META Group, Inc. announced the availability of its newest METAspectrum evaluation for the business intelligence (BI) tool and platform market. Business intelligence vendors provide tools and platforms that enable the delivery of information to decision-makers.

"For now, large end-user organizations need to select vendors from four categories – enterprise reporting, ad hoc query and analysis suites, OLAP servers and analytic dashboards – to meet requirements," says David Folger, vice president with META Group's Enterprise Analytics Strategies. "In four to five years, it will be possible to reduce the number of vendors to one primary vendor, supplemented by one or two niche players. End users should eventually center their BI architecture on vendors likely to emerge as full-suite suppliers."

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