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4 Things to Look for in a Business Intelligence Vendor

You've probably noticed there's a lot out there for Business Intelligence Tools. We're constantly being asked, "What sets Dundas BI aside?" and "How do I evaluate BI vendors in general?"…

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4 Things to Look for in a Business Intelligence Vendor

22 09 Wp 2021stateofanalyticsdataliteracy Web

You’ve probably noticed there’s a lot out there for Business Intelligence Tools. We’re constantly being asked, “What sets Dundas BI aside?” and “How do I evaluate BI vendors in general?”

In this video, we’ll take you through 4 things you should be looking for in a BI vendor before making your decision. Here is a checklist of potential questions to ask a BI vendor to test for flexibility that was discussed in the video:

  • Are there enough visual properties to match my desired branding look and feel?
  • Is there an extensive library of visualization controls?
  • Can I make custom composite visualizations?
  • Do you support Complex Small Multiples Visualizations?
  • Do you support In-Memory Hyper Fast Data Warehousing?
  • Can I choose to allow real-time data?
  • Is long-form reporting included as well as dashboards?
  • Can the BI application be hosted anywhere?
  • Can we embed self-service capabilities into our employee portal or other applications?
  • Do you support Single Sign-On (SSO) and Federated Authentication?
  • Can I schedule the delivery of automated dashboards/reports?
  • Can you utilize Report Bursting to send users only their own data automatically?
  • Is Role Level Security included?
  • Can users build visualizations using Natural Language Querying?

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