Best Practice Report

Rationalize Multiple Enterprise BI Platforms With BI Fabric

The Use Of Multiple Business Intelligence Platforms Is Here To Stay, And BI Fabric Can Help

April 10th, 2023
With contributors:
Aaron Katz , Michele Goetz , Evan Megan , Fayzan Sabri


Business intelligence (BI) applications conquer the hearts and minds of their users, which often results in turf wars on what BI platform should be the enterprise standard. Fighting such wars is a slippery slope with no winners, as consolidating multiple BI platforms creates significant business disruption. Is there a middle ground between BI silos and business disruption? Yes, indeed — it’s BI fabric. In this report, enterprise tech and data architects will learn about the tools and techniques necessary to use enterprise BI fabric to keep users happy while minimizing silos. Forrester recommends that organizations with multiple BI platforms get started with BI fabric now.

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