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BI In The Cloud? Yes, And On The Ground, Too

Boris Evelson By Boris Evelson

Slowly but surely, with lots of criticism and skepticism, the business intelligence (BI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is gaining ground. It's a road full of peril -- at least two BI SaaS startups have failed this year -- but what software market segment has not seen its share of failures? Although I do not see a stampede to replace traditional BI applications with SaaS alternatives in the near future, BI SaaS does have a few legitimate use cases even today, such as complementary BI, in coexistence with traditional BI, BI workspaces, and BI for small and some midsize businesses. 

In our latest BI SaaS research report we recommend the following structured approach to see if BI SaaS is right for you and if you are ready for BI SaaS:

  1. Map your BI requirements and IT culture to one of five BI SaaS use cases
  2. Evaluate and consider scenarios where BI SaaS may be a right or wrong fit for you
  3. Select the BI SaaS vendor that fits your business, technical, and operational requirements, including your tolerance for risk

Posted January 28, 2010 8:56 AM
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According to a report released today by Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC), LogiXML's Logi 8 BI Platform rates best in class as the only fully Web-based business intelligence suite. The report rates the industry's top ranked BI offerings from Business Objects, Information Builders, LogiXML and Microsoft.

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Posted May 16, 2007 10:39 AM
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Organizations that are unable to decide whether SAP NetWeaver BI should be used to store non-SAP data should assess SAP's dominance in their structured data landscape. Although NetWeaver BI is ideal for SAP reporting and analysis, organizations with large volumes of data from many sources will find more benefit from a hybrid approach, using both NetWeaver BI and generic.

IT View Quick Take, by J. Paul Kirby

Posted November 8, 2005 3:42 PM
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