By Sharon Wood
Myths about Business Intelligence being complicated, intimidating and expensive are just that—myths. The best B.I. solutions are cheaper, easier to use, and fully “collaborative”—able to accommodate all users dynamically, via their preferred front ends (Excel, dashboards, report writers, etc.).
When choosing a Business Intelligence system, determine if it features (a) a speedy implementation to the first deliverable (b) the capability to handle complex planning scenarios, and (c) usability across multiple departments—Finance, Sales, HR, and more.