helped more than 1000 customers to grow their business – including digital leaders like Home Depot, Havas Media, and Samsung. Learn more about Funnel

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Dundas BI is a fully customizable business intelligence and data visualization platform with dashboards, reporting and data analytics. Learn more about Dundas BI
Dundas BI is a BI, data visualization and analytics platform for Software Vendors and enterprise organizations. Our fully customizable BI platform gives you instant access to real-time data and information from across your organization, so you can transform it into interactive dashboards and reports for faster insight into your entire business. Dundas BI was designed to be embedded into your existing systems and applications for a great user experience. Free trial or live demo available. Learn more about Dundas BI

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Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform that enables Continuous Planning. Learn more about Planful
Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform. Planful helps more than 800 customers, including Bose, Boston Red Sox, Del Monte, TGI Fridays and 23andMe achieve a vision of Continuous Planning by accelerating the end-to-end FP&A process and fostering business-wide participation in agile planning and decision-making. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm. Learn more at www.planful.com. Learn more about Planful

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Data Analytics & Business Intelligence: Reports, KPIs, Dashboards & More - IntelliFront BI Learn more about IntelliFront BI
IntelliFront BI is a browser-based Data Analytics & Business Intelligence solution that saves you time and money by creating & sharing your Reports, KPIs & Dashboards in a single easy-to-use portal. Quickly create static & real-time reports in the browser-based admin module and easily share them with management & stakeholders in their secure user portal. Learn more about IntelliFront BI

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Location Insights you can trust. Learn more about CleverMaps
Location Insights you can trust. CleverMaps is a map-based analytics platform transforming how the world is using data to solve location-related problems. CleverMaps empowers people and organizations to make data-driven decisions based on the insights visualized in our intuitive and interactive analytical map. Some of the use cases we can help with - Location Planning, Catchment Area Analysis, Branch Network Optimization, Planning of OOH campaigns, Post-COVID Retail recovery, Delivery Service Learn more about CleverMaps

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Run a smarter, faster, more connected business with Sage 200 Learn more about Sage 200
Sage 200 is a cloud connected Business Management Solution, which helps small to medium-sized businesses grow revenue, reduce costs and increase profitability. It helps them manage their sales funnel, cash flow, compliance, inventory, manufacturing processes, and payments. It also reveals insight into how their business is performing, and areas where it can be further improved to reduce risk and increase profitability. Learn more about Sage 200

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Power BI Connector for Jira allows you to export your Jira data to Power BI and build necessary dashboards with Jira data. Learn more about Power BI Connector for Jira
Power BI Connector for Jira allows you to import easily and quickly any Jira data into Microsoft Power BI, including default fields and custom fields, History, Worklogs, Sprints, 3rd-party apps data, and others. Learn more about Power BI Connector for Jira

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Tableau Connector helps export data from Shopify and import to Tableau Software easily. Learn more about Tableau Connector for Shopify
Tableau Connector for Shopify is a convenient solution that helps businesses automatically extract data from Shopify and send it to Tableau for further analysis.

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Tableau Connector for Jira enables you to stream all your data from Jira to Tableau. Learn more about Tableau Connector for Jira
Tableau Connector for Jira is anapplication that helps businesses extract and migrate data from JIRA to Tableau for further analysis. Tableau Connector for Jira app available for all Jira platforms - Server, Cloud, Data Center. Learn more about Tableau Connector for Jira

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The Premium data source Large Enterprises trust, daily fueling over 150 world Leading Retailers, Brands & Fortune 500 firms. Learn more about TGN Data
TGN is a dedicated Premium Data Services firm, focused on Enterprises and SMEs whose large product assortments and multinational presence, requires High Volume & Quality data. TGNs long experience in Premium Price Intelligence in such volume needs is the reason it is trusted by Fortune 2000 firms, recognized Retailers & powerful Brands in 25 countries, which use those data within top CPQ, Dynamic Pricing & BI solutions. Learn more about TGN Data

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Style Arcade helps your fashion brand to perfect the balance of creativity and profitability with analytics and range planning software Learn more about Style Arcade
Style Arcade helps your fashion brand to perfect the balance of creativity and profitability through analytics and range planning software. With Style Arcade youll be able to answer all your burning questions: - how do I make more profit from my current products? - is there cannibalisation or product gaps happening? - am I over or under-investing in certain areas? - am I tracking to budget, what are my options, width and depth? - what happens to my range balance if deliveries shift? Learn more about Style Arcade

