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Business Intelligence Software


Business inteligence [BI] applications and tools are distinguished by:

  1. The Solution Model
  2. Solution Purpose or Focus
  3. Bundle Components
  4. Solutions by Vendor

 

BI Solution Models

There are 7 main business intelligence [BI] technology solution models:

  1. Stand-Alone BI Tools - such as reporting, analytics, scorecards, dashboards
  2. Packaged BI Suite Solutions - an integrated set of business intelligence tools
  3. Integrated with DW - such as Teradata Active DW
  4. Point Solutions - tools designed for a specific business need. Includes Niche Solutions
  5. BI Software as a Service [SaaS] - an on demand BI capability
  6. Cloud Computing BI - a platform as a service offering
  7. Open Source BI

 

BI Solutions By Purpose

Solutions are also found grouped around purpose:

  • Reporting and Analysis - query, reporting and analysis tools, including enterprise dashboards
  • Advanced analytics tools - data mining, statistics)
  • Financial performance and strategy management applications - budgeting, planning, consolidation, profitability management, scorecards
  • Operational Analytics for Supply Chain and Services -
  • CRM applications - sales, customer service, contact center, marketing, website analytics, price optimization
  • Workforce analysis applications

Many solutions are also focused around particular industry verticals.

 

BI Solution Capability Components

Regardless of how you chose to purchase your BI solution, the total Business Intelligence solution capability requires:

 

BI Solutions By Vendor

 

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