2018 Reviews

Top Business Intelligence and Analytics Software - 2018 Reviews

  • IBM Analytics Software

    Powerful, flexible, data mining, ad-hoc analysis

    • Starts at $30/user/month
    • Free version & free trial
    Made for:

    Report-writing, machine learning and predictive analytics

    Not for:

    Companies who aren't willing to invest significant time and resources to their BI solution

  • Woopra

    Simple, flexible real-time analytics

    • Starts at $79.95 for 400,000 actions/month
    • Free version, monthly or annual contracts
    Made for:

    Customized reports, dynamic customer intelligence and live dashboards

    Not for:

    Predictive modeling or advanced mathematical capabilities

  • Alteryx

    Powerful data blending and advanced analytics

    • Starts at $1,500/user/year
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Buyers who want data mining and predictive analytics and a wide variety of third party integrations

    Not for:

    Those who want affordable, easy to use dashboards and visualizations

  • Tableau

    Very high quality data visualizations and analytics

    • Starts at $999/user
    • Free Trial
    Made for:

    Companies who want quality data visualizations and a high-speed, easy-to-use solution

    Not for:

    Those who want to explore beyond out-of-the-box implementation and need advanced functionality

  • Oracle Analytics Software

    Visual analytics, streamlined data analysis

    • Starts at $368/10 users/year
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Enterprise companies that use other Oracle solutions and need a powerful Big Data solution

    Not for:

    Companies without heavy infrastructure or abundant memory space on servers

  • MicroStrategy

    Scalability, data source connectivity and security over design and aesthetics

    • Starts at $600/user
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Scalability and security

    Not for:

    Friendly user interface and highly detailed visualizations

  • Microsoft Power BI

    Affordable, integrates well with Microsoft products

    • Starts at $10/user/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Companies using Microsoft software and want affordable, easy to use BI solution

    Not for:

    Those who need advanced analytics or predictive modeling capabilities

  • Dell Statistica

    Advanced statistics and efficient embedded analytics

    • Starts at $795/user
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Buyers looking for predictive analytics and statistical analysis software

    Not for:

    Users who prioritize mobile access or those who don't need advanced statistics

  • SAS

    Comprehensive statistical software offers regressions, forecasting, data mining

    • Starts at $8,700/user
    • Free Demo
    Made for:

    Companies searching for a powerful statistical analysis software

    Not for:

    Companies with smaller budgets or those requiring nothing beyond dashboards and visualizations

  • BOARD International

    Single platform for BI, performance management and analytics

    • Pricing varies
    • Free Demo
    Made for:

    All-in-one business intelligence that uses almost any type data natively

    Not for:

    Easy printing, Android mobile support

  • Jinfonet Software

    Java Swing-based report design tool compatible with many data sources

    • Pricing varies
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Embeddable reporting and data visualization

    Not for:

    Advanced statistical analysis

  • SAP Analytics

    Don't Pay for Less Functionality

    • Starts at $185
    • Free trial
  • OpenText Analytics

    Enterprise Information Management

    • Pricing varies
    • Free Trial
  • Panorama Software

    Governed, Visual, Suggestive, Collaborative

    • Pricing varies
    • Free trial
  • Logi Analytics

    Analytics for Everyone

    • Starts at $950/user/year
    • Free trial
  • Information Builders

    Everyone Makes Decisions

    • Price varies
    • Free trial
  • Yellowfin Business Intelligence

    Making Business Intelligence Easy

    • Starts at $3000/5 users/year
    • Free trial
  • Qlik

    See the Whole Story

    • Starts at $1500
    • Free versions available
    Made for:

    Qlik's platform is a good choice for buyers who are looking for a self-service business intelligence tool capable of producing nice dashboards and visualizations.

    Not for:

    Qlik is not built for users who want out-of-the-box advanced statistical tools, unless they are willing to use Alteryx or R in conjunction with Qlik.

  • GoodData

    Insights Start Here.

    • Starts at: $2500
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users who want to conduct advanced data analytics

    Not for:

    Users seeking a more traditional BI tool

  • TIBCO

    Infrastructure & Business Intelligence Software

    • Starts at $650
    • Free trial & free version