The BI Survey 12: The Customer Verdict

BARC, Business Analytics Research Council

The Business Analytics Research Council (BARC), Germany’s leading IT analyst firm, produced the BI Survey 12 from well over 2,000 business intelligence users from around the world. This report details findings for a category of business intelligence software providers called "Large International Vendors." The providers covered include QlikTech, IBM/Cognos, SAP/Business Objects, MicroStrategy, Microsoft, Information Builders, and Oracle.

Customers have responded positively to Tableau in key areas including self service, visualization, collaboration and business achievement.

Included in this report:
  • Tableau overview
  • Tableau performance compared to all vendors
  • Tableau performance compared to its peer group of specialized analysis product
  • Analyst comments

About the author


Business Analytics Research Council

Business Application Research Center - BARC - www.BARC-Research.com - is a leading independent software industry analyst delivering information to more than 1000 customers each year.

For more than ten years, BARC has specialized in core research areas including Data Management and Business Intelligence as well as Enterprise Content Management.

BARC publishes the largest end-user survey on Business Intelligence products - The BI Survey - and the most comprehensive collection of in-depth BI product evaluations and market analysis - The BI Verdict (formerly known as The OLAP Report).

More than 30 highly-qualified professionals deliver 100% unbiased and well-founded knowledge about the software market with software evaluations, conferences, market research and consulting.

BARC has offices in the UK, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and partners worldwide.