THE BOTTOM LINE

Technology Value Matrix Second Half 2013: Analytics

The evolution of business intelligence is quickly leading to a splintering of markets as the previously monolithic world of BI is now a varied world of analytic applications, data discovery and visualization products, cloud-based and as-a-service business intelligence tools, and traditional BI platforms that pursue best-of-breed status in all of these areas simultaneously. In this fractured market, BI value propositions have become increasingly granular, which has forced vendors to focus on line-of-business support and ease of use concerns that are important to a specific audience to demonstrate value. This Value Matrix evaluates current vendors’ ability to deliver value based on usability and functionality and projects 6-month trends for each vendor.