Users of SQL Server value its power, speed, and affordability. But research shows that these users often face significant challenges in producing the business intelligence (BI)—reports, analysis, and dashboards—that they need to gain insight into their businesses. Learn how to evaluate three BI alternatives for Microsoft SQL users, and discover a new reporting and BI paradigm for SQL Server.
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performance, dramatically improving its ability to accomplish its mission. It is no wonder that BI continues to rank, for the fourth year in a row, highest on the CIO's list of priorities. So, what are Microsoft BI users to do? An investment has already been made and it is not clear that there are alternatives that provide better functionality and, importantly, are affordable. In some cases the investment is justified as the organization's BI profile is such that the Microsoft offering makes sense. We