For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.
pros and cons of outsourcing offshore
end-user group, or the prospect of building a solution in multiple tools. For those who choose the latter, multiple products must be installed, configured, deployed, and integrated. Also, metadata must be duplicated and synchronized, and training must be extended. This significantly increases the scope and complexity of a BI project. With Birst, all three modes of analysis are contained within one product, one user interface, and one deployment. Metadata is shared between them and all three forms are