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Power BI Connector for Shopify allows you to extract and send data from Shopify to Microsoft Power BI. Learn more about Power BI Connector for Shopify
Power BI Connector for Shopify is a secure solution that helps businesses extract and send data from Shopify to Microsoft Power BI for further analysis. You can create multiple data sources to export the data you need. Learn more about Power BI Connector for Shopify

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Power My Analytics is a reporting automation tool that enables digital marketers to collect data and integrate metrics where needed. Learn more about Power My Analytics
Power My Analytics is a reporting automation tool that enables digital marketers to collect data from popular advertising, social media, email, shopping, CRM, and other platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft Ads, Twitter, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Amazon, Shopify, and more, then integrate the metrics they need into their favorite data destinations, including Google Data Studio, Google Analytics, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Google BigQuery, and/or SQL. Learn more about Power My Analytics

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FullStory helps businesses understand, measure, and improve their digital experience across sites and apps. Learn more about FullStory
FullStory's digital experience platform empowers businesses to continuously improve the digital customer experience across sites and apps. At the core of FullStory's platform is a powerful analytics engine that connects digital interactions to the metrics that matter most to businesses. FullStory proactively surfaces top opportunities to optimize digital experience, enabling teams to understand issues, prioritize fixes, remediate bugs, and measure the impact of those changes. Learn more about FullStory

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A Unified Marketing Platform Powered by Data and Driven by Automated Intelligence Learn more about TapClicks
The TapClicks Smart Marketing Cloud provides end-to-end business intelligence capabilities that include SEO, social and PPC reporting, automated order entry, set up and approval workflows, marketing performance analysis and the creation of interactive visual reports and presentations. TapClicks integrates more than 250 data sources via its Connector Marketplace to provide marketers with the ability to analyze data from the most popular marketing and advertising tools used in the industry today. Learn more about TapClicks

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Cluvio is a modern powerful SQL and R-based cloud BI platform that allows creating and sharing beautiful interactive dashboards. Learn more about Cluvio
Cluvio is a modern BI platform that lets you run SQL queries against your database, process data in R, visualize the results, and create beautiful, interactive dashboards in minutes. With pricing optimized for startups and small companies, it is easy and cost-effective to share insights with everyone in your company or your customers. Cluvio also supports powerful embedding that allows you to add analytical features easily to any website or web application. Learn more about Cluvio

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Easy to use Operational Reporting and BI solution with focus on ERP Applications like Oracle Cloud ERP, EBS, NetSuite ..etc Learn more about Orbit
Easy to use, Real Time Operational and Financial Reporting and Analytics solution that enables end users to develop their own analytics. Offering pre-built integration with several common ERP and Cloud applications such as Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Taleo, NetSuite and Salesforce. Orbit is a superior reporting platform for enterprise data from any application, any data source, and on any device. Learn more about Orbit

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Business intelligence tools designed to help you track the key metrics across different aspects of your business. Learn more about Aphrodite
Aphrodite is an analytics startup that frees you from the data frenzy. Creating financial clarity and business insights, our dashboards help you drive revenue and invest in the right advertising at the right time. As an emerging leader in plug-n-play analytics, Aphrodite plugs into your advertising and e-commerce data to give you visual enterprise analytics that automatically adapt to your setup. We help you make confident, informed decisions to fearlessly push your company forward. Learn more about Aphrodite

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Web-based BI application for dashboards, visual analytics, production reporting and data mashups Learn more about Style Intelligence
Web-based BI application for dashboards, visual analytics, production reporting and data mashups. The application is easy to install and use. It is flexible in its data access options and ability to adapt to changing requirements. A powerful and flexible data mashup engine permits data combination and transformations that otherwise would require additional data warehouse investment. Learn more about Style Intelligence

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Qrvey is an all-in-one business analytics platform for embedded and distributed use cases that moves beyond visualizations using AWS. Learn more about Qrvey
Qrvey simplifies analytics on AWS with an all-in-one platform that lets companies move beyond just visualizations and include your entire data pipeline. It integrates data collection, transformation, analysis, automation and machine learning using a serverless, microservices-based architecture that's highly flexible, scalable and cost-efficient. Qrvey was built for modern data needs and accepts semi- and unstructured dark data sources. It's perfect for embedded and distributed use cases. Learn more about Qrvey

