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Business Intelligence ToolsA PEEK INTO WHAT REAL USERS THINK2015IT Central Station helps tech professionals by providing.A comprehensive list ofenterprise level BusinessIntelligence Tools vendors.A sample of real userreviews from techprofessionals.Specific information to helpyou choose the best vendorfor your needs.DisclaimerIT Central Station Ltd. does not endorse or recommend any products or services. The views and opinions of reviewersquoted in this document, IT Central Station websites, and IT Central Station materials (i.e. Content) do not reflect theopinions of IT Central Station. We make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of the content, andwe assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content made available byContent authors or other third parties. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

ABOUT IT CENTRAL STATIONUser reviews, candid discussions, and more for enterprise technologyprofessionals.The Internet has completely changed the way we makebuying decisions. We now use ratings and review sitesto see what other real users think before we buyelectronics, book a hotel, visit a doctor or choose arestaurant. But in the world of enterprise technology,most of the information online and in your inbox comesfrom vendors but what you really want is objectiveinformation from other users.We created IT Central Station to providetechnology professionals like you with acommunity platform to share information aboutenterprise software, applications, hardware andservices.Use IT Central Station to: Read and post reviews of vendorsand products Request or share information aboutfunctionality, quality, and pricing Contact real users with relevantproduct experience Get immediate answers to questions Validate vendor claims Exchange tips for getting the bestdeals with vendorsWe commit to offering user-contributed information thatis valuable, objective and relevant. We protect yourprivacy by providing an environment where you canpost anonymously and freely express your views. As aresult, the community becomes a valuable resource,ensuring you get access to the right information andconnect to the right people, whenever you need it.244 5th Avenue, Suite R-230New York, NY ion.com 1 (646) 328-1944 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

ABOUT THIS REPORTThis report is comprised of a comprehensive list of enterprise level server virtualization softwarevendors. We have also included several real user reviews posted on ITCentralStation.com. Thereviewers of these products have been validated as real users based on their LinkedIn profiles to ensurethat they provide reliable opinions and not those of product vendors.IMPORTANT NOTICEDid you find this whitepaper helpful? At IT Central Station, our philosophy is “Give to Get”. Our activecommunity and unbiased reviews are made possible by your participation and as such, we ask that youshare your expertise with us as well. Please email [email protected] and one of ourcommunity managers will be in touch with you shortly. You can choose to review anonymously or notand your company name will not be included in the review.If you found this report and/or the reviews on IT Central Station useful, we would greatly appreciate yourparticipation in giving back to our community. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

VENDOR (BY osoftMicrosoft BIIBMCognosMicroStrategyMicrostrategySAPBusiness ObjectsEntrinsikEntrinsik Crystal ReportsZohoZoho ReportsPanorama SoftwarePanorama NectoTIBCOSpotfireWindwardWindwardBIME AnalyticsBIMEIBMCognos TM1Logi AnalyticsLogi InfoVerixVerixSASSAS Visual Analytics 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsRating: 8.66(84 reviews)Rating: 8.9(90 reviews)Rating: 9.0(88 reviews)Rating: 8.56(51 reviews)Rating: 8.82(74 reviews)Rating: 7.1(78 reviews)Rating: 8.94(17 reviews)Rating: 8.08(38 reviews)Rating: 7.6(28 reviews)Rating: 9.6(48 reviews)Rating: 8.14(13 reviews)Rating: 8.76(8 reviews)Rating: 8.42(7 reviews)Rating: 8.34(17 reviews)Rating: 8.16(6 reviews)Rating: 10.0(8 reviews)Rating: 10.0(9 reviews)Rating: 9.0(19 reviews)Rating: 10.0(8 reviews)Rating: 8.0(10 reviews)Reproduction Prohibited

Rating: 10.0Information BuildersWebFOCUSClicDataClicDataIBMCognos sTeradataData Lab(1 reviews)Actuatee.Report(1 uateBIRTBOARD dLightDataBricksDataBricks 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-tools(7 reviews)Rating: 8.5(3 reviews)Rating: 7.5(3 reviews)Rating: 8.0(6 reviews)Rating: 8.0(6 reviews)Rating: 9.0(1 reviews)Rating: 8.0(3 reviews)(1 reviews)Rating: 10.0(3 reviews)Rating: 10.0(2 reviews)(1 reviews)Reproduction Prohibited

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ss Intelligence ToolsAccording to the IT Central Station community, the most important buying criteria for BI tools arescalability and performance, usability and UI, ease of development, and mobile/cloud basedcustomization. An effective BI solution should be able to access any data source and providecapabilities for internal and external users from the same platform, as well as provide better integrationwith other systems (e.g. CRM, ERP). Read more » 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

