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Who cares about business intelligence

Who cares about business intelligence

by Rick Turoczy on March 9, 2005

The staid and perfunctory applications that allow companies to closely monitor their financial and logistical performance have undergone a renaissance of late, thanks in part to the creative accounting of several executives at Enron. The US legislation that resulted from that accounting scandal, such as Sarbanes Oxley, has forced chief executives everywhere to have a much more transparent view of their firm’s financial dealings.

The best tools for improving financial insights are analytics and reporting software from companies such as Business Objects, Hyperion and Information Builders. But the consolidation pressure affecting much of the software industry is also being felt by these BI providers as they attempt to position themselves at the top of the tree when it comes to catering for all the needs of enterprise customers. While there is still a lot of consolidation to be done — analyst Gartner claims some firms may have up to 23 different BI tools deployed across the organisation — no one firm has emerged as the BI equivalent of Microsoft.

Who cares about business intelligence

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