BARC Score Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms
This is the third edition of the BARC Score Enterprise BI and
Analytics Platforms vendor evaluation and ranking. As BARC explains, this
report “evaluates modern enterprise BI and analytics platforms that are able to
fulfill a broad set of BI requirements within the enterprise.” It ranks major
vendors “on a variety of criteria, from portfolio capabilities, architecture
and portfolio integration to sales and marketing strategy, financial
performance, product strategy, geographical coverage, ecosystem, organizational
strength and customer feedback.”
The most commonly referenced portion of the report is the
BARC Score graphic, which ranks each vendor along two axes: Portfolio
Capabilities and Market Execution. Each vendor is assigned to a market segment
based on its combined scores along the two axes. These segments are: entrants,
specialists, challengers, market leaders and dominators. IBM has been named a market
leader in the report, covering a broad range of BI technologies and services
within the enterprise.
In both the graphic and the vendor description, the IBM
portfolio—including IBM Watson Analytics, IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Planning
Analytics, IBM SPSS and IBM Data Science Experience—gained very favorable
reviews. IBM had one of the most capable portfolios and the highest single
score on Market Execution.
In addition to the graphic, the full report features a
one-page overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 20 ranked
vendors, as well as short descriptions of several dozen more BI vendors whose
products did not meet the inclusion criteria.
For more details, read the full report.