Wednesday, June 01, 2011

3rd-party BI Tools

Sometimes the built-in tools available from Microsoft or your corporate BI software aren’t enough.  It should not be taboo to look for 3rd-party tools that fulfill a need and provide value. 

Most companies would not entertain use of third-party tools and utilities, for the obvious reasons of cost, developer expertise and corporate policies. But it is not that tools should not be used at all, it's just that there should be correct reasons when you should consider the options of using freeware or third-party licensed tools and utilities. Below are some of the reasons in my viewpoint when usage of tools can be justified and considered.

Siddharth Mehta's Blog

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