How much does a single Business Intelligence report cost a company? Well, obviously there is no single answer- but Boris Evelson of Forrester took a shot at it recently in a blog post. Even when it’s not an easy question, it is worth pursuing, and Boris lays out a useful discussion.
- $150 000 is the AVERAGE cost of business intelligence software for a DEPARTMENT
- ETL software (Extract transform and load) is also $150 000 on average.
And the rule of thumb for cost of effort and services is 5 times the software cost
I’m not making this up. Check the link.
In the end, Boris suggests that the cost of a single, fairly straight forward report might be