Business intelligence tools

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Business intelligence tools are a type of application software designed to retrieve, analyze, transform and report data for business intelligence. The tools generally read data that have been previously stored, often, though not necessarily, in a data warehouse or data mart.

Types[edit]

The key general categories of business intelligence tools are:

Except for spreadsheets, these tools are provided as standalone tools, suites of tools, components of ERP systems, or as components of software targeted to a specific industry. The tools are sometimes packaged into data warehouse appliances.

Open source free products[edit]

Open source commercial products[edit]

  • Palo: OLAP server, worksheet server and ETL server
  • Pentaho: reporting, analysis, dashboard, data mining and workflow capabilities
  • TACTIC: reporting, management, dashboard, data mining and integration, workflow capabilities

Proprietary free products[edit]

Proprietary products[edit]

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