Microsoft's announcement that they have agreed to acquire ProClarity clearly demonstrates that Microsoft is getting very serious about Business Intelligence. ProClarity has been a Microsoft partner for many years and has a strong BI following on the Microsoft operating platform. The acquisition adds some powerful development and end-user capabilities to the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 products announced last year. The Microsoft BI solution will get a further boost next January when Microsoft delivers additional BI capabilities with Office 2007. The drive by MIcrosoft into the BI market has significant implications for third-party vendors in this space, e.g., Business Objects and Cognos.
Posted April 3, 2006 10:53 AM
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