Business intelligence software is a critical tool for any business looking to harness their data and more accurately detect and evaluate structural patterns, anticipate trends and achieve increased operational visibility. Browse the best business intelligence software with Business-Software.com’s free comparison report of the Top 10 Business Intelligence solutions.
The benefits of business intelligence gathering can be realized most fully by large enterprises, but even smaller businesses can benefit from the insights brought by business intelligence systems. Among the top-rated BI software products are:
ClearStory Data, a Palo Alto-based Big Data start-up backed by Google Ventures, Andreeseen Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures, is set to help average business users make sense of huge, disparate Big Data elements through intuitive graphical interfaces.
We live in an age where an organization is exposed to enormous quantities of information through social media, customer transactions, business statistics and almost every other kind of business activity. Categorization of data often becomes impossible. However, the most important features of any kind of data are its volume, speed and variety. Since conventional databases and technologies cannot meet the requirements of a contemporary organization, big data analytics and big data tools come out as a winner.
Business intelligence solutions for small businesses are almost non-existent, which is where InsightSquared steps in. We interviewed InsightSquared CEO and Co-Founder, Fred Shilmover, to talk about InsightSquared's origin story, the future of BI, and why even small businesses have need for big data tools.
What factors do you need to assess in order to select a big data solution? This post examines the factors decision-makers view as make or break considerations to guide the analytics selection process for SMBs and ultimately, drive successful outcomes.
Enterprises no longer have a lack of data. Data can be obtained from everywhere. The hard part is to convert data into valuable information that can trigger positive actions. The problem is that you need currently four experts to get this process up and running.
Every minute 204MM emails are sent, Google receives 2MM search queries, 100k tweets are tweeted, and Facebook users share 684k pieces of content. The volume and velocity of information is astronomical! The best BI platforms range from relatively cheap to expensive, from comprehensive packages to single-channel solutions. We help you find the best solution.
In these changing times of surplus data, the only way to properly assimilate the wealth of information from your top BI tools is to have a methodology for approaching the data. One such process is called CHARGE, and it can create structure and serenity in the chaotic world of Big Data.
It’s time for the annual rite of passage that brings together people from all walks of life at the drafting table: Fantasy Football. High school buddies, office colleagues, sorority sisters; it seems like everyone is getting into the action these days. But what you may not know is that the skills you’ve picked up managing your fantasy football team can actually help you be a better data-driven marketer too.
Earlier this year, Universal Analytics (UA) was released to the public and is now available to all Google Analytics customers. This immediately conjures up several questions – what exactly is UA bringing to the table? Can I migrate my existing Analytics properties over to UA? What is involved in implementation?
With these SAP and Oracle so clearly dominating the BI segment, a logical question—and one that we’ve seen before in the Business-Software.com Community—is how do SAP BusinessObjects and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition compare?
Comparing two opposing examples of companies that use their software marketing skills to try and give a sense of their product without having to go into great detail: Piston Cloud Computing and Domo Business Intelligence.
Think about the kind of stuff that goes into a CRM database and real-time intelligence probably wouldn't apply to most of it: first name, last name, email address, phone number, chance to close, lead source, etc. etc.
Non-statisticians are having to deal with statistical analysis on an ever increasing basis. DataCracker, the new analytical and visualization solution from Numbers, aims to service that market. How does it measure up?
Many software consulting firms love to sell their clients big expensive change management programs during an ERP or any other business software implementation. Probably next to “readiness assessments," change management is the mother-load of all "add on" work for the software consulting industry.
When there’s a lull in sales, you don’t have as much big data insight into what works and what hasn’t worked. That’s why, if you’re trying to grow your business, performance management and getting as much BI insight and as many real-time numbers as possible is the best way you can improve.
BPM can be thought of as being related to business intelligence and operational intelligence solutions. With this actionable information in hand, key stakeholders within an organization can understand the relationship between processes and model them out, gaining visibility into key areas and finding opportunities for improvement.
