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TeamMate Analytics

TeamMate Analytics is an on-premise data analytics solution, which helps auditors aggregate data from various sources and monitor, detect and mitigate hidden risks. Features include including data visualization, sampling, sheet in...Read more

4.33 (6 reviews)

Aphrodite

Aphrodite is an analytics startup that frees you from the data frenzy. Creating clarity and data-driven insights, our dashboards help you drive revenue and invest in the right advertising, at the right time. As an emerging leader...Read more

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ChartIQ

ChartIQ is designed to help businesses in the finance industry manage financial charts and visualize data through graphs. The application allows employees to engage and interact with traders and brokers, manage bids, conduct relat...Read more

4.33 (3 reviews)

SpaceRunner

SpaceRunner is a cloud-based facility management platform that helps small to large enterprises monitor employee occupancy across corporate workspaces. It enables users to maintain employee logs with details including room number,...Read more

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Cluvio

Cluvio is a cloud-based business intelligence and analytics solution that enables businesses to analyze data through a dashboard. The solution helps in running queries, filtering results, and displaying data via graphs and charts....Read more

4.50 (72 reviews)

Minitab

Minitab is a cloud-based statistical tool designed to help small to large organizations across various verticals such as manufacturing, healthcare, energy, automotive or non-profit discover market trends, predict patterns and visu...Read more

Tableau Connector for Jira

Tableau Connector for Jira enables organizations to create multiple data sources for real-time visualization and develop actionable insights. Tableau Connector for Jira has customizable data reporting tools and offers users variou...Read more

4.00 (1 reviews)

Power BI Connector for Jira

Power BI Connector for Jira simplifies data export to Power BI with no-code user skills, eliminating the need for analytical expertise. The application allows organizations to merge Jira with other data sources like CRM, financial...Read more

4.57 (7 reviews)

Tableau

Tableau is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and analytics solution that helps to analyze key business data and generate meaningful insights. The solution helps businesses to collect data from multiple source points such as...Read more

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Rapid Insight Construct

Rapid Insight is an on-premise Business Intelligence solutions for higher education institutions and fundraising, healthcare and data science corporations. The suite of applications includes dashboards and scorecards, data mining ...Read more

5.00 (5 reviews)

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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Phocas Analytics

Phocas is a team of passionate professionals who are committed to helping people feel good about their data. Our software brings together organizations’ most useful data from an ERP and other business systems and presents it in a ...Read more

4.79 (98 reviews)

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Pentaho

Pentaho is a business intelligence system designed to help companies make data-driven decisions, with a platform for data integration and analytics. The platform includes extract, transform, and load (ETL), big data analytics, vis...Read more

4.24 (39 reviews)

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MicroStrategy Analytics

The MicroStrategy analytics platform is a cloud-based and on-premise self-service business intelligence platform that supports both data mining and visualization. The platform can be implemented on a gradual and as-needed basis, s...Read more

4.22 (50 reviews)

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Logi Analytics

Logi Analytics is a business intelligence (BI) platform that provides self-service analytics tools for businesses. It can be embedded directly into the applications that employees use every day. Key features include a dashboard, d...Read more

4.20 (40 reviews)

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BI Office

BI Office by Pyramid Analytics is a business intelligence solution designed for companies of all sizes. It supports predictive statistics, linear regression and outlier detection, prescriptive and predictive analytics within a su...Read more

4.14 (7 reviews)

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Prognoz Platform

Prognoz is a self-service business intelligence platform that supports advanced analytics and data visualizations. Applications include Dashboard Designer, which users can use to create customized dashboards, and Report Designer, ...Read more

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Altair Data Analytics

Altair Data Analytics is a data mining and predictive analytics solution. Users can use Decision Trees to discover relationships between different variables within a data set or across multiple data sets. Strategy Trees can b...Read more

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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is a business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics platform that supports a range of analytic use cases. Built on Qlik’s unique Associative Engine, it supports a full range of users and use-cases across the life-cycle...Read more

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Izenda Business Intelligence

Izenda is a business intelligence (BI) platform that enables real-time data exploration and report creation. It is suited for software vendors and development teams in enterprises that need to embed BI and analytics functionality ...Read more

4.47 (30 reviews)

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Salesforce Analytics Cloud

Salesforce Analytics Cloud, also known as Wave Analytics, is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) system that provides an interactive platform to access and share business trends. The software provides data insights and helps ...Read more

4.25 (62 reviews)

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Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 11, 2022

Data visualization software helps companies make sense of their vast data stores by providing graphical representations of key information. These tools make it easy for ordinary, non-IT users to quickly view data in an easy-to-understand format and assess it so they can make better, more informed decisions. Data visualization solutions are particularly helpful for illustrating data that can be presented with executives or clients who want to quickly understand important insights and trends without having to perform deep data dives themselves.

