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Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations.
Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and

bi tool vendors evaluations  The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations. Event Summary The frantic first week of June that marked an outright internecine war in the ERP space, seems to have been somewhat repeated in the second half of July, but this time in the business intelligence (BI) market. The following acquisitions were announced: Business Objects will acquire Crystal Decisions Hyperion will acquire Brio Software Actuate Corporation has completed the

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