Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms – At a Glance

Industry analysis reports are always packed with great information, lots of it.  Data visualization however helps better understand the conclusions reached by Forrester in their The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015 report.  11 vendors in this industry are included.

Table 1 shows the summary scorecard, and details are presented below the table.

Table 1 - Enterprise Business Intelligence Scorecard

Table 1 – Enterprise Business Intelligence Scorecard

The top level comparisons involve 3 categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence.

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

Vendors with above-average scores

Current Offering: IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, Opentext, SAP, SAS

Strategy: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and SAS

Market Presence: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and SAS

We can also look at the scores that went into every one of these categories and see how vendors compare at a more granular level.

Current Offering Details

Forrester Evaluation Business Intelligence Current Offerings

Vendors with above-average scores for Current Offering

Architecture: Information Builders, Microstrategy, Opentext, SAP, SAS

Development Environment: Microsoft, Opentext, and SAS

Functional Capabilities: IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, SAP and SAS

Operational Capabilities: IBM, Information Builders, Microstrategy, Opentext

Strategy Details

Forrester Enterprise Business Intelligence Strategy Comparisons

Vendors with above-average scores for Strategy

Commitment: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS

Pricing: IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, Opentext, Qlik and TIBCO

Transparency: Tableau

Product Direction: IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and SAS

Market Presence Details

Forrester Enterprise Business Intelligence - market presence evaluation

Vendors with above-average scores for Market Presence

Company Financials: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Qlik, SAP, SAS

Global Presence Base: IBM, Microsoft, Microstrategy, Oracle, SAP, and SAS

Partnership Ecosystem: IBM, Microsfoft, Oracle, SAP, and SAS

Functional Applications: IBM, Oracle, SAP, and SAS

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