5 no code business intelligence platform you need to try in 2021

5 no code business intelligence platform you need to try in 2021

There is no doubt that no code is the future. A lot of industries have been disrupted with a no code approach allowing tons of non technical people to finally be able to set up and maintain the tools they needed to create and scale a business. This revolution already happened in e-commerce with Shopify, in web development with Webflow and in many other areas as well. While there are lots of solution out there for most problems there seems to be less for business intelligence. These are the 5 no code business intelligence platform that you need to try in 2021 if you want you business to scale with data.

Google data studio

Google data studio is a free business intelligence solution made by Google. They have some native connectors to databases such as Postgres or BigQuery, but when it comes to having connectors to SAAS platform such as Salesforce, Hubspot, or Amplitude, you often time need to go through a third party like Supermetrics that will add up to your bill. Overall you can easily create & customize dashboards even though you might suffer from response time because you Google won't optimize queries for you. You will also suffer from lack of self service whenever a user will want to ask a new question, they will have to start a dashboard from scratch.

Google data studio dashboard example

Link Google Data Studio

Dashboarding capabilities: Good

Connectivity to data sources: Bad

Ability to model data: Average

Price: Free

Domo

Domo is a business intelligence platform with a focus on sales and marketing. They are well integrated with the ecosystem and offer the capabilities to model your data in a no code environment. The transformation they offer though are very limited in their no code environment. In order to achieve most of the transformation, you'll have to learn how to write SQL.

Domo chart example

Link: Domo

Dashboarding capabilities: Good

Connectivity to data sources: Good

Ability to model data: Average

Price: $$$

Kloud.io

Kloud.io is a no code platform that connects to your data sources such as data bases and SaaS tools, allow you to do some transformation to finally view the final result in a spreadsheet. This is great for people looking to industrialize a spreadsheet that is under heavy data, but works poorly when you need to create a dashboard to share with your team, as they don't offer this capability natively.

Kloud.io dashboard

Link: Kloud.io

Dashboarding capabilities: None

Connectivity to data sources: Good

Ability to model data: Average

Price: $

y42

y42 allow you to connect to your existing sources, they offer a limited number of sources so far  but allow you to model your data in a no code editor the way you want. They are integrated with your own data warehouse so you own the data which is always good. You also have the capabilities to create dashboards & charts the way you like it.

Y42 pipeline example

Link: y42

Dashboarding capabilities: Good

Connectivity to data sources: Average

Ability to model data: Good

Price: $$

Whaly

Whaly connects to your databases and your SAAS natively (150+ data sources), allow you to model your data in a no-code / low code environment. Think of it as you having the same capabilities when working on Airtable or doing SQL queries. They allow you to create dedicated self service experience so that anybody in a company can play safely with live data by sharing common definitions. They also offer a best in class dashboarding experience where you can customize each charts to your needs. They are also integrated natively with your own data warehouse, making you the owner of the data and not a third party solution.

Link: whaly

Dashboarding capabilities: Good

Connectivity to data sources: Good

Ability to model data: Good

Price: $