October 13, 2011 – The BI Survey 10, The Business Application Research Center’s annual business intelligence end user survey report, reveals that company politics is the most frequent problem encountered in BI projects, with 20 percent of BI buyers citing it, followed by issues of poor data quality (16 percent) and administrative problems (15 percent).

The BI Survey 10 gleaned 3,000 responses to 50 questions, with nearly 2,300 responses from tool users and the rest from vendors and consultants. This year, BARC saw an increased interest from respondents in more complicated analysis. Barney Finucane, lead author of The BI Survey 10, says it is because there’s more data. “We know the biggest projects are getting bigger and bigger, but median projects are not growing that quickly. A typical project’s data volume growth is not as dramatic, but it seems to be enough that people are seeking new analysis tools. This is an indication the market is maturing,” he says.

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