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Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Two: Market Impact
In addition to products' rationalization, the integration at sales and cultural levels will be challenging. In general, existing customers of involved merging

essbase olap  that Brio can query Essbase XTD cubes) and the clarity of who will be the boss in the common household. It is likely that Hyperion will integrate Brio's products into its suite to deliver more reporting and richer ad hoc capabilities within its Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Planning applications and to extend custom applications built with its OLAP platform, rather than pursuing a standalone BI initiative and alienating a number of partners and customers that are currently using other BI

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essbase olap  simultaneously with both Hyperion Essbase and MS OLAP servers. OLAP Server Integration - Links Lawson applications with market-leading OLAP platforms from Hyperion and Microsoft. Data Marts - A full set of pre-packaged performance measures for Lawson Financials, Human Resources, Procurement and Distribution suites. This concludes Part 1 of a 2-part analysis of recent news from Lawson Software.   Part 2 discusses the Market Impact of these announcements and makes User Recommendations. Read More

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