For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.
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another Java-based developer studio, Eclipse, and requires integration with J2EE application server infrastructures Similarly, consider Jaspersoft, another leading Open Source provider, whose solution is also composed of many projects managed by different and divergent developer teams. There are five core projects along with links to 205 additional projects that each require varying degrees of technical developer skills to integrate. As a result, companies employing these technologies will need to invest