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.
Dynistics is a browser based dashboard platform that supports real-time reporting. A variety of templates are provided for standard business reporting tasks and it can be used within both intranets and websites. It runs on a server loaded with Microsoft IIS and .NET Framework 4.
iDashboards provides surprising flexibility in its licensing and deployment models. The on-premises Enterprise Suite is suitable for large organisations and can provide dashboards for internal consumption and for external agents such as customers and trading partners. The cloud deployment is suitable for smaller organisations, but provides pretty much the same functionality. Mobile devices are well supported with native apps.
JReport from Jinfonet excels in embeddable reporting and data visualisation. It is used by some of the world’s largest businesses, typically to provide online reporting facilities to customers, but is also used in many businesses to provide information directly to employees and partners. At the current time, around two thirds of Jinfonet’s business comes from OEM, ISVs and other third parties who provide embedded intelligence in a variety of services and products. JReport supports dashboards, charts, reporting, and connects to a wide variety of data sources, including big data, relational databases and cloud based data.
Klipfolio is an online dashboard platform that pretty well connects with everything and will display data in whatever visualisation is most appropriate – and the pricing is very reasonable indeed. The list of dates sources that can be accessed is too long to provide details here, but includes native support (XML, JSON, Excel and CSV), web services, databases (MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase etc), cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive etc), applications (Salesforce, Facebook etc) and a wide variety of other formats.
QlikView Personal Edition is a free edition of QlikView – an extremely powerful data visulization, exploration, reporting and dashboard platform. It supports a wide variety of data sources, automatically creates associations between various data sources and the creation of dashboards. Runs on Windows.
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.
Spotfire challenges the received wisdom that sophisticated technology is complex, and that easy-to-use technology is unsophisticated. For the large population of business users who simply wish to understand and analyze their data with least possible overhead, Spotfire will oblige. This is particularly true of version 7 where considerable effort has been made to automate routine tasks. However Spotfire goes well beyond routine day-to-day requirements, and as users gain confidence and skills so they can venture into other forms of analytics – statistics, predictive analytics, business rules and optimization, and real-time analytics for processing complex events. Read Spotfire Review
The entry point for many Tableau users is the free Tableau Public. This supports the creation of attractive visuals specifically with web publishing in mind. The enterprise version of Tableau is called Tableau Server. This is a in-house hosted version accessed through a web browser, and supports the features usually found in a product of this nature – dashboards, graphs, charts, tables and so on. Tableau Desktop runs on PC and Mac and can process data in local memory and/or go to other remote data sources.
Visual Mining NetCharts Performance Dashboards is an interactive, web-based dashboard, business intelligence and data visualization solution designed and architected to empower non-IT business users. Nearly all aspects of dashboard key performance indicator (KPI) creation and management are configurable by end users eliminating the IT bottleneck in most reporting processes. NCPD provides business analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Zoho Reports is an online (free edition available) 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.