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:
Big Data is not just about the size of the data, but what you want to do with it. Big Data establishes connections and locates trends in a large set of unstructured data. Because of the varied nature and velocity of these disparate elements, it is extremely difficult to do any meaningful data mining that establishes connecting trends and schemes.
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.
San Francisco-based Splunk is a leading solution for monitoring, searching, and analyzing machine data, and the company’s vast client list and impressive IPO earlier this year are a testament to the importance of harnessing machine data. We review this top Big Data software solution.
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.
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.
If your dashboard tells you that sales are down, but not why they’re down, do you really have a dashboard? Simply stated, the answer is NO. A dashboard that shows key performance indicators or a list of metrics – but doesn't provide the details to help you determine why those metrics are up or down – is not a dashboard (or at least, not an effective dashboard).
big data and analytics vendors are making enormous investments to develop and market analytics and big data solutions for SMBs. While there’s no question that analytics and big data solutions can benefit SMBs, vendors need a sharper picture of the SMB's point of view.
In a volatile economy, Business Intelligence software is a key component to success. It provides a complete set of data and context to help you make informed, strategic decisions to ensure success. Read on to learn more about why BI matters, and to sign up for a free webinar where Monster.com explains how to win with Business Analytics.
Embarking on a business intelligence (BI) project can be intimidating. For many organizations, it’s new territory – a major step beyond simple reporting. A BI project shares many of the same characteristics as more traditional IT projects. However, there's aspects of a BI project that can help make the deployment a success.
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?
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?
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.
For a while, business intelligence software was too expensive and too complex to meet the needs of small businesses. Today, thanks in part to cost savings afforded by the cloud, there are a host of BI solutions available to help small businesses visualize, analyze, and report on their complex data.
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.
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.
Business performance management (BPM) is more than just a piece of software; it represents a whole new approach to management. The business performance management systemt will make major changes in your enterprise and will give deeper insights into how successful each process within your organization may be.
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.
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.
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.
BOARD is a singular BI and CPM SaaS solution offering every functionality needed to construct unique reporting applications with zero programming knowledge.
Oracle PeopleSoft is a comprehensive BPM suite of applications that are built to address the most complex business requirements.
TIBCO Spotfire is a business intelligence tool that enables self-service data discovery in real time to reduce user dependency on IT.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.