Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Published: 10 March 2016

ID: G00278437

Analyst(s): Rita Sallam , Cindi Howson , Kurt Schlegel , Joao Tapadinhas , Josh Parenteau, Thomas Oestreich


The BI market has shifted to more user-driven, agile development of visual, interactive dashboards with data from a broader range of sources. Data and analytics leaders should augment IT-centric, reporting-based platforms with modern platforms that improve business value and speed time to insight.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

  • Market Trends
  • BI and Analytics Use Cases


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Alteryx
    • BeyondCore
    • Birst
    • Board International
    • ClearStory Data
    • Datawatch
    • Domo
    • GoodData
    • IBM
    • Information Builders
    • Logi Analytics
    • Microsoft
    • MicroStrategy
    • Pentaho
    • Platfora
    • Pyramid Analytics
    • Qlik
    • Salesforce
    • SAP
    • SAS
    • Sisense
    • Tableau
    • TIBCO Software
    • Yellowfin
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Security and User Administration
    • Data Source Connectivity
    • Cloud BI
    • BI Platform Administration
    • Self-Contained ETL and Data Storage
    • Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Governance and Metadata Management
    • Embedded Advanced Analytics
    • Interactive Visual Exploration
    • Analytic Dashboards
    • Mobile Exploration and Authoring
    • Embed Analytic Content
    • Publish Analytic Content
    • Collaboration and Social BI
    • Ease of Use
  • Use Cases
    • Centralized BI Provisioning
    • Decentralized Analytics
    • Governed Data Discovery
    • OEM/Embedded BI
    • Extranet Deployment
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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