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Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Intelligence Vendor (Competitor Focus)

  • Publication Date:May 2007
  • Publisher:Datamonitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:40

Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Intelligence Vendor (Competitor Focus)

Introduction

Due to demand from enterprises which want to invest in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, Datamonitor has developed the Business Intelligence Decision Matrix. This report explores the competitive dynamics within the BI market and helps businesses select a vendor based on its technology strength, reputation among customers, and impact in the market.

Scope

  • Provides an overview of the most important trends affecting the Business Intelligence market and influencing its competitive dynamics.
  • Delivers an overall comparison of Business Intelligence vendors in terms of their technology, user sentiment and market impact.
  • Presents a detailed view of each vendor's BI offering and capabilities, as well as providing advice on the suitability of these offerings.
  • Vendors covered include: Actuate, Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion, IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, Microstrategy, Oracle, SAP, SAS, SPSS.

Highlights

Datamonitor identifies BI as an evolving market driven by enterprise-wide BI consolidation, democratisation of BI deployment and increasingly permeable boundaries between the traditional BI and adjacent technology areas such as predictive analysis or business process management.

Strategy for success in such market depends on the provision of a broad platform that fits well with the enterprise applications portfolio and provides outstanding analytical capability. Alternative strategies include playing to one's strength in an attempt to carve out a specialised niche.

The Business Intelligence market will continue to evolve. Although the market leaders are well placed to maintain their position, the market is replete with vendors that could challenge the current leaders. Potential market entry by an ambitious vendor from an adjacent market could cause further changes in market dynamics.

Reasons to Purchase

  • Gain detailed knowledge of Business Intelligence vendors' strengths with regards to technology, user sentiment and market impact.
  • Business Intelligence vendors can benchmark their own performance in various key criteria against their competitors.
  • Enterprise IT managers will gain valuable insight to improve their Business Intelligence purchasing decisions.
  • Catalyst
  • Summary
  • Methodology
  • Market Developments
    • The BI market is driven by pervasiveness, consolidation and analytics
    • The Business Intelligence Decision Matrix
    • Market leaders: SAS and Oracle
    • The challengers: Business Objects, Cognos, IBM and SAP
  • Market Leaders
    • Market Leaders: Technology
    • Market Leaders: User Sentiment
    • Market Leaders: Impact
  • Vendor Analysis
    • Actuate: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Explore
    • Business Objects: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Consider
    • Cognos: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Consider
    • Hyperion Solutions: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Explore
    • IBM: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Consider
    • Information Builders: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Explore
    • Microsoft: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Explore
    • Microstrategy: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Explore
    • Oracle: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Shortlist
    • SAP: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Consider
    • SAS: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Shortlist
    • SPSS: Business Intelligence Radars
    • Recommendation: Explore
    • Summary: The BI market will be dominated by strong platforms
  • Appendix
    • Definitions
    • Datamonitor Ratings
    • Extended methodology
    • Technology
    • User Sentiment
    • Market Impact
    • Further reading
    • Ask the analyst
  • List Of Tables
    • Table 1: The Business Intelligence Decision Matrix*
  • List Of Figures
    • Figure 1: The Business Intelligence Decision Matrix
    • Figure 2: Market Leaders analysis: technology
    • Figure 3: Market Leaders analysis: user sentiment
    • Figure 4: Market leaders analysis: market impact
    • Figure 5: The Actuate Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 6: The Business Objects Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 7: The Cognos Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 8: The Hyperion Solutions Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 9: The IBM Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 10: The Information Builders Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 11: The Microsoft Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 12: The Microstrategy Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 13: The Oracle Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 14: The SAP Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 15: The SAS Business Intelligence Radar
    • Figure 16: The SPSS Business Intelligence Radar
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