The 8 Best Embedded Business Intelligence Solutions for 2019

The 8 Best Embedded Business Intelligence Solutions for 2019

The marketplace for the best embedded business intelligence solutions is mature and crowded with excellent software tools for a variety of use cases, verticals, deployment methods and budgets. Traditional business intelligence providers continue to offer dashboard and reporting capabilities that have remained staples to the space since widespread adoption of data analytics began more than a decade ago. Disruptive newcomers are bringing new technologies to the table so that organizations can take full advantage of data.

Those who look to embed analytics tools into their existing business processes tend to prioritize their requirements. Embedded BI remains one of the most important use cases in the overarching data analytics space, as organizations utilize the technology to create extranet applications and provide analytics as part of an overall business application. In an attempt to assist you with what can become a daunting task of selecting the right product, these are the top-8 best embedded business intelligence solutions for 2019.

Domo

Domo is a cloud-based executive management platform that enables organizations to see key data in real-time from across the enterprise in one place and on any device. The company offers prepackaged dashboard content and functionality for filtering and sorting data visually in Domo Analyzer. Domo also recently introduced its first machine learning application, a trend that is pervasive across the industry, into its “Magic” ETL module. Domo went public in June.

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GoodData

GoodData provides an integrated set of data management and analytics tools inside a single product. The solution enables users to embed applications and workflows so they can bypass data discovery and do analysis. The company was founded by Roman Stanek in 2007. Based in San Francisco, California, GoodData has been a regular inclusion in many of the top analyst reports and is a major player in embedded analytics.

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Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi’s Pentaho platform is purpose-built for embedding into and integrating with applications, portals, and processes. Organizations can embed a range of analytics, including visualizations, reports, ad hoc analysis, and tailored dashboards. It also extends to third-party charts, graphs and visualizations via an open API for a wider selection of embeddable analytics. Pentaho is offered in on-prem and cloud versions.

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Logi Analytics

Logi Analytics offers a development platform that allows teams to build, deploy, and maintain the analytics in their applications. With the Logi Platform, analytics content and capabilities are embedded and integrated within an existing application or portal. Application teams maintain control to customize the user experience and meet unique requirements. As part of the Logi Platform, Logi Services introduces REST APIs, allowing developers to programmatically interact with data sources, visualizations, and dashboards.

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Looker

Looker offers a BI and data analytics platform that is built on LookML, the company’s proprietary modeling language. The company’s embedded analytic functionality in Powered by Looker utilizes modern database technologies and an agile modeling layer that allow users to define data and control who can access it. Analytics can be deployed as an embedded iFrame or using Javascript. Organizations can use Looker’s full RESTful API or the schedule feature to deliver reports by email or webhook.

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MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy provides out-of-the-box gateways and native drivers that connect to any enterprise resource, including databases, mobile device management (MDM) systems, enterprise directories, cloud applications and physical access control systems. Its embedded analytics tool allows MicroStrategy to be embedded in other web pages and applications such as portals, CRM tools, chatbots and even voice assistants like Alexa. The product enables users to build custom visualizations, connectors and applications, and proprietary APIs allow organizations to create custom product offerings and branded mobile applications.

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Qlik

Qlik offers a broad spectrum of BI and analytics tools, which is headlined by the company’s flagship offering, Qlik Sense. The solution allows organizations to combine all their data sources into a single view. The Qlik Analytics Platform allows users to develop, extend and embed visual analytics in existing applications and portals. Embedded functionality is done within a common governance and security framework. Users can build and embed Qlik as simple mashups or integrate within applications, information services or IoT platforms.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.

Sisense

Sisense offers a single platform that runs on in-chip technology for visual data discovery on web-based dashboards. Sisense allows users to combine data and uncover insights in a single interface without scripting, coding or assistance from IT.  The platform is sold as a single-stack solution with a backend for preparing and modeling data. It also features robust analytical capabilities, and a front end for dashboarding and visualization. The ability for organizations to white label Sisense and use APIs to extend analytic content are also major value-adds.

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