Top Business Intelligence Tools VendorsOver 73,637 professionals have used IT Central Station research on enterprise tech solutions. Here arethe top Business Intelligence Tools vendors based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons. Allreviews and ratings are from real users, validated by our triple authentication process.1. Tableau4915319433A2 Co 4 Review 199 Follo verage Rmparwswerssatingisons: 9.02. QlikView4872234743A4 Co 5 Review 482 Follo verage Rmparwswerssatingisons: 8.63. Microsoft BI4312177533A1 Co 3 Review 526 Follo verage Rmparwswerssatingisons: 9.04. Microstrategy3555121723A0 Co 7 Review 368 Follo verage Rmparwswerssatingisons: 8.85. Cognos1527942822ACom 7 Review 462 Follo verage Rwspariswerssatingons: 8.66. Sisense2016266512ACom 5 Review 546 Follo verage Rwspariswerssatingons: 9.69 Vie6 Vie7 Vie0 Vie9 Vie3 Vie 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

7. Pentaho2205132112A5 Co 8 Review 580 Follo verage Rmparwswerssatingisons: 8.08. OBIEE2598132312A8 Co 2 Review 420 Follo verage Rmparwswerssatingisons: 7.69. Business Objects2036954822ACom 4 Review 423 Follo verage Rwspariswerssatingons: 7.010. BIME47496 Vie3 Vie9 VieViews20227 Re1839AviFollo verage Rparis ewswersatingons: 10.0ComChart KeyViews: Number of total page viewsComparisons: Number of times compared to another productReviews: Total number of reviews on IT Central StationFollowers: Number of followers on IT Central StationAverage Rating: Average rating based on reviewsThe total ranking of a product (i.e. bar length) is based on a weighted aggregate ranking of that product's Views (weighting factor 17.5%), Comparisons (17.5%), Reviews (17.5%), Followers (17.5%), and Average Rating (30%). 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

TOP 5TOP 5Based on ViewsBased on Views of 474QlikView43127Microsoft BI17751Microsoft BI35550Microstrategy15252SAS Visual Analytics25983OBIEE13238OBIEETOP 5TOP 5Based on FollowersBased on Rating3526Microsoft BI10.0Yellowfin3482QlikView10.0Cognos E2580Pentaho10.0icCube 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

QlikViewVendor: QlikViewOverview:QlikView is an all-encompassing Business Intelligence tool that allows you to keep tabs on all of yourbusiness-related information in a clean, clear, and easy to access database that is intuitive to build andsimple to navigate. It is ideal for business owners who wish to improve overall output by creating the mostproductive system possible.SampleCustomers:Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, NorthYorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.PricingInformation:Personal Edition - This is for a single user only to input and access data indiscriminately.FreeNamed User License - This allows you to connect as many individual users as you like to the network. 1350 USD/userDocument License - This allows one named user to access one document. 350 USD/name used, per documentConcurrent License - This license allows multiple users to access the information. 15000 USD/concurrent userTopComparisons:*Microsoft BI vs. QlikViewCompared 11% of the time.Microstrategy vs. QlikViewCompared 10% of the time.SAS Visual Analytics vs. QlikViewCompared 9% of the time.Top Industries:* Financial Services FirmCompany Size:*21%Manufacturing Company8%Transportation Company7%Media Company7%1-500 Employees27%500-5000 Employees36%5000 Employees37%* Data is based on the aggregate profiles of IT Central Station Users researching this solution. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

QLIKVIEW REVIEW BY A REAL USERPablo Parnisari Verified by IT Central StationBI Expert at a tech services company with 1-500employeesValuable Features:As a BI professional sometimes you have to tackle projects with poor or nodocumentation at all, just the datasources and some vague requirements. InQlikView it is quite easy build up a first data model (dimensional or not) and use thefirst stage to understand the entities and relations between it and the business.From there you can explore the business, understand the users real requirementsand needs and improve the model with a few changes, without much effort. This isbecause Qlikview has a very flexible and short cycle of development in eachiteration.For the user QlikView is a wonderful tool of data discovery, providing powerful toolsto navigate easily between a sea of data in an intuitive, easy, and clear way,allowing them to go from facts to KPI and vice versa.Improvements to My Organization:Qlikview can be used both as an advanced reporting tool as well as an BI KPI tool,becoming the base for continuous process improvements. In general the benefits ofthe tool become clear at the early development stage when the user is challengedto input clearly his ideas, problems and needs and that will affect the process inwhich he participates. Typically in a second iteration the key user will ask for a newrelease more oriented to advanced KPIs rather than just reports. This is a directconsequence of the process making things clearer and evolving. So the main valuesupplied by Qlikview is to reduce uncertainty, make the participants question,discover, interact with each other, and eventually improve the process. Properlyused should function as an improvement catalyst for the processes involved.WHAT REAL USERSARE SAYING."ETL is quite far away fromother leading products.Qlikview excels in datadiscovery.""Best In Memory Tool""We now have set up andshared dashboards acrossour services. Not all thefeatures are available forMac users.""It's easy to use but moregraphics and dashboardsupport would be animprovement.""Needs more support forcollaboration. Extremelypowerful for data analysis.""The SME server editiondoesn't include a deploytool but it's a really goodpackage for managementreporting purposes."Room for Improvement:It is well know that the ETL is quite far away from leading products like DataStagem Informatica and others. Currently Qliktech is working on this problem withExpressor, a powerful graphic dataflow tool. Another area is the licensing scheme,which leaves out many SMO. To remedy this and try to stop the eruption of thirdparties (e.g: Tableau), QlikTech launched Qlik Sense, although the futureis unclear and there may be a possible merge of the two branches (Qlik Sense QlikView). Finally QlikTech, since release 10/11, leaves the development of newgraphic charts to the community with mixed results.Use of Solution:I have using it for the last five years, since 2010 at least. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

