Comparing the Top Business Intelligence Tools

by Emily Pribanic - April 17, 2018
Emily Pribanic

Emily Pribanic | Emily is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She has her B.A. in Advertising with a concentration in Copywriting. Emily has been writing since she was young and has a creative imagination. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her family and two cats.

Top Business Intelligence Tools List for Comparison

BI tools that will help your company succeed.

It is very beneficial to implement some type of business intelligence software into your company to help your company succeed to the best of its ability.

There are many business intelligence tools available for you to guarantee that your company is operating at the highest performance level possible. With all the available BI tools, though, how do you know which one is best for your needs? Here is a list of BI tools available for your company, compared, to ensure that you choose the best option.

Top Business Intelligence Tools List

Comparing BI tools isn’t easy because there are so many products available and they all offer different benefits. When it comes to large enterprise BI platforms, there are eight major options to choose from. Between these top eight options, Microsoft SSRS and Information Builders are the top ones to choose. Both products offer the highest customer service, business value, and customer experience when compared to other large BI platforms based on their 96 combined reviews. The following results were found about each product; all values are listed on a possible scale of 1 to 10 with one being the lowest value.

Microsoft SSRS

Business Value= 5.3
Customer Satisfaction= 5.7
Customer Experience= 4.3

Information Builders

Business Value= 6.0
Customer Satisfaction= 6.0
Customer Experience= 6.9

When comparing dashboarding-focused products, there are almost 20 top business intelligence applications to choose from. Of these top 20 products, Dimensional Insight and Pyramid Analytics rank among the highest when it comes to customer satisfaction, business value and customer experience, based on their combined 74 reviews. The following results were found when comparing these two products.

Dimensional Insight

Business Value= 7.7
Customer Satisfaction= 9.0
Customer Experience= 6.3

Pyramid Analytics

Business Value= 8.6
Customer Satisfaction= 8.2
Customer Experience= 7.6

Due to the massive amount of business intelligence technologies on the market today, there are also many self-service, reporting-focused products available for you to improve the business intelligence of your company. There are over 15 different products of this type of BI software and the top two on the market are Phocas and Cubus. With their combined 70 reviews, these two products rank the highest, compared to other self-service, reporting-focused products, in the categories of business value, customer satisfaction, and customer experience. These two achieved the following rankings:


Business Value= 9.7
Customer satisfaction= 9.7
Customer Experience= 7.2


Business Value= 8.1
Customer Satisfaction= 9.4
Customer Experience= 7.6

Free Business Intelligence Tools

While there are many great products on the market that can help your company increase its business intelligence, no matter what size or type of company you have, there is also free BI software available for organizations that wish to increase the business intelligence of their company but don’t have extra funds to float to the effort. Here is a list of free BI software available for you to get started on your BI efforts.

  • BIRT
  • Jaspersoft Community
  • Knime
  • Metabase
  • Pentaho Community Edition
  • Report Server Community Edition
  • SpagoBI
  • ClicData
  • Dataiku Free Edition
  • Qlik Sense Cloud Edition
  • QlikView Personal Edition
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • RapidMiner
  • Style Scope AE
  • Tableau Public
  • Zoho Reports

While these free editions might not offer as many benefits or problem-solving features as BI software that you can pay for, it is still in your best interest, and the best interest of your company, to implement BI software today to get your business intelligence efforts started. The sooner you implement solid business intelligence into your company, the sooner you will see beneficial results in the way your company operates.

Emily Pribanic

Emily Pribanic | Emily is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She has her B.A. in Advertising with a concentration in Copywriting. Emily has been writing s...

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