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2016 TDWI BI Benchmark Report: Organizational and Performance Metrics for Business Intelligence Teams

September 7, 2016

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 2016 BI Benchmark Report is based on a Web survey of 192 BI professionals conducted worldwide in spring and early summer 2016. The results are based on responses from IT professionals, business sponsors, users, and systems integrators in order to focus on the individuals who most directly drive BI initiatives. Responses from vendor representatives, and professors and students without other professional roles have been excluded, as have incomplete responses from all participants.

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
  • Reporting structure
  • BI maturity and number of years building an environment
  • Number of full-time equivalent (FTE) employees per project
  • BI budgets as a percentage of overall IT budget
  • BI team size as a percentage of overall IT
  • Scope of BI environment
  • BI resource organization