Data analytics tools allow users to find patterns, trends, and relationships in their data. These insights help them make smarter decisions, anticipate risk, and identify opportunities.
The best data analysis tools also include software and SaaS applications that bring together and process data from a wide variety of sources into a single platform that supports a variety of use cases for users of all skill levels, such as data visualization, embedded analytics and augmented analytics.
Modern data analytics tools should allow you to deploy in any environment and should support an agile, IT-enabled workflow where all data and analytic content use data management capabilities which are self-contained in the platform. Here we compare the tools on four key capabilities.
Advanced analytics capabilities are only useful if they’re actually used. The best data analysis software should make it easy for anyone to explore data, create interactive dashboards and visualizations, and get data-driven insights in minutes. Three key factors that bring ease of use are: