12 Brawny Business Intelligence Products For SMBs
June 13, 2011 04:30 PM Business intelligence isn't just for the big boys anymore. Check out our short list of star SMB options, from easy-to-deploy SaaS choices to affordable versions of the biggest BI suites.
Desktop Options: Tibco Spotfire Spans Visualization And Deep Analytics
Tibco Silver Spotfire is a hosted BI and data visualization offering, but it all starts with desktop analysis software. You can download and use the company's desktop authoring client (shown here) for one year at no charge. When you're ready to share visualizations with others, you publish them to Tibco's hosted collaboration environment. Fee-based hosting services are available starting at $79 per user, per month once the trial period is over. Spotfire also offers deep statistical and analytical options that take advantage of S+ and R programming languages.