Tuesday, August 28, 2012
It's been a busy few months at Dresner Advisory Services and I wanted to bring you all up to date regarding our activities and achievements. Here are some highlights:
New channels for our research:
We're excited to announce the availability of our Business Intelligence market research through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iTunes. While other analyst organizations may charge thousands for their research and require a subscription, our goal is to make our research both highly available and highly affordable.
Third annual Wisdom of CrowdsTM Study:
We've just published our third annual Wisdom of Crowds TM Business Intelligence Market Study ®. With more than 90 pages of analysis and commentary, including 70 charts and tables, we address key trends in the BI marketplace - as well as rating 17 of the most relevant BI vendors - using our trademark 33-dimension scoring system! We've received lots of great feedback from our research community and some great press too!
New Cloud BI and Collaborative BI Research plus a free webinar!
Based on user responses from last year's Wisdom of Crowds TM Business Intelligence Market Study ®, we expanded our research agenda for 2012 to include the emerging areas of Collaborative BI and Cloud BI. These exciting new studies are being released in early September!
Consider attending our free webinar to review highlights from this groundbreaking research. It will take place on Thursday, September 27th at 12PM ET. Click here to register for this event. Attendance is limited to 100 people.
Upcoming Mobile BI Study:
Later this year we will be publishing our fourth Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study - with a target date of late November. Data collection begins right away! Click here to be directed to the survey. As always, qualified users receive a complimentary copy of the research findings!
We're always grateful for your feedback. Please email us with your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support!
Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The result is 94 pages of in-depth analysis and commentary - including over 70 charts and tables - providing a picture of the Business Intelligence market and how it's changing.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Deep into Data Analysis
Since our last posting, we've been busy sorting through data and have now begun the analysis and documentation phase for the 3rd annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ®!
We expect to begin releasing the findings to enterprise licensees mid May and will distribute to qualified study participants during the month of June.
During Q3 we will also publish two new market reports on Cloud Business Intelligence and Collaborative Business Intelligence.
Here are the final demographics for the study:
Monday, March 12, 2012
We're only three weeks away from the end of data collection for the 3rd annual Wisdom of Crowds TM Business Intelligence Market Study.
Data collection will end on April 2, 2012 at 5PM ET. So, if you have not yet completed a survey, please click on this link now!
Here are some of the study demographics to date:
Geographies: To date, the study has the largest contribution from North America with 56% and EMEA contributing 26%. We are already seeing stronger participation from both Latin America and APAC this year.
Functions: As with last year, we see an almost even split between the IT and business functions. This balance will help us to compare and contrast attitudes and plans between the two groups:
Size of Company: So far this year we've had a groundswell of responses from smaller organizations, creating an interesting mix of small, medium and large companies.
As we get closer to the completion of data collection, we'll post additional updates to our progress.
Remember, qualified user participants receive a complimentary copy of the study findings!
Click here to complete the survey now!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Data collection continues until April 2, 2012.
>>> Please click here to take the survey <<<
As this chart indicates, to date, only a minority of respondents "completely agree" with the following statement: "My organization considers our Business Intelligence initiatives a success."
Here are some of the great comments that respondents shared to explain why they have or have not been successful with Business Intelligence:
"We were very successful with Product X. Then - Product Y came in."
"In midst of major reorg. Have nice success stories from before but not much has happened since. BI is not well aligned anymore."
"Great results & benefits to small group. BI is not yet pervasive. Not sophisticated enough to leverage all opportunities presented by BI"
"Started bottom-up. First integrated BI at operational level for process improvement & worked up to higher analytics"
"The organization is planning on expanding - small steps we have taken beginning to be noticed at different levels of org."
Too heavily concentrated around IT not enough around Business"
"Not enough IT resources to meet the demand from business users."
"Many of our BI projects are still focused on one department's needs and not total firm's needs."
We'll continue to share insights throughout data collection process. However, much more data will be needed before we can publish results later this year. So, we ask you to help out by please adding your voice today!
Monday, February 13, 2012
I am pleased to announce that the survey process for the 3rd annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® is now officially open for input!
Like last year, you'll have an opportunity to evaluate your Business Intelligence software vendors on 32 essential criteria, plus a new "Integrity" measure.
And, this year we've expanded the study to cover a wide range of important Business Intelligence issues, including Collaborative BI and Cloud BI.
As always, qualified participants will receive a copy of the study findings.
This study is NOT sponsored by vendors or anyone else. It is intended to provide an objective view into the market and reflect the experience and opinions of Business Intelligence users. And, none of your detailed data will be shared with any outside parties!
Please use this link to contribute to this important body of research!
Thank you in advance!
Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services
Monday, January 9, 2012
Respondents to our Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® are able to report on any BI vendor they like. However, we provide a list of vendors that they can select from, as well as an "other" option.
Here's our current (updated) list of vendors for the upcoming study:
Friday, January 6, 2012
A new year promises fresh beginnings and signals the advent of the next Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® cycle!
Having started in earnest in 2010, this will be our third comprehensive study of the BI marketplace - and our most ambitious to date!
We're in the process of developing and finalizing the survey instrument now and expect to start data collection within weeks.
Check back here often for updates to schedule and our progress.
All the best for a successful 2012!