12 Brawny Business Intelligence Products For SMBs
June 13, 2011 04:30 PM Business intelligence isn't just for the big boys anymore. Check out our short list of star SMB options, from easy-to-deploy SaaS choices to affordable versions of the biggest BI suites.
Simplified Suites: SAP BusinessObjects Edge
SAP BusinessObjects Edge packages are aimed at companies with 100 to 1,000 employees and $100 million to $1 billion in revenue. The Standard package, which starts at five concurrent users, includes reporting, query, and analysis capabilities. Upgrades add support for data integration (extract, transform, load, and drill-down analysis) and data management (the integration elements plus data parsing, cleansing, and address synchronization). Also available are "Rapid Marts" preconfigured for self-service analysis of SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Siebel apps data. Edge Planning and Consolidation and Edge Strategy Management apps support budgeting, planning and forecasting, scorecards, and strategic goal setting, respectively.