The 2011 Experts' Guide to Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) software has gone from an afterthought to a driver of competitive advantage for both large enterprises and midsize firms. It should be among the top few applications that help run your business, but not all BI solutions fit every situation -- and they are often pricey.

Figure out what stage of BI "maturity" you are in and then what features you need and what vendor choices you have at that stage.

This white paper educates readers on the following topics:

  • Essentials - A brief overview of the BI market and solution types covered in this Guide and the key things to know before you begin your search
  • The Market - A summary of current market conditions and trends and a list of key vendors
  • Your Needs - Knowing your requirements and determining your Buyer Type and to drive solution choices
  • How to Buy - Key Solution, Cost and Vendor Considerations

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