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Avoid the Dragonfly's Sting: The Importance of the BI Licensing Model

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Executive Summary

User license fees make very much sense - in case of a desktop software. Ever bought a copy of Adobe Photoshop? The company releasing the software has to charge by the individual download, or else they would be in the charity business. In the geological era when all BI solutions were desktop, therefore, this licensing model was perfectly logical. However, in this millennium things have changed, or at least they should have. Business intelligence software now runs on the Web, that nifty little invention by Al Gore that allows people to stay in touch in real time through email, to read the news as they develop without running to the corner-store and buy the latest edition.

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