2017 Reviews

Top Self Service BI Software - 2017 Reviews

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

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

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

IBM Analytics 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

Oracle 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

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

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

Logi Analytics Analytics for Everyone

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

Panorama Software Governed, Visual, Suggestive, Collaborative

  • Pricing varies
  • Free trial

Yellowfin Business Intelligence Making Business Intelligence Easy

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

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

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.

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

SAP Analytics Don't Pay for Less Functionality

  • Starts at $185
  • Free trial

Information Builders Everyone Makes Decisions

  • Price varies
  • Free trial

OpenText Analytics Enterprise Information Management

  • Pricing varies
  • Free Trial

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

Targit One Business Intelligence Platform for all your BI needs

  • Starts at $105
  • Free trial

TIBCO Infrastructure & Business Intelligence Software

  • Starts at $650
  • Free trial & free version