Business intelligence software
- April 27, 2011
There's a school of thought that business intelligence is akin to the scientific method. Revisit science class and see how BI is helping companies test their business hypotheses.
- April 25, 2011
BI software revenue grew by 13.4% in 2010, hitting the $10.5 billion mark, according to Gartner, which said SAP continued to lead Oracle, SAS, IBM and Microsoft in market share.
- April 18, 2011
SOK, a grocery retailer based in Finland, utilizes SAS analytics software to help with space management and the design of unique product-shelving layouts for its stores.
- April 13, 2011
A Texas-based primary care medical practice uses Cognos BI software to crack down on unnecessary hospital readmissions.
- April 01, 2011
New evidence reveals mobile business intelligence is gaining momentum -- and highlights a surprising trend.
- March 30, 2011
There’s a lot of upside to real-time business intelligence but challenges, too. Read about the potential benefits of real-time BI and obstacles that can occur in a real-time BI project.
- March 07, 2011
Data discovery vendors are gaining in the business intelligence market thanks to a shift in demand, says Gartner. Also, read about some recent BI software releases from SAP.
- February 23, 2011
SAP has released new industry-specific analytics software as part of its SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 debut.
- February 23, 2011
SAP today unveiled BusinessObjects 4.0, the highly anticipated update to its flagship BI and analytics platform.
- February 11, 2011
Data discovery software vendors are stealing market share from the leading business intelligence (BI) players, according to Gartner.
- February 08, 2011
The long-awaited SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 business intelligence platform hits the streets later this month and enterprise information management and in-memory will be a focus.
- December 29, 2010
Find out what the top business intelligence (BI), corporate performance management (CPM) and business analytics stories were for 2010 – including SaaS BI, Excel for BI and predictive analytics.
- December 14, 2010
Get an overview of the potential benefits of using data analytics software and common challenges involved in deploying analytics tools from Ventana analyst David Menninger.
- December 06, 2010
Get the best predictive analytics strategy and planning tips from the recent Marketing Analytics 2010 conference in Boston.
- December 01, 2010
Get survey-based information on BI, analytics and CPM software usage trends. See what other companies are doing with those tools and learn about key barriers and spending drivers.
- November 17, 2010
If you’re managing a BI dashboard or scorecard design project, make sure you know about the mistakes that others have made.
- October 29, 2010
Complex event processing (CEP) engines that work with a multitude of computer languages are making the technology more accessible and easier to implement.
- October 25, 2010
IBM unveiled the much-anticipated Cognos 10 business analytics platform as well as a new version of InfoSphere Server at its Information on Demand conference.
- October 11, 2010
Business intelligence vendors and BI software buyers looking to expand the use of BI tools may want to start thinking more like Apple and focus on what business users really need.
- October 11, 2010
The convergence of business intelligence (BI) software, data visualization tools and smart meter technology could lead to more efficient energy use.
- September 29, 2010
Improvements in three technologies -- data visualization, social media analytics and unstructured data analytics – could help bring business intelligence to the masses.
- September 20, 2010
Learn how to select the best business intelligence (BI) tools for your business. Get tips on gathering business requirements, comparing types of BI software and picking BI vendors.
- September 08, 2010
Security risks and form factor limitations top the list of concerns around mobile business intelligence, according to a new survey by Howard Dresner.
- August 19, 2010
When Salesforce.com’s native BI reporting capabilities proved insufficient, Genband looked to another SaaS application to pick up the slack.
- August 03, 2010
In an industry not known for its IT savvy, farming company Sun World is using data analytics software to help measure and improve efficiency.
- July 30, 2010
A strong fourth quarter helped the business intelligence (BI) market eke out positive growth in 2009, but CPM revenue remained flat for the year.
- July 29, 2010
Vendor marketing campaigns notwithstanding, end users just aren’t that interested in mobile business intelligence applications.
- July 19, 2010
SAS Institute has acquired Vision Systems & Technology, a professional services company that helps federal and state agencies collect, monitor and analyze national defense and intelligence-related data.
- July 08, 2010
Our new survey found that aligning BI with end-user requirements and getting executive buy-in topped the list of challenges facing BI professionals.
- July 07, 2010
In this podcast, learn about the potential benefits and challenges of using cloud business intelligence and SaaS BI technologies. Also, get tips on evaluating cloud BI tools.
- July 06, 2010
Complex event processing software can help companies act on major business events in real time. Learn more about CEP technology and get an overview of the CEP vendor market.
- June 15, 2010
Text analytics tools help firms get a handle on unstructured content, respond to customer needs and save money on marketing campaigns. These five tips will help show how.
- June 14, 2010
Find out how BI search platforms are helping companies like AMD bridge the divide between analytics and unstructured data.
- June 11, 2010
Newly emerging collaborative decision making software platforms should help ensure that BI deployments really do lead to better business decisions.
