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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



This past month I’ve been on a roll talking with different companies about solutions in the market that are designed to enable business intelligence for a wide range of users. As anyone who reads this blog knows I am a huge proponent of enabling the enterprise with business intelligence solutions that accomplish this.

Recently Teksouth and LogiXML completed a survey of 250 professionals that gives us all insight into the state of the market and the barriers that are still out there to really making business intelligence pervasive.

49.2% of the respondents felt “somewhat strongly” or “strongly” that despite their desire for easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) software that can be deployed throughout the organization, vendors have not been able to deliver products that meet their needs. Ouch!

The respondents said that price is a big big big issue. 67.9% answered yes to one of the two following statements. “We will not implement BI on a widespread basis within our organization because per-seat costs remain too high.” or “We are on the fence about implementing BI on a widespread basis within our organization; while per-seat costs are currently too high, we anticipate they will drop.”

One of my favorite questions is below, and I think it really speaks to the needs in the market. Getting reports is fine and is part of BI but what people really want is to explore, learn and use BI on demand.


Is it just me or is the answer to the our problems reasonably clear?

I was really happy to see that Teksouth and LogiXML went out of their way to make sure the survey was vendor neutral. It seems like the innovative companies are always looking to the market for direction and innovation. If you’re not familiar with these two companies you need to be. I’ve been briefed by both several times and they are making all the right moves. Teksouth cut its teeth on BI for the Department of Defense delivering a system that serves 20,000 users and allows……are you ready for this…..Ad Hoc Query Access. Isn’t that the first feature IT has to restrict or shut off in some applications? LogiXML is a leader in interactive and web based BI and presently serves 1000’s of companies worldwide and yesterday announced that they have gained an additional 70 customers this past quarter.

Follow this link to get the entire survey results.

Tags: Business Intelligence, Teksouth, Logixml, BI on Demand, Survey

Posted July 20, 2007 10:00 AM
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