Free Dashboard Software 2015
These free (not trials) dashboard software serve various functions. Qlik, SpagoBI, SAP and InetSoft are fully blown analytics tools with sophisticated dashboard capability. Other such as Bittle, ClicData, DashZen and so on, are cloud based.
Bittle supports the creation of online dashboards specifically for the SME user. The free package restricts data storage and data sources, and comes with a standard graphics library (instead of a more advanced one). Bittle also supports report creation.
ClicData is a cloud based dashboard platform that successfully delivers an easy to use, drag and drop graphical interface, while providing the tools for power users to deliver high levels of sophistication. Business users are able to produce dashboards almost immediately, and as they become more familiar with the platform, so they can deliver dashboards that incorporate a wide range of charts and graphs, conditional output, pivot tables, calculations and many other features. It is ideal for smaller businesses, but has also found enthusiastic uptake in larger firms as they become familiar with its power and flexibility. The good news for very small businesses and single users is the free version of ClicData. This essentially supports CSV and Excel data, and data refresh once a week.
Dash supports real-time dashboards for websites, business and personal use. The free version supports a single dashboard.
Dashzen supports the creation of both private and public dashboards in the cloud. Private dashboards can be shared with nominated people. A variety of gadgets make up a dashboard, some of which are connected with various data sources (salesforce, Twitter, StackExchange etc).
InetSoft provide a free version of their excellent Style Scope platform. Style Scope Free Edition is a small-footprint server that delivers Web-based interactive Flash dashboards and visualizations that can be shared within an organization. The Java-based application can be installed on any Windows, Unix, or Mac desktop and can be connected to data in standard relational databases as well as spreadsheets.
Power BI Designer is a business dashboard and data management tool, and it seems Microsoft has at last realised there is an analytical world outside Excel. While Power BI Designer, at the time of writing, is still a work in progress, Microsoft has said that it will likely see more development than the pillars of Excel based analytics – namely Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View. The free subscription to Power BI Preview and the free download of Power BI Designer will seed it into a market desperate for easy to use data exploration and visualisation tools.
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SAP Lumira lets you understand your data by building visualizations using a drag and drop interface. Combine and analyze data from Excel and other enterprise sources and quickly discover unique insight – no scripts, predefined queries or reports required.
Slemma is a cloud BI and dashboard software that allows devs and non-devs alike to do ad hoc visual analysis against data. Slemma plugs in directly to the most popular databases (including XMLA data sources), cloud storage and cloud services, and allows to bypass the need for a warehouse. It is easy to create a dashboard by using intuitive drag-and-drop interface or writing and running SQLs to build charts.
With the dashboards created in Slemma, team and clients can access dashboards through the web. And they can slice and dice the data in real-time by dimensions and measures for their own needs. The platform also supports data transformation features like aggregation, calculations, filtering, sorting and ordering data.
A free version supports Excel and CSV files and integration with Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. Paid subscriptions start at US$ 29 per month.
Netvibes is more geared to social media analytics, but can also be used outside this domain. The free service provides the dashboard and reader.
Qlik Sense is a next-generation, self-service data visualization and analysis application that empowers business users to easily create personalized visualizations, reports and dashboards with drag-and-drop simplicity.
SpagoBI provides dashboard capability as part of a much larger open source BI suite. SpagoBI offers a specific engine allowing the development of real-time monitoring consoles, to be used in Business, operational and BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) processes.
Zoho Reports is an online reporting and business intelligence service that helps you easily analyze your business data, and create insightful reports & dashboards for informed decision-making. It allows you to create and share powerful reports. The free service limits users (2) and data, and has cut down functionality.
Exploring the tools needed to handle complex business data.