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BARC BI Survey 16 Ranks TARGIT a Leader Across 18 Categories

October 20, 2016
The world’s largest independent survey of business intelligence software users says TARGIT customers have the best implementer support of all visual discovery vendors.
BOSTON-- BARC, one of the world's leading analyst companies for data management, business intelligence and enterprise content management, officially released the results of this year’s BI Survey. BARC’s “The BI Survey 16” report is based on findings from the world’s largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end users. Of the market’s leading 37 products that were analyzed in detail across its peer groups, TARGIT was a leading vendor in 18 categories. Additionally, the solution, TARGIT Decision Suite, received year-over-year high remarks from its users across both the Visual Discovery-focused products and OLAP analysis-focused products peer groups.

TARGIT’s increased ranking in both the OLAP-analysis focused products and Visual Discovery-focused products peer groups signal the platform’s abilities to support both traditional as well as visual discovery BI use cases within organizations. TARGIT is one of the leading visual discovery-focused products that organizations are using as their standard BI solution.

“TARGIT does not position itself as a pure data discovery vendor, instead presenting its feature set as an integrated platform covering the key BI elements most mid-sized companies need to support their decision-making,” The BI Survey 16 reports. “Its core functionality for years has been reporting, ad hoc query, dashboarding, and analysis. By placing more emphasis on innovation and introducing improved visual discovery and self-service BI features, the vendor is now in a position to fulfill its customers’ entire set of BI requirements.”

In the visual discovery-focused products peer group, TARGIT outshines newcomer Microsoft Power BI, and once again outranks Qlik Sense, QlikView and Tableau in critical areas. In comparison, TARGIT customers are more satisfied with the product, vendor support and implementation support where TARGIT tops the list of the mentioned vendors. In sum, TARGIT has higher overall customer satisfaction than Power BI, Qlik and Tableau.

In the OLAP analysis-focused products peer group, TARGIT Decision Suite ranks consistently outstanding in business value, data volume capabilities, innovation and data discovery/visualization.

The Survey continues: “TARGIT ranks as one of the leading OLAP analysis-focused products in providing business value to its customers. This KPI aggregates results from the ‘Business Benefits,’ ‘Project success,’ ‘Price-to-value perception,’ ‘Project length,’ and ‘Innovation’ KPIs. These results show that TARGIT’s customers see Decision Suite as an affordable product that offers them the functionality they require along with a good level of innovation.”

TARGIT predicts the market’s ongoing interest and reliance on cloud-based data sources and tools will only grow stronger. As such, the platform’s new capabilities in the most recent software update shows it is on the right track to tap into this emerging market, as noted by BARC:

“Customers see TARGIT as an innovator, rating it highly in KPIs such as ‘Collaboration,’ ‘Data discovery/visualization,’ and ‘Mobile BI.’ The product has definitively changed in recent releases. Firstly there is a new HTML5-based Web client, which is continually being enhanced with new features and charting options. In addition, the mobile apps have been reconfigured to support the HTML5 Web client and provide extra collaboration features on top. The vendor has also invested in the cloud …”

“Year over year, we’re thrilled with TARGIT’s top rankings in multiple categories of the BARC survey. It exemplifies our mission of freeing data throughout the entire organization to help companies perform better by enabling more and faster data-driven decisions,” says Morten Sandlykke, TARGIT founder and CEO. “This year’s top rankings in customer satisfaction, business value and implementer support further cements our goal of supporting companies in their journey to true bimodal excellence.”

The BARC BI Survey 16 is based on findings from 3,137 responses. TARGIT users evaluated the product based on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 versions of the solution. On October 27, 2016, TARGIT releases its 2017 edition of TARGIT Decision Suite.

To access the free BI Survey 16 TARGIT Ranking report, visit: www.targit.com/BARC2016

About TARGIT

TARGIT is the software company behind TARGIT Decision Suite, the business intelligence and analytics solution for all business users. With an emphasis on people, it is our mission to transform entire organizations by revealing actionable insights for everyone to make better and faster decisions. The unique combination of our patented technology, proven methodology, and dedicated employees and partners is what enables us to help organizations around the world perform their best. TARGIT gives companies the courage to act. Learn more about us at www.targit.com and follow us on twitter @targit

About The BI Survey

The BI Survey 16 – now in its sixteenth year – is based on findings from a global survey featuring 3,137 respondents answering a series of detailed questions about their usage of a named product in the BI space. The survey compares BI products in areas including business benefits, project success, business value, recommendation, customer satisfaction, customer experience, innovation, and agility.  Altogether, 37 products (or groups of products) are analyzed in detail. For more details see http://www.bi-survey.com.

For more information, please contact:

PAN Communications 
617-502-4300
TARGIT@pancomm.com


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