Gartner Research

BI Platforms User Survey, 2011: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor Cost of Ownership

Published: 29 March 2011

ID: G00211906

Analyst(s): Rita Sallam


A recent Gartner survey tracks the costs of the major business intelligence platforms and the factors that contribute to these costs. BI leaders can use these insights to find the most cost-effective BI product to meet enterprise needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Total Cost of BI Platforms From Different Types of Vendors
    • Megavendors, Excluding Microsoft
    • Microsoft
    • Large Independent Vendors
    • Data Discovery Vendors
    • Open-Source Providers
    • Small Independent Vendors
    • Software-as-a-Service Vendors
  • The Factors That Contribute to the Total Cost of BI Platforms
    • License Costs
    • Implementation Costs
    • Administration Costs
  • Recommendations
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1: Factoring in Complexity of Deployment
    • Appendix 2: Composite Integration Score
    • Appendix 3: Number of Administrators Per Vendor
    • Appendix 4: Types of Data Discovery

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