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2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report: Birst receives high marks

Birst-Gartner Analytics Report

The Gartner Critical Capabilities report is the definitive guide to understanding which vendors offer the best solution for a company's specific use case. This report enhances the Gartner Magic Quadrant by rating key capabilities in different use scenarios. 

Birst has received among the five highest scores in all five of the use cases assessed among 22 total vendors in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report.

In the report, Gartner evaluates these five use cases (scenarios):

  • Agile Centralized BI Provisioning: Supports an agile IT-enabled workflow, from data to centrally delivered and managed analytic content, using the self-contained data management capabilities of the platform.

  • Decentralized Analytics: Supports a workflow from data to self-service analytics. Includes analytics for individual business units and users.

  • Governed Data Discovery: Supports a workflow from data to self-service analytics to SOR, IT-managed content with governance, reusability and promotability of user-generated content to certified data and analytics content.

  • OEM or Embedded BI: Supports a workflow from data to embedded BI content in a process or application.

  • Extranet Deployment: Supports a workflow similar to agile centralized BI provisioning for the external customer or, in the public sector, citizen access to analytic content.

In the report, Gartner scores on the following critical capabilities:

  • Infrastructure:

    • BI Platform Administration, Security, and Architecture

    • Cloud BI

    • Data Source Connectivity and Ingestion

  • Data Management:

    • Metadata Management

    • Self-Contained ETL and Data Storage

    • Self-Service Data Preparation

    • Scalability and Data Model Complexity

  • Analysis and Content Creation:

    • Advanced Analytics for Citizen Data Scientist

    • Analytic Dashboards

    • Interactive Visual Exploration

    • Augmented Data Discovery

    • Mobile Exploration and Authoring

  • Sharing of Findings:

    • Embedding Analytic Content

    • Publish, Share, and Collaborate

  • Overall platform capabilities:

    • Ease of Use, Visual Appeal and Workflow

Read the press release from Infor

Download a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report to 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.


Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

" 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"


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