Picking the winners in Agile BI

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Agile BI tools must empower business users to be self-sufficient, help them to get more insights with effective data visualisations, and allow BI professionals to access additional features, according to Forrester.

The analyst firm has released its report, ‘The Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015’, identifying the 13 “most significant” vendors in the category: Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Panorama Software, Qlik, SAP, SAS, Tableau Software, and TIBCO Software.

Writing in a blog post on the report’s release, Boris Evelson, vice president and principal analyst serving application development and delivery professionals, Forrester, said vendors were evaluated against 15 criteria, under the broad categories of current offering, strategy and market presence.

“Forrester describes Agile BI in highly objective and quantifiable terms, which specifically address many of the shortcomings and limitations (rigid and restrictive data models, too much reliance on technology management professionals, and many others) of the earlier generation enterprise BI platforms,” said Evelson.

Among the leaders in the report were Microsoft, SAP, SAS, Tibco, Oracle, GoodData, Qlik and MicroStrategy.