Businesses and organizations increasingly rely on data and data analysis for everything from making day-to-day business decisions, to long-range strategic planning, to managing major initiatives like digital transformation.
A major challenge today is finding business analytics tools that can be used by a broad range of information workers and can work with data that’s not always neatly packaged or easily accessible.
Today’s business intelligence software goes far beyond the basic reporting capabilities of BI tools of the past. They incorporate AI and predictive analytics capabilities, may be embedded within widely used applications, and can work with huge datasets that may be scattered across hybrid-cloud/multi-cloud systems around the world.
Here’s a look at 10 business analytics tools, some from startups and some from established companies, that caught our attention in 2021.