We are excited to release the 2013 capioIT Asia Pacific BI and Analytics Solutions Capture Share report. It highlights the overall key strengths and weaknesses of 13 leading BI and Analytics Solution and services providers in the Asia Pacific region.
This report highlights that whilst there is a diverse number of BI solutions providers with a range of skills and capabilities, leadership for Asia Pacific BI and Analytics solutions is clearly held by IBM.
IBM has leadership due to its clear business focus on, and significant investment in, BI and Analytics to create the Information on Demand and Smarter Analytics capability. Several related acquisitions are now more mature and settled within the IBM framework, most notably, Cognos. As a result, the focus is less on acquisition, and more on leveraging the portfolio and engagement with a new type of buyer at the client side.
There is a significant gap between IBM and the rest of the market in BI and Analytics primarily due to the weight of the integrated solution based approach taken by IBM. The next level of ranking of Asia Pacific BI and Analytics solutions provider leadership is shared by Accenture, Infosys and TCS. Accenture is not surprisingly strong in BI and Analytics. It has maintained momentum in its partnership with SAS Institute and is the leading SAS provider in the region. Infosys and TCS are clearly the leading Indian based providers of BI and Analytics solutions in the Asia Pacific region.
There is a significant amount of clustering of the lower ranked vendors in the study. This reinforces the lack of differentiation in the market. A vendor who can achieve differentiation has a strong chance to really gain share quickly if it can execute and maintain a differentiation.
In terms of the overall collated strength of the individual 17 capabilities, the strongest capability in the market is for BI and Analytics ecosystem partnerships. The poorest rating was for BI and Analytics platform integrations, closely followed by a lack of depth with delivery or sales force capability at the country level. This is a clear outcome of the inconsistent technology development of markets in the broadly defined Asia Pacific region.
In the future, the level of capability will be driven around the ability to harness “Big Data”, as defined by the customer, not vendor, and democratising analytics. This aligned with the changing IT Solution delivery model (see http://capioit.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/asset-based-services-software-based-providers-not-services-providers-have-led-the-way/) will lead to a rapid transformation of the BI and Analytics Solution marketplace in 2013 and 2014.
Capture Share Reports are independent research. They are not prepared on behalf of any vendor or provider. It is a rigorous and tested methodology that is based on extensive qualitative and quantitative engagement with a range of stakeholders.
If you require further information, please contact Phil Hassey, Founder capioIT. capioIT is an advisory firm focused on helping organisations to understand emerging technology in emerging markets. Phil may be contacted by email or phone below,
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