Best business intelligence software 2018

The top applications to analyse business information and turn it into actionable insights

Today's businesses are drowning in data. In the flood there are undoubtedly pearls of insight but searching for them can be a daunting prospect.

Excel spreadsheets used to be the method of choice but today businesses may find themselves faced with millions of data points and no clear idea of how to use them.

This is where Business intelligence (BI) tools come in, making analysing all this data a more manageable task.

These tools can be used to discover, analyse, transform and report data. There are a vast range of tools, each suited to different types of businesses and data tasks.

CIO UK runs through the best ones on the market for every business purpose. Let us know if we're missing any that you think deserve a place on the list.

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Additional reporting by Laurie Clarke 

CIO UK