Following up on our plug for analyst Howard Dresner's open-to-the-crowd BI survey last week, Howard sent along some early findings based on what he's calling a really strong response.

What we present below are the Top 10 issues Dresner's respondents have with BI software and service vendors, in whatever terms they describe a vendor to actually be. The results aren't tied here to a particular product or service. It's more of a laundry list that reflects the usual culprits: fees, maintenance, partners, domain expertise, flexibility, scope creep etc. We've heard them before, but why not sum them up?

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