Decide Whether Microsoft BI Fits the Bill
Microsoft Business Intelligence 2010 is BI for the masses.
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Last Revised: November 11, 2010
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- Clients are looking for insight into their organization. Business Intelligence platforms have become a key vehicle to qualify strategic decisions, leverage market opportunities, and respond to externalities.
- With most BI platforms requiring significant investment, Microsoft has responded by aiming squarely at the mid-market by baking BI functionality into their core offerings (SQL, SharePoint, Office).
- Clients need to know if the Microsoft BI platform is comprehensive, effective, and able to address their organizational needs.
- Microsoft's 2010 BI platform is recommended for mid-market organizations without a formal BI solution and that already use Microsoft tools for reporting and analytics.
Impact and Result
- Outlines the historical growth of Microsoft's BI offerings and outlines the new additions found in this version.
- Covers deployment scenarios for organizations of various sizes and discusses the differences in terms of services, infrastructure, and costing.
- Summarizes the key factors needed for organizations to determine if Microsoft BI is for them.
- Makes the conclusion that if you are a mid-market organization in need of BI, Microsoft is a good starting point if not an ideal end point.
Get to Action
Understand and evaluate Microsoft BI.
Determine if Microsoft BI addresses the needs of the enterprise.
Assess the appropriateness of Microsoft BI.
Decide if Microsoft BI offers a suitable strategy for the enterprise.
Identify license needs regarding SQL, SharePoint, and Office.
Calculate a bottom line for Microsoft’s BI platform.
Companies Who Helped
4 Organizations contributed information to assist with the development of this solution set. Due to the sensitivity of the information, all contributors requested confidentiality.