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The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008

July 31, 2008

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  • By Boris Evelson
  • with Rob Karel,
  • James G. Kobielus,
  • Connie Moore,
  • Norman Nicolson

Why Read This Report

In Forrester's 151-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos and SAP Business Objects maintain their leadership positions, while Oracle and SAS Institute move into leadership positions in enterprise BI thanks to the richness of their functionality, ability to scale, and the completeness of their corporate and product vision and strategy. Actuate, Information Builders, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, SAP, and a new entrant, TIBCO Spotfire, came out as Strong Performers following very closely on the heels of the Leaders, offering very respectable alternatives and a multitude of choices for information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals. New entrants to this Forrester Wave™ evaluation of enterprise BI platforms (though not new to the market) are Panorama Software and QlikTech, who, while lacking the breadth of features to qualify them as single, large-enterprise BI solutions, are reputable Contenders. In some very specific BI use cases, they even outperform the Leaders.

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Table of Contents

  • BI Provides A Major Competitive Differentiator
  • Enterprise BI Platforms Evaluation Overview
  • Enterprise BI Choices And Different Approaches Are Still Plentiful
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material

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