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Business Intelligence Tools Questions

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Nigel BrownjohnTotal cost of ownership is often overlooked during BI product selection. ... more »
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Vijaybabu Sukumar1. First and foremost. Gather the detailed BI requirement from Organization... more »
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Itamar SteinbergI think the most Important criteria Is not specific feature, it's actually... more »
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IT Analyst at a government with 100-1000 employees
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Patrick de WittHi, As already mentioned by others Jaspersoft uses a version of Talend and... more »
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Gaur PanMy vote goes to Jaspersoft. Here are my thoughts. Community support is... more »
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reviewer244644Here you go.. Jaspersoft has moved on now and the latest version of... more »
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John BeckerSort of depends on our friends’ use case ... Different business sectors,... more »
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Director461I cannot comment in Spotfire but we use Tableau rather extensively. Users... more »
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gagneetI would prefer Tableau over Spotfire, mainly because of the features it... more »
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Houcem Eddine
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User at a government with 1-100 employees
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John BeckerYour question is a good one! The question you've raised and the issues... more »
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Gerald CaussadeLike the others, I'm struggling a bit to understand what you need. I would... more »
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Darrin BlockerA common challenge with almost any low level management BI tooling revolves... more »
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Reviewer75321 li?1414329885
reviewer75321In my experience, Business Objects has enterprise administration and... more »
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Patrick de WittI would say they serve different audiences but can also be used at the same... more »
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Venkatraman SubramanianSAP - BO is all traditional and extracts data from a structured sources and... more »
György KissI think OBIEE isvery powerful when it comes to huge data volumes. You can set... more »
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Abhishek I used both products rather briefly. In my experience, OBIEE is better... more »
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reviewer84291I haven't used either, but I can Imagine that if you already have an Oracle... more »
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Presales BI at a tech services company with 1-100 employees
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Consultant at a consultancy with 1-100 employees
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John BeckerHere's what I posted on an earlier associated posting: Sorry Researched... more »
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reviewer71784I am not the correct person to explain the pricing part but definitely I can... more »
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reviewer75321Development times will be very different. Qlikview requires scripting... more »
Database Expert at a energy/utilities company with 1000+ employees
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Rich MycroftHi, What you have indicated is pretty much what I see and have been quietly... more »
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tjbateRich - I feel for you. The supposed benefits of standardisation of end-user... more »
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Todd CanedyI can't see one replacing the other. They are two distinctively different... more »
Manager of Data Analytics at a pharma/biotech company with 1-100 employees

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Business Intelligence Tools Consultants

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Davide moraschi li?1414329707


Senior business Intelligence consultant
Freelance MicroStrategy Professional. Author of the book: "Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy" I've been doing Business Intelligence projects with MicroStrategy and SQL Server/Oracle for the last 10 years now. I have experience in several sectors including Healthcare, Agriculture and... more>>
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Director of Development
Business Intelligence: Raw Data or Strategic Analytics' There is a big difference between corporate information and Strategic Knowledge. Corporate Information usually consists of internal raw data while Strategic Knowledge is the business wisdom necessary to achieve profitable growth... more>>
Ricardo diaz li?1414338809

Siempre innovador! Empresario, con la mirada fija en cumplir mis metas siempre ayudando a los demás y compartiendo conocimiento.....con el afán de hacer crecer el Software Libre en el país... Experto en Inteligencia de Negocios, Data Warehousing y Big Data
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EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO
More than 19 years engaging in EIS, BI, EPM projects in Brazil working for the last 5 years in global projects to a fortune 100 client. Highly adaptable in reverencing local cultures and business environment with an easy going consultative style. • First and only Oracle ACE in Business... more>>
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Senior Consultant
I love data. I love to categorise it, manipulate it, study it, and share it. Data Warehousing is how I satisfy this love and Business Intelligence is how I show it to others. Any type of data - music, words, pictures, numbers, ... Specialties: Data modeling, data architecture, ETL, Cognos BI... more>>
Reviewer78465 li?1414329971

