BARC Score | Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms 2019

This BARC Score focuses on Enterprise BI Platforms that are able to fulfill a broad set of BI requirements within the enterprise. BARC Score analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the most important platform vendors in the BI market.


The market for business intelligence (BI) tools is highly competitive, with some large international incumbents, many successful vendors with a track record spanning decades, and countless smaller specialists with alternative and sometimes disruptive approaches to BI.

This report analyzes the strengths and challenges of the leading vendors that offer beneficial value to customers wanting to implement a ‘modern’ enterprise BI platform.

Characteristics of a modern enterprise BI platform

A modern enterprise BI and analytics platform is able to span traditional and explorative BI and analytics requirements both for standalone data and information applications but also when embedded in operational applications. With the increasing importance of data to not only support

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MSc. in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Projects in agile method

Students of the master programme in Business Intelligence & Analytics will execute projects to learn about the efficient (lean) and flexible (agile) way of working between Business and Information Systems.

The programme welcomes students coming from all over the world and of different study backgrounds and experiences assuring a diverse multicultural experience.


Lectures are delivered by:

  • Practitioners, experts and managers from the business world who transfer their experiences in terms of knowledge and concrete examples to the students.
  • Faculty professors recognised as leaders in their fields of study.

Thanks to the programme, you will acquire general data awareness and skills, as well as a deep knowledge of business intelligence and analytics methodology and tools.


Students can obtain a dual-degree

  • Master Business Informatiks (Data Science) from Aalen University in Germany by spending one semester in the partner university

What is it like

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Peter James Thomas | Data & Analytics: Consultancy, Interim Services and Research



The recent update of The Data & Analytics Dictionary featured an entry on Charts. Entries in The Dictionary are intended to be relatively brief [1] and also the layout does not allow for many illustrations. Given this, I have used The Dictionary entries as a basis for this slightly expanded article on the subject of chart types.

A Chart is a way to organise and Visualise Data with the general objective of making it easier to understand and – in particular – to discern trends and relationships. This article will cover some of the most frequently used Chart types, which appear in alphabetical order.

Categories, Values and Axes

Here an “axis” is a fixed reference line (sometimes invisible for stylistic reasons) which typically goes vertically up the page or horizontally from left to right across the page (but see also Radar Charts). Categories and values (see below) are plotted on axes. Most

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5 trends shaping analytics and business intelligence

The Gartner, Inc. report ‘Hype Cycle for Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2019’ reveals five key trends impacting the analytics and business intelligence (BI) market  Gartner: 5 trends shaping analytics and business intelligence image

A successful digital transformation involves many steps; however, according to Gartner, developing an effective digital culture may be the first and most important one.

With intelligence at the heart of all digital businesses, IT and business leaders are continuing to make analytics and BI a top investment priority. Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle report identified five of the main trends within this trajectory.

The report also offered insights for data and analytics leaders to help make the transition to augmented analytics, to build a digital culture and to operationalise and scale analytics initiatives.”

The five key trends are:

1. Augmented analytics

Augmented analytics uses machine learning to automate data preparation, insight discovery, data science, and machine learning model development and insight sharing for a broad range of

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Business Intelligence & Analytics Certificate Online

Follow the steps below to submit your application for certificate admission:

Step 1: Fill out your online application

Fill out your application online. This is done through the University of Arizona Graduate College system.

Below are the application procedures. We highly recommend that you print out these instructions and follow them as you fill out your application:

  1. Go to the Graduate College’s online application system. (

  2. Create an account if you have not done so already. After submitting your e-mail address, you will receive an email message with instructions on how to start the application process.

  3. After your account is created, select the “term” in which you are applying.

  4. Select “certificate” for type of application.

  5. Choose either “Business Intelligence and Analytics” or “Enterprise Information Security” as the program of study.

  6. Choose the semester you would like to begin your studies (view course schedule, above).

  7. Leave the “UA Site” section blank.

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Business Intelligence | Planning & Analytics


Business Intelligence or BI is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analysing and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions. At the University BI is part of Planning and Analytics’ portfolio and the capabilities developed will be used to support Performance Reporting and the Institutional Planning and Performance Framework.

Business Intelligence is delivered via the Cognos platform and is the University’s strategic platform for BI to deliver all BI capabilities including “Self Service”. It is an integrated platform that provides tools for:

  • Ad-hoc Querying and Analysis
  • Online/Prompted reporting
  • Pixel Perfect Reporting and Briefing Books
  • Dashboards/Scorecards/Metrics
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

The Cognos environment draws on integrated data sets from the University’s data warehouse.

data warehouse diagram

BI Self Service – Ad Hoc Reporting

In order to create your own reports you will need access to Cognos BI which includes Cognos Workspace Advanced ad-hoc reporting

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One Business Intelligence & Analytics Solution for Your Entire Enterprise

You asked. We delivered.

With an all new user-friendly platform, we’re delivering a modern end-to-end enterprise BI & analytics solution that is ready to bring your organization to the future.

With an all new user-friendly platform, we’re delivering a modern end-to-end enterprise BI & analytics solution that is ready to bring your organization to the future.

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BI Tools – Business Intelligence & Analytics Software Reporting

For both analytics and future prediction, data must be organized, compared and otherwise interpreted. The information in itself is not enough.

Though our Metrics and Klips can be used to help with analytics, Klipfolio provides, above all else, a reporting and monitoring tool. We provide real-time information that helps people in a business view what’s happening from moment to moment, with the ability to track metric history and take visual snapshots for reporting.

Potential clients have to understand that – and they have to understand their own needs. That’s why one of the first things we ask potential clients is: “What are you using the information for?” There is a right answer to that question: It’s ‘monitoring’ metrics and KPIs that need to be shared throughout the organization.

Analytics and predictive tools are generally between expensive or complex, and need to be bought and run by a firm’s IT department,

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