2011 BI challenges and priorities survey results slideshow

2011 business intelligence (BI) challenges survey

BI and analytics survey results Welcome to the 2011 Business Intelligence (BI) Challenges and Priorities Survey special report. And thanks to all of the 249 BI, IT, business and consulting professionals who completed the survey and shared information about the use of BI and analytics tools in their organizations. Their responses provide valuable insight into topics such as BI software adoption levels, business uses and spending drivers.

The annual survey was conducted via the Web this past March. In this report, you’ll find a select sample of survey results highlighting some of the major trends, hurdles and investment priorities that are influencing and affecting BI, and data analytics programs.

If you have any questions or comments about this year’s survey, or suggestions for future editions, feel free to contact the editors of SearchBusinessAnalytics.com.

Table of contents:

Business intelligence competency centers on the rise

A growing number of companies are creating a BI competency center or other centralized team to manage their business intelligence projects. Learn about the different ways BICCs are being structured.

Mobile BI, data visualization tools eyed for wider use

More companies are eyeing mobile BI software and data visualization tools to beef up their business intelligence programs, according to a recent survey on BI challenges and priorities.

Advanced analytics programs focused on budgeting, marketing

Budgeting and forecasting is the most common business function supported by an advanced analytics program, according to a recent survey. Marketing and customer-focused uses are also popular.

Data analytics software challenges: Tying results to actions

Tying analytics results to business actions was the biggest data analytics challenge cited by respondents to a recent survey. Learn about the top hurdles facing users of advanced analytics software.

BI front-end tools dominate analytics investment plans

For companies planning to modify their BI and analytics investments, adding or migrating to new front-end tools is the most common choice, according to a recent business intelligence survey.

Operational efficiency remains biggest BI technology spending driver

Operational efficiency continues its reign as the top driver of spending on BI technology, according to a survey. But improving customer service and getting competitive advantage are gaining ground.