Board Questions

Charles C
Investment Director at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Aug 10 2021

Hello, I'm checking Business Intelligence solutions for an industrial company and I'm looking for your inputs on whether Board is better than Anaplan.


Chang GengUsually, we say Board provides lots of toolkits to achieve both CPM and BI. But… more »
Gene HammonsWe've had several FP&A departments include Anaplan in their analytics… more »
Rob ThorpeI would say that Board and Anaplan are mainly used for FP&A and not BI.  As a… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 07 2021


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 07 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Board, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 07 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Board?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 07 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Board.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 07 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Business Intelligence (BI) Tools Questions
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Sep 21 2021

Hi community,

What augmented analytics software or platform would you recommend to an organization with 1000+ employees? 

Mridul Rao
Manager - Revenue & Growth|Strategy & Planning | Market Intelligencee at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 14 2021


Is Tableau the best choice of a Business Intelligence tool? What additional Business Intelligence (BI) tools would you recommend? Why?

Susheel AThe selection of a BI tool completely depends on the individual's/Organization's… more »
Paul GrillTableau is a good Business Intelligence tool for power users who want to explore… more »
James MyersTableau is a good choice, but I would also look at Power BI. We are using Power… more »
Anastasia Ant
Co-Founder at Retable
Aug 25 2021


My manager has asked me to learn as much as possible about Y42's "+" and "-". 

There is not so much info on the Internet about its functionality and the pros and cons of the tool.

Maybe somebody has had any experience with it or tried their demo?

Chief Scientist at GesitM
Aug 28 2021

Hi community,

I'm working as Chief Scientist at a Marketing Services company. We're extending data analytics into regression models and I'm exploring various analytics platforms.

In your opinion, what is the easiest to use analytics platform? Thank you.

reviewer900012I have found both Knime and RapidMiner easy to use and powerful. That applies to… more »
Gene HammonsSo, most of our clients tend to like Qlik or Tableau for BI. It also depends on… more »
Tom HydePowerBI and Tableau are excellent BI tools. Anaconda with Python (or AWS… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Sep 01 2021

Hi community,

Here are the rankings reflected in this MQ:

3 Leaders:

  • Microsoft
  • Tableau
  • Qlik

7 Visionaries:

  • ThoughtSpot
  • Tibco Software
  • Oracle
  • Sisense
  • SAS
  • SAP
  • Yellowfin

3 Challengers:

  • Google (Locker)
  • Domo
  • MicroStrategy

7 Niche Players:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • IBM
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Pyramid Analytics
  • Board
  • Infor
  • Information Builders

What are your thoughts on this set of vendors in this category? What would be your choice?


Paul KellettIn my experience, I've found Gartner to be of little value in the BI sphere. I… more »
Claudine BeronGartner is pay to play. In other words, if you don't pay Gartner a fee, they… more »
Rob ThorpeAs Claudine said, to be included in the MQ you have to pay with a lot of the… more »
Sheetal Jeshwani
Werkstudentin Dev / Qa at Otto-friedrich-universität Bamberg
Jun 21 2021

Which functionalities offered by enterprise ETL tools are not supported by open-source ETL tools?

Also, is there any major difference if one moves from Talend Open Studio to Talend Enterprise?

Thank you.

MUZAFFERYONTEMThere might be several scenarios or cases for this question.  Surely,… more »
Husein Said
User at Technische Hochschule Georg Simon Ohm
Jun 09 2021


I'm looking at Oracle Analytics Server and Oracle OBIEE and am trying to understand the difference between the two of them.

I've heard that Oracle Analytics Server and Oracle Analytics Cloud have almost the same features. The difference is that Oracle Analytics Server is on-premise and Oracle Analytics Cloud is a cloud version. But, I also know that Oracle OBIEE is on-premise too.

Peers, can you please assist and clarify it for me?

Dinesh MurugappanHey Husein, Oracle Analytics Server or OAS is an advanced enterprise… more »
Susheel AOracle Analytics Server (OAS) is the latest Oracle release to supersede Oracle… more »
Shardul Shandilya
User at Gft
May 17 2021

Hello, I'm working at a company with more than 5000 employees.

We have multiple sets of dashboards and we're looking to migrate them from TIBCO Spotfire to Microsoft Power BI. I'm trying to make a case study before kick-starting the work. 

What challenges should I expect while migrating the dashboards from TIBCO Spotfire to Microsoft Power BI? Are you aware of any tool (or a set of tools) that could help? 

Otherwise, if this migration is done manually, what functionality will potentially be missing in Microsoft Power BI after this migration?

Thanks and I appreciate your help!

Evgeny BelenkyHi @Ariful Mondal, maybe you can assist here?
Ariful MondalThank you @Evgeny Belenky ​ for tagging me here. Unfortunately, there is no… more »
CSRA at General Dynamics
Sep 21 2021


I am using SAP BO Enterprise and running on Oracle.

I'm looking for a much less expensive solution. It's not enough to use MS SQL instead of Oracle. 

I'm still profiling the SAP BOE implementation but would like to head towards a DWH implementation that users can report off. Various users have mentioned in passing: PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau. 

At this point, the only solid knowledge I have is that the management wants to get rid of SAP and Oracle.

Any recommendations?

Gene Hammons, MBASo, operating with a segment of our client base, mostly commercial stage… more »
RaviLaguHi, You cannot build a DWH by using PowerBI, Qlik or Tableau as they are… more »
Paul GrillThere is no easy way to convert or replace BusinessObjects which is why most… more »
Zhan Geng
Chief Technology Officer at ECMS
Jul 26 2021

Hello, I'm looking for a Business Intelligence solution that's not so heavy - mostly reporting with drill up/down/across functions, dashboard, chat... 

Can anyone suggest a good option?

Djalma Gomes, Pmp, MbaMy suggestion is for those who don´t require much coding such as Tableau, Power… more »
reviewer1091745I've worked on Power BI and OBIEE. I mostly prefer OBIEE, as it has an overall… more »
Subrata MaityThere are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or… more »
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021

What types of insights do businesses gain from BAM as opposed to BI?

reviewer1208820BAM is a great way to look at daily production of your business in real time… more »
David PiechBusiness Application Monitoring usually involves measurement and monitoring of… more »
Jorge BarrosoThe difference between BAM and BI mainly recides in the way that the information… more »
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

Our HR workforce analytics and process management team have been using Tableau desktop for over a year and found a great deal of benefit from its various features. Our teams deal with a lot of MS Excel and Access files but also have to push data out of key HRIS systems like Workday into Tableau since there is no existing driver connection currently. Now that we are pursuing Tableau server so managers can utilize the dynamic reporting our IT department is concerned since they've invested heavily into Business Objects (with limited use in the company) and we now have to justify going with Tableau Server vs. using Business Objects. Our HR team requires very quick turn around on reports and metrics with strong reporting visualization. Our workforce analytics handles a lot of predictive analytics/forecasting. Ideally we hoped using Tableau would actually free up IT resources to other larger priorities instead of managing change requests on reports consistently. In our opinion based on all of this, including low cost for implementation (under $60k incl. hardware) and low annual maintenance (under $10k) for 30 licenses that Tableau seems to be the clear route to go but I'd like to get some input from others.

So I'd like to ask users out there who are familiar with both systems to provide feedback on what they think a better option might be and any pros/cons when matching up the two systems.  Thanks!

Stephan Schaumburg-LippeIn my opinion, Tableau is "best of bread" answering "one type of question"… more »
reviewer1449702Both tools have their positives and negatives. First, I should mention that I am… more »
Paul GrillSince at least 45% of BusinessObjects customers in North America also use… more »