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Board is the #1 decision-making platform that unifies Planning, Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence in one solution. Learn more about BOARD
Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform, empowering people to have a transformative impact on their business by helping them to intuitively leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one environment. Unifying Planning, Predictive Analytics, and Business Intelligence, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Learn more about BOARD

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Monitor all your competitors' marketing strategy in one place. Takes only 5 minutes a week to know your competitors' marketing moves Learn more about Competitors App
Monitor all your competitors' marketing strategy in one place. Takes only 5 minutes a week to know your competitors' marketing moves. You will read the emails we send you every time a competitor is taking a significant action. Competitors App monitors all marketing channels: - Trial Emails & Newsletter - Blog & Social Media - Website changes & SEO - Keywords & Ads Monitor competitors change on our website and in your email. Pricing: Flexible and affordable Learn more about Competitors App

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ActivTrak helps companies unlock productivity potential. Learn more about ActivTrak
ActivTrak helps companies unlock productivity potential. Our award-winning workforce analytics and productivity management software provides expert insights that empower people, optimize processes, and maximize technology. Learn more about ActivTrak

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Bitrix24 #1 free total business management and BI suite used by 8 million companies. CRM, tasks, projects, documents, email, more. Learn more about Bitrix24
Bitrix24 is total business management and business intelligence software that's 100% free. You get over 35 free tools, like CRM, tasks, document management, project management, time management, business process automation, invoicing, collaboration, absence management, email marketing, virtual PBX, shared calendars, company directory, HRMS and much more. Available in cloud and as software that you can install on your own server, it's ready to be used in less than 30 seconds. Learn more about Bitrix24

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Trusted by 92 of the fortune 100, Splunk helps you investigate, monitor, analyze, and act on all of your organizations data. Learn more about Splunk Enterprise
Trusted by 92 of the fortune 100, Splunk is a customizable data analytics platform that empowers you to investigate, monitor, analyze and act. From IT to security to business operations, Splunk is the data-to-everything platform that enables you to take action in real-time. With Splunk, you can predict and prevent IT problems, streamline your entire security stack, minimize unplanned downtime, and explore and visualize business processes for increased transparency all in one platform. Learn more about Splunk Enterprise

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The pricing software that helps you listen to your competition, optimize prices and maximize revenue from a single dashboard, easily. Learn more about Prisync
SMBs to Fortune 500's rely on Prisync's data to derive detailed C-level analysis and execute their A-game to increase sales growth and profit margins for more than 20% on average for less than a week's worth of coffee money. Our 5-star 24/7 online customer support team is always available to answer any requests you might have in minutes and make sure that you get more than what you're paying for. We offer a free onboarding service to plan a long-lasting relationship with all our customers. Learn more about Prisync

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Reporting and monitoring platform for Online Marketers for customized and automated reporting. Learn more about Swydo
Reporting and monitoring platform for Online Marketers for customized and automated reporting. Use Swydo multiple integrations like Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads and more, to build comprehensive reports and dashboards. Build your own custom integration with any third party data source, or upload your csv files to Google Sheets and pull that data into Swydo. Learn more about Swydo

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datapine's modern BI tool enables data-driven companies to gain valuable new business insights with just a few clicks. Learn more about datapine
datapine helps companies transform data into valuable new insights and make data-driven decisions in real time. A user-friendly drag & drop interface allows non-technical users to understand complex data sets and answer important business questions ad-hoc. datapine offers a variety of innovative BI 4.0 features such as intelligent alerts, predictive analytics and interactive dashboard functions. Learn more about datapine

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Panoply is the easiest way to fuel BI and analytics tools with fresh data with code-free data connectors & storage. Learn more about Panoply
Panoply is the easiest way to power your favorite BI tools with analysis-ready data. Code-free connectors and built-in storage make setup a snap, so you can start syncing fresh data in minutes, not months. Key features of the Panoply platform include: -Code-free data integrations for seamless syncing -Automated data warehouse configuration -Connections to all major BI and analytical tools -Industry-leading support available 24/7 Learn more about Panoply

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Combine your information with Netrivals product pricing data to have a more accurate analysis of your ecommerce’s results. Learn more about Netrivals
Netrivals product pricing data can be merged with any company's data. By doing so the quantity and quality of the data and metrics for your business intelligence tool will increase exponentially. With all this, the dashboards you will be able to create will reflect more accurate numbers and thus your analysis will be spot on. Learn more about Netrivals

