Magic Quadrant 2015 for Business Intelligence And Analytics Platforms by Gartner

Companies are moving from business intelligence standardization to experimentation, data-quality issues are reducing a bit, and cloud-based, real-time, and big-data systems are on the increase. Business Intelligence (BI) systems increased 9% in 2013, and are estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% till 2018. By 2017, most business users and analysts will have accessibility to self-service devices to prepare data for analysis.

These and various other insights are from the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms composed by Rita L. Sallam, Bill Hostmann, Kurt Schlegel, Joao Tapadinhas, Josh Parenteau and Thomas W. Oestreich. Gartner surveyed 2,083 customers of business intelligence platforms as part of the research for this magic quadrant, integrating vendor analysis on several important client metrics. The Magic Quadrant For Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms has been shown below.

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Some important take-aways include the following:

  • Gartner predicts that the marketplace for BI systems grew 9% in 2013, and is predicted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% through 2018. This makes BI systems among the fastest expanding in all of enterprise software.
  • Gartner found that the demand and interest in cloud based business intelligence (BI) declined somewhat during 2014, to 42% compared with last year’s 45%. The record states that survey participants stated they either are (28%) or are planning to set up (14%) BI in some form of exclusive, public or hybrid cloud. Despite this drop in the percent of evaluationed ventures planning or actively making use of cloud BI platforms today, Gartner thinks that this group will remain to grow as line of business (LOB) adoption enhances over time.
  • Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft MSFT, MicroStrategy, Oracle, IBM, Information Builders, SAS and SAP are in the leaders’ quadrant.
  • Birst, Logi Analytics remain in the Oppositions quadrant, and Alteryx, Tibco Software and View Software remain in the Visionaries Quadrant.
  • Niche players include Board International, DataWatch, GoodData. OpenText, Salient Management Company, Targit, Pentaho, Prognoz, Pyramid Analytics and Yellowfin.
  • Gartner forecasts that by 2017, the majority of business customers and experts in organizations will have accessibility to self-service devices to prepare data for analysis.
  • With 2016, less than 10% of self-service business intelligence efforts will be regulated sufficiently to avoid inconsistencies that adversely affect the business.
  • Gartner is seeing the majority of enterprise consumers hesitating to see if their enterprise-standard BI platform will provide on the business-user-oriented capacities they favor to utilize to fulfill new analytics requirements beyond production reporting.


This newest quadrant underscores how hard it is to take factory-floor data and equate it right into dashes reporting financial performance. To better offer manufacturers’ needs, business intelligence and analytics vendors have to do the following:

  • Develop manufacturing-based modeling tools and applications that take into consideration equipment- and plant flooring level data. What’s required is a lot more concentrate on structured, semi-structured and unstructured production data that can be promptly integrated right into logical designs tied to customer-driven performance. Gaining ideas right into how compromises made on the dispensary or plant flooring influence customer metrics is a must-have.
  • In production, mobility is the new domain. Restricted mobile devices and systems have actually long been a strong factor to manufacturing process. It’s time to emphasize the success of these modern technologies and bring analytics and BI devices to tablets and mobile phones on the shop floor. Starting with informs on supply chain, high quality, compliance, nonstandard customer requests consisting of to-order workflows and order condition, analytics vendors need to supply apps that could support these line-of-business (LOB) needs.
  • Control panels that supply production business value as well. Frequently the analytics vendors in this report count on canned dashes that appeal to as numerous business as possible by revealing the most typical metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It’s time for even more of these vendors to step up to the obstacle of producing dashboards that could bend and scale to the special demands of suppliers also.
  • Even more support for Embedded BI in manufacturing, service, maintenance, repair and overhaul operations. Makers battle a daily fight versus time-to-market, cost of top quality, consumer demand and logistics constraints. Getting insight through embedded analytics into how their most relied-on production processes can be improved and structured is required.
  • Making use of cloud-based BI in supply chains to drive greater compliance, top quality and boost forecasting accuracy is what lots of makers are looking for today. Many of the vendors specified in this newest report have the scale to produce a cloud-based BI application capable of synchronizing compliance, quality management, forecasting or even vendor managed inventory (VMI), yet couple of are addressing these needs today. For analytics and BI platforms to scale and deliver even better value right into production, the intricacies of supply chains has to be confronted head-on and taken care of.


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