How to choose tools for data visualization

How to choose tools for data visualization

Choosing the right tools for data visualization can be a daunting task. There are so many different platforms and options out there, and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. In this blog post, we'll break down some of the most popular data visualization platforms and help you choose the best one for your needs.

Define your needs - what kind of data do you want to visualize, and for what purpose?

When looking for a business intelligence (BI) platform, it's important to think about what your data needs are. What kind of data do you want to visualize? How much complexity do those visualizations require? Are there special reporting options that you need, such as custom collaboration or anomaly detection and notifications? Additionally, consider the purpose of these visualizations; are they to help identify trends and patterns in sales, analyze customer behavior or track user engagement rates? Knowing the type of data that you need to work with and how you plan to use it can help you select the right BI platform for your organization. For example, if you require complex dashboards with millions of rows of data then Infinity may be a good fit due to its cutting-edge technology. 

Research the different options available, including Tableau, Domo, Power BI, and Infinity

As technology advances, businesses increasingly require powerful business intelligence (BI) platforms to stay ahead of the competition and maximize performance. Understanding the options available can be daunting and choosing the right one is crucial. Among the many options available in the BI space, Tableau, Domo, Power BI and Infinity stand out as reliable solutions for organizations of all sizes. Each distinct system provides an array of features to suit various business needs so researching these options is essential for those looking for a tailored solution. With its customizable features and unparalleled scalability, Infinity stands out among these BI platforms as an advantageous option for organizations seeking even more flexibility than other systems offer.

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each platform

Considering the advantages and disadvantages of each platform is key to ensuring your organization's data needs are met, while also making sure all resources are used efficiently. Tableau allows for quick development of rich visuals and easy collaboration, allowing users to quickly access data-driven insights. Domo is powerful, scalable and leverages predictive analytics for more intelligent decisions, with versatile dashboards that can be customized for any report type. Power BI offers outstanding flexibility, an array of dataset types that can be displayed in different ways, and best-in-class security and authentication measures. Lastly, Infinity provides powerful tools for speedier analysis and faster loading times. It delivers powerful techniques such as automated scheduling and refreshable web-based visualizations – beyond even what Power BI can provide. With so much on offer – it's important to look at all these platforms objectively to find the right fit for your business needs.

Make a decision based on your specific needs and requirements

When deciding which of the BI platforms - Tableau, Domo, Power BI or Infinity - is the best fit for you and your organization, it's important to consider your specific needs and requirements. With differentiating features such as data visualization capabilities, security protocols and scalability, each platform offers unique benefits that should be weighed against your goals before making a decision. For example, if data security is a top priority then Infinity may be the right platform for you; its advanced security features offer more control than the other platforms. Ultimately, careful comparison of each platform's advantages against yours will help you choose the optimal BI solution.

Once you’ve decided which BI platform is right for your business, it’s time to get started. Infinity offers a no-cost trial so that you can try the software and see if it meets your needs without any risk. And because we know that cost is always a consideration, we want to let you know that our annual subscription price is lower than both Tableau, Domo, and Power BI and it is free for companies with less than 20 people.  

So why not give us a try? You might be surprised at how much easier and more affordable Infinity makes data visualization.