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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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SMB Specialists: LogiXML Simplifies With Wizards and Self-Service
These aren't dumbed -down BI products with features and functions removed to keep costs down. LogiXML caters primarily to SMBs with a web-based products for data integration, ad hoc reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, and managed reporting. Browser-based client seats are unlimited and free of charge. Wizard-driven deployment and setup features minimize the need for coding and IT support. Logi ETL provides the essentials of data integration. Logi Ad Hoc lets business analysts create and share dashboards, reports, and analyses self-service style. Logi Info is a development studio for building BI apps that can be embedded within other apps or deployed directly to internal users or customers. Logi Mobile delivers instant access to dashboards and reports from any mobile-web-friendly device.

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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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