Deployment Issues:The deployment of the dashbords, in the simplest scenario, is so easy you just dropa unique file (qvw extension) in the published folder and the solution appears intothe main web page that works like an index of all solutions: the access point.Stability Issues:The product has great stability although in some circumstances, especially if it islow in resources or the reload process encounters some kind of dead lock whileextracting the data from the DB, it could/will result in the shutdown of the service.The good news is the automatic behavior: I never saw corrupted data or unstablebehavior, just restart the service / reload and all works well again.Scalability Issues:The product is designed to scale both horizontally and vertically. Someorganizatations which have servers and dashboards that handle until 30 Tb of datahave had some issues that finally have been addressed by the support service ofQlikTech.Customer Service:The customer service is provided by the local reseller and is fine. Wehave mainly used it to get the new releases and some support during theinstallation.Technical Support:The technical support in my country is provided by the master reseller and it looksgood even when they have to pass the case to Qliktech to figure-out the problemand find a solution. In this last case it can be somewhat delayed because thesecases needed to reach the top levels of the service.Previous Solutions:I have used (and still use) Microsoft BI: SSISm SSAS and SSRS. The productivitylevel of QlikView is quite superior, whilst Microsoft licensing scheme is really better,specially when there are large number of users and a lot of SQL licences deployedmaking it (MS) much cheaper.Initial Setup:The initial setup was absolutely seamless and the only requirement for a successfuldeploy is a little training to the users, not only about how to use QlikView, but whatcan be done with QlikView, giving them the initial spark. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

Implementation Team:In general the vendors which I have worked with were very well qualified, althoughnot very inclined to share information easily.ROI:This question is hard to answer because except for a few cases its impossible tomeasure how the project (not the tool) improves the results of the organization.Such measures are available at the organizational level, but it is difficult to quantifythe proportion of the contribution from one tool to a whole process.Setup Cost:The start cost is around of US 25.000 and the annual royalties are around 20%that includes customer and technical support and upgrades.Alternate Solutions:I have evaluated Tableau and Microstrategy. The first one is too basic (wonderful ifyou are a final user). The second one: extremely complex, just for very largeorganizations and large IT teams.Other Advice:Think seriously about the possible population of users, how it will grow-up, andcheck the licensing cost and its limitations. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

QLIKVIEW REVIEW BY A REAL USERVijay Kumar Dhiraj Verified by IT Central StationAVP at a financial services firm with 5000 employeesValuable Features:Our business finds this tool very impressive, particularly the drill down to nth level isvery good.Improvements to My Organization:Yes. we were using BO previously and it took a long time to track particular tradedetails. In QlikView we get trade level data in seconds.Room for Improvement:Yes, Drag and drop of controls. Some geographical charts.Use of Solution:I've been using this tool for 4.5 yearsDeployment Issues:None.Stability Issues:None as of now.Scalability Issues:Sometimes it creates problem when many users log in at same time, but this alsodepends on your RAM capacity. 2015 IT Central StationTo read more reviews about Business Intelligence Tools, please iness-intelligence-toolsReproduction Prohibited

TableauVendor: TableauOverview:Tableau is a BI-focused software company that produces awide range of interactive visualization tools thathelp businesses analyzelarge quantities of data in a quick, intuitive, and user-friendly way.SampleCustomers:Tableau customers include Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, CharlesSchwab, Citigroup,Coca-ColaCompany, Cornell University,Dell, Deloitte, Duke University,eBay, Exxon Mobil, FannieMae,Ferrari, French Red Cross, GoldmanSachs, Google, the Government of Canada, HP, Intel, JohnsHopkins Hospital, Macy's,Merck, the New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, the US Army, the US Air Force,Skype, and Walmart.PricingInformation:Tableau features five major products, each with its own pricing solution.Tableau Desktop- : - A drag-and-drop desktop program that allows users to quickly analyze, sort, andvisualize big data in record time. (Pricing: Professional edition - 1,999 per user, first year; 399 per yearthereafter. Personal edition - 999 per user, first year; 199 per year thereafter)Tableau Server: - Browser-based analytics with an interactive dashboard. Sharable, usable BI availablefor desktop and mobile use.Tableau Online: - The hosted version of Tableau Server, enabling users to share live, interactivedashboards withi