June 12, 2009 11:00 ET

Finance, Sales and Marketing Are Top Adopters of Open Source BI Solutions, Says New Study From BeyeNETWORK

This New Research Report Examines Open Source Business Intelligence Adoption Patterns and Provides Insight Into Reasons to Implement Open Source Technologies or Move From Developer Projects to Enterprise-Wide Solutions

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - BeyeNETWORK announces the release of its latest research report: An Adoption and Usage Survey: Open Source Business Intelligence and Reporting. Written by internationally known expert Josep Curto Diaz, this report includes the results of a BeyeNETWORK survey about the different stages of adoption and usage of open source technologies and describes the current stages of implementation of business intelligence, open source and open source business intelligence products and solutions.

Key highlights include:

--  Finance (22%), sales (21%) and marketing (20%) are the departments
    with the highest adoption rates for open source BI reporting solutions.
--  Seventy-eight percent (78%) of all survey respondents are planning or
    continuing their open source BI reporting projects.
--  No-cost licensing and open platforms are the top reasons respondents
    give for considering open source BI solutions.

This research was sponsored by Actuate.

"Josep Curto Diaz is one of our international thought leaders who writes on open source technologies for the BeyeNETWORK," says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the BeyeNETWORK. "Combining years of expertise with the results of a survey of our site visitors, Josep clearly defines the current state of open source BI usage and probable adoption strategies."

The full report is available for immediate viewing at the BeyeNETWORK's research site.

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