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Ottawa's Klipfolio ranks top-three among global Business Intelligence Category Leaders

Klipfolio, an Ottawa-based developer of cloud-based business intelligence dashboard technology, has placed third overall on GetApp’s ranking of the top Business Intelligence (BI) Category Leaders for Q3 2016.
Placing third, behind first-place Domo and second-place Zoho Reports, Klipfolio ranks well ahead of heavy hitters such as Microsoft’s Power BI, which is in sixth place, Salesforce Analytics Cloud in 10th, SAP Business Objects in 11th, and Alexa in 21st place.
GetApp, a business app discovery platform, is a Gartner company headquartered in Barcelona, bringing together user-generated and editorial reviews and software and apps aimed at a business demographic.
“This quarter saw Domo coming in first place with a score of 73, with high scores of 19 and 18 in integrations and security, respectively,” says Suzie Blaszkiewicz, project manager of the Category Leader rankings. “Zoho Reports was close behind in second place with 70 points, while third place Klipfolio was one point behind with a score of 69. This quarter’s ranking also saw three newcomers: 18th place BIME by Zendesk, 20th place SAS BI & Analytics, and 22nd place Alexa.”
The highest score an app can attain is 100, with five categories of data points worth up to 20 points each, ranked by factors such as mobile app availability for iOS and Android combined with ratings from the App and Google Play stores, as well as their application integrations, media presence, security, and user reviews.
In May, Klipfolio introduced Slack integration, facilitating team collaboration by allowing Klipfolio users to share dashboards and business data with other Slack users, groups and channels.
Last year, Klipfolio raised a $6.2 million Series A investment round, led by OMERS Ventures, with help from previous seed round investors, BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, Mistral Venture Partners, Ottawa’s Fundfire, BOLDstart Ventures and Acadia Woods, both from New York, and CommonAngels Ventures from Boston.
The Series A round allowed Klipfolio to increase its staff roster, double its revenue, and grow its client base to more than 4,500 companies, up drastically from 2,500 only a year ago, at which time it released Klipfolio for Apple and Android and was added to Deloitte’s “Companies to Watch” list and also won a Dresner Advisory Service Leadership Award.
Klipfolio’s clients include Time Inc., Busbud, Anheuser-Busch, Domino’s, and Westfield Labs.
The company began life in 2001, when it was still called Serence, re-launching in 2012 as Klipfolio, when CEO Allan Wille described the company to the Ottawa Business Journal as “me and a couple of buddies”.

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