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Unclear product policy of the larger suppliers as a result of market consolidation produces Lindau user investment risks, 05.05.2008 – the last intense changes in the market for business intelligence solutions generate opinion of Actinium consulting investment risks for the user. Through the strong consolidation process the situation for them is extremely difficult because companies such as SAP, IBM will need probably several years after the acquisitions of business objects or Cognos, to reach a sustainable product policy”, sees the Actinium Managing Director Klaus Huttl companies before big decision difficult. Currently no one knows which of the current BI tools, this provider will be in two years on the market.” Also the possible migration routes were still not clear. Who aimed also at a reasonable investment security with his decision, will do it therefore provisionally probably hard on these products to the consultant believed set”. As a consequence, Hall sees significant growth opportunities for the BI solution providers that previously stood in the shadow of the market-leading software houses. You had to hide with the quality of their products in many cases anyway and provide in addition also significantly more cost-effective solutions implementation conditions tailored to individual normally”, he makes it clear that a focus on big-name lead is by no means always to the better decision. Also, the business intelligence expert believes that Microsoft will be among the main beneficiaries of the changes in the market.

Microsoft has had a very consistent policy BI products in recent years without great public spectacle and must no longer hide therefore before the celebrity special providers.” On the contrary the technological approach of these tools have even many advantages on his side, what is clearly beat down in market growth by Microsoft. In the Hall recommends that moment is particularly important that they be very pragmatic based on their actual requirements when selecting a tool and it also specifically evaluate the provider circle next to the square Hirschen of the market for the company”. Big names anyway have never been a real guarantee for the most beneficial solutions.” Actinium Actinium Consulting GmbH is a 1999 based consulting firm headquartered in Lindau (Lake Constance) and Vienna, as well as project offices in Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Selm (Dortmund), and Graz. Areas of expertise are business consulting, business intelligence and business integration. The range of services covers all project phases from consultancy and evaluation about the design to the implementation..

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