Long-term readers of this blog will know that we’ve supported for many years the BI Survey, an independent survey of BI tools customers and implementors. Rittman Mead have no (financial or other) interest in the BI Survey or its organisers, but we like the way it gathers in detailed data on which tools work best and when, and it’s been a useful set of data for companies such as Oracle when they prioritise their investment in tools such as OBIEE, Essbase and the BI Applications.
Here’s the invite text and link to the survey:
"We would like to invite you to participate in The BI Survey 15, the world's largest annual survey of business intelligence (BI) users. BARC's annual survey gathers input from thousands of organizations to analyze their buying decisions, implementation cycles and the benefits they achieve from using BI software. As a participant, you will:
Click here to take part Business and technical users, as well as vendors and consultants, are all welcome to participate. You will be able to answer questions on your usage of a BI product from any vendor and your experience with your service provider. The BI Survey 15 is strictly vendor-independent: It is not sponsored by any vendor and the results are analyzed and published independently. Your answers will be used anonymously and your personal details will not be passed on to software vendors or other third parties. The BI Survey 15 should take about 20 minutes to complete. For further information, please contact Adrian Wyszogrodzki at BARC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Receive a summary of the results from the survey when it is published
- Be entered into a draw to win one of ten $50 Amazon vouchers
- Ensure that your experiences are included in the final analyses
Thank you in advance for taking part."