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Analytics Built Simple and Fast Learn more about Reveal
Empower everyone in your organization to make smarter business decisions. Reveal is a true self-service Business Intelligence tool that lets anyone create, view, and share rich data visualizations and meaningful dashboards. When data is easy to see, it's easy to take action. Learn more about Reveal

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ZE provides commodity, energy, and other market data management, analytics, curve, and integration solution with access to market data. Learn more about ZEMA
ZE is the developer of ZEMA, a market data management platform for data aggregation, validation, modeling, automation, and integration. By providing unrivaled data collection, analytics, curve management, and integration capabilities, ZEMA offers robust data solutions for clients in different industries including commodity and energy markets. ZEMA is available on-premise, as a cloud solution via the award-winning ZE Cloud, Software as a Service, or Data-as-a-Service. Learn more about ZEMA

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Create beautiful data visualizations that make you look like a pro Learn more about Juicebox
Juicebox is a business intelligence platform for consultants and information workers who want to impress with their next data-rich presentation. It is easy to get started with no coding or designer required to make a compelling, interactive data story. Juicebox is different from traditional business intelligence tools in three ways: 1. Easy for anyone who works with data. 2. Create beautiful, actionable data stories. 3. Affordable for organizations of any size. Learn more about Juicebox

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9 Spokes helps business owners improve their business intelligence by presenting the data they need in one place, at any time. Learn more about 9 Spokes
9 Spokes is an app marketplace, data dashboard and business intelligence tool for SMEs. The platform presents owners with their most important information¿from cash position to sales performance, inventory and more¿in real time. With that level of instant insight, SMEs can make their scores of information much more actionable. Businesses can accelerate and improve their decision-making, discover new revenue streams, get closer to their customers and gain a data-driven advantage over competitors. Learn more about 9 Spokes

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Subscription Billing, usage rating, mediation, and billing solutions for M2M/IoT, Telecom, and Enterprise service providers globally. Learn more about LogiSense Billing
LogiSense is a cloud-based billing platform, built to allow businesses to offer customers myriad usage and subscription options. This subscription-based billing and real-time usage rating solution allows companies to modify products and services and improve operational efficiency, as well as to adjust and capitalize on changes within their industry. LogiSense is an API-first platform based on a microservices architecture at scale, exposed via a transactional RESTful API interface. Learn more about LogiSense Billing

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A cross industry, easy-to-use, powerful, BI reporting, dashboard publishing, data visualization tool for the enterprise. Learn more about EspressReport ES
EspressReport ES (Enterprise Server) provides a powerful, centralized business intelligence reporting architecture for enterprise information delivery and presentation. With built-in report publishing, business intelligence dashboards, ad-hoc reporting and analysis, end-to-end security, and drop-in Java EE deployment, EspressReport ES empowers users and provides a robust operational reporting, data visualization, and data analytic solution for the enterprise. Learn more about EspressReport ES

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A metrics & analytics solution for effective DevOps Value Stream Metrics that empowers teams to deliver software better. Learn more about Plandek
Plandek is a leading metrics & analytics solution for businesses that deliver software in all industries. By providing an end-to-end view of the software delivery process, it allows engineering teams to become significantly more effective. By introducing Plandek DevOps Value Stream Metrics, organisations can improve delivery effectiveness, and ultimately build software better. Learn more about Plandek

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heroBI is a performance tracker for digital agencies, which integrates with popular time trackers services to answer key questions. Learn more about heroBI
heroBI is a performance tracker for digital agencies, which provides managers with a 360° view of how their business is doing, including answers to key questions they should be asking on a weekly basis. It integrates with leading time-tracking services such as Harvest, Clockify, and Toggl, to generate reports about revenue, profitability, team utilization, open invoices, and much more. Learn more about heroBI

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Longview Tax helps tax departments shift their focus from gathering and collecting data to validating and analyzing outcomes. Learn more about Longview Tax
Longview Tax helps tax departments shift their focus from gathering and collecting data to validating and analyzing outcomes. Closely connected to finance systems, Longview Tax is intuitive, easy to use, and designed for the specific needs of tax professionals, allowing them to manage their own system. Learn more about Longview Tax

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Altova StyleVision is a graphical report builder for XML, XBRL, and database data. Learn more about StyleVision
Altova StyleVision is a graphical report builder for XML, XBRL, and database data. Your single, drag-and-drop report design lets you publish data in HTML, PDF, Word, and eForms simultaneously. Automate your multi-channel publishing via auto-generated XSLT stylesheets with StyleVision Server! Learn more about StyleVision

