March 9th, 2021 | Updated on June 28th, 2022
Data plays an extremely crucial role for any business to understand its customer’s needs. However, sometimes the data is duplicated or has some mistakes in it.
Thus the company finds it challenging to take out the maximum benefit of the information. This not only damages their efforts but leads to time and resource wastage, a clearly avoidable situation.
Data cleaning tools are helpful as they remove any discrepancies in the data to provide you with tons of valuable information to use.
These tools scrub through all the lists and clean and correct them. The tools identify incorrect, irrelevant, and inaccurate information so that you do not waste your time doing all that.
Apart from that, some of these data even replace this inaccurate data with the correct information, which is helpful to you. While other tools only focus on the elimination part of the cleaning process.
To help you decide which data cleaning tools are suitable, we have formulated a list of the best ones. You can access our list and check our comments about each one of them.
This will give you the guidance to pick up the tool that would fulfill your company’s needs in the most appropriate manner.
Boomi provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS), which enables the connection of applications and data sources. It is a low-code development platform. The platform provides API, lifecycle management and event-driven architecture features for cloud integration.
“Dell Boomi Atomsphere is a great solution as a low-code integration platform. The UI is user-friendly and makes integrating as easy as drag and drop. It supports private/hybrid cloud solutions which provides more flexibility and control of your systems. Dell Boomi Atomsphere is everything you would want in an iPaas as a scalable single-instance.
OpenRefine (previously Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data. OpenRefine always keeps your data private on your own computer until YOU want to share or collaborate. Your private data never leaves your computer unless you want it to. (It works by running a small server on your computer and you use your web browser to interact with it).
OpenRefine runs in the browser, supports a wide variety of data formats and is loaded with features to make data cleaning, preparation and structuring a breeze. I especially like the built-in algorithms to identify duplicates of data. In general, OpenRefine saves a lot of time by not having to write custom code to clean and structure data.
Domo is the Business Cloud®, empowering organizations of all sizes with BI leverage at cloud scale in record time. With Domo, BI-critical processes that took weeks, months or more can now be done on the fly, in minutes or seconds, at unbelievable scale, helping teams and organizations go fast, go big and go bold.
We can see analytics we could never see before. We can understand our business in a way we never could before. We honestly don’t know what we’d do without Domo at this point. It’s fantastic.
4. Trifacta Wrangler
This free cloud service helps data analysts clean and prepare messy data as fast and accurately as possible. As soon as you import datasets to Wrangler, it begins to organize and structure your data automatically. Wrangler will then suggest common transformations and aggregations. When you’re happy with the resulting dataset, export the file for any data initiative.
“Great support from the team, always willing to give 1 on 1 attention to solve a problem. The product itself has drastically improved our capability to handle data and we are continuing to innovate how we do business every day.
Sisense is an agile business intelligence (BI) solution that provides advanced tools to manage and support business data with analytics, visuals and reporting. The solution allows businesses to analyze big and disparate datasets and generate relevant business trends for them.
As a Business Intelligence professional, I live to learned about new solutions to create opportunities in different sized organizations. We implemented Sisense in order to help visualize data across different organizations. As of now the tool is used to display performance indicators and to help develop and maintain the performance-based budget.
This simple to use, extensible, text based data workflow has data processing steps defined along with their inputs and output, where it can automatically resolve their dependencies and calculate the command to execute and the order that it should be executed. It is designed especially for data workflow management and organises command execution around data and its dependencies.
Drake is software is really so easy to use, I been working on this software for about 2.5 years now, the most I like about it, is that all the tax forms are included, very easy to navigate around the software, in the calc window its shows you almost everything , if the return is eligible for E-filing, all the errors that need to be clear.
7. Phocas Business Intelligence Software
Phocas is a cloud-based, SaaS company specializing in data analytics for manufacturing, distribution and retail industries. Phocas uses sector knowledge to consolidate essential business data from common ERP, CRM and AP/AR systems to make it simple to access companywide insights through historical and predictive analysis. A core philosophy at Phocas is to make its software easy-to-use, which has endeared Phocas to a range of people in a company, non-technical and business analysts alike.
Phocas provided an ideal solution for producing the same views of information for Different job roles using the permissions in the background. This reduced our dependance on Excel reporting by around 60%.
