Hoist your sails and hang on for a ride, because the business intelligence (BI) market tides might be turning – enough, at least, to affect the BI software evaluation process in many organizations.
According to Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report on BI platforms, independent data discovery software vendors
Speaking of SAP, it released a slew of new BI products late last month. SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 hit the streets, for one thing. SAP execs said the upgraded BI platform is fully integrated with the company's enterprise information management software and offers an improved user interface, expanded mobility support, social media analytics tools and more.
SAP also introduced analytics software packages tailored for users in six vertical industries – media, energy, health care, insurance, life sciences and the public sector. But despite the joint announcement, those packages are based on an earlier BusinessObjects release and won't be upgraded to BO 4.0 until a later date. Learn more in our stories.
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