Why you need The Dashboard Verdict
The Dashboard Verdict will help you to:
√ Quickly find out which products are suited to your business needs
√ Gain detailed knowledge of six market-leading dashboard products
√ Select the dashboard tool that best fits your organization
√ Benefit from the experience of Wayne Eckerson, a globally respected authority on the BI market
√ Save time and money by having the latest market research at your fingertips
√ Hit the ground running with your dashboard tool selection project
√ Understand the myriad categories of dashboard software available
The Dashboard Verdict
Author: Wayne Eckerson
Dashboard Software in Focus
The Dashboard Verdict is written for BARC by the internationally respected industry analyst, Wayne Eckerson. It is available as a standalone PDF report or as part of The BI Verdict subscription package.
The way in which dashboards typically allow business users to quickly consume information on their own terms has attracted many organizations to dashboard tools. Most vendors now offer dashboarding capabilities and the assortment of functionality, interfaces and data architectures available is wide-ranging.
The Dashboard Verdict eases buyers through the market by clearly explaining the various types of dashboard software available. Author Wayne Eckerson homes in on the most popular dashboard products from the leading BI vendors and outlines a number of different ways in which they can be categorized, enabling you to quickly draw up a shortlist of products that match your business requirements.
Leading Dashboard Tools Reviewed
In the second half of the report, The Dashboard Verdict puts six of the leading dashboard tools on the market through their paces in a series of detailed, vendor-independent product reviews.
Each review follows a similar structure including insightful sections on the vendor strategy, product, pricing, design and architecture as well as descriptions of product strengths and limitations. This is followed by a concise summary of the main factors to take into account when considering purchasing the tool.
Our product review format gives you a wealth of product and vendor information in an easily digestible format, and enables you to make quick comparisons between the tools we evaluate.
Domo Technologies CenterView (reviewed: September 2011)
Previously owned by Corda Technologies, CenterView is a Java-based development environment for creating operational dashboards.
iDashboards (reviewed: September 2011)
An affordable tool with a flash-based interface for visualizing spreadsheets and other departmental data sources.
Information Builders WebFOCUS (reviewed: September 2011)
This long established enterprise BI platform delivers operational dashboards as well as report-centric dashboards with sophisticated prompting.
QlikTech QlikView (reviewed: September 2011)
An in-memory visual analysis tool which has emerged from nowhere to rival the established BI players in the space of seven years.
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (reviewed: September 2011)
An Excel-based development environment designed to generate Flash-based dashboards, which was originally geared for use by individual analysts.
Tableau Software (reviewed: September 2011)
An affordable, state-of-the-art visual analysis and discovery tool designed for all types of business users.