8. AnswerRocket Software
AnswerRocket is a search engine-based analytics and data visualization solution used by companies to receive complex analysis results in charts and graphs. The solution has a speech-to-text feature in which users can speak a query and the solution will provide relevant data with insights. It also provides data storage both in the cloud as well as on-premise.
Answer Rocket provides real data answers to questions in a fast, easy to use platform. Our team can literally make huge strategic decisions mid-meeting with the help of A-rock. The tool has a vast feature set and allows you to see your data in a wide range of chart options or exporting to Excel. As a director, this tool make it much easier to build strategic initiatives that are well informed and based on data, which everyone feels more comfortable with.
WinPure is on-premise data cleaning software for small, midsize and large enterprises. Primary features include data cleaning, data matching, data matching reports, data profiling and summary reporting. The Winpure Data Cleansing and Matching suite consists of data matching, address verification and cleanup software. The data cleaning module allows users to clean mailing lists, spreadsheets, databases and customer relationship management systems.
WinPure is a really useful tool. We use it for managing our extensive marketing and customer database. It makes matching company records far easier and much faster when dealing with large volumes of data.
ClicData is a business intelligence (BI) dashboard solution designed for use primarily by small and midsized businesses. The tool enables end users to create reports and dashboards. A drag-and-drop interface designed for ease of use allows users to connect to data located both on-premise and in the cloud. Users can analyze data pulled from a wide variety of sources, including Google Analytics, Facebook, Salesforce, Oracle, MySQL and Dropbox.
I am coming off of using a competitive service (idashboards) for the past 5-8 years) and I only wish I had found clicdata sooner. idashboards wanted us to sign a 2 year contract for more than 7x the price of clicdata which jumped to 14x the price the 2nd year. Even putting price aside, ClicData is SO MUCH BETTER in every way! The mid tier membership with ClicData is serving our needs perfectly with a database connection.
Klipfolio is a cloud-based business intelligence solution that serves businesses of all sizes. It helps marketing agencies, analytics firms, system integrators, business solution providers and technology providers create business performance dashboards.
We have been using klipfolio for the last year and it has helped a lot our marketing team to know the situation in each moment, compare it agains other dates, etc. Support team has always been there when we got stucked in some klip configuration or behaviour.
Stratum by Silvon is a robust business intelligence solution that was designed to meet the unique needs of business professionals working for manufacturing and distribution companies.Stratum offers a full suite of integrated analytic applications and a number of options for distributing business intelligence data via dashboards, scorecards, scheduled reports, alerts and other methods.
Silvon was the only vendor that demoed and met our main reporting requirements (twice… initially when acquiring a reporting tool for users on the iSeries and 7 years later when we re-visited our reporting tools for SQL server). We especially needed criteria like “all these but not those”.
Exago BI is a 100% web-based, end-to-end business analytics solution that’s designed to be embedded in web-based applications. Embedding Exago BI allows SaaS companies of all sizes to provide their customers with self-service ad hoc and operational reporting, interactive dashboards and scheduling capabilities. With Exago BI, users can blend data from different sources including SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, Informix, MongoDB and Elasticsearch via CData drivers, ODBC, web service and custom assemblies.
Exago comes with a lot of extensibilty options thus you can tailor the product to fit your way of how you are building your product rather than being forced to use a rigidily built software. Very good option for embedding into a software product.
Rivery is a cloud-based solution that provides small to large enterprises with business intelligence tools to manage and automate data pipelines. It comes with a centralized dashboard, which enables users to gain insights into business operations, review organizational performance and generate activity reports using key performance indicators (KPI).
First and foremost, even before the platform itself – the response time from the support team is very short. The support team also listen to your requests and questions, and are doing their best to provide a solution. You really feel that there is a genuine will to help.
TrenData People Analytics is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution designed for midsize businesses across various industries. The solution offers various HR analytics and workforce management features such as compensation plan modeling, succession planning, HR metrics library, talent management and more.
We are a services company, with IT talent as our main focus in multiple offices, having TrenData as our people analytics software has helped us see trends by location, which empowered us to plan and take action by location vs. reacting as a whole after the fact.