50 Open Source Replacements for Proprietary Business Intelligence Software

50 Open Source Replacements for Proprietary Business Intelligence Software by Cynthia Harvey.

From the post:

In a recent Gartner survey, CIOs picked business intelligence and analytics as their top technology priority for 2012. The market research firm predicts that enterprises will spend more than $12 billion on business intelligence (BI), analytics and performance management software this year alone.

As the market for business intelligence solutions continues to grow, the open source community is responding with a growing number of applications designed to help companies store and analyze key business data. In fact, many of the best tools in the field are available under an open source license. And enterprises that need commercial support or other services will find many options available.

This month, we’ve put together a list of 50 of the top open source business intelligence tools that can replace proprietary solutions. It includes complete business intelligence platforms, data warehouses and databases, data mining and reporting tools, ERP suites with built-in BI capabilities and even spreadsheets. If we’ve overlooked any tools that you feel should be on the list, please feel free to note them in the comments section below.

A very useful listing of “replacements” for proprietary software in part because it includes links to the software to be replaced.

You will find it helpful in identifying software packages with common goals but diverse outputs, grist for topic map mills.

I tried to find a one-page display (print usually works) but you will have to endure the advertising clutter to see the listing.

PS: Remember that MS Excel seventy-five (75%) percent of the BI market. Improve upon/use an MS Excel result, you are closer to a commercially viable product. (BI’s Dirty Secrets – Why Business People are Addicted to Spreadsheets)

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