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Enterprise Business Intelligence Solution for Customer Support. Setup customizable reports & collaborate with your team. Learn more about HappyFox BI
HappyFox BI helps you gather data that is specific to your business needs and improve customer support with new insights. Create your own drill-downs to plunge into help desk data. Choose the visualizations you like & share it with the people who can make a difference. Syncs automatically with your help desks like HappyFox and run insights on your latest customer support data. Learn more about HappyFox BI

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SmallID is a cloud-native solution, purpose-built to find, classify, and catalog sensitive data. Learn more about SmallID
Automatically discover and classify sensitive, personal, and regulated data with SmallID – get up and running with a cloud-hosted solution in minutes. - Actionable security, privacy, and discovery findings - Classify by regulation, type, and sensitivity - Granular insights into open access permissions - Risk mitigation and policy management - One click deployment, cloud-hosted Start Small Before You Go Big. SmallID Learn more about SmallID

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Voiro builds monetisation infrastructure for advertising and subscription-based businesses. Learn more about Voiro
Voiro builds the technology you need to drive your business, so that you don’t have to. We simplify work for media sales, operations and finance teams, making them more efficient and productive. We enable faster and better decisions across your teams, with a razor sharp focus on data. And we draw sharp insights from your revenue data, empowering teams to manage their risk, find new revenue opportunities and build stronger, higher-performing businesses. Learn more about Voiro

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Pre-sales intelligence for the recruiting and staffing industries. Learn more about Talent Ticker
Pre-sales intelligence for the recruiting and staffing industries. Providing data insights and predictive analytics on staffing trends for organizations to aid in the hiring process. From business development, staying weeks ahead of your competitors to talent sourcing, Talent Ticker will help streamline your 360 process and help boost your ROI and productivity. Features include: - Unlimited Market insight - Market mapping tool - Contact details - Unlimited messaging with sequencing Learn more about Talent Ticker

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EZMaxInsight by InterPro Solutions allows users to create & export reports with Maximo mobile data on desktop or mobile devices. Learn more about EZMaxInsight
EZMaxInsight is an easy-to-use Maximo mobile reporting app that lets your managers and supervisors easily create reports on their desktop or mobile device. Enable them to view up-to-the-minute Maximo data on work orders, inspections, scheduling, inventory management, purchasing, cost analysis, or ROI. With EZMaxInsight, your team will always have the answers, no matter how tough the question or last-minute request. Learn more about EZMaxInsight

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Semrush is a leading online visibility management software-as-a-service platform.
Semrush is a leading online visibility management software-as-a-service platform. With over 50 products, tools and add-ons across online visibility management, including tools for search, content, social media and market research, data for more than 140 countries, seamless integration with Google and task management platforms, Semrush is a critical solution for all companies who are serious about online presence. Learn more about Semrush

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Database and analysis offering for rapidly delivering the next generation of scalable e-commerce & line-of-business solutions.
Database and analysis offering for rapidly delivering the next generation of scalable e-commerce & line-of-business solutions.

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A suite of business intelligence and analytics with reporting, data prep, and data visualization tools.
A suite of business intelligence and analytics with reporting, data prep, and data visualization tools.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Tools Buyers Guide

Business intelligence tools, or BI tools for short, are designed to assist companies with the gathering of important data from a variety of internal and external sources, including performance metrics and operational information. From there, business leaders can access, analyse, and share the information with a view to gaining useful insights. Ultimately, BI software can help businesses to improve their strategies, decision-making and overall business outcomes.

A key function within business intelligence software tools is the ability to run queries that can analyse and draw meaning from business data. This data may be in a variety of formats and may come from a number of different locations, with some of the most common examples including sales data, operations data, customer data, employee data, and financial information. This data and the analysis of it can then be presented in different formats, assisting with data visualisation.

One of the key benefits of business intelligence solutions is their ability to provide business leaders with a holistic view of company operations, factoring in historical data and current performance data while using it to generate insights and forecasts about the future. This can empower businesses to think more strategically, improve stability, identify opportunities, improve relationships with customers, and compete more effectively with other businesses.

The vast amounts of data that can be collected and analysed by BI analytics software means these solutions are often categorised alongside big data software and data visualisation tools. With that being said, applications of this kind also share features and functionality with other packages, including business performance management software and reporting tools too.

