Reduce Cost Considerations with Open Source BI Software
The cost of BI software is one reason to look at open source business intelligence (BI) solutions.
According to this report on KM World, cost considerations and performance are two of the primary reasons why an organization that is currently using business intelligence (BI) solutions, may consider a change to open source BI software.
"Open source products are garnering more attention in a variety of technologies in the knowledge management arena, including business intelligence. They compete well on cost and flexibility, but support is not generally as robust as with commercial products. In some cases, open source software companies provide a free community version and an enterprise version that offers more functionality as well as professional services for maintenance and support."