Expertise in business intelligence, business process management, as well as IT compliance, governance and security.
Reviewed Information Builders WebFOCUS: Expensive but BI the right way can’t reasonably be...
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Consulting Manager
Andy Rocha is the Consulting Manager for Rittman Mead America, a leading consultancy focused on delivering Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence technology solutions. Specializing in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g, Andy, an Oracle Certified Implementation... more>>
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I am addicted to learn new technologies, sharing knowledge and finding new ideas to implement and share with my team. I always have passion to learn and find new solutions that meet business needs and boost the performance of the business life cycle. I am seeking to know tips and tricks of... more>>
Larry keller li?1414328940


VIA or Visual Intelligence and Analysis provides training from basic to expert level using Tableau as well as technical data preparation skills when the data are not Tableau ready. Training and documentation is available in English, Spanish and French. Specialties: Subject Matter Expertise... more>>
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Business Intelligence Consultant
Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering at Universidade do Algarve - Faculdade de Ciências de Tecnologia, Portugal. At the moment, I'm playing a role as a Business Intelligence Consultant and I've already integrated in various projects in the... more>>
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Business Intelligence Consultant
Experienced Business Intelligence specialist with diversified knowledge and expertise in maintaining analytical environments, providing technical support and creating solutions in alignment with business targets. Technological experience in diversified business areas: Entertainment,... more>>
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Consultant Director
Experienced professional with blended knowledge in visual analytics development, statistics, logistics and operation optimization. Specialized in translating user requirements into tangible visualizations to track performance, detect outliers and perform root cause analysis.
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Senior BI Consultant

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I worked on many BI projects mainly for finance departments (Budgeting & planning, PNL&BS); at every levels: Pre-sales, development/implementation, training of end users, business analysis and project management. From 2000 to 2007 I worked mainly on reporting projects in many sectors:... more>>
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Business intelligence consultant
Business Intelligence Consultancy,Business Analyst, Systems Architect, Specialist, Cisco, Linux, Win Servers, Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design... more>>
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Senior Pentaho Business Intelligence Developer - Consultant
Responsible for leading the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications. Ensures that the use of BI applications enhances decision making capabilities. Specialist in ETL utilizing various BI tools and scripting languages. Experience with data warehouse design and... more>>
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I am an Independent consultant. My main expertise majoring in: 1. Accounting and Auditing 2. Internal Control and Risk Management 3. Regulatory Compliance 4. Internal Audit 5. Business Process Management 6. Information Technology Planning & Design 7. Enterprise Architecture 8.... more>>
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Analytics Consultant
Hardwork + confidence = ME Specialties: ITILv3, SAP-BOBJ, SAP-BO Mobile, BO Mobile SDK (android & IOS), BO Admin, SAP-ABAP, JAVA, ORACLE, SQL, WEB DESIGNER To know more about me
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Have good experience and exposure of development, deployment and maintenance of BI solutions using enterprise as well as open source tools on web and mobile platforms. Have worked on Data integration using Talend and PDI tools. Have experience in handling projects with US, APAC and UK teams for... more>>
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Software Consultant
Over 3+ years of experience in Database Development, Database Administration, Business Intelligence Solutions and Web Development. Extensive experience in SQL Development, Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS). Expertise in creating reports,... more>>
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Founder and Business Intelligence Consultant
Working with Business Intelligence since 2009. Always learning new concepts and studying new ideas to offer better services to my customers. Expertise in Open Source B.I. Solutions (Pentaho). Attended the course Dimensional Modelling in Depth with Ralph Kimball (Stockholm - Sweden).

