Evaluation Criteria for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Archived Published: 28 July 2016 ID: G00297598

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This document provides business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform evaluators and decision makers with a comprehensive set of criteria for assessing modern BI and analytics platforms. The document can also be used to assess current deployments and to support RFP initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Baseline Criteria
    • Analysis and Content Creation Criteria
      • Analytic Dashboards
      • Embedded Advanced Analytics
      • Interactive Visual Exploration
      • Mobile Exploration and Authoring
    • Data Management Criteria
      • Governance and Metadata Management
      • Self-Contained ETL and Data Storage
      • Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Infrastructure Criteria
      • BI Platform Administration
      • Cloud BI
      • Data Source Connectivity
      • Security and User Administration
    • Share Findings Criteria
      • Collaboration and Social BI
      • Embed Analytic Content
      • Publish Analytic Content
  • Using the Criteria Toolkit
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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