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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
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D. Henschen
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2/26/2014 | 4:11:03 PM
Analytics versus advanced analytics?
Gartner published a seperate quadrant this year for "Advanced Analytics Platforms," which covers "prescriptive and predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation and optimization." The BI report covered above, in contrast, addresses business intelligence reporting, dashboarding and discovery as well as analysis, forecasting, and optimization. In other words, not-so-advanced analytics. Basics like simple trend analysis that projects forward a bit based on historical data rather than doing complex modeling of factors such as seasonality, pricing variables and so on.


We plan to cover that Advanced Analytics quadrant later this week.
TimM177
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4/10/2014 | 9:43:51 AM
Re: Analytics versus advanced analytics?
Superb graphics and dynamic presentation.  I wish some of my BO reports looked this good and were so reactive.  Once we upgrade to BI4.1 later this year, I fully anticipate bringing the estate up to this standard. 

Thanks very much.
usafmjscott
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2/26/2014 | 8:42:29 PM
No mention of the newcomers to the quadrant?
Hi Doug,

Been reading your posts for some time now - never commenting until now.   Maybe this was by design - but you did not mention the 3 newcomers to the MQ - Pyramid being one of them?   I believe there are something like 300 other BI tools that didn't even make the minimum requirements to be in the MQ - so we were thrilled to make the Niche Player quadrant.

Will continue to visit the posts - thanks!

-Mark  
Lorna Garey
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2/27/2014 | 10:39:31 AM
Omissions?
Doug, was any company left out that you think should have been included?
D. Henschen
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2/28/2014 | 9:31:34 AM
Re: Omissions?
I think they've got everybody who is anybody here (with a North American bias), but by including Infor, an enterprise applications vendor, Gartner kind of opened a door to others in that category. Why not include Epicor or Workday, both of which have embedded business intelligence capabilities? This is a fine line to cross, but more coverage is better.
ro_saccone
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2/27/2014 | 1:37:56 PM
Strong Positive Momentum on Big Data and Embedded Analytics
Doug,  Pentaho Corp made one of the largest positive movements on the MQ this year -- if not the best forward momentum for combined execution and completeness of vision.  For customers who want to address both business users' need to easily access and analyze data and IT's need for governance, security and scalability, Pentaho should be considered.  Pentaho's business analytics platform investments are focused on addressing the changing dynamics and demands of both disruptive big data and embedded analytics environments.  
pivotstream
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3/5/2014 | 10:34:36 AM
Great 5 Year Visualization of Vendors
Nice article...  I think you will find that your observations are neatly mirrored in our visualization.

For a great animated visualization of how BI Vendors have shifted position over the trailing 5 year period, visit http://hub.am/1hYxrKB where we have used Power View (MSFT Leader) to create a time-phased analysis.  Good stuff. 

Thanks again for the article!


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