Manage the Growth
- Organizations must efficiently manage operations to control IT spending. For most, this translates into standardizing on one set of BI tools. As Meta Group observes: "Proliferating business intelligence tools, with overlapping functionality, are a common problem in large organizations."
- According to Gartner: "The average number of BI users today is expected to jump 50% in the next two years." Standardization on BI tools is the only way in which to economically support this new group of users.
- InformationWeek Research states the most effective technology steps companies have made in the past 12 months includes deployed business intelligence tools second only to increased network bandwidth.
- Most importantly, the lack of standardized BI tools hinders organizations from achieving the benefits of effective business intelligence.