4 Things to Look for in a Business Intelligence Vendor

You've probably noticed there's A LOT out there for Business Intelligence Tools. We're constantly being asked, "what sets Dundas BI aside?" and "how do I evaluate BI vendors in general."

In this video, I'll take you through 4 things you should be looking for in a BI vendor before making your decision.

Here is a checklist of potential questions to ask a BI vendor to test for flexibility that was discussed in the video:

Are there enough visual properties to match my desired branding look and feel?
Is there an extensive library of visualization controls?
Can I make custom composite visualizations?
Do you support Complex Small Multiples Visualizations?
Do you support In-Memory Hyper Fast Data Warehousing?
Can I choose to allow real-time data?
Is long-form reporting included as well as dashboards?
Can the BI application be hosted anywhere?
Can we embed self-service capabilities into our employee portal or other applications?
Do you support Single Sign-On (SSO) and Federated Authentication?
Can I schedule the delivery of automated dashboards/reports?
Can you utilize Report Bursting to send users only their own data automatically?
Is Role Level Security included (and easy!!!)?
Can users build visualizations using Natural Language Querying? 



About the Author

Jeff Hainsworth

Jeff Hainsworth is a Senior Solutions Architect at Dundas Data Visualization with over a decade and a half of experience in Business Intelligence. He has a passion for building, coding and everything visual – you know, shiny things! Check out "Off the Charts... with Jeff", his platform for great content on all things analytics, data visualizations, dashboards, and business intelligence. There’s something for everyone!