Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Power BI vs Tableau vs Qlik

Business Intelligence Platform

A Business Intelligence solution is an essential tool for any organization that prioritises data-based decisions. Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms identifies Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, and Qlik as leading analytics and visualization solutions.

Explore each platform’s key advantages to figure out which one will work best for you.

Power BI (Microsoft)

Microsoft Power BI is an analytics and data visualisation tool that enables users to connect to a wide variety of data sources and create reports and dashboards for small businesses to large enterprises. Power BI is unique because it enables users to do data preparation, data discovery, and dashboards with the design tool.

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Tableau offers an expansive visual BI and analytics platform that enables users to connect to a wide variety of data sources, create reports, and dashboards. Its drag-and-drop functionalities are intuitive for creating interactive visualizations and it offers embedded analytic capabilities allowing users to visualize and share data.

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Qlik is another broad spectrum of BI and analytics tools that enables users to connect to a wide variety of data sources, create reports, and dashboards with stunning visual appeal. Embedded functionality is done within a common governance and security framework. It has been around since 1993 but is a less popular tool than Power BI and Tableau making developers harder to find. ​

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Gartner Peer Insight

How Do You Choose A BI Tool?

There are various factors to consider when choosing a BI tool. Apart from preference of the organization and the level of technical expertise of the employees, one must consider these important qualifiers:

How To Get Started?

Define the type of deployment you require and check whether the solution supports it.

If you are not completely certain what to look for, find a Business Intelligence Consultant

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