Gartner Research

BI Sourcing Preferences: Managing Vendor Proliferation

Published: 24 August 2007

ID: G00150877

Analyst(s): James Richardson, Bill Hostmann


BI sourcing decisions are complex and earlier purchases compound the difficulty of implementing a platform strategy. Firms must balance a preference for multiple "best-of-breed" technologies with the need for standardization.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Preference for Stand-Alone BI in a Changing Market
  • Best-of-Breed Versus Standardization
  • Governance and Consolidation of BI

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