- June 08, 2010
The Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Conference kicked off with a look at the company’s plans to bring BI to business users.
- June 07, 2010
Learn about the status of healthcare business intelligence systems and the potential benefits of healthcare BI tools in supporting clinical intelligence and other analytics uses.
- June 07, 2010
Read about real-world healthcare BI software uses and get up to speed on healthcare business intelligence best practices and the challenges facing users of BI tools in healthcare.
- June 01, 2010
Get tips on how to improve business intelligence performance with the help of BI automation. You’ll learn about the value of BI automation, potential roadblocks and more.
- May 10, 2010
Florida State University’s multi-year BI standardization project has saved the school significant manpower and money.
- May 06, 2010
Metadata-generated business intelligence applications let developers make quick changes to meet changing analytical needs, according to Forrester Research.
- April 26, 2010
Read about roadblocks that can stop SaaS BI software deployments, and get advice on avoiding them and using on-demand business intelligence tools to support pervasive BI rollouts.
- April 26, 2010
The business intelligence software market grew 4.2% to just over $9.3 billion in 2009. Find out how those numbers compare with previous years.
- April 21, 2010
Microsoft has released to manufacturing SQL Server 2008 R2, which includes a new in-memory, self-service BI engine called PowerPivot.
- April 14, 2010
Gartner analysts and BI Summit attendees said efforts to stop Excel business intelligence uses are futile.
- March 30, 2010
Oracle BI software isn’t very quick to incorporate the latest bells and whistles, analysts say.
- March 29, 2010
Get up to speed on SaaS business intelligence software and technology, plus learn about recent developments in the SaaS BI and BI on demand market.
- March 22, 2010
Learn how new business intelligence technologies and approaches can help companies meet the ever-increasing demand for BI data from business users.
- March 22, 2010
Thinking about choosing SaaS BI software over on-premise technology? Learn about SaaS BI and get tips for choosing a SaaS BI tool for your company.
- March 15, 2010
Listen to a Q&A with Howard Dresner on the results of his recent business intelligence market survey.
- March 10, 2010
You might think SaaS BI and data warehousing as a service is a recent phenomenon, but vendors like 1010data and Kognitio have been at it for years.
- February 04, 2010
IT heavyweights like Oracle, IBM and Microsoft continue to control large segments of the business intelligence (BI) software and data warehouse markets, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports.
- January 15, 2010
As retailers look to business intelligence software to lower customer churn and better manage inventory levels, vendors respond with new products and services.
- January 12, 2010
Jaspersoft released an enterprise version of its open source business intelligence (BI) suite that the vendor says puts it on par with commercial BI offerings.
- January 05, 2010
Despite the recession, business intelligence (BI) flourished in 2009, but will that BI market trend continue in 2010? See what three industry experts think.
- December 09, 2009
IBM hopes a new course on business intelligence and analytics at Fordham University will help prepare students for the workforce and cultivate new customers.
- November 23, 2009
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its upcoming business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse releases, an Excel add-on called PowerPivot and a massive parallel processing (MPP)-based data warehouse.
- November 19, 2009
Many IT managers are wary of SaaS BI tools because of the need to move data to an external cloud. Now, one SaaS BI vendor is letting data stay inside the firewall.
- November 19, 2009
Data security isn't the only issue holding back SaaS business intelligence vendors. Data integration and limited market visibility are also gating factors for SaaS BI.
- November 16, 2009
IBM has launched an internal analytics cloud, a service it is also offering to customers, which Big Blue says gives front-line employees access to more data and lightens IT's support burden.
- October 14, 2009
A new partnership between SAP and HP will have SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) running on the Neoview data warehouse platform. SAP says the arrangement will improve BW's scalability.
- October 14, 2009
SaaS business intelligence vendors are improving their data integration capabilities through internal development and partnerships with data integration vendors.
- October 13, 2009
When Walsworth Publishing began looking for a new business intelligence reporting product as well as data integration tools, execs were happy to find both in one place.
- October 09, 2009
Consolidation in the business intelligence market picked up pace this week, with acquisitions by Pentaho, CDC and Noetix.
- September 14, 2009
IBM has released a business intelligence suite called Cognos Express designed specifically for midmarket companies.
- August 17, 2009
Despite the worst financial crisis in 60 years, business intelligence (BI) software adoption rates show no signs of flagging, according to a new survey by Forrester Research.
- July 16, 2009
Upgrading to Business Objects Web Intelligence has required Bigelow Teas to redevelop more than two dozen reports. Licensing and maintenance costs are still an unresolved issue.
- July 10, 2009
So your SaaS business intelligence (BI) vendor just went out of business. Now what? It might be time to consider a move to on-premise BI software, according to analysts.
- June 22, 2009
SaaS BI vendor LucidEra will cease operations by the end of June due to a lack of funding, but that doesn't mean the end of SaaS BI, some say.
