Part of selecting the best embedded business intelligence software tools for your organization is making sure it aligns to business objectives. There a wide variety of great embedded business intelligence solutions out there that focus on a specific use case or niche in the market. However, just because a specific set of capabilities works for one organization does not necessarily mean it will make do for another. The first step in the vendor selection process is to identify those providers whom offer products for your environment specifically. This ensures the best-fit and an excellent launch point for future deployments.
One place to begin your search for the best business intelligence software tools is G2 Crowd, a technology research site in the mold of Gartner, Inc. that is backed by more than 400,000 user reviews. G2 provides a handy Crowd Grid for embedded business intelligence platforms that is broken down by deployment size and includes small business, mid-market and the enterprise. This is an excellent starting point to purchasing the right solution and one we definitely recommend. The standings rotate on a rolling basis so check back often if you are in-market. These are the ten embedded business intelligence software tools included in G2’s Crowd Grid that we think you should consider first for any enterprise deployment.
Founded in 2010, Domo was designed to provide access to data without the requirement of IT involvement. Their platform can monitor sales and inventories in real time, and integrate with Salesforce, Google Analytics, Box, LinkedIn, Instagram, among others. Their native data source connectors exceed 500, and their Workbench feature allows you to move on-premise data security using their software. Their platform is highly customizable, and their Analyzer feature can be tailored to filter out unnecessary information.
MicroStrategy is a publicly traded BI provider that 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. The MicroStrategy Platform enables developers and administrators to simplify and accelerate processes at every level of an analytics deployment. A built-in metadata repository stores and catalogs logical business definitions of enterprise data and forms reusable building blocks for every report, dashboard, and application.
Logi Analytics offers a development platform that allows users to create BI applications, deploy dashboards and reports, and embed analytics into existing applications. The Logi Suite is made up of Logi Info, Logi Vision, and DataHub. There is tight integration between the three tools, and the platform connects to any relational database, big data source, web service or cloud application. Logi Analytics provides data visualizations, self-service dashboards, and reports as well. The vendor also enables users to maintain total control over branding, style, and views within its embedded analytics framework.
Dundas BI is a Business Intelligence, analytics and dashboard platform that helps organizations turn their data into enterprise-wide, interactive visualizations for faster insights and better decision making. Dundas BI gives users control over their experience and is easy to customize to the preferences and unique needs of different kinds of users. Dundas BI is designed on an open API, making it adaptable to fit the needs of a wide variety of use cases.
Looker offers a BI and data analytics platform that is built on LookML, the company’s proprietary modeling language. Looker connects to any relational database like Amazon Redshift or Google BigQuery, and automatically generates data models for specific schemas. Users can refine the models to reflect company-specific metrics and business logic to build KPI dashboards and departmental reports. Looker also offers an embedded analytics platform, Powered by Looker.
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