1. Best BI apps for CIOs: Tableau
Tableau Desktop combines interactive dashboards, content tracking, live visualisations and integration with existing infrastructures. It costs $999 (£800) per user for the "Personal" package and $1,999 (£1,600) for the "Professional" version.
Two complimentary products to publish and share the data are also available: Tableau Server, which starts at $10,000 (£8,000) for 10 users, and a cloud-hosted version called Tableau Online, available for $500 (£401) per user per year.