Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Published: 28 July 2016

ID: G00297598

Analyst(s): Carlie Idoine , John Hagerty


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

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