Different options on the market may focus on slightly different areas of business intelligence, such as reporting or analytics, but many solutions will be fairly comprehensive in nature, and this means they may be able to replace the aforementioned products or services. Although the features and their quality can vary, there are a number of core features that are found in most solutions in this category and which may be considered defining features. Generally speaking, business leaders making use of business intelligence offerings will be able to:

  • Continually track business statistics, performance data, and other important information
  • Store, access, and analyse internal and external data to gain insights and assess the performance
  • Take advantage of data visualisation features, such as graphs, charts, and interactive dashboards
  • Run advanced data analytics, allowing for the use of predictive modelling and data mining

What are business intelligence tools?

Business intelligence tools, or BI tools, are designed to allow companies and their management to gain valuable insights into the state of business operations and wider business performance. The software solutions in this category can be used to gather and manage data from a variety of sources, both internal and external, and then analyse that data, with the aim of gaining a better perspective on the present state of play, as well as what the future may bring.

A good way to get to grips with the various uses of BI tools is to first ask: what is business intelligence? Essentially, it refers to the various techniques, strategies and tools that businesses and their employees use to analyse company information and improve decision-making. With this in mind, business intelligence solutions offer a variety of features that allow companies to access, analyse, and extract data, such as financial details, customer data, and employee data.

Once data has been gathered, the software can process and analyse it, in order to identify trends and draw conclusions. Data can be displayed in easy-to-understand formats, and data visualisation is a key feature in most products within this category. When businesses make intelligent use of BI solutions, they can start to make more intelligent decisions, implement new strategies, gain a crucial competitive edge, and have a better understanding of any shortcomings.

In many cases, information is gathered and analysed in real-time, offering excellent efficiency.

What are the benefits of business intelligence software?

The benefits of business intelligence tools are numerous but tend to centre around ideas of making data easier to understand and analysing data to find underlying trends that may otherwise be missed. In general, a crucial component of business intelligence is the use of both internal and external data sources in order to provide a rounded picture of business operations and performance. With that being said, some of the more specific benefits associated with purchasing and using BI tools are explored in greater detail below:

  • Offers a clear picture: one of the main reasons why businesses invest in BI tools is because they allow companies to gain a much more complete picture of the current state of their business and their operations, as well as forecasts for the future. Through a combination of techniques like predictive data analytics, data mining, benchmarking, and reporting, it becomes easier to make informed, evidence-based decisions and implement the strategies that are most beneficial and most likely to be successful. A good way to think about business intelligence is as a way of making sense of the current state of play, so that action plans can be created for the future.
  • Makes data easier to understand: modern businesses collect and store vast amounts of data from a variety of different sources. Manually processing and analysing this data can be a time-consuming process, as can presenting it to stakeholders. Business intelligence programs offer a number of tools for making data easier to understand in general, with data visualisation being one of the key features. When business leaders have access to important data, find it easy to understand, and start to have a more complete sense of the current state of play, it becomes much easier to turn that data into actionable insights and create realistic plans.
  • Continually monitors performance: another major benefit attached to the use of BI solutions is linked to their ability to help organisations to continually monitor performance. This means that drops in performance can be detected in real-time and appropriate responses can be formulated. With many solutions on the market, alerts can also be set up and linked to key performance indicators (KPIs). So, as an example, it would be possible to set up the software so that it automatically sends an alert if sales, revenue, or productivity drop below a certain level.
  • Improves data analytics: business intelligence tools allow for the use of several advanced techniques, including predictive analytics, which aims to forecast future events and help businesses to create more accurate forecasts. This can often be taken further through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, which can carry out much of the analytics work without requiring intervention from a human user, making the process much more efficient. This then allows decisions to be made at the best possible moment, boosting the chances of success.

What are the features of business intelligence software?

The features contained within different business intelligence tools on the market can vary substantially, as some packages are more comprehensive than others, and some may focus on a particular area of business intelligence. Nevertheless, almost any business intelligence platform or software solution worth its salt is likely to include some defining features. Many of the core and most common features contained within these programs are explained below:

