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12 Brawny Business Intelligence Products For SMBs

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.
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Simplified Suites: SAS Packages Analytics For Midsize Firms
"Analytics specialist SAS has four BI and analytics options priced and configured for midsize companies. SAS Office Analytics for Midsize Business gives business users self-service access to SAS Analytics from within Microsoft Office clients. SAS Analytics Pro for Midsize Business (pictured here) supports advanced data analysis, graphics and reporting, letting business users access, manipulate, manage, store, analyze, visualize, and report on data without IT support. SAS Desktop Data Mining for Midsize Business is an easy-to-deploy, client-based data mining workbench with template capabilities for repeatable analyses. SAS Data Integration for Midsize Business provides the basics of data management and movement so users can tap into correct and complete data with efficient, automated data-integration routines."

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Jon eieio
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10/5/2012 | 5:53:35 PM
re: 12 Brawny Business Intelligence Products For SMBs
The fact that you dismissed MicroStrategy as a legitimate option for mid sized businesses really puts your opinion into question. I can understand why you might not recommend MSTR to small companies or companies that have a weak IT/IS staff because MSTR does expect you to understand the science of data warehousing. and you need to be able to read.

I have been working with MSTR for 10+ years and any "analysis" of the industry that dismisses this software (and yes, mentioning it as an afterthought, hidden in a final paragraph, is dismissive) does not add legitimacy to you or InformationWeek.

FYI I believe that online support does come with the free version of MicroStrategy.
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