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TDWI BI Benchmark Report 2012

2012 TDWI BI Benchmark Report: Organizational and Performance Metrics for Business Intelligence Teams

September 17, 2012

TDWI’s annual BI Benchmark Report enables business intelligence (BI) teams to compare themselves to their peers on a series of organizational and performance metrics. The 2012 BI Benchmark Report is based on a Web survey of 410 BI professionals conducted worldwide in spring and early summer 2012. This report is based on responses from IT professionals, business sponsors, users, and systems integrators to focus on the individuals who most directly drive BI initiatives. Responses from vendor representatives and professors and students have been excluded.

This report uses year-over-year comparative data to help illustrate trends in the BI industry. Multiple-answer questions and rounding account for totals that do not equal 100 percent. All figures are based on worldwide totals and represent percentages unless otherwise indicated. In the concluding Characteristics of BI Success section, we analyze a number of factors that contribute to BI success or failure, including:

  • Development methodology
  • To whom BI teams report
  • Number of distinct BI teams
  • Number of per-project, full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
  • Centralized and decentralized BI resource organization
  • Scope of BI environments
  • BI maturity and number of years building an environment