Biggest BI Benefits
According to the report authors, making better business decisions is an obviously desirable benefit of upgrading and installing BI projects. However, it is a benefit that cannot be accurately scoped when developing the business case for a project. While all BI projects would hope to gain this benefit, few projects would be cost-justified against the possibility that it might one day be achieved.
Certain Benefits Reign
Visual and discovery tools, particularly from smaller and niche vendors, achieved the highest amount of desired user and business benefits, according to the survey. This reflects a continuing trend of friendliness and flexibility for end users.
Business Intelligence Roll-out Times
According to the survey: Slow and late implementations are traditionally one of the biggest problems with many IT projects, including data warehousing and BI applications. ... The Survey found that 71 percent of projects are rolled out within six months. Project implementation time has slightly increased since last year, but we do not foresee a significant increase in the future.