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The BI Verdict

  • Published: August 2014
  • Region: Global
  • BARC

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In-depth, informed, independent

The BI Verdict provides the most comprehensive coverage of business intelligence products available on the market today, saving you time and money by helping you to make the right decisions in your software selection process.

Subscribers gain access to three main areas of premium content:

Product Evaluations

We evaluate over twenty business intelligence products from all the leading vendors. Our approach to product evaluation is four-pronged - designed to give the best and most complete information possible for you to decide which BI products suit your needs. 

Product Reviews

Written by our team of experienced analysts, based on tests carried out in our software lab. Beginning with a vendor overview, they then discuss aspects of the product such as licensing, architecture, administration, front-ends, reporting and a general overview of the product's strengths and weaknesses.

Factbases

Each of our factbases gives you a feature-by-feature score of the product accompanied by additional notes and commentary.

Research Notes

A series of in-depth articles and insightful commentaries from READ MORE >

PRODUCT REVIEWS

arcplan Enterprise
BOARD
Cubeware Cockpit
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10
IBM Cognos Express
Information Builders WebFOCUS
IBM Cognos TM1
Microsoft Analysis Services
Microsoft PowerPivot
Microsoft Reporting Services
MicroStrategy
Oracle Hyperion Planning
Oracle BIEE
QlikTech QlikView
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
SAS Enterprise Guide & Web Report Studio
Tagetik
Targit BI Suite

FACTBASES

arcplan Enterprise
BOARD
Cubeware Cockpit
IBI WebFOCUS
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10
IBM Cognos Express
IBM TM1
Microsoft Reporting Services
MicroStrategy
Oracle Hyperion Planning
Oracle BIEE
QlikTech QlikView
SAP BEx Analyzer
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

RESEARCH NOTES

UNDERSTANDING BI

What is OLAP?
Formatting Reports in Business Intelligence Tools
Storing multidimensional data
Database explosion
Semantic Metadata in Reporting Tools
Business Intelligence and Unstructured Data
Relational Databases
Business Intelligence and Web Front-ends

ADVICE TO USERS

First Steps in Software Selection
Assessing needs for a business intelligence project
Evaluating and selecting BI software
Standard vs Best-of-Breed
BIaaS - Business Intelligence as a Service
Commentary: Business Intelligence competency centers
Commentary: Proof of Concept
Commentary: Good things come to those who DON'T wait
Commentary: Choose a product — not a vendor

UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET

The BI Market Segment Guide
The Dashboard Verdict
Business Intelligence Mergers and Acquisitions
FAQ: Open source BI/OLAP
OLAP benchmarks
Commentary: What in-memory BI 'revolution'?
OLAP Market share analysis
A dozen 'Next Big Things' that didn't happen
Key findings from The BI Survey 9

COMPANIES AND STRATEGIES

Vendor Portfolio Guide: Oracle
Vendor Portfolio Guide: IBM Cognos
Vendor Portfolio Guide: Microsoft
Vendor Portfolio Guide: SAP BusinessObjects
Vendor Portfolio Guide: SAS
SAP BW Open Hub Service
Commentary: Hyperion Solutions merger problems
Commentary: Project Gemini — Microsoft's Brilliant OLAP Trojan Horse
Commentary: The false dawn of Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning
Commentary: Panorama's bumpy road from Microsoft to Google
Commentary: The OLAP Revival

Written by BARC's team of experienced business intelligence (BI) software analysts, The BI Verdict is the most thorough single source of information for BI consultants and buyers of BI products.

Subscribers gain access to a wealth of detailed product reviews, end-user feedback, market analyses and best practice tool selection advice.

- arcplan
- BOARD
- Cubeware
- IBM
- Information Builders
- Jedox
- LogiXML
- Microsoft Corporation
- MicroStrategy
- Oracle Corporation
- QlikTech
- SAP
- SAS Institute
- Tableau
- Tagetik
- Targit

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