3 Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platforms to Know

Enterprise Management Associates’ January 2015 report dubbed “Analytics in the Cloud” found out that adopters are keen to cite time-to-delivery of cloud based business intelligence and analytics as the primary business motivation when selecting cloud options. For them, time-to-value for analytics and improved agility are most critical technical drivers. In addition, the key financial drivers behind the adoption of SaaS analytics and BI platforms are lowered hardware and infrastructure cost, implementation cost, and administrative cost, necessarily in that order. Below are 3 cloud-based BI platforms to know.

1. GoodData

GoodData is great for monetizing your data. It offers a total BI stack, as it goes beyond the warehouse to strategically embrace third-party data, including public data, enrichment data, and even big data sources. It is praised for enabling businesses mashup the data blend. It also provides subscription-based data services to its clients, suppliers, and partners. Their customers can attest to having hundreds of users.

Beyond their customer analytics and powerful BI tools – collaboration, exploration, visual date discovery, reporting, and more – the company also provides applications for sales, marketing, service, social, and more. GoodData boasts of over 30,000 data warehouses they are managing in the cloud and they guarantee 99.5% uptime, which (according to the company) may translate to slightly over 3 hours of downtime a month. It also powers the All-Data Enterprise through an Open Analytics platform, which supports IT’s dire need for data governance, data security and oversight, as well as business users’ undying desire for impressive self-service data discovery.

2. Adaptive Insights

This platform blends BI and is great for performance management. The company changed its name from Adaptive planning in 2014 as a reflection of a wider focus to encompass BI and corporate performance management. Its SaaS suite began with powerful tools for the CFO department to handle anything from financial planning and reporting to consolidation. However, the 2013 acquisition of promising cloud vendor MyDials introduced general-purpose BI tools as well as a dashboard-style data exploration, visual capabilities, and reporting. Also added were KPI insights geared toward marketing, sales, professional services, HR, and line-of-business domains.


3. Birst

Birst not only diversifies its cloud-based platform, but also provides a complete BI stack, enabling clients to load their data into cloud warehouses and utilize on-demand query, dashboard, analysis, visualization and reporting tools. This platform will also integrate with other popular cloud applications such as Salesforce. It has partnered with SAP and Netsuite, and also explored the healthcare and government niche. With its two editions of services, Birst is able to meet customers’ needs more efficiently. Birst Data Discovery is for visual discovery and analysis, mobile analytics, and dashboards. Birst Enterprise, on the other hand, will ass automated data warehousing and data mashups, as well as cloud-based dimensional database management.

These three cloud-based BI platforms offer a wide range of collections and complete data warehousing, BI suites, data exploration, as well as data visualization options. The possibilities are endless. If you believe that every person at your organization should experience insights of consolidated data sources in a delightful manner, then you should try one of these 3 cloud based business intelligence platforms to boost user experience and more.

Omri is the Head of Demand Generation, as well as the Lead Author & Editor of the SaaSAddict Blog. Omri established the SaaSAddict blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to SaaS and cloud migration.