Compare Best Business Intelligence Software

G2 Crowd helps you compare the best Business Intelligence Software products. You can compare products on the Grid, or by selecting any of the products for a side-by-side comparison. In addition, you can download the full report for more detailed information about Business Intelligence Software products. Only products with 10 or more reviews are included in the Grid. For a full list of products, click on the Products tab.

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Tableau Desktop in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
GoodData in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Looker in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
QlikView in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
InsightSquared in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Oracle BI in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Phocas Software in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Alteryx in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Chartio in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
SAS Business Intelligence in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
TIBCO Spotfire in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Domo in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Hyperion in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Business Objects in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
MicroStrategy in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Pentaho in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
IBM Cognos in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Logi Analytics in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Birst in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Jaspersoft in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
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Satisfaction
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G2 Score
Tableau Desktop in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Tableau Desktop
79
59
95
63
79
GoodData in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
GoodData
70
46
95
46
70
Looker in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Looker
62
23
93
32
62
QlikView in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
QlikView
60
24
67
53
60
InsightSquared in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
InsightSquared
59
32
97
22
59
Oracle BI in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Oracle BI
57
19
48
67
57
Phocas Software in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Phocas Software
57
16
93
22
57
Alteryx in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Alteryx
57
18
80
34
57
Chartio in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Chartio
55
26
81
30
55
SAS Business Intelligence in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
SAS Business Intelligence
54
15
40
68
54
TIBCO Spotfire in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
TIBCO Spotfire
54
18
51
58
54
Domo in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Domo
50
12
58
43
50
Hyperion in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Hyperion
44
19
22
67
44
Business Objects in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Business Objects
43
25
17
70
43
MicroStrategy in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
MicroStrategy
42
26
22
62
42
Pentaho in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Pentaho
40
13
42
39
40
IBM Cognos in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
IBM Cognos
39
22
22
57
39
Logi Analytics in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Logi Analytics
33
13
33
33
33
Birst in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Birst
33
23
31
35
33
Jaspersoft in G2 Crowd Best Business Intelligence Software Comparison
Jaspersoft
31
12
12
50
31

Business Intelligence Software Comparison Overview

The best Business Intelligence Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four categories on the Grid:
  • Leaders offer business intelligence products that are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial scale, market share, and global support and service resources. Leaders products include: Tableau Desktop, QlikView, and TIBCO Spotfire
  • High Performers provide products that are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the vendors in the Leader category. High Performers products include: GoodData, Looker, InsightSquared, Phocas Software, Alteryx, Chartio, and Domo
  • Contenders have significant market presence and resources, but their products have received below average user satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate their products. Contenders products include: Oracle BI, SAS Business Intelligence, Hyperion, Business Objects, MicroStrategy, IBM Cognos, and Jaspersoft
  • Niche products do not have the market presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate their success. Niche products include: Pentaho, Logi Analytics, and Birst

Featured Reviews

  1. Panorama Necto

    Socially-Enabled Business Intelligence tool that allows users to collaborate more effectively

    March 26, 2015 08:41 PM CDT
    <span data-ue-widget='safe-name' data-safe-name-id='40063'>Milos M.</span>
    Milos M. likes:
    "The ability to collaborate with other users utilizing social features that include the ability to subscribe to users, initiate context-based discussions and search for users and relevant content within the system. Automatic exception tracking and automated insights. A user can define a threshold to determine when a data point is considered an exception. An icon is displayed in a grid cell when the data falls within this definition. Users can connect to multiple data sources such as Mic..."
  2. Panorama Necto

    An outstanding self service BI product for collaborative and suggestive business Intelligence

    March 26, 2015 04:07 PM CDT
    <span data-ue-widget='safe-name' data-safe-name-id='39521'>GP N.</span>
    GP N. likes:
    "We were evaluating a number of new age BI tools to promote self service and collaboration within our insight team and business users. We are pleasantly surprised with the social features it offered. I think Panorama Necto is very promising and there is lot potential and values in this product. It is very easy to use, very ideal for rolling out a self-service data discovery and visualization solution for data scientist and business users. It got excellent social and collaboration capabi..."
  3. Phocas Software

    Phocas business intelligence software review

    March 04, 2015 01:09 PM CST
    <span data-ue-widget='safe-name' data-safe-name-id='37765'>Page S.</span>
    Page S. likes:
    "Phocas provides an excellent business intelligence solution for both end users and admins. The user interface is intuitive and achieves a notably effective and simple point-and-click query builder. Users do not have to learn a search syntax in order to analyze a database. Moreover, Phocas provides a search flexibility that allows users to change their research targets mid-stream - as users learn more through data discovery they are able to drill into aspects of the data that would not ha..."
  4. TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO

    February 20, 2015 09:49 AM CST
    G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care
    G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care likes:
    "TIBCO Spotfilre offers mapping capability which can be a very powerful tool to understand the businees and where they come from, their demographics, socio-economic status and other variables which are important to the organization and their strategic plans. Visually very powerful and the ability to hover over the data and small captions which pop-up help the user determine what they are looking at."
  5. Pentaho

    Pentaho Is the Perfect Solution

    November 04, 2014 04:26 PM CST
    <span data-ue-widget='safe-name' data-safe-name-id='24942'>Kenneth P.</span>
    Kenneth P. likes:
    "Pentaho works as advertised -- it provides a truly drag-and-drop customizable interface for your data. The Enterprise Suite has everything you need to start working and showing results right away. Pentaho's customer support has been responsive and timely when we've had issues."

Common Features

These are the common features of Business Intelligence Software

Reports

Reports Interface
Reports interface for standard and self service reports is intuitive and easy to use
Steps to answer
Requires a mimimal amount of steps/clicks to get answer
Graphs and charts
Offers a variety of graph and chart formats
Score Cards
Scorecards can be created that visually track KPI's

Self Service

Calculated Fields
Users can create fields to be used in reports using formulas to calculate field values based on existing data elements
Filter based on data columns
Business users have the ability to filter data in a report based on predefined or automodeled parameters
Data Discovery
Users can Drill and explore data to discover new insights
Search
Ability to search global data set to find and discover data
Collaboration/Workflow
Ability for users to share data and reports they have built within the Business Intelligence tool and outside the tool with other collaboration platforms
Automodeling
Tool automatically suggests data types, schemas and hierarchies

Advanced Analytics

Predictive Analytics
User variety of techniques to analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about future events
Data Visualization
Provides various options to Communicate complex information clearly and effectively through advanced graphical techniques
Big Data Services
Ability to handle large and complex data sets

Building Reports

Data Transformation
Converts a set of data values from the data format of the source data system into the data format required for the reporting system
Data Modeling
Ability to structure data in a manner that allows users to extract required information efficiently
WYSIWYG report design
Provides business users the tools to easily design and refine their dashboards and reports in and interface that shows the users how the report will look as they build it (What You See Is What You Get)