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.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?