Gartner recently published its 2016 Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report, which evaluated products from the 24 vendors that were included in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms.

Gartner’s Critical Capabilities report is the companion report to the Magic Quadrant and scores vendor products on 15 weighted critical capabilities across five primary use cases – Centralized BI Provisioning, Decentralized Analytics, Governed Data Discovery, OEM/Embedded BI, and Extranet Deployment.

What’s the difference? While the Magic Quadrant analyzes additional factors such as market presence, marketing strategy, and sales execution, the Critical Capabilities study is focused exclusively on product and is the definitive guide to understanding which vendors offer the best solution for your specific use case. For more details, read this blog post by Gartner Research VP Cindi Howson.

In the 2016 Critical Capabilities, Birst received the highest scores for Governed Data Discovery and Extranet Development, and was the only BI provider ranked in the top 2 across all use cases evaluated by Gartner.

Additionally, Birst received among the highest or second highest scores in 11 of 15 of Gartner’s critical capabilities, including:

  • Cloud BI
  • Mobile Exploration and Authoring
  • Analytic Dashboards
  • Self-Service Data Preparation
  • Data Source Connectivity
  • Embed Analytic Content
  • Publish Analytic Content
  • Self-Contained ETL and Data Storage
  • BI Platform Administration
  • Governance and Metadata Management
  • Security and User Administration

To download a copy of the 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics Platforms report, click here.