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Vendor Landscape: Forrester's 13-Step Methodology For Shortlisting BI Vendors

February 17, 2017

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This is the Tools And Technology report in The Business Intelligence Playbook For 2017.

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Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that keeps picking up speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. The result: There are now more than 70 vendors in the segment. Their architectures and user interfaces vary, but they support similar use cases. This report tells application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives how to decide which vendors belong on their shortlists of BI platforms. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we revised this edition to factor in recently emerged vendors and the latest market trends.

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  • Forrester's BI Vendor Shortlisting Methodology

Table of Contents

  • Multiple Enterprise BI Platforms Are Here To Stay
  • Cut To The Chase With Forrester's BI Vendor Selection Methodology
  • Recommendations

  • Don't Reinvent The Wheel — Use Forrester Wave™ Evaluations
  • What It Means

  • Prepare For A Continually Vibrant Landscape, M&A, And More Players
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