BI: It’s about data exploration, not report generation.

Stephen Few writes an interesting blog outlining the issues faced by BI software providers today.  For the last decade or so, these companies have been successful at building data warehouses and production reporting systems but now face an entirely different problem: how to make sense of the data. 

SAP thinks they have a contender to solve the need for such analytics in BI: BusinessObjects Explorer.   MIKE2.0 is working on our open source solution offering as well (http://mike2.openmethodology.org/wiki/BI_and_PM_Offering_Group)   Have you tried either of these?  Do you know of any other solutions out there that can help make sense of and transform business data into workable intelligence?

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