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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

detailed cost by phase and category  70% or more. A Detailed Breakdown of Costs The overall cost of every business intelligence deployment is comprised of initial and ongoing costs, both of which are described in detail here for traditional solutions, Open Source solutions and Birst. The detailed discussion that follows is intended to convey how Birst radically reduces the total cost of ownership across the entire project life cycle. Initial Build     Days Step On Premise Open Source Birst Logical business model 10 10 10 Source data

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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