In general Low Cost Business Intelligence (BI) gets associated with two terms
Open Source BI and Small Medium Enterprise (SME).


Not just SME companies look for Low Cost BI Solution, even large Enterprises
look at low cost BI solution for certain business functions. Also not always low
cost BI solution need to be built using Open Source BI, there are other
alternatives that can be evaluated.


The cost of a BI solution gets impacted by multiple parameters like cost of
software, cost of hardware, cost to implement, time to implement, cost to
maintain and other factors. Let us look at one of the key parameter, the cost of
the software that delivers a BI solution. Some of the low cost BI software
options include


Free BI
MicroStrategy Reporting Suite is free with 1 CPU limit, up to 100
named user, no limit on usage days.…can be tried for
freehttp://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware/
The popular tools
SSRS and SSAS that helps setup the base for BI come along with Microsoft SQL
Server Enterprise
Editionhttp://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/business-intelligence.aspx


SAAS (Software As A Service) BI, is a good option to look for at a lower
capital cost with a monthly or per user pricing model. Some of the SAAS BI tools
are
BIRST  http://www.birst.com/products/tech-overview.shtml
GoodData
http://www.gooddata.com/technology/platform/
BirtOnDemand
https://www.birtondemand.com/bod/home/
is another recent SAAS BI from Actuate, supports Mobile BI as well


Low Cost Editions, BI software with limited features are available. Some of
these which can be implemented in an ‘on premise’ model are
IBM Cognos
Express  http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/products/cognos-express/
SAP
Business Objects Edge BI  http://www1.sap.com/solutions/sapbusinessobjects/sme/edgeseries/edge-bi/index.epx

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