Business Process Management (BPM) software has typically been seen as the domain of huge developers like IBM and Oracle and the huge enterprises who can afford their solutions. BonitaSoft contends, however, that the benefits of BPM can extend to small and medium-size businesses too, and they know how to do it. We spoke to BonitaSoft vice president of marketing Mac McConnell to find out more about how open source--and a highly competitive price point--are helping in its goal of democratizing BPM.
SAP BusinessObjects is an extensive business intelligence solution that captures all important data for a company. This includes financial data, supply chain data, and overall business data.
Oracle PeopleSoft is a comprehensive BPM suite of applications that are built to address the most complex business requirements.
Birst seeks to unify traditionally siloed business intelligence tools while making data management as automated and intuitive to use as possible in order to reduce the BI industry’s costs and drive widespread adoption.
Domo Business Intelligence is a cloud-based executive management platform that is redefining the business intelligence (BI) market and transforming the way business is managed.
TIBCO Spotfire is a business intelligence tool that enables self-service data discovery in real time to reduce user dependency on IT.
QlikView Business Discovery platform is a self-service business intelligence tool that allows companies to uncover trends and make innovative decisions
Digital Marketing Firm, Levelwing
Levelwing is a digital marketing firm offering media, social and analytics services to help businesses market with greater clarity and profitability.
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Partner, SMB Group
Laurie McCabe brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role at SMB Group. Laurie has built widespread recognition for her capabilities and insights in the small and medium business (SMB) market in several areas, including cloud computing, mobile solutions, business solutions, social networking and collaboration, and managed services.
Marketing Manager, Vcare Technology
Alicia Gray is an BPO and outsourcing industry analyst, and writes about technology. Currently working with one of the BPO Services Provider of the world, her role has been instrumental in assisting businesses to choose the right BPO Services.
Community Builder, Quote Roller
Jen is the content and social media manager for two SaaS: Quote Roller business proposal software and the in-Beta PandaDoc business document processor. Based in Barcelona, she also writes about 100s of Spanish startups, tech & innovation for CBS SmartPlanet.
President, Ernan Roman Direct Marketing
Marketing thought leader. Inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame for creating three transformational methodologies: Voice of Customer Relationship Research, Opt-in Marketing and Integrated Direct Marketing. Named by Crain’s B to B Magazine as one of the "100 most influential people in Business Marketing”. His latest book on marketing best practices is titled, "Voice of the Customer Marketing: A Proven 5-Step Process to Create Customers Who Care, Spend, and Stay." Ernan writes the widely read and Huffington Post published blog, "Ernan’s Insights on Marketing Best Practices”, (www.erdm.com), and authored "Opt-in Marketing" and "Integrated Direct Marketing."
IT Executive, ERP Professional and Author
Steve is an ERP professional with over twenty-seven years of implementation experience both as an industry practitioner and consultant. This extensive background is coupled with functional experience in operations management, IT management, and business reengineering.
ERP skills include sr. management education, software selection, project management, application consulting, business process redesign, detail systems design, testing, and training. Successful projects within distribution, manufacturing, aerospace/defense and public sector environments.
Author of the book: "Control Your ERP Destiny". Available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other book sellers.
Cloud & Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, Telruptive
Maarten Ectors is the Head of Cloud and Disruptive Innovation in Europe at Nokia Siemens Networks. Maarten helps telecom operators to understand disruptive technologies (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, mobile SaaS, big data, NoSQL, predictive analytics, machine learning, collective intelligence, M2M, OpenFlow, Virtual Switches, Computer Vision, etc.) and business ideas (long-tail marketplaces & partner eco-systems, micro-payment subscriptions, telecom assets exposure, working together with over-the-top players, revenue sharing, freemium, support as a revenue stream, etc.) to jointly build new businesses around them.
Industrial CRM consultant
Clients include: Toshiba International, Pratt & Whitney, Kidde Fire, ITT Aerospace, Neodyne
Gardner Denver, United Equipment, Wika Instruments, Atlas Copco, Ashcroft Germany to name a few. 15 years in strategic selling CRM consulting focused in the industrial manufacturing space. Small to medium size client focus in hosted SAAS model.
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Karen Lau is a writer for Business-Software.com