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April 2005 Archives

According to current results from Evalubase's ongoing peer study of the enterprise technology market:

When considering key metrics such as functionality, efficiency and reliability, BI solutions receive the lowest technical marks, compared to ERP, CRM and E-commerce solutions. We believe that business intelligence solutions continue to suffer from an elevated level of hype, while more realistic expectations of ERP and CRM technologies have settled within those markets. View Chart

Similarly, BI vendors show lesser levels of overall credibility, ingenuity and support than other forms of business applications. Particularly in terms of ingenuity, IT professionals believe that business intelligence vendors have plateaued. View Chart

The optimist in me suggests that you BI tool buyers and users out there are sending a necessary message to the BI vendor community to start delivering better products and behaving better. I wonder, however, if a CIO with limited budget looking at ratings like these might opt for putting the money toward the less risky types of projects. What do you think?

In future entries, we'll look at other technical factors such as scalability, maintainability and usability; and other vendor ratings such as licensing practices, experience, marketing and services.

Just telling IT like it is,
Doug

Be sure to make your voice heard, get instant peer comparison scorecards, and qualify for complimentary access to all Evalubase research. Submit a confidential evaluation or two of your favorite (or least favorite) BI products today: www.evalubase.com


Posted April 24, 2005 9:58 PM
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According to current results from Evalubase's ongoing peer study of the enterprise technology market:

Enterprises selecting business intelligence solutions have become more concerned with ease-of-integration above all other factors. Clearly this this is due to the variety of data sources that BI solutions must plug into combined with the increasing need for BI solutions to be embedded into existing business applications.

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I'm sure in 2005 hardly anyone is building stand-alone BI solutions anymore, right? ;-) I currently have 34 windows open and really don't want even one more. Maybe your users feel the same way?

But what of the relatively luke-warm importance buyers place on BI solution scalability and functionality? It would seem that the majority of BI solutions may have achieved a certain technical parity other than in the areas of data sourcing and app integration. Interesting how times are changing in the BI market.

Telling IT like it is,
Doug

Be sure to make your voice heard, get instant peer comparison scorecards, and qualify for complimentary access to all Evalubase research. Submit a confidential evaluation or two of your favorite (or least favorite) BI products today: www.evalubase.com


Posted April 21, 2005 11:30 PM
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Welcome to the Evalubase Research blog. Unlike other blogs, this one is more about your experiences than mine. Evalubase's ongoing study of the IT market is driven by anonymous product/vendor reviews and ratings of real IT professionals like you, not analysts or so-called experts. I'm just going to share some of our BI-relevant findings, offer some analysis, and let the fur fly. Be sure to register and submit quick evaluations for any IT solutions you use. You get instant comparative peer scorecards in return. www.evalubase.com


Posted April 18, 2005 3:45 PM
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