Actuate's BIRT-based Solutions for Big Data Business Analytics Beat All Other Major Vendors in Dresner's 2013 Wisdom of Crowds Survey
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Actuate outranked most major BI vendors in final score, exceeding peer and overall scores for most measures across Sales, Value, Product, Technical Support, and Consulting. Actuate was identified in the Study as "best in class" for Product: Reliability of Technology and Customization and Extensibility. Also, in the Product category Actuate's scores were among the highest in: Customization and Ease of Administration, Overall Usability, Reliability, Scalability, Integration with Third Party Products, Robustness, and Completeness of Functionality. In the Support category, Actuate's scores were higher than the aggregate total of all competitors in: Professionalism, Product Knowledge, Time to Resolve Problems, and Responsiveness.
"We are delighted that our customers have benefitted from, and recognized the value of, our superior product and customer service," said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate. "Our traditional strengths in scalability, ease of integration with third-party software, and our recognized broad mobile access set us up well to meet customers' needs in the age of Big Data and the increased need for predictive analytics. We plan to continue delivering new features and functionality to address the industry's most pressing questions in Big Data business analytics."
Howard Dresner, Founder and Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services and the originator of The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study, spent 13 years at Gartner Research, where he was responsible for the BI Magic Quadrants and created and chaired Gartner's BI conferences.
"This year we really raised the bar to offer increasingly compelling research that assists buyers with their purchase decisions," said Dresner. "As a result, we see that SaaS/Cloud, Dashboards, and Mobile Device Support have increased significantly in terms of importance to respondents."
The Wisdom of Crowds annual study analyzes BI usage trends, technology priorities, implementation goals, and deployment successes. In this year's study, the highest concentration of respondents occurred in the categories of IT Technology and Executive Management. The industries most represented by respondents included Technology, Consulting, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Manufacturing across all sizes of organization.
The 2013 study also found that "Targeted Priorities" for the larger organizations represented in the study include, in order of importance, "Data Warehousing," "Data Mining, Advanced Algorithms, Predictive" and "Collaborative Support for Group-based Analysis."
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