November 17, 2016

6 Reasons Dundas is the BI Platform You’ve Been Looking For

Your choice of business intelligence platform is a major factor that affects the efficiency with which your data is analyzed and used in order to make better business decisions. The proliferation of business related technology and data solutions is at an all-time high, so finding the platform that meets your needs and budget can admittedly be challenging.

Small and medium-sized businesses are especially at odds with the BI (business intelligence) market, since their needs are not quite as complex as major enterprises. While companies of all sizes make better decisions when they can see and understand their data, smaller businesses generally don’t have the staff or resources to afford the complex data environments and in-house data expertise that enterprise solutions often require. Instead, they need smaller-scale, specialized platforms that can offer personalized user-experiences without requiring data scientists, database administrators, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of server hardware. Basically, these businesses want platforms that are effective while being priced for a smaller budget — investments in BI should enable the company to increase revenues and profits, not become a new cost center.

Pricing, experience, and flexibility are just some of the factors that make it difficult for smaller businesses to find data solutions that present a truly effective business tool. With an overwhelming number of options available and very few BI providers offering trials long enough to make a lasting impression, some businesses may be settling for subpar or overly complicated products.

INTELLAM delivers BI solutions for companies of all sizes by always maintaining the same high quality deliverables, regardless of the size of the client. Part of the way we are able to do this is by selecting the appropriate platform for the client — especially in the area of BI, one size does not fit all. For small and medium sized businesses, we typically recommend a tool offered by Dundas Data Visualization, as its analytics platform ranks very high on the Business Analytics Leaderboard of 2016 and its product is one of the most customizable platforms on the market without becoming unnecessarily technical.

Here are the top six reasons we’d recommend considering Dundas Data for your business:

1. Reputable and Experienced

Dundas has been a leading business intelligence provider for over twenty years. Since its beginning in 1992 it has accumulated an impressive roster of clients across many industries, including major enterprises such as Citibank and Microsoft, as well as tech startups and smaller organizations that benefit from their flexible platform design. Dundas Data Visualization has a long, successful history with a range of products that work well on their own and seamlessly when used together. Dundas has been an innovator in business intelligence and data visualization, providing deeper insights with greater speed and accuracy than most BI platforms can claim.

2. Adaptability

One of Dundas’ greatest strengths is the flexibility of its platform. Full customization allows you to extend the platform beyond your Dundas programming and integrate as much support as you need. The programmable platform supports data preparation, reporting, analytics, and dashboards according to your needs.

There is no reason to be stuck with features that you have no use for. With Dundas you control your experience, customizing the interface and design or integrating and embedding Dundas BI into an already existing system for greater administrative support.

3. Self-service

Dundas takes its amazing adaptability one step further by allowing you to tailor user experiences and user self-service BI. Quickly and easily perform tasks and data analysis with drag and drop visual data discovery that allows you to easily create incredible visualizations with the information that is most important to you. Dundas allows you to create your own dashboards and reports without relying on your IT staff and gives you the freedom to perform data analysis on-the-fly or use in-memory data analysis. Convenience is key, and Dundas provides a solution that is both user-friendly and effective.

4. Single Experience Technology

One of the most exciting and innovative features that Dundas has to offer is its single experience interface. Dundas BI uses HTML5 web technology, giving you the power to connect and work with your data from any device, whether it be your cell phone, tablet, or laptop. Compatible with Blackberry, iOS, Android, or Windows and touch friendly to boot, Dundas gives you the ability to conduct full data analysis on the go.

5. Best Practices Visualizations

Dundas visualizations are some of the best in the business. With highly customizable visualizations and a wide range of layout options you can create the perfect visualization for your business needs. The myriad of visualization options and includes interactive charts, graphs, maps, scorecards and more. The power and flexibility of these data visualizations are the result of twenty years of innovation and research, ensuring that you have the very best at your fingertips.

6. Free Trial

Unlike many other business intelligence providers Dundas offers a free 45 day trial of its product. The confidence the company has in its product is obvious by this fact alone, but it really gives you and your business a chance to thoroughly experience the product for yourself. They offer both a free online trial and a free full product download as well as a personal live demo should you require the assistance of someone on their IT team of “Solution Architects”. The trial allows you to experience the full functionality of the product before making a commitment, a great advantage for any business looking to fully explore its options.

7. Flexible Pricing

Small businesses have far more budgetary restraints than large corporations so finding a good BI system can sometimes be hindered by price points. Dundas fully understands this and realizes that smaller companies may not need all the bells and whistles their full program offers. As a result, Dundas offers its product in adaptable licensing packages. Dundas’ pricing – like its platform – is flexible. With licensing models that allow you to scale back deployment to specific users and options to buy or lease annually, there is sure to be a Dundas solution to meet your budget.

At Intellam we strive to help your small business meet its potential with the best possible business intelligence systems. If you would like to learn more about Dundas and our BI recommendations please do not hesitate to contact us.