Data analytics and BI platforms come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the ever-changing needs of organizations and their increasingly complex big data environments. Businesses require data solutions that can serve any number of different use cases, and in the case of data analytics services, can range from consulting to deployment assistance. There are both small and large providers that offer software to help these companies with both niche and common challenges, though choosing the vendor(s) that are right for your specific environment can be a daunting task.
The following providers have recently been named leaders in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide. The report, which highlights and scores the top products in the industry, features these eight tools as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of data consumers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these providers have earned over a sustained period of time. Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.
Deloitte is a collection of professionals belonging to independent firms that provide audit and assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. Each member firm provides services in particular geographic areas and act as separate and independent entities. They offer services to many of the world’s most prominent brands, including many in the Fortune 500.
Accenture provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. They have partnerships with three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, and specialize in 40 separate industries. The firm uses a proprietary architecture to combine its capabilities, as well as organizations such as MIT and Singularity to uncover insights. Accenture touts more than 200,000 people that serve companies in 120 countries.
IBM Global Business Services is the professional services wing of IBM. It’s made up of business and technology experts and includes two major divisions: IBM Global Business Services and IBM Global Technology Services. IBM utilizes its breadth of experience in cognitive, automation, and cloud to help its customers in the BI and analytics marketplace, both as a technology provider and consultancy.
KPMG is a professional services company based in the Netherlands. The firm employs 189,000 people and has three main lines of services, including financial audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are divided further into more distinct service groups. KPMG’s support services include finance, HR, IT, and facilities. The firm is made up of a network of independent member companies, and clients range from corporations to public sector agencies.
Ernst & Young (EY) is a global professional services company and one of the “big four” accounting firms. EY offers for main service lines, including assurance (financial audit and accounting), tax, advisory, and transaction advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, but the whole is made up of member firms that act as separate entities. The firm touts more than 190,000 people from a number of disciplines.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the second-largest professional services firm in the world. The company is made up of a network of firms located in nearly 160 countries. According to Forbes, PwC is the fifth-biggest company in the United States. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax, and consulting that cover cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals, and forensics.
Tata Consultancy Services offers a focus on business process transformation, AI-based asset delivery and upskilling, with data and analytics organized under the company’s Analytics and Insights Services line. The provider has also developed an integrated set of assets for both data and analytics, and are contextualized by vertical-specific business processes. Its investment in industry-specific data and analytics offerings is a key driver as well.
Capgemini is a consultancy specializing in technology services and digital transformation. The firm’s main offerings include strategy and operations support. Capgemini touts more than 200,000 team members in 40 countries. The firm’s regional operations include North and South America, Northern Europe, and Asia Pacific and Central and Southern Europe. Capgemini offers its services through four main channels: consulting, technology, outsourcing, and local professional services.