Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions

Open Source business intelligence has emerged over the last several years as a potential way to address the cost issue. However, while Open Source BI may save money on software license costs, it does not achieve the expected reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO.)

This is because Open Source does not address the staffing costs associated with deploying and maintaining a BI solution, which according to IDC can constitute 60% of a three-year TCO. This paper compares the TCO of Cloud BI with both traditional and Open Source BI


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