Coming October 25: PeerSpot Awards will be announced! Learn more
2016-10-10T06:33:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
  • 8
  • 268

Which BI tools are easiest for non-technical users to use?

As Big Data is playing a large role in decision-making and planning, even on the Executive level, are there certain solutions that are especially easy for non-technical users?

8
PeerSpot user
8 Answers
Syed Fahad Anwar - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal System Developer at HHRC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-02T14:22:39Z
02 December 21

Hi, in my opinion, Both Tableau Desktop and Power BI are easy to use, you can easily connect to datasources and create charts and dashboards. Tableau/Power BI even provides free online training for basic functionality, lots of help/guides available online if you are stuck and need advanced help.

Roshy R - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Analytics Specialist at Nous Infosystems
MSP
2022-04-21T14:40:08Z
21 April 22

Hi, 


The BI tool you decide on should create insights clearly. Think about the types of questions you need your BI tool to answer, and keep them top of mind as you analogize your choices. 


In my opinion, I would prefer Microsoft Power BI as the best tool for non-technical users.

Krishna Rao Chigati - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Information Technology (DWH, BI and Data Engineering) at Convergytics Solutions Pvt Ltd
User
2022-05-27T05:13:03Z
27 May 22

Dear Miriam,


As many users are familiar with MS Excel, using Power BI will stand top-1. 

Arthur Kancelarovicz - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Specialist at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2021-12-03T23:43:30Z
03 December 21

Hello,


Based on my experience - Power BI. It is just like any other Microsoft product, familiar to anyone that uses them and has a user-friendly interface.


Tableau is also user-friendly and has a show-me feature. According to the selected data, it will propose the most appropriate graph.

Alberto Guisande - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Decision Science
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-02T19:35:10Z
02 December 21

Hi Miriam,


I agree with others on Tableau or Power BI. I've been working with both for a long time.


Something that I don't know if it's your case, but if you consider Big Data, Enterprise Deployment, Government, Administration and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), I'd say Tableau. 

Jhornber - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, BI & Analytics at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2016-12-01T16:19:46Z
01 December 16

I regularly attend local Tableau meetups where different users from the community present a particular project. These are often not individuals from a technical background or role, but work within Marketing, Finance, etc.. One of the common themes from those presentations is actually the use of Alteryx for prepping, blending, and or transforming data before it is pulled into Tableau (which is generally necessary to do beforehand, as the ideal state for Tableau is a single data set). While I do have somewhat mixed feelings about Tableau itself as an intuitive user friendly tool, Alteryx seems to be very effective at simplifying the process of combining and transforming data without relying on a full scale BI team and ETL tools that require deeper technical knowledge.

Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Tableau, SAP and others in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools. Updated: September 2022.
634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.
PeerSpot user
SAP BO Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services
Real User
2016-12-07T09:14:21Z
07 December 16

we are providing BO in online training for the details e-maile me madukar.dwbi@gmail.com

Nigel Magson - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2016-11-30T16:07:18Z
30 November 16

Hi Orlee, Thought I would comment on this from an Apteco FastStats perspective. The core BASE product is trainable in around a day, and then Advanced training can follow. Whilst this is not totally intuitive, software always ends up striking a balance between intuitive and simple, and software which contains more functionality and underlying complexity. In terms of "Executive" access new components allowing simpler functionality around "slice and dice" or pivoting is possible, and can be generated/refreshed through an Excelsior component. The new "Orbit" functionality will be released in 2017Q1 and is a share facility of analysis "storyboards", a collection of annotable analysis objects e.g. charts, grids, venns, maps etc. This is perfect for read-only consumption for non-tech users.

