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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: QlikTech Speeds Analysis With In-Memory Technology
QlikTech is one of the fastest-growing companies in business intelligence, and it has found a sweet spot among organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees. The company's QlikView product is also selected by departments and line-of-business units of larger companies seeking a way around IT bottlenecks and corporate-standard products. The key advantage of the vendor's in-memory technology is that it delivers fast analysis without the need for IT to develop OLAP cubes, dashboards, or formatted reports. QlikView's simple, visual interface lets business users can quickly filter and drill down on the data. QlikTech has also been a leader in mobile BI, supporting devices including iPhone, iPad, and other devices with HTML5 browsers.


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Jon eieio
Jon eieio,
User Rank: Apprentice
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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