Independent analysis assesses the spectrum of requirements needed to evaluate and select vendors and products

BEND, OR, February 05, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses product adequacy across a broad range of analytics requirements needed for enterprises to succeed in a mobile environment. Using this Value Index, business and IT organizations utilizing analytics and business intelligence in on-the-go applications or mobile environments will be able to evaluate Business Intelligence software and examine vendors’ offerings in the context of their own mobile analytics requirements. Ventana Research’s Value Indexes are the result of more than three decades of experience and knowledge of the market for data and analytics. It provides an in-depth analyses of technology suppliers’ products and evaluates their differences.

The Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence is based on a comprehensive examination of fifteen vendors’ products in seven evaluation categories, five that evaluate the products’ ability to support the breadth and depth of business needs around analytics and two that address vendor validation and total cost of ownership/return on investment. The 2019 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence identifies the companies that deliver the highest value based on an overall weighted evaluation. The Overall Value Index Leaders in the 2019 Value Index are MicroStrategy, Infor and Information Builders. Companies that score in the top three in any category earn the designation Value Index Leader; Infor has done so in four of the seven categories; IBM, Information Builders and MicroStrategy are Value Index Leaders in three categories; and BOARD, Domo, SAP and SAS in two categories. All vendors included in the Value Index were required to offer Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence software as that could be applied across all lines-of-business.

The Value Index assesses the effectiveness of each vendor’s support for the buying process and customer assurance. The Value Index is not just a selection of “cool” products; rather than evaluating a vendor primarily on its vision or market execution, the Value Index provides specific numerical ratings, both overall and for each of the seven components of the Value Index, for technology buyers to consider. Organizations can use the Value Index as a guide to assess existing technology providers and determine if their provider best meets their needs today and in the future.

“Today’s workforce expects to be able to operate on mobile devices even when they are in the office,” said David Menninger, SVP and Research Director at Ventana Research. “As a result, mobile capabilities are no longer optional when considering analytics and BI software. The Value Index will help organizations evaluate which vendors best meet their requirements on mobile devices.”

Because of the importance the mobile experience plays in a business and the wide range of capabilities evaluated in the Value Index, Ventana Research believes this adjusted Value Index provides a unique view specific to mobile requirements that was not fully reflected in the Overall Value Index on Analytics and Business Intelligence. Like the Overall Value Index, the Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence Value Index is neither sponsored nor influenced by technology vendors and is conducted solely in pursuit of Ventana Research’s mission to provide value to business and IT through advisory services, benchmark assessments and workshops. Ventana Research’s goal is to help guide organizations to optimal efficiency in their use of technology investments for business and IT. To learn more and read the market report of the 2019 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence, please visit www.ventanaresearch.com/value_index/analytics/mobile_analytics_and_business_intelligence

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