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Ventana Research releases latest Vendor assessments on Embedded Analytics and Business Intelligence Software

Analysis evaluates software with a specific focus on embedded applications and use

Bend, OR / Mar 13, 2019 / by Ventana Research

Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Embedded Analytics and Business Intelligence, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses analytic product adequacy across a broad range of requirements, all with a focus on embedding analytics where businesses need it.

Ventana_Research-Embedded_Analytics_and_BI-Value_Index-GenericUsing this Value Index, business and IT organizations utilizing analytics and business intelligence directly in business processes and applications will be able to evaluate Business Intelligence software and examine vendors’ offerings in the context of their own workflow and system 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 Embedded 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. Ventana_Research_VI_Embedded_Analytics_&_BI_2019-OverallThe 2019 Value Index for Embedded 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, IBM and Information Builders. All vendors included in the Value Index were required to offer Embedded Analytics and Business Intelligence software 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 or latest features; 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 instead of evaluating a vendor primarily on its vision or market execution. Organizations can use the Value Index as a guide to assess existing systems and providers to determine if their provider best meets their needs today and in the future.

“Analytics play a crucial role in differentiating a business and providing a competitive advantage,“ said David Menninger, SVP and Research Director at Ventana Research. “Because of their importance, analytics must be embedded in business processes and applications, making information access easier and more direct for the person taking action on those analytics. The Value Index will help businesses and organizations evaluate which vendors best meet their needs and requirements for embedding analytics.”  

Because of the importance the analytics access plays in a business and the wide range of capabilities evaluated in the Value Index, Ventana Research believes this assessment provides a unique view specific to embedded requirements that was not fully reflected in the Overall Value Index on Analytics and Business Intelligence. Like the Overall Value Index and it’s mobile subset, the Embedded Analytics and Business Intelligence Value Index is neither sponsored nor influenced by technology vendors and is conducted solely in pursuit of Ventana Research's vision to illuminate the value of technology through unique insights. To learn more and read the market report of the 2019 Value Index for Embedded Analytics and Business Intelligence, please visit

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Ventana Research is an authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This Value Index research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

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