Rich Information Applications or Business Intelligence - How Do I Choose?
Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools are designed to help self-sufficient power users to access, massage and present information to management. In contrast, as an information application platform that supports Rich Internet Applications. Today's BI technologies serve the needs of power users who comprise less than 5% of the enterprise and address the needs of external audiences poorly or not at all. Instead of supporting hundreds of users, Actuate-built applications can serve up to hundreds of thousands of users - employees, customers and partners.