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.
cognos consolidation pricing structure
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 management capability into their products, in addition to the likes of Lawson and Geac filling their gaps through acquisitions. Especially the remaining tier-two BI vendors (e.g., Informatica , MicroStrategy , Information Builders , Silvon Software , etc.) could find themselves in a very