Understand your budget from the get-go, don’t invest time and energy into vendors that don’t offer demos or trials, and do the math when it comes to long-term costs. Get all the facts about your prospective vendor and product up-front to avoid wasting your time dealing with high-pressure sales pitches and other time-consuming (and wasting) processes.
We’ll explore how to determine if a prospective platform can support your company’s tech stack. The biggest takeaway of this chapter is to get all the facts about the product up-front, so you won’t waste your time and money dealing with vendors who cannot offer you exactly what you need.
This chapter will explore how to effectively and seamlessly integrate your chosen software with your existing data model. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is a potential roadblock with data storage and integration later on down the road after the platform has already been invested in.
Personalization and customizability is the key to a good BI platform. The last thing you want is to have a vendor’s branding overwhelm your own. In this chapter we’ll consider a few ways to ensure that customizations are compatible with your brand.
In this chapter, we’ll break down how to ensure that your chosen embedded analytics solution aligns with your established billing strategy. Consider your user costs, billing timeline, subscription models, customization options, tier scalability, and expired users.