Data Quadrant Awards 2017

Business Intelligence


SoftwareReviews names MicroStrategy BI, BOARD, Tableau, IBM Advanced Analytics, and Qlik as Business Intelligence Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Business Intelligence

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The SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant evaluates and ranks products based on feedback from IT and business professionals. The placement of a software in the Data Quadrant indicates its relative ranking as well as its categorization.

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A thorough evaluation and ranking of all software in an individual category to compare software across every dimension.

  • user satisfaction rankings
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  • vendor capability comparisons
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  • business value scores
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  • individual feature evaluations
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  • emotional connection to products
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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


IBM

IBM Advanced Analytics

Watson Analytics helps you enjoy the benefits of advanced analytics without the complexity. Discover relationships. Test correlations. Develop outlooks that can guide you to your next great achievement. IBM® SPSS Statistics® is leading statistical software used to solve a variety of business and research problems.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+87

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

73%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
35Reviews

Tableau

Tableau

Data prep for messy spreadsheets, instant analytics, and improved performance. It's smart meets fast.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
116Reviews

BOARD International

BOARD

Within one single product BOARD offers all the functionalities needed to build any Business Intelligence Software and Corporate Performance Management application solutions without the use of any programming. Its revolutionary toolkit approach as well as delivering unrivalled speed in BI and CPM application building, customisation and maintenance, provides end-users with an advanced interactive interface. This unique capability turns the self-service creation of any report or analysis into the simplest of tasks.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+72

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
22Reviews

Qlik

Qlik

 Qlik is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+74

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

76%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
64Reviews

MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy BI

MicroStrategy 10 meets the needs of both business and IT. Make sense of large data volumes, get answers in an instant, build stunning visualizations, and ensure a single version of the truth securely, at any scale, on every device.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+70

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
26Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

SAS BI

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

SAS BI

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Tableau

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

IBM Advanced Analytics

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

IBM Advanced Analytics


Breadth of Features

IBM Advanced Analytics


Business Value Created

SAS BI


Ease of Customization

IBM Advanced Analytics


Ease of Data Integration

IBM Advanced Analytics


Ease of IT Administration

IBM Advanced Analytics


Ease of Implementation

SAS BI


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

IBM Advanced Analytics


Quality of Features

IBM Advanced Analytics


Usability and Intuitiveness

Tableau


Vendor Support

IBM Advanced Analytics


Other Evaluated Vendors


Microsoft

Microsoft BI

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

7.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+56

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

119Reviews

SAS

SAS BI

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.

7.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+62

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

75%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

27Reviews

TIBCO Software

TIBCO Business Intelligence

TIBCO Software Inc. is a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software. Whether it's optimizing inventory, cross-selling products, or averting crisis before it happens, TIBCO uniquely delivers the Two-Second Advantage® - the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. 

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+65

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

69%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

23Reviews

IBM

IBM Cognos Platform

The IBM® Cognos® platform is an open, enterprise-class platform that can provide your users with the business intelligence (BI) and performance management content they need to understand your business and help improve results.

6.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+55

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

75%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

34Reviews

Oracle

Oracle BI Solutions

Oracle Business Analytics can help, with new ways to gain business insights through the simplicity of the cloud and data visualization. Sift through any data using visual analytic tools. Pinpoint what matters, then put together a story of your data-driven conclusion. Create powerful data mash-ups and have an actual "conversation" with your data. With visual analytics and data discovery tools, the possibilities are limitless.

6.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+39

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

70%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

39Reviews

SAP

SAP BI

Empower your people with 24/7, user-friendly access to the business intelligence (BI) and Big Data mining tools they need to make faster, more informed decisions. Our BI software and solutions – including ad hoc reporting, self-service data visualization and dashboards, predictive analytics, mobile apps, and more – can help business users improve performance and become more effective in everything they do.

6.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+45

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

66%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

63Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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