BI is an expensive way to solve a reporting problem, and many organizations underestimate the challenge of the data consolidation required to add value to BI as a reporting tool. This research note describes five common alternatives, including BI, for basic reporting:
- An explanation of five common reporting options.
- Cost criteria for financial comparisons.
- Value criteria for a functional evaluation of the solutions.
By carefully balancing the cost and value associated with a reporting solution, organizations can find cost effective alternatives to a BI reporting tool.