Users of SQL Server value its power, speed, and affordability. But research shows that these users often face significant challenges in producing the business intelligence (BI)—reports, analysis, and dashboards—that they need to gain insight into their businesses. Learn how to evaluate three BI alternatives for Microsoft SQL users, and discover a new reporting and BI paradigm for SQL Server.
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in different servers including SQL Server 2005/2008, SharePoint Server, and PerformancePoint Services. Also, Microsoft does not offer a data and report-checking integrity tool. Instead, Microsoft BI customers must expend a tremendous amount of IT effort manually testing the application. Finally, Microsoft's out-of-the-box monitoring capabilities are extremely limited and the monitoring reports remain relatively static and inflexible, which are of little use to the administrator. Because of these factors,