Business Intelligence Adoption by SMBs Trending Higher Over the Next Year Says WCI Consulting

Combination of Abundant Data Sources, Scalable and Affordable Analysis Tools Brings BI to Companies of All Sizes
 
Aug. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- DALLAS—Long considered a luxury and competitive advantage for larger companies, business intelligence is rapidly expanding among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), according to WCI Consulting, a Dallas-based provider of business intelligence solutions.

The upward trend of BI overall is illustrated in a recent Gartner Inc. study that said global business intelligence platforms, analytic applications and performance management software revenue grew to $10.5 billion USD in 2010, up 13.4 percent from $9.3 billion USD in 2009.

The emergence of new and numerous data sources, combined with more scalable and affordable analysis tools, is now giving companies of all shapes and sizes—and in all industries—the ability to easily aggregate data and transform it into meaningful business information.

Marty Carney, chief executive officer of WCI Consulting, says business intelligence activity has increased at the SMB level in today’s market, due to the inherent access to data that is now available to virtually any organization.

“Previously, only larger enterprises could have the depth and reach to access the amount of data that was available, but now with new tools and processes in place that make data gathering almost seamless—it puts smaller companies on the same playing field with the larger enterprises,” said Carney. “BI is also scalable, so it can be customized for any size organization, making it an affordable solution for SMBs. Plus, with BI, smaller companies can now have access to data in new ways that allow them to make intelligent business decisions. This not only gives them more reach and presence within their industry space, but it allows them to compete more effectively in the business market.”

WCI applies an efficient and effective methodology for project success and seeks to help its clients better understand their data and make smarter strategic decisions. The company’s areas of expertise include business intelligence and business analysis using solutions such as data warehousing, ETL and custom portals and dashboards. WCI also provides training, coaching and knowledge transfer to help propagate the solution throughout a client’s enterprise as well as Web application development, to make the client’s data accessible in a Web-based format.

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About WCI Consulting
Headquartered in Dallas, WCI Consulting focuses on mastering the technology and tools essential to business intelligence and applies the most effective and appropriate solutions to help clients turn data into valuable business information. More information is available online at http://www.wciconsulting.com.
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