In continuation with my earlier blog post, I had the opportunity to get references to some more Analytics reporting and dashboard products. The good news is there is a wide range of tools, also all of them have offerings for the growing Mobile and tablet market. There is a increasing need for delivering BI Solutions on mobile platforms. The 2 Products I have checked out so far has been Strategy Companion (this works on Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise OS, the software does not install on Windows 7 Premium) and bioXL from Pyramid Analytics (has similar set of requirements from Strategy companion). The web site for strategy companion is www.strategycompanion.com. They have products which work for mobile platform as well, they have very good demo videos on the web site and a very helpful support staff. Once you register for a product download they also offer setup support videos which are very useful. They have 3 products Analyzer enterprise, Analyzer Saas and Analyzer mobile. The web site for Analyzer Mobile is http://strategycompanion.com/analyzer-mobile/ and to quote from the web site: Using a “Build Once – Deploy Everywhere” approach, Analyzer Mobile™ enables you to easily provide mobile BI supporting iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones and tablets, BlackBerry smartphones and tablets and Windows Phone 7. No software of any kind needs to be downloaded to anyone’s desktop or mobile device in order to build or deploy your mobile BI reports and dashboards. I found the demos very impressive and would definitely check out more of this product. There other vendors who have product offering in the same space:
They are CALUMO (http://www.calumo.com), their product offerings range from Reporting/Analysis to Dashboards and KPI's. The line up of products are CALUMO for SSAS, CALUMO Skylights and CALUMO Sparks. The company also offers products for Mobile BI Capabilities.
The next vendor I would like to mention is TARGIT, http://www.targit.com/en, they have products offering wide range of capabilities, http://www.targit.com/en/Experience-TARGIT/Products/TARGIT-BI-Analytics/Features-Overview, they state that they do social analytics as well, these days there a lot of effort being directed towards getting valuable information from Unstrucutred data. The product which supports SQL Server can be downloaded from http://www.targit.com/en/Experience-TARGIT/Try-TARGIT/With-NAV-cubes.
I am have been spending my time trying to get through these products in terms of features, each one of them look impressive in terms of capabilities. In case anyone of you know more about these products please do drop a comment and share your experiences.