Related Questions
reviewer1772406 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Unionbank Philippines
Feb 02, 2022
Hi experts, I work at a large financial organization. I have been wondering what types of problems (=use cases) can be solved/optimized using the Edge AI technology in industries such as Banking and  Finance, Power and Land and Agriculture?  I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.
See 1 answer
Djalma Gomes, Pmp, Mba - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at Data Pine
02 February 22
AI has already been used for decades in banking, finance and agriculture.  Credit and loan analysis use a lot of logistic regression to know who to loan money to. Finance uses AI for regression analysis of forecasts and optimum stock portfolios, agriculture to predict production and supplies needs based on the amount of rain forecasted. What we have is the evolution of tools, methods and techniques. We no longer need cubes. Although Hadoop is meant for safe storage at low cost and not for AI purposes, tools have evolved and new tools arose providing the speed required for AI analysis. We have evolved in terms of data governance with the use of DMBoK (Data Management Body of Knowledge), visual planning frameworks like the Machine Learning Canvas, Self Service BI approaches stimulating collaboration amongst users.  We now have tools, practices, frameworks and enough manpower that makes the job more challenging. We have been using AI in those sectors for quite a while, but now we have the momentum to reach a different level of data thinking organizations.
Frank Bianchi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at AdminaHealth
Jan 27, 2022
Hi peers, Aside from dashboards, there are some use cases that require a fair amount of detailed data, with customizable sort and display fields which can vary by account.  This is in the insurance, healthcare, benefits space in particular.   While advanced visualization features help on the dashboard side of the equation, I would like to get the opinion on the best tools for this detailed, ...
2 out of 5 answers
Alan Sutton - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
25 January 22
XLCubed (now owned by Fluence Technologies Inc) is the market-leading Reporting and Dashboard tool for any Excel-connected data.  With entry-level pricing and straightforward feature explanations via online training materials, XLCubed can be implemented as either a standalone cloud-based BI tool or as part of today's world-beating Financial Consolidation and Reporting solution.
Jose Barbosa - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Finanblue
25 January 22
Hi Mr. @Frank Bianchi, Yes, you can do that but only on Professional or Enterprise Plan.  Also, you can link to Power BI and generate some different views.
Related Articles
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 02, 2022
Hi peers, We're happy to share our new bi-weekly Community Spotlight with you. Here you'll find recent contributions by PeerSpot community members: questions, articles and trending discussions. Trending See what your peers are discussing at the moment! What to choose: an endpoint antivirus, an EDR solution, or both? What is your recommended IT Service Management (ITSM) tool in 2022? W...
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 04, 2022
Hi peers, This is our new Community Spotlight that includes recent contributions (questions, articles and discussions) by the PeerSpot community members. Trending Is RPA beneficial for a healthcare organization? With the increasing risk of cyber attacks in the west, due to the war in Ukraine, how safe is your data in the cloud? Articles 8 Business Automation Ideas to Save Time and...
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 18, 2022
Hi community members, Here we go with a new Community Spotlight. We publish it to help YOU catch up on recent contributions by community members. Trending What open-source HCI solution do you recommend? How much time does SSO save? What are the main technical differences between Microsoft Power Automate and Blue Prism? Articles Top HCI in 2022 What is Web Design? The Ultima...
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 04, 2022
Hi community members, Here is our new Community Spotlight for YOU. We publish it to help you catch up on recent contributions by community members. Do you find it useful? Please comment below! Trending Top HCI in 2022 What are the main differences between XDR and SIEM? Articles Top 5 Ethernet Switches in 2022 SASE: what is it and what are the main benefits? Questions Che...
Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Oct 16, 2021
What Is Intelligent Process Automation? Intelligent process automation (IPA) refers to tasks that are automated or optimized in part by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. IPA tools can reduce human intervention in a variety of business processes. IPA solutions go beyond simple, rule-based tasks. For example, IPA tools can apply artificial intelligence to process unst...
Related Articles
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 02, 2022
Community Spotlight #13: Top Products and Solutions
Hi peers, We're happy to share our new bi-weekly Community Spotlight with you. Here you'll find ...
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 04, 2022
Community Spotlight #11
Hi peers, This is our new Community Spotlight that includes recent contributions (questions, a...
Download Free Report
Download our free BI (Business Intelligence) Tools Report and find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Tableau, SAP, and more! Updated: September 2022.
DOWNLOAD NOW
634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.