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Nari Kannan

How are different BI Vendors doing? - One peek at the Market.

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Today I was wondering about how different BI vendors are doing in the market!

Here's one survey that could provide one glimpse at one slice of the market. This survey aws done by Intelligent Enterprise and they have released one of the slides to the public in their own public website  (the rest are in a report that you need to buy from them- if this is this informative, the others would be even more useful I am guessing)!


Intelligent Enterprise - Hear BI Survey Results, Plus Donald Farmer


A few interesting observations jump right out at you:

-- The fact that Microsoft is so prevalent among surveyed members. The article also raises the important point about the use of Excel either for itself or in conjunction with a BI solution!

-- Cognos, Business Objects all doing very well also.

-- People evaluating SAS, SPSS and Actuate deciding to go with it much more than others! Must be very convincing BI solutions.

-- The small percentage of surveyed members that have not either evauluated or using or rejected Microsoft BI solutions - Microsoft throws in a lot of free BI stuff with SQL server database management systems. This could be one big factor - if it satisfies their BI needs, they may not be looking elsewhere. I am guesssing a lot of Medium sized and Small companies may be using Microsoft BI by default!

This slide does not show any Open Source BI vendors and I am guessing they are gaining a lot of ground since the date of this article - Jan 2010 - The survey must be older than this also.

Interesting results giving one peek at one set of aspects of BI vendors in the market currently.

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away - Eudora Welty.

Nari Kannan's blog explores how new approaches to business intelligence can help organizations improve the performance of business processes--whether these processes are creative or operational, internally-focused or customer-facing, intra-departmental or across functions.

Nari Kannan

Nari Kannan started and serves as the CEO of appsparq, a Mobile Applications development company based in Louisville, KY with offices in Singapore and India. Nari has over two decades of experience in computer systems development, translating product and service strategy into meaningful technology solutions, and both people and product development. Prior to this, he has served as both Chief Technology Officer and Vice President- Engineering in six successful startups, two of which he co-founded. He has proven experience in building companies, engineering teams, and software solutions from scratch in the United States and India. Prior to this, Nari started Ajira Technologies, Inc., in Pleasanton, CA, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for more than six years. While at Ajira, Nari was instrumental in developing service process management solutions that modeled, monitored, and analyzed business processes, initially targeting the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Telecom, and Banking verticals in India, and Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare verticals in the United States. Prior to this, he served as VP-Engineering at Ensenda, an ASP for local delivery services. He also served variously as Chief Technology Officer or VP-Engineering at other Bay-Area venture funded startups such as Kadiri and Ensera. He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Senior Software Engineer. Nari has a long involvement with Customer Support and other customer facing processes. At Digital Equipment Corporation he was involved with their 1800 person customer support center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was tasked with coming up with innovative tools to help customer support people do their jobs better. He holds a U.S patent for a software invention that automatically redirected email requests for customer support to the right group by digesting the contents of the request and guessing at which software or hardware support group is best equipped to handle it. At Ensera, he led a 45 person team in developing an internet based ASP service for handling auto insurance claims, coordinating information flow between end-customers, Insurance companies, Repair shops and Parts suppliers. Ensera was acquired by Mitchell Corporation in San Diego. Nari holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Loyola College, and an M.B.A degree from the University of Madras in Madras, India. He graduated with a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Contact Information: Nari Kannan. Email: nari@appsparq.com Mobile: 925 353 0197. Website: www.appsparq.com View more .


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