Analyst Report Ranks IBM BI Platform Leader | PMsquare Brief


IBM was identified as a BI platform leader for analytics solutions in a recent analyst publication from the Business Application Research Center.  The report, known as the BARC Score, evaluates enterprise BI platform solutions on two core dimensions: market execution and portfolio capabilities.  IBM earned the top score in market execution and was identified as having one of the most robust analytics portfolios in the industry for functionality and platform capabilities.

Unlike other analyst reports that evaluation a single component of the analytics solution offering, such as visualization, the BARCScore evaluates vendors comprehensively, assessing strengths and weaknesses of the entire solution portfolio.  Among the IBM solutions evaluated are: IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Planning Analytics, IBM Watson Analytics, IBM SPSS and IBM Data Science Experience (DSX).

Assessment criteria for the Portfolio Capabilities component was measured across: functionality, infrastructure, portfolio of products

Assessment criteria for the Market Execution component included evaluation of: product strategy, customer satisfaction, geographical coverage, ecosystem

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