Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and functionality issues of choosing an integrated CPM product suite (if still possible to find). Mission-critical issues like scalability, reliability, manageability and ease-of-use go without saying.
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American marketplace. Acquisition of ABC Technologies ' activity based costing and management functionality in 2002 was a large step forward in that direction. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, the BI market too will come down to a showdown between the pure BI/CPM vendors (e.g., Cognos, Hyperion, SAS, Business Objects, etc.) and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more performance manageme