Fantastic analytics portals and where to find them

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Digital Hive vs. SAP Analytics Hub vs. Metric Insights vs. Enquero


Data analytics & business intelligence technology has been around for more than 30 years. From reporting technology such as Business Objects and Hyperion in the 80s, to visualisation technology such as Tableau and Qlik from the 90s all the way through to more modern ‘search & AI’ technologies such as ThoughtSpot today. In fact, there are around 250 technologies in this space. With the explosion of data and AI, this market is only growing – according to Gartner – by 9.3% YoY.

The problem is, there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution that exists today, and different departments inside a business have different requirements and use cases that can only be met with certain BI tools. Forrester reports that on average companies have 3.8 different BI tools, and this isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Accessing each of these tools can be difficult and time consuming when you factor in managing multiple credentials, complexity of locating the right data across systems, training and onboarding. And we haven’t even started talking about the needs of different users, both internal and external.

Now imagine, you log in just once to an analytics portal, and you are presented with all of the reports and dashboards you need to do your job, through a single pane of glass. Each persona can have a ‘Storyboard’ made up of all the data assets they regularly access, helping to improve BI adoption rates and data literacy. This also helps each user to make better data driven decisions, save time looking for hard to find reports and dashboards (with an analytics catalogue) and generally increases customer satisfaction. Customers and partners can be served up a fully branded experience, with just a few clicks and you haven’t had to build anything.

So let’s take a closer look at some of the leading technologies in the Analytics Portal category;

Digital Hive

Digital Hive, is an intelligent enterprise portal that brings multiple business systems together, in a single unified platform giving everyone access to the information they need, when they need it. Digital Hive can bring content from popular analytics and BI tools and has an API for other digital assets you wish to connect.

Some of the features of Digital Hive include: an analytics catalogue and search capability so users can easily find what they are looking for, a Netflix approach with analytics that’s recommended and delivered to your users, ability to create visually stunning portals (Gameboards) that align with corporate branding for internal groups, partners, and clients alike.

Find out more about Digital Hive here.

SAP Analytics Hub

SAP Analytics Hub simplifies access to analytics scattered across multiple heterogeneous environments. The solution recommends the best analytics to fit personalised needs and grants users with actionable insights, without compromising agility. SAP Analytics Hub runs on the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, but the choice is yours to access analytics on premise, in the cloud, or both.

Some of the features of SAP Analytics Hub include: Centralised repository of governed analytics, Ability for end users to contribute views, usage patterns, comments, enforced information conformity, consistent definitions of key performance indicators.

Find out more about SAP Analytics Hub here.

Metric Insights

Metric Insights lets you connect to all your BI tools, databases, and operational systems to give users a single point of access to their BI view of the World.

Some of the features of Metric Insights include: A searchable BI Portal to find reports across different tools, automated anomaly detection, enterprise distribution ensure users know about the right data at the right time, insights on your data in any application and any device.

Find out more about Metric Insights here.


PowerMe is Enquero’s take on an enterprise analytics portal. Enquero, helps enterprises discover, understand, trust and collaborate with data.

Some of the features of Enquero include: Integrated analytics catalog, built-in data lineage (to track data origin, what happens to it and where it moves over time) to improve decision making, ML-driven capabilities.

Find out more about Enquero here.

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