- June 15, 2009
In-memory technology could make business intelligence platforms and data warehouses quicker to deploy and easier to use, according to analysts and vendors.
- June 03, 2009
IBM released new industry-specific BI and data analysis applications at its Information on Demand conference and detailed a partnership with statistical analytics specialist SPSS.
- May 08, 2009
State agencies like Arkansas' Department of Education are turning to business intelligence software to track and report federal stimulus spending.
- April 20, 2009
Dashboards cluttered with confusing gauges and dials aren't good for anyone. Baseline Consulting's Steve Putman says a dashboard editor can clean up 'busy' dashboards and spur user adoption.
- April 09, 2009
PivotLink has released a Google gadget version of its Software-as-a-Service-based business intelligence software, allowing workers to embed customized visualization tools on Google Apps pages.
- April 01, 2009
Business Intelligence (BI) vendors like Information Builders are turning to innovative marketing campaigns to help spur pervasive BI.
- March 25, 2009
Business intelligence vendors have a significantly brighter perception of BI deployment rates and support services than their customers, according to a new survey.
- March 17, 2009
Stuart Mullins explains that determining if an analytics package is right for a particular organization requires careful consideration and understanding of the costs and benefits.
- March 16, 2009
An SAP exec responds to criticism surrounding the company's decision to charge SAP BI customers a premium to upgrade to certain Business Objects technologies.
- March 06, 2009
It's been just over a year since SAP and IBM completed acquisitions of Business Objects and Cognos, respectively. Their BI integration strategies are a study in contrasts.
- February 25, 2009
Microsoft, SAS and others are applying business intelligence tools to the problem of energy emissions, but they may need regulatory mandates to catch on.
- February 19, 2009
The business intelligence (BI) market is likely to enjoy significant growth over the next five years, despite a recession that has inflicted lasting pain on other industries.
- January 29, 2009
The business intelligence platform market -- led by IBM, Microsoft and Oracle -- is in better shape to withstand the recession than most software markets.
- December 22, 2008
In 2008, open source and on-demand business intelligence gained ground, risk surpassed compliance as the top GRC concern, and Microsoft made a move on SAP and IBM for the top spot among business intelligence vendors.
- December 04, 2008
Open source business intelligence (BI) vendors are starting to win customers on their own merits, thanks partly to interactive applications.
- October 27, 2008
At IBM's Information On Demand conference, Big Blue executives said that transforming data into strategic information is more important than ever.
- October 21, 2008
Larry Goldman launches his BeyeNETWORK expert channel by discussing the marketing technology that is available to small and medium-sized businesses and how this marketplace and its technology differ from their larger counterparts.
- October 09, 2008
Read about the 2008 Microsoft Business Intelligence conference from BI expert and columnist Mark Whitehorn. Learn about Microsoft's Kilimanjaro, Madison and Gemini projects.
- October 06, 2008
Microsoft plans to release a set of managed self-service data analytics and reporting tools as part of a SQL Server upgrade in 2010.
- October 02, 2008
Bill Inmon discusses the reasons that some organizations are more successful with software, focusing on data warehousing success.
- August 21, 2008
Extending business intelligence capabilities enterprise-wide takes considerable time and training, an effort not all organizations are ready to undertake.
- August 18, 2008
Becoming part of SAP has, if anything, improved Business Objects' position against rival Cognos, extended the company's market reach, and significantly upgraded its technology's functionality.
- August 12, 2008
SAP released a desktop application that converts Excel-based data into interactive dials and made Crystal Reports available to Business One customers at no charge.
- August 04, 2008
SAS has acquired revenue management specialist IDeaS Revenue Optimization, maker of profit optimization software for hospitality companies.
- July 14, 2008
The customer data mining market is moving away from complex workbenches to simpler packaged applications, according to Gartner.
- July 01, 2008
Location-based intelligence, which lets users analyze demographic and other map-based data, is catching on with business intelligence vendors thanks to customer demand.
- June 24, 2008
Gartner says the worldwide business intelligence software market grew substantially in 2007 despite a slowdown in the U.S. Meanwhile, the so-called mega-vendors improved their market share dramatically through acquisitions.
- May 22, 2008
Spending on business intelligence and performance management technologies and services will exceed $57 billion in 2008, according to a recent survey.
- May 15, 2008
Learn what questions to ask when purchasing business intelligence (BI) software products. Get expert BI buying criteria and vendor selection advice in this BI software buying guide.
- April 30, 2008
Data mashups can be an integral part of enterprise business intelligence (BI) systems, argues Mark Whitehorn. Learn the benefits of "bashups" and find out how they're developed.
- April 17, 2008
Get advice from industry expert Andy Hayler on assessing risk during technology purchases. Will the product be retired or acquired? Learn how to spot the signs.
- April 10, 2008
Open source business intelligence software could stand to gain as companies look for affordable ways to make the most of their data with an economic downturn on the horizon.