Business intelligence (BI) consolidation still an agenda item for many
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We asked survey respondents whose organizations had more than one business intelligence software product in place if there were any plans to reduce the overall number of BI tools being used internally. Slightly more than half – 53% – said that their companies do have BI consolidation plans.
Of course, that also means nearly half of the companies with multiple BI tools have no interest in consolidating them. And according to BI expert Jill Dyche, businesses should think twice before jumping on the BI consolidation bandwagon. Dyche, a partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting, says it’s important for companies to sit back before ripping any BI tools out of the hands of productive business users. All of those BI applications may be more than just shelfware, she adds.
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