Buying business intelligence (BI) software can be a complicated process, which is why at 5000fish, we work to educate our customers as much as possible before they enter a relationship with us. One mistake we often see among BI buyers is that many of them fail to develop a usage profile for their BI solution. A usage profile outlines how your users will need to access and use data to meet the goals of your company’s use cases.
By defining your usage profile, you will be able to distinguish quickly whether a BI vendor’s product will meet your company’s needs. Below are six criteria you should use to create your usage profile:
Once you have put together your BI usage profile, you will be better equipped to determine the best BI solution for your company. Want more tips for purchasing BI software? Check out our newest eBook, Business Intelligence Buyer’s Guide, Part 1.