For many readers of this article, business intelligence (BI) will
not be a core experience, and, in many cases, it has likely become a confusing,
costly, and risky business exercise during or after the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX.
With a market that is red hot in BI, supported by analysts saying
it is currently a CIO's greatest focus (as surveyed), it becomes so easy for
the BI industry to find ways to differentiate offerings. However, in doing so,
some BI companies can sell capabilities that might not have any business value
at all to users and the issues they currently face. As with all discussions
around a market, there will be exceptions to the rule, but I am hoping to
provide a little focus and some
direction as to what is important in most cases f...