Gleanster’s report evaluated 32 Business Intelligence vendors in four categories: Ease of Deployment, Ease of Use, Features and Functionality, and Overall Value. The top firms in each category were ranked from “Good” to “Better” to “Best.” Drawing from the experiences of 367 companies, this 38-page report offers a comprehensive look at how Top Performers are using Agile BI to enable continuous, on-demand reporting, empower non-IT professionals with data access and drive faster, smarter business decisions.
While traditional BI offers pre-defined analytics and reporting, Agile BI provides ad-hoc discovery tools that can be used to answer new business questions as they arise, according to Gleanster. In addition, IT support is required for traditional BI but far less so for Agile BI, which emphasizes self-service delivery models that once deployed generally require little IT involvement. Because information is power and timing is everything, it’s easy to see why Agile BI is gaining ground.
“Agility is a great word to use in the context of BI when you’re trying to create an alternative to the traditional, full-scale approach to data analysis,” says Jeff Zabin, Gleanster’s research director and co-author of the report. “It speaks to the acceleration of decision-making cycles and the need to put the right data and tools in the hands of business users.”
“Informer is a great example of a solution that is bringing the promise of Agile BI to life,” says Zabin.
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