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Lyndsay Wise

Hi and welcome to my blog! I look forward to bringing you weekly posts about what is happening in the world of BI, CDI and marketing performance management.

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Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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Here is a link to the recording of yesterday’s beyeconnect chat that took place to discuss the costs associated with free BI:

Luckily organizations can take advantage of free software offerings and get their feet wet and explore different business intelligence solutions.   However, when looking at free solutions it becomes important to remember that depending on the type of solution,   internal infrastructure and development are required to get the system up and running.   For the purpose of the presentation, I used five examples of solutions that are offering different types of free BI offerings (in alphabetical order!):

Each offers something different and depending on what the business goals of the organization, it might make sense to try a free solution, or compare them, to help identify what works for the company.

Posted November 10, 2009 10:09 PM
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