Forrester interviewed 4 customers and surveyed 364 others on their use of Azure analytics with Power BI. Of those surveyed customers, 85 per cent agreed or strongly agreed that well-integrated analytics databases and storage, a data management stack, and business intelligence tools were beneficial to their organisation. Customers also reported a 21.9 per cent average reduction in the overall cost of Microsoft analytics and BI offerings when compared to alternative analytics solutions.
Based on the companies interviewed and surveyed, Forrester projects that a Microsoft analytics and business intelligence (BI) solution could provide:
- Benefits of USD 22.1 million over three years versus costs of USD 6 million, resulting in a net present value of USD 16.1 million and a projected return on investment of 271 per cent.
- Reduced total cost of ownership by 25.7 per cent.
- Better overall analytics system performance with improved data security, enhanced decision-making and democratised data access.
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