Many data visualization tools also offer the ability to download, share and embed visualizations, which gives organizations a way to provide internal and external parties greater visibility into performance.

There are a wide range of data visualization solutions on the market available to buyers. We've created this guide to help you better understand what data visualization solutions are, the benefits they can offer your organization and what important considerations to keep in mind when selecting a system to purchase.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Data Visualization Software?
Common Features of Data Visualization Software
Benefits of Data Visualization Software
Key Considerations for Buyers
Pricing: Web-Based vs. On-Premise

What Is Data Visualization Software?

Data visualization software processes information from an organization's databases and presents it in graphical form. These visualizations range from simple charts and graphs to complex flow charts and geographical maps. Many of these visualizations are interactive, allowing users to adjust certain settings and see the impact in real-time.

Data Visualization Software from Tableau

 

Geographical data mapping using Tableau

Features of Data Visualization Software

The breadth and depth of data visualization tools will vary depending on the type of solution. A simple stand-alone data visualization tool, for example, will likely offer fewer and less robust features than a tool that is part of a fully integrated business intelligence solution that includes multiple other applications for data reporting, predictive analytics, data mining, and so on. Regardless, most data visualization software usually offers some or all of the following functionality:

Basic visualizations A variety of visuals and chart types to choose from (e.g., infographics, heat maps, fever charts).

Interactive capabilities E.g., drag-and-drop, drill-down functionality.
Data/event alerts Alerts to let users know when data is updated or certain events occur.

Data visualization sharing The ability to share visualizations with both internal and external parties.

Import/export  The ability to import Excel and other data files and export visualizations into different formats and embed them into web pages. 

Benefits of Data Visualization Software

Data visualizations enable users to more readily analyze information, gain insights and discover trends. This makes users more efficient because they spend more time asking questions and getting answers, and less time interpreting numbers and creating graphics.

Here are a few ways that data visualization software can assist users in gaining insights from their data:

Geographical maps. Mapping data can help users discover geographical trends that may have gone unnoticed in traditionally analyzed data sets. Users can utilize these visualizations to pinpoint geographic strengths and weaknesses and find ways to address them.

Heat maps. Heat maps are 2D data visualizations that use colors to represent different values in order to provide users with a quick and easy way to understand how these values are performing relative to one another. They are similar in nature to fractal maps and tree maps, all of which use different colors to represent a hierarchy of variables. They can be particularly helpful when analyzing how users interact with web pages. For example, a heat map that analyzes web page engagement might show areas of the page that users spent the most time on in colors such as red, orange and yellow, while the areas of the page that had less user interaction with might appear in blue, green and purple shades.

Timelines. Plotting data in a time series is a common way for businesses to track success. With data visualization software, users can constantly adjust parameters to adjust both the metrics considered (e.g., revenue, profit or margins) as well as the relevant timeframe.

Workflow representations. These visualizations allow users to quickly understand the progress of a particular item within a project. By nesting individual workflows under multiple levels of a larger project, both frontline managers and executives can understand at a glance where particular activities stand.

Key Considerations for Buyers

You should consider the following when evaluating data visualization applications:

Do you need a stand-alone data visualization tool or an integrated BI application? Is more advanced BI functionality—such as that included in predictive analytics and forecasting systems—a necessity? If so, you should consider a BI application with integrated visualization, reporting and analysis functionality.

Is mobile BI on your roadmap? Mobile BI is one of the biggest trends in business analytics, and most vendors currently offer at least some functionality on mobile devices. Visualization applications will often require the larger tablet screen to be effective. If you plan on using mobile devices to access visualization applications, ensure that the vendors you evaluate provide support for popular tablets (e.g., Apple iPad and Android-based tablets).

Pricing: Web-Based vs. On-Premise

Buyers of data visualization software have the option to choose between web-based (also known as cloud-based) deployment or on-premise deployment. 

Systems using a cloud-based deployment model deliver “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS); this is also known as “web-based software.” In this model, the software is hosted (meaning housed, served, maintained and delivered) remotely, on the vendor’s or service provider’s own servers. It is then accessed by users through any device that is both compatible with the system and has an internet connection, which gives users the ability to use the tool anywhere, anytime.

With on-premise deployment, the software system is hosted in-house, on the user’s own servers. Data in the database and all associated applications are housed and run locally, and users may or may not be able to access the system remotely (depending on whether or not the system is compatible with mobile devices and remote computers).

While larger companies will often have the IT resources to host a solution in-house, this can be a costly option for smaller companies. Smaller organizations may thus want to consider cloud-based solutions, which are usually faster and easier to implement and are less costly to manage and update. However, cloud-based solutions may not include the type of robust functionality that a more comprehensive, on-premise BI solution might.