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Forrester Ranking of Business Intelligence Platforms

In a recent Dashboard Spy post, we provided a highly sought after link to download the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms report.

Many readers wrote in asking for the Forrester review of business intelligence vendors.

You can get that here:

2011 Forrester Wave Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms

forrester business intelligence platforms report

Here’s their version of the Magic Quadrant diagram:
forrester wave business intelligence platforms

12 Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms Evaluated by Forrester

12 Enterprise BI Platforms have been evaluated as part of the latest Forrester Wave study: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms Q3 2008. (Thanks goes to the Dashboard Spies who posted the findings document.)

Based on their evaluation of 151 criteria, Forrester finds that IBM/Cognos and SAP/Business Objects maintain market leading positions while Oracle and SAS Institute move up into leadership spots in enterprise BI because of their product functionality, scalability and completeness of corporate/product vision and strategy.

Here’s a diagram with the results of the BI platform evaluation:

forrester wave enterprise business intelligence platform evaluation

A look at the relative scoring of the BI platforms compared across various criteria:

Forrester evaluation of enterprise business intelligence platforms

Click on the read more to find out more about the study of these BI platforms: