As a companion report to the 2018 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Analytic and Business Intelligence Platforms," this report dives into the capabilities of each software and how they score in different use cases.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Analytic and business intelligence (A&BI) platforms still show substantial differences in functional capabilities, particularly in their support for complexity of analysis and data models, as well as in scalability.

  • As the market matures, the capabilities offered to build and deliver basic, user-friendly analytic dashboards and interactive visualizations are becoming less differentiated.

  • The functionality to support the more advanced analytic needs of the emerging citizen data scientist (CDS) group of users varies significantly by platform.

  • Birst received very high scores in each use case.

This report will help you learn which use case is best for your company, which capabilities are important for BI and analytic success, and how each solution scores across the use cases and capabilities.

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" Gartner: 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, James Laurence Richardson, Joao Tapadinhas, Cindi Howson, Rita L. Sallam, Carlie J. Idoine, Alys Woodward, 7 May 2018"