Monday, February 20, 2012

Early Insight from Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ®

As we enter our second week of data collection for the third annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® - I thought I might share an early insight from data collected this far.

Data collection continues until April 2, 2012.

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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!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Third Annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® Now Open for Input!

Hello Folks!

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!


Howard Dresner
Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services