Happy Monday! Here’s the BI news your peers are reading, curated by GetApp Analyst Lauren Maffeo.
QuickBooks Online took top honors in GetApp’s latest Category Leaders ranking of accounting software. The ranking helps software buyers shorten their selection process by quickly comparing top-rated tools.
Salesforce didn’t just jump on the big data bandwagon this week: It hitched its own horse to the front. On June 10, Co-Chief Executive Officers Marc Benioff and Keith Block announced an all-stock deal to acquire Tableau—a cloud-based data visualization tool—for $15.3 billion. This marks Salesforce’s most expensive acquisition to date, which says something since it has purchased 60 companies over the last 20 years.
It’s not easy to find someone with a Ph.D. in Statistics who can sway a boardroom like an esteemed CEO, yet that’s what we expect from data scientists who work with big data. In fact, this role is so complex that Gartner says it’s best suited to a multiperson team.
Thanks in part to the increase in data analytics tools, we’ve seen an explosion of new healthcare data. In fact, the volume of big data in healthcare will surpass finance, media, and manufacturing via compound annual growth of 36% through 2025.
But here’s the truth: Most of that data won’t help your healthcare business.