  • Visual analytics: view data in ways that are easy to understand and interpret, such as graphs, charts, graphics, and interactive interfaces or visual representations. As a concept, visual analytics brings together concepts like data analysis, graphics design and computer science, with the end goal of making complex data more accessible. One of the major plus points connected to visual analytics is the ability to present information in ways that provide genuine clarity. Within business settings, this can be invaluable for presenting reports and results to senior leaders and other stakeholders, while for ordinary employees, it can make working with data much more efficient.
  • Self-service data preparation: store, access, remove, reshape, and otherwise make use of data, even without possessing advanced technical knowledge. A major focus of self-service data preparation is focused on making the process of preparing data for analysis as simple and accessible as possible for everyone. This can be especially advantageous in smaller businesses, where there may be limited IT resources, where the IT department itself may be limited in size, and where the level of expertise within the workforce may not be at the level that would historically have been needed for data preparation purposes. Many business intelligence solutions provide sophisticated tools that are explained in simple language and designed so that almost anyone in an organisation can make effective use of the feature.
  • Dashboard: view important information about business operations, company performance, employees, customers, and more, all from an easy-to-use dashboard, presented on a single page. In many BI solutions, the dashboard serves as a central hub for actually accessing data and tracking statistics. It is the location where users can broadly oversee business intelligence efforts and see the status of the business. It can also then be used to access the other areas of the software in order to carry out some of the more specific tasks and use more focused features.
  • Predictive analytics: utilise a range of techniques, including data mining and predictive modelling, with the intention of making forecasts about what the future will look like. This could mean predicting future events or business states, or anticipating rises and falls in customer interest or demand. The basics behind this process are that the software finds trends, patterns, and relationships within historic data and then uses the information to make intelligent assumptions about the future. Some solutions can go further, assigning a probability score to each predicted future event, which can help businesses to gain a better sense of which events are likely, which are certain, and which can be more easily avoided with the right actions and strategies.
  • Key performance indicators: continually monitor the key performance indicators within a business in order to measure the current and historic effectiveness of different processes, procedures and strategies. Analysing performance is vital for optimising business operations, and business intelligence tools allow this to be done in real-time, with data coming from a variety of different sources. The BI solution then functions as a central KPI database, with employees from all departments having access to the same up-to-date information. This then makes it much easier to make changes to business strategies and to identify performance-related trends.
  • Collaboration tools: capitalise on a range of features that are specifically designed to assist teamwork and collaborative tasks. Most high-quality BI tools will provide options for sharing files and data with other users, and cloud-based solutions, in particular, can be useful for updating data for everyone in real-time. However, the very best tools will also include built-in communication options too, whether that communication is text-based, video-based, or audio-based. Precise collaboration tools can vary from one solution to the next, depending on the types of businesses they are aimed at, or the specific areas of BI they focus on. Nonetheless, any good solution will provide tools that will make it easier for people to work together.

Using the Capterra software directory, it becomes much easier to identify the best BI tools by narrowing down the available options based on the features they actually contain. This provides a significant head start for those involved in the purchasing process because they can begin their search by only seeing the options that are likely to be suitable. From there, a number of options that include the necessary features can then be easily compared and contrasted, and user feedback can be added to the mix, making a successful purchasing decision more likely.

What should be considered when purchasing business intelligence tools?

When purchasing BI tools, there are a number of things that should be considered, as they can have a significant bearing on what the best available solution will be. A good way to explore some of the key considerations prior to making a purchase is to ask some questions and come up with answers to them. When businesses and their decision-makers do this, it provides a better understanding of what is needed, what is expected, and which features are less important. Some examples of the types of questions that can assist with this process are:

  • What is business intelligence software used for? The starting point for any business making a decision about business intelligence applications is to think carefully about what the software is actually going to be used for. Most options on the market will offer a large amount of features and, in many cases, businesses are not actually going to need all of these. This means that the best overall software package may not necessarily be the best option for an individual business because it may be more comprehensive than is required, or it may not include one feature that is vital to business success. Make a list of the main features that are needed, try to be as specific as possible, and then search for the software package that best suits these requirements.
  • What is the best deployment option for BI tools? In terms of deployment, there are two main options available to businesses: the cloud-based method, which is generally offered by third-parties on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis, or the on-premises method, which involves installing software on company systems and managing data in-house. The first option tends to be less expensive initially, although there will be a subscription involved. Advantages of cloud-based deployment include an improved access from remote locations and continuous backing up of data. Although on-premises deployment has higher start-up costs, it does avoid the ongoing subscription and can provide businesses with a greater sense of control and ownership.
  • What skills are needed for business intelligence? Next, businesses need to think about the skills that are needed to use business intelligence platforms and then consider the skills that exist within their workforce. Some options on the market are designed with user-friendliness at the core, making them accessible to people who do not have high levels of technical knowledge. However, some of the other options may be aimed at more advanced users with an existing knowledge of business intelligence processes and procedures. It is important to consider the skills that exist within the organisation and to then select an appropriate solution.
  • Can the software integrate with existing technology? Building an integrated tech stack is often highlighted as one of the biggest tips for small businesses who are looking to successfully purchase new software packages. Put simply, it is important that the different software solutions being used in a business can work alongside one another without any unnecessary friction or compatibility issues. Therefore, businesses should give careful thought to the existing tools they are using, such as analytics software, reporting software, and performance tracking software, and select a BI solution that is compatible.
  • Is remote or mobile access to the software required? Decision-makers also need to consider how and where the software is going to be used because this can have a major bearing on the eventual decision. In particular, the growing popularity of remote working can be an important factor because if employees are going to need remote access to the software, it may boost the case for cloud-based solutions. Beyond this, there may also be a demand for mobile accessibility, even if everyone using the software is going to be based in the office. Some employees may need to move around the workplace and work using tablets or smartphones, and solutions that provide a high level of mobile accessibility can be advantageous in these situations.
  • How much does business intelligence software cost? Finally, the cost of the business intelligence programs in question can have a substantial influence on the final decision. Here, businesses need to think about the initial costs and whether the software can be acquired within budget, but also the longer-term costs too. For instance, some solutions may charge for updates or for access to technical support. Cloud-based options are likely to have a monthly subscription charge connected. Then, businesses also need to ponder the costs associated with training employees to use the software and costs linked to storing and protecting the relevant data.

The most relevant software trends related to business intelligence are also essential to think about prior to making a purchasing decision. Businesses need to know that they are investing in software that has been created with an underlying awareness of what the major trends are and how they are influencing modern workplaces. Additionally, understanding the emerging trends can help businesses to think about what may be needed in the short, medium and long-term future, and this can then alter the final decision. Some of the most relevant BI software trends include:

  • The growth of cloud technology: In general, cloud technology is experiencing growth as more businesses become comfortable with it and more familiar with its benefits. With regards to BI software, cloud solutions provide the ability to update data for everyone, regardless of where they are located, in real-time. Additionally, cloud solutions can help to keep data secure and safe from threats like accidental deletion, which can be especially important when the data is related to business operations, and these software packages also have compatibility advantages because they tend to be accessible from almost any internet-enabled device with a web browser, regardless of the operating system being used, or the physical location of the user.
  • Increased demand for voice control: One of the more interesting technology trends of recent times has been the increased popularity of voice control. This has been influenced by mobile voice assistants, smart speakers, and other similar forms of technology, but it is also disrupting software more generally. When software uses AI and machine learning, voice recognition has the potential to allow users to issue commands through speech alone, and this can be valuable for businesses for a number of reasons. Firstly, voice control can be used while completing complex work with the hands, which can potentially enhance productivity in some businesses. Secondly, it provides accessibility advantages for employees with disabilities or other health conditions that make typing or using a mouse difficult. However, this needs to be balanced against some of the disadvantages, too, such as the potential for voice commands to be misunderstood, which could lead to errors that might otherwise be avoided.
  • Remote and hybrid work: Although remote working was already starting to take off in many industries, the coronavirus pandemic led to a major breakthrough in 2020, and many businesses have subsequently embraced the idea of allowing employees to work off-site more regularly. This is a trend seen across the globe, and it is estimated that 32 per cent of all workers are now remote at least some of the time and various studies on the subject suggest that a large number of employees enjoy the flexibility and freedom provided through this approach. Of course, when investing in software, this trend is important to keep in mind because solutions that have been purpose-built to accommodate remote accessibility are likely to be preferable to options that are more rigid.
  • The emergence of data storytelling: BI reporting tools can help to make data analytics more accessible, and another key trend in this area is the emergence of the concept of data storytelling. In essence, this is the process of attaching meaning to hard data and using interactive interfaces and presentations to take people on a journey. Tools that allow for a degree of data storytelling can be particularly useful for conveying complex concepts to stakeholders and for highlighting the urgency of certain action plans.
  • AI and machine learning: The last software trend to be aware of in relation to business intelligence is advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. Software solutions that capitalise on these concepts fully can provide significant benefits for companies, especially when it comes to automating some of the more repetitive tasks. This level of automation may be advantageous in situations where circumstances change, but no employee is available to manually perform data analysis or data preparation tasks. It can also help to identify trends related to business performance more quickly than they may be spotted by human users.

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