Last updated: March 5th, 2016
The landscape of modern business world is rapidly changing and soon it will be impossible for anyone to find their way to success without proper help. Namely, even though just few decades ago, most business was conducted on a sheet of paper, today any company or start-up operating without proper software infrastructure is doomed to fail. However, where some see inevitable doom, others tend to see opportunity and adjusting to these sudden changes before your competition might be just the thing that you were waiting for all along.
Your first step should most definitely be, getting a reliable business intelligence software, to process all the business data and get you the information you need. However, seeing how you are new to all this, what you need is something user friendly. With this in mind, here are 5 best business intelligence software, most suited for beginners.
Silvom’s Stratum is a genuine masterpiece of business intelligence. If you need a holistic approach, it might be your safest choice to go with an end-to-end platform such as Stratum. Even though this amazing software is able to deliver even most delicate industry specific analysis, the emphasis of its developers was always on user-friendliness. Because of this, Stratum is easy to install and even easier to use, which can sometimes be a genuine deal breaker.
Now, if you are out for something a bit more alternative, than Looker might be the right thing for you. Not only was this amazing software nominated for best “Data Analytics” start-up in the GigaOM Structure Data Awards, but some even claim that it could completely revolutionize the industry. First of all, Looker operates on every device, and its method of prospecting the data is completely new even though it is based on already existent ideas. Some even go as far as to compare the principles on which Looker works to the way search engines operate.
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As we all know, time is money, and in the modern business world, this goes many times over. First of all, more often than not, expediency will be the key to success, which means that what you need is a solid business intelligence software that can take you from data source to dashboard in no more than two clicks. Furthermore, seeing as we are speaking about beginner-friendly digital tool, you need something highly visual. This is why, Necto’s ability to show processed information in form of infographic can be a huge asset.
If what you have in mind is a fully rounded, software, apt to be used by virtually anyone, then what you need is most definitely contained in Sisense. This completely unorthodox analytics tool can be used even by those with little to no experience. Still, its greatest advantage is a fact that it has a series of standalone applications, able to do data mining for you at any time. Needless to say, if you need something able to handle big data, then Sisense might be just the thing you are looking for.
5. Microsoft SharePoint
Finally, if your main concern is that your business intelligence software is budget friendly, Microsoft SharePoint is the most obvious choice. Still, it would be unfair to claim that all that Microsoft SharePoint has to offer is its low price. Namely, this curious platform can easily be combined with most other business management software such as Dynamics ERP or (obviously) Microsoft Office. In this way, you will be able to construct an entire software infrastructure as a foundation to your business.
Needless to say, each and every one of these software brings something to the table. Because of this, it would be absolutely ridiculous to speak about best or most optimal software. Each of them has their own set of advantages and flaws and it is up to you to find the one that will suit your business the most. The greatest drawback of all of this, is that these digital tools make business so convenient, that later on, you will be completely unable to operate without them. However, it seems now that this is the risk that you will simply have to take.