Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Published: 07 May 2018

ID: G00327433

Analyst(s): Alys Woodward , Joao Tapadinhas , James Richardson , Rita Sallam , Cindi Howson , Carlie Idoine


A&BI platforms are evolving beyond data visualization and dashboards to encompass augmented and advanced analytics. Data and analytics leaders should enable a broader set of users with new expanded capabilities to increase the business impact of their investments.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Birst
    • BOARD International
    • Domo
    • IBM Cognos Analytics
    • IBM Watson Analytics
    • Information Builders
    • Logi Analytics
    • Looker
    • Microsoft
    • MicroStrategy
    • Oracle
    • Pyramid Analytics
    • Qlik
    • Salesforce
    • SAP Analytics Cloud
    • SAP Lumira
    • SAS
    • Sisense
    • Tableau
    • ThoughtSpot
    • TIBCO Software
    • Yellowfin
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Admin, Security and Architecture
    • Data Source Connectivity
    • Cloud BI
    • Scalability and Model Complexity
    • Self-Contained ETL and Data Storage
    • Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Metadata Management
    • Advanced Analytics for CDS
    • Augmented Data Discovery
    • Interactive Visual Exploration
    • Analytic Dashboards
    • Mobile Exploration and Authoring
    • Embed Analytic Content
    • Publish, Share and Collaborate
    • Ease of Use/Visual Appeal/Workflow
  • Use Cases
    • Agile, Centralized BI Provisioning
    • Decentralized Analytics
    • Governed Data Discovery
    • OEM or Embedded BI
    • Extranet Deployment
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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