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Gaur pan li?1429195572
Freelancer - DW & BI (OBIEE & Informatica)
• Gaur is a Freelancer in Information Technology experienced with the latest trends and techniques of the field, having an inborn quantitative aptitude, determined to carve a successful and satisfying career in the IT industry. • Technically competent Datawarehouse consultant (DW/BI) with... more>>
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I solve data management problems for companies in various sectors of industry: Airline Travels, Energy Bill Management, Manufacturing, Commercial Printing/Publishing, Transportation and Logistics, Health Care, and Software Development. Specializing in building Data Warehouses, designing and... more>>
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I've performed different positions along Information Systems. I passed from COBOL programmer to Information Systems major department responsible. I'd already being on the commercial side and processes definition - working as ERP pre-sales - and also I'd the chance to work as system and database... more>>
Reviewed SAP Business Objects: Issues with versions 4.0 and 4.1
Cmardinotto li?1414329782

20+ year IT Industry ERP and BI. Management Consulting and Perform Implementation Business Intelligence, Data Warehouses, Data Mart and ETL architect. Projects and Manager PMO conducting of IT in Business Intelligence and Balanced Scorecard (Strategic Management Methodologie), acting on big... more>>
Manon tremblay li?1414331218
Consultant IT
27 years on a IT dept for a manufacturing company and I have started my own company in 2014.
Giancarlo cordova menacho li?1416747380
Bachiller de la facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas e Informática de la Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos, perteneciente al quinto superior, con experiencia de más de 1 años en el área de inteligencia de negocios, con sentido de responsabilidad, capacidad de rápido aprendizaje, con buen manejo... more>>
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• Business Intelligence and Data warehousing professional with close to 5 years of experience in design, development, administration, testing, release management & Pre Sales of the projects from inception to completion. • Close to 3 years of onsite experience as a Business Intelligence... more>>
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BI Application Consulting Manager
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MicroStrategy Expert with 15 years exp.
Rupa chowdhury li?1428444170
• More than 6 years of IT industry experience in Mainframe technologies & Data Quality tool Trillium Software Systems. • Have worked on variety of projects of Banking and Financial Services, Insurance Sector and Aviation Sector for clients such as First Data Merchant Services and JP Morgan... more>>
Shankar pandit li?1430027506
Data Scientist
Following are the areas I work in : Analysis of data is a process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing... more>>
Arnab chakraborty li?1430131555
DW BI Consultant
Arnab has wide experience in Information Management and Business Intelligence. He has lead multiple projects as a solution architect defining architecture of multi-terabyte Enterprise Data Warehouse and BI applications. He has worked on multiple technical platforms including Informatica... more>>
Matthew mottram li?1414329934

I have had over ten years experience working in various financial organizations and been involved in various business areas including Fixed Income, Finance, Credit, Rates, Equities, Syndicated Loans and worked on both Vanilla and Structured product projects. Generally I have worked autonomously... more>>
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SQL Server DBA, system administrator, virtualization junkie, blogger, author and speaker.
Reviewed SAP Business Objects: Business Objects on Linux and SQL Server
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Oracle, MySQL - DBA, Developer Business Objects & Crystal Reports Adabas/Natural - DBA, Developer Cobol PHP Delphi
Damien keogh li?1414339021

