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The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2010

IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, and Oracle Lead, With Information Builders, SAS, Microsoft, and MicroStrategy Close Behind

October 20, 2010

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  • By Boris Evelson
  • with Connie Moore,
  • Rob Karel,
  • Holger Kisker, Ph.D.,
  • James G. Kobielus,
  • Ralph Vitti

Why Read This Report

In Forrester's 145-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, Oracle, Information Builders , SAS, Microsoft, and MicroStrategy led the pack because of the completeness of not just BI, but overall information management functionality. Actuate came out as a Strong Performer on the heels of the Leaders offering equal — or in some cases superior — BI functionality, but it mostly relies on partners for the rest of its information management capabilities. TIBCO Spotfire also came out as a Strong Performer offering top choices for analytics, even surpassing other Strong Performers in the overall information management arena based on its traditional strength in middleware and application integration. Last but not least, QlikTech and Panorama Software moved up from Contenders and into the Strong Performers category based on the continuous improvements in their analytical capabilities.

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  • Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms, Q4 '10

Table of Contents

  • BI Continues To Evolve As The Last Frontier Of Competitive Differentiation
  • Enterprise BI Platforms Evaluation Overview
  • Modern Enterprise BI Platforms Are Function-Rich, Robust, And Scalable
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material

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