This post was originally published by Logi Analytics' VP of sales and business development, Steven Schneider, on his blog, Slinging Software.
The promise of SaaS Business Intelligence (BI) has been talked about for almost 10 years now, but has yet to establish itself. I still remember back in 2006 reading articles that went on and on about how companies like Lucid Era (oops), SeaTab Software (anyone seen pivot link actually win a deal recently?) and Oco (gobbled up by a services company) were going to change the world.
They didn’t – and now we have a new batch of companies saying much the same thing. Most prolific is GoodData, led by serial successful entrepreneur Roman Stanek (someone whose passion and accomplishments I admire). To hear him talk you would think that on-premise BI is dead and that his company will be going public sometime this year (an exaggeration).
I’ve been using SmartPhones since the Treo came out, and the current generation of SmartPhones has introduced applications that become absolutely integral to the way I do things -cook, travel, navigate, go out to eat, go to the movies, exercise; as Apple says, “There’s an app for that.”
Why is it that these apps are so compelling? Why do iPhone users download 40 apps on average? Outside of pure entertainment apps, I believe the key reason is that these applications inherently generate high-value insights. Yes, they collect some interesting data. They can use the GPS to map your run, take in telemetry data from a heart-rate monitor and a chip in your shoe, connect that to an app that tracks your calorie intake, and connect that up with weight and body composition from your internet connected scale. (Big data, anyone
This week, Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, announced the results of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. We are happy to share that Logi Analytics has moved into the Challengers quadrant in the report. This is the third consecutive year that Logi Analytics has made the Magic Quadrant, and the company’s first time positioned as a “Challenger.”
The research evaluated 24 different vendors across 15 capabilities in three categories: integration, information delivery, and analysis and positioned Logi Analytics based upon its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.”
As the BI market has matured, more and more companies are looking for ways to put this type of analytics insight to work in their operations. Logi Analytics' unique