Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Recognizes Leading Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms for Mid-Sized Organizations

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Latest EMA Radar Report™ provides in-depth insight into 12 BI platforms serving the mid-sized marketplace.

Mid-sized organizations are finding that not only can they implement sophisticated BI environments but also those practices are providing them with a competitive advantage.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the publication of its newest EMA Radar Report titled, “EMA Radar™ for Business Intelligence Platforms for Mid-Sized Organizations.” This new Radar Report, prepared in partnership with WiseAnalytics - a leader in small and medium sized business intelligence - focuses on how BI platforms meet the unique needs of the mid-sized market and which influences have the most impact on the operation of those smaller businesses.

Companies with less than 500 headcount, or their independently operating department counterparts in enterprises, are often referred to as mid-sized organizations. Traditionally, these businesses considered sophisticated reporting and analytics beyond their capital budgets, staff resources and technical environments.

"In the past, mid-sized organizations have been underserved by business intelligence software vendors providing ‘lighter’ versions of their enterprise products," said Lyndsay Wise, President of WiseAnalytics. "Today's mid-sized organization has grown into a set of enterprise requirements but with their own unique implementation challenges."

The drivers of eCommerce and mobile applications provide an unprecedented level of information to mid-sized organizations. This is where business intelligence practices and BI platforms come into play. Ultimately, mid-sized organizations are moving beyond transactional data sources to expand the knowledge of business operations, customers and markets.

“Mid-sized organizations are finding that not only can they implement sophisticated BI environments but also those practices are providing them with a competitive advantage,” said John Myers, Research Director at Enterprise Management. “Some studies indicate that as much as a 20% increase in business performance can be achieved by mid-sized organizations utilizing BI platforms and practices over those that do not.”

A detailed, comparative study of BI platforms from the following 12 vendors is included in this research:

  • Alteryx 8.6
  • BIME 5.3
  • Birst Enterprise 5.12
  • Jinfonet JReports 12
  • Lavastorm 4.6
  • Logi Analytics Logi Info 11.2
  • Looker
  • Pentaho 5.0
  • Qlik 11.2 R6
  • SAS Visual Analytics 6.4
  • Tableau 8.1
  • Yellowfin 6.3

The results of this cross-functional study identify key strengths and weaknesses and highlight the characteristics of each vendor’s solution. Results are summarized in a detailed market map and Radar Chart – which includes a composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see which key functionality each vendor supports and how they compare.

The complete EMA Radar™ for Business Intelligence Platforms for Mid-Sized Organizations is available online.

For an overview of the key highlights, view the on-demand Webinar.

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart - which includes the composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor, as well as an evaluation of software products based on five key dimensions: Ease of Deployment and Administration, Cost Advantage, Architecture and Integration, Functionality, and Vendor Strength.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

About WiseAnalytics
Founded in October 2007, WiseAnalytics is a boutique analyst firm that conducts research and provides advisory services to organizations. WiseAnalytics’ goal is to drive research initiatives at the grassroots level. This means initiating projects based on the needs and business pains faced by small and mid-sized organizations that are looking at business intelligence and dashboard solutions. Learn more at http://www.wiseanalytics.com.

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