Select the Right Business Intelligence and Analytics Tool for the Right User

Archived Published: 23 May 2016 ID: G00304022


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Data and analytics leaders want to reduce the complexity of their BI and analytics tool portfolios by using fewer vendors, but no one vendor offers all the best capabilities, and innovations challenge a single-vendor approach. Instead, their strategy should match the right tool to the right user.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Stop Pursuing a Single-Vendor Approach for All BI and Analytics Capabilities When This Jeopardizes Achievement of Business Benefits
    • Segment Users and Deploy Corresponding BI and Analytics Tools, Based on Each Segment's Use Cases and Required Capabilities
    • Be Prepared to Use Capabilities From Multiple Vendors to Provide the Best Functionality and Keep Pace With Innovation
    • Make the Most of Technology Investments by Reducing Overlaps Within a Tool Category or Use Case
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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