Sole-Sourcing BI From Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision? - Is Sole-Sourcing BI From ERP Vendors Delivering on Its Promises?
In the last two years, the software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the Business Intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a strategic growth market and a great opportunity to upsell to their existing install base, primarily that of enterprise applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This consolidation has rendered sole-sourcing BI from ERP vendors an alluring option for many organizations. In order to explore the benefits and drawbacks of sole-sourcing BI from ERP vendors Datamonitor has conducted a study of 100 enterprises from the US and EU that have deployed BI and enterprise applications from the same vendor. The survey aims to investigate whether or not customers are experiencing what sole-sourcing promised to deliver.