QlikView and Tableau Software, both global leaders in easy-to-use and user-driven business intelligence software, have become the market leaders according to the industry analysts Gartner Group. Both products are ahead of all competitors in the BI Magic Quadrant Report 2014.
Gartner Magic Quadrants provide a snapshot of how vendors perform in a market segment, with the goal of helping end-users make better informed decisions about companies they may be looking to partner with, or whose services or products they may want to purchase.
The report evaluated 27 different software vendors on 17 criteria and confirmed Tableau and QlikView as making the most progress in 2013, advancing on both the ‘Completeness of Vision’ and ‘Ability to Execute’ axis.
According to Gartner, “It is very likely that 2014 will be a critical year in which the task of making ‘hard types of analysis easy’ for an expanded set of users, along with ensuring, governance, sales and performance for larger amounts of diverse data, will continue to dominate BI market requirements.”
The report also states, “By 2015, the shifting tide of BI platform requirements, moving from reporting-centric to analysis-centric will mean the majority of BI vendors will make governed data discovery capabilities an expansion of, and the prime competitive capability for, their BI platform offerings.”
Translated into simple terms, BI vendors will attempt to emulate the data discovery approaches of both Tableau and QlikView.
Commenting on the results, Pierre Mallia, Managing Director at iMovo said, “We are very pleased to see Gartner’s ranking of QlikView and Tableau. This not only vindicates the strategic choice we made when we started as a company 3 years ago, but also validates our own vision that the market is shifting away from traditional complex BI software towards powerful analytic and easy-to-use applications, such as QlikView and Tableau. Our partnership with both these companies allows us to offer our clients the best visualisation and business intelligence solutions to help them discover new insights into their business and make sense of their data.”
The full report may be downloaded at no charge from the iMovo website at http://imovo.com.mt/resources/whitepapers/gartner/