Business intelligence software and services have gone mainstream. In the
past, only large enterprises typically invested in BI solutions. These days,
however, more and more small and medium-sized businesses are actively looking
for ways to tap into their information and use it to increase revenues,
reduce expenses and realize competitive advantage.
Even though the concept of business intelligence has been around for over 20
years, a substantial percentage of BI implementations are still considered
failures. Given the large number of vendors selling BI products and
solutions, one would think that at least one of them would be able to get it
right. Why are successful BI solutions so elusive?
The answer lies in how success is measured. The only way to establish the
success of a BI project is to determine the return on investment (ROI)
realized by the company as a result... (more)
Big news today.
I can finally share with you guys that SiSense has closed a $4M series A
investment and that we can finally push forward towards what we've been
working on so hard -- a fresh new approach to enabling high-quality business
intelligence, in any company. Not just Fortune 1000s.
The two Venture Capital firms we are excited to partner with are Genesis
Partners (Israel) and Opus Capital (USA). Our private investor, Eli Farkash,
who has been financing and helping the company since its founding also joined
this round. Gary Gannot (Genesis) and Dan Avida (Opus) have joined ... (more)
So much has already been said about how much of a pain business intelligence
is. The complexity, the constant IT bottlenecks, the crazy cost of software,
hardware, consultants and whatnot. Gil Dibner of Gemini Venture Funds
(formerly of Genesis Partners) described it very eloquently and in great
detail in his blog post about the SiSense investment round.
Since business intelligence imposes so many challenges, every existing BI
vendor picks his favorite ones and positions itself as the best at addressing
it. Some focus on providing easy to use front end tools for the business
In a thought-provoking blog post published by WIT, a business intelligence
consulting company in the U.S., the author writes of latest acquisitions
relating to Business Intelligence appliances.
It got me thinking. I’ve been seeing and hearing the term ‘BI
appliance’ a lot recently, and whenever I do - I find myself struggling to
understand what it means.
One characteristic that seems to be commonly identified with BI appliances is
that they are a combination of software and hardware that form specific
functions that have to do with analytics (i.e business intelligen... (more)
SiSense, a provider of Big Data Analytics Software, recently announced Prism
3.0, the latest version of its end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI)
With over 100 new features, Prism 3.0 introduces breakthrough in data access.
Prism 3.0 enables customers to work with more data faster, regardless the
number of datasources, no matter how big their data is or how fast it grows.
A fully featured trial of Prism 3.0 can be downloaded for free here.
More Data, No Code
Traditional Business Intelligence tools require users to learn proprietary
scripting languages to access and comb... (more)