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How much does Business Intelligence cost?

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This question has been asked several times in various forums and the standard answer from most of the respondents are "It depends".  I thought I will go a little further and help those who would like to get a rough idea about how much it costs to implement a typical Business Intelligence solution. From my estimation for a typical BI system it can cost anywhere between 2 million euros to 5 million euros for a 5 year period. You can definitely have a BI system built for less than 2 million euros or for more than 5 million euros depending on your requirements, location, tool selection, timelines, support level, high availability expertise of the team etc.  Obviously no one can provide an estimate without knowing the requirements so the best I can offer is to provide an estimation template to estimate the cost of Business Intelligence. The BI Cost Estimation Template provides estimation in euros  but should work for any country, just remember to change the number of team

Best ETL Tool Survey Nov 2016 Results

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Please find below the results of Best ETL Tool from a developer's perspective survey carried out between 1st Nov 2016 till 16th Dec 2016. Survey link was shared on linkedin and on this site.  Thanks to all those DWH/BI developers who took part in this survey. Also thanks to all the members in linkedin groups like Data Warehousing (Business Intelligence, ETL) Professional's Group who provided their inputs via comments. Results from the Survey  Results based on comments in Linkedin, As of 18th Dec 2016 is given below  Survey Result Analysis 425 responses were collected through the survey between 1st Nov 2016 and 16th Dec 2016. Informatica is the most popular and the best ETL Tool from a developer's perspective based on the Survey results. Out of those respondents who have experience in multiple tools including both Datastage and Informatica, 20% consider Datastage as the best and 46% consider Informatica as the best ETL tool. Out of those r

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