The following illustrations enables an organization to easily collect the unique metrics needed to successfully identify, acquire, and implement the data warehousing & business intelligence software solution best suited for the company's needs.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Comparison of vendors
Identify Feature Availability & Deliverability
Determine Risk And Supportability Determine the Supportability Index of each proposed software system. This index ranks the potential support problems inherent in each proposal. Accurately compare the amount of ongoing support needed to keep each proposed business intelligence data warehousing software system up and running. Measure the true impact of each system on your business over the long term.
Automated Weighted Grade Point Scoring It is a quantitative measure of how well a proposed ETL, data warehousing software system matches up to your business priorities. This graph compares the overall total scores for each proposed system. This Score should be based on all vendor responses except Pricing and Vendor Background.
Feature Delivery Methods This method compares HOW each vendor is planning to deliver the proposed ETL, data warehousing & business intelligence system. It show how much of each competing system is going to be delivered Fully Supported "out-of-the-box", how much will be delivered using the Report Writer, a Configuration option or 3rd Party product, and how much is dependant on Custom Programming & Scripting. The scores used in this comparison are based on responses to software system questions only, i.e., no vendor, pricing, or support responses should be utilized.
Supportability Index A proposed data warehousing & business intelligence system could look very good on paper, but once implementation begins the reality could be very different. The ease with which a system can be implemented and maintained over it's expected life is controlled in large part by the amount of custom programming and scripting required to build & maintain the system. The Supportability Index compares the potential support effort inherent in each proposed system.
Overall Comparison Overall Weighted Score of each proposed system along with its Supportability Index and associated Vendor Profile should be compared. Use this when assessing the RISK of a proposed data warehousing system and whether or not the system can indeed be implemented by the proposing vendor successfully.
Vendor Profile Scores Compare the background, expertise, capabilities, and other data of the Vendors. The Vendor Profile Score provides a way of assessing the Capabilities Profile of a proposing vendor.
Workflow Topics Ensure the proposed business intelligence software can be fully integrated and utilized to enhance business procedures at all levels of the enterprise.