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According to recent research on the use of open source business intelligence (BI) published by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company, top performing companies were significantly more effective at deploying open source business intelligence solutions. The research, "Open Source Business Intelligence: The Cost, Utilization and Innovation Factors that Matter," showed that the top performing 20% of firms are more than 50% more likely to deliver open source BI projects on time than their peers, and have over two and a half times more self-service BI users than other organizations.

"Forty-eight percent of the open source BI users in Aberdeen's survey have annual revenues of $50m or less, whereas only 37% of the users of traditionally licensed BI products are that small," said David White, senior research analyst, Aberdeen Group. "It's clear that for some the options were open source BI, or no BI at all. For organizations with small BI budgets, open source may be the only viable option. In that sense, for smaller organizations, open source BI may be truly a game-changer, providing insights that would otherwise elude them."
 
A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part to the following underwriters: Pentaho and Talend. A complimentary copy of the report can be obtained by visiting http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=6445&camp2

Posted April 8, 2010 7:53 AM
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