10 years business experience in life insurance industry, followed by 15 years experience as an analyst developer in a wide range of technologies, including: COBOL, PL1, CICS, Mantis on IBM mainframe C++, Java, VB(6) Currently working as a lead analyst and developer in Business Intelligence,... more>>
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Tool agnostic decision support expert with deep experience in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and finance. Agile, results-driven consultant targeting high quality results in fast iterations with strong customer involvement, often using tools like SQL Server, Vertica, SAP Data Services,... more>>
Michael burbo li?1422567417
Specialties: Universe, Unidata, Ultimate, Pick Basic, jBase, PROC, DataTel Systems,. Open to new opportunities. Working in government Systems, DODefense systems, Housing, Distribution, Health care, Warehouse-Inventory and Cost Accounting Systems. Support systems and links between them, Mike is... more>>
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Business Intelligence Consultant
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Oracle Applications Technical Consultant
Itfactory in li?1430293884
Founder and Technology Consultant
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First in Theoretical Physics with 2 years post-grad study of quantum mechanics and general relativity. Founded Butler Group - Europe's largest indigenous IT analyst firm until acquisition by Datamonitor in 2005. Founder of Butler Analytics - dedicated to analysis of analytics technologies and... more>>
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Qlikview Business Intelligence Consultant 15 Years Experience in Warehouse Operations,Systems and Management.
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Jeff has over 40 years experience helping manufacturing and distribution companies improve their information systems. He started his career at IBM in the late 1960’s, specializing in mid-range systems for the manufacturing industry. In 1975 Mr. Carr founded Professional Computer Resources... more>>
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Business Intelligence consultant & architect with 10+ years of experience with various BI tools – started with BusinessObjects and Cognos, and switched to QlikView in 2009. Familiar with banking, telecommunications and retail trade industries. Runs BI Review (http://bi-review.blogspot.com) --... more>>
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Director of Development
PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS • Visualization Expert, Data Analyst/BI Architect, with 12 years of experience in Advance Analytics, Management Reporting, Business Intelligence, ETL/DWH Solution Delivery for Fortune 500 environments. Adept at working in a diverse team setting and collaborating across... more>>
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My background: I started my career as an account, followed up by some years as finance controller and now I have dedicated my work 100 % to Business Intelligence. I found this combination very useful, cause of the combination of IT and business skills. I have unique experience in what the... more>>
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Manager of Development
Company business strategy development and management. Business Analytics concepts, architectures, methodology and implementation. Experienced Data Warehousing, ETL, Information Management, Business Intelligence, Planning, Budgeting and Consolidation project and quality manager, solution... more>>
Reviewed SAP Business Objects: Seven thoughts about SAP BusinessObjects BI...
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Over 20 years of experience delivering IT solutions that strengthen core business competencies. Rich experience with formulating and interpreting business strategy into enterprise data requirements and implementations. Design enterprise business intelligence end-to-end from technical aspects to... more>>
Reviewed SAP Crystal Reports: Crystal Reports on SAP Mobile BI
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Business Analyst with focus on best practices in business information visualization. Design and implementation of executive dashboards using Excel and Cognos. Specialties:information visualization, dashboard design, Excel, data analysis
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Over 40 years in business. Owner of BIAlytics: a one man business intelligence and data visualization consulting company, based in Turlock CA, with clients in the USA, Canada, and, Europe. The company name means “Better Insights through Analytics”. I do consulting, training, and speaking... more>>
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In his role, Mr. Sharma is responsible for providing cutting edge BI Solutions to our clients enabling to run better. Mr. Sharma has more than 20+ years of experience in Business Intelligence domain across key BI technologies and several industries. Mr. Sharma is very well versed in leading BI... more>>
Reviewed Actuate e.Report: Actuate to Cognos Conversion
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Independent Management Consultant who delivers initiatives utilising the below key skills: • Finance and Accounting – Qualified accountant with 20+ years of experience with a focus on business profitability, commercial management, governance, internal controls and finance effectiveness. •... more>>
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Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing (BI/DW) specialist with over 11 years experience. Proven ability to work with users and developers at all levels of an organization. Great communication and teaching ability with non-technical users. Goal: Seeking BI/DW consulting in Oklahoma... more>>
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Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Developer Co-Leader of Charlotte BI Group Co-Organizer of SQL Saturday 237 Co-Organizer of SQL Saturday 174 Professional skills & interests: • Design and development of BI, data warehousing, and OLAP solutions • Needs analysis, requirements... more>>
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5+ years of experience building and managing an international Business Intelligence practice. 10+ years of cross-industry experience in architecting, designing and building Business Intelligence solutions. Microsoft Certified Trainer specializing in SQL Server, Business intelligence and... more>>