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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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BI SaaS Style: Drill Down on MyDials Dashboards
The myDials BI subscription service provides a foundation of dashboard interfaces that can be linked with myriad on-premises data sources and set to user-customizable views and drill-through analyses. Customers can also set up goals, thresholds, and exception alerts to spot exception conditions such as revenue shortfalls. Optional sales analysis and online marketing modules offer batteries of prebuilt key metrics and comparative visualizations of interest to sales and marketing professionals.

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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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