The Business Intelligence Technology Matchmaker is designed for BI and Analytics leaders looking to find and select new BI technology to transform their business.
We help guide tech leaders at every step of their technology interest, from bringing new vendor ideas to a full BI and Analytics IT procurement process - and everything in between.
We can run the individual parts of your BI technology procurement or we can run the complete selection process. Whatever your need, we are here to help.
BI Technology Procurement
Frequent Asked Questions
What technology areas do you cover with the BI Technology Matchmaker?
We cover the full BI software and services marketplace. As a Technology Matchmaker, Viewpoint Analysis simply connects customers with a need, to those Business Intelligence software vendors or BI service providers that can provide the solution to the need. Our job is to understand what the data and analytics team really needs, and then bring the right vendors to the table to be able to offer suitable solutions.
How can Viewpoint Analysis help us with our BI Technology procurement?
The BI Technology Matchmaker is designed to help business intelligence teams to find and/or select business intelligence software and BI services. Our solutions can help the data and analytics team to find new innovative BI systems and introduce business intelligence vendors that can help with particular issues. Our job is to understand the marketplace - so that when our customer needs those new technology ideas, we can quickly bring the right technology vendors to the table.
If our clients know what they need, we run BI market assessments (our Technology Matchmaker) and business intelligence RFPs (through our Meet My Need service and our Rapid RFP service) to quickly find the right BI technology to meet their needs.
Do you only work with certain business intelligence software vendors?
No, we are not tied to any BI software vendor and do not receive any compensation for introducing our clients to them or bringing them into a Business Intelligence selection process. We only work on behalf of our clients. Our service is built to help BI teams to find and select new business intelligence technology and therefore we will go to whichever vendor can offer the right service to our client. Furthermore, we only act as an matchmaker - meaning that we bring the different vendor options, but ultimately it is the BI team and data and analytics leadership team that make the vendor selection.
How long does a BI Vendor Selection Process take to complete?
We strongly believe that a BI software selection process should be quick and easy - both for the business intelligence team and also for the BI software vendor and business intelligence systems integrator (if applicable). There is a business requirement that is driving the selection process, and we want to make sure that our clients get on to implementing the BI software or BI services rather than spending weeks and months on the technology vendor selection. Our Project Matchmaker and Rapid RFP are both designed to quickly find and then select the right IT vendor for the customer - we expect the process to be completed in a few weeks (an average of 6 to 7 if we go from a standing start).
Can you provide a list of different BI vendors that may be worth our initial consideration?
We compile our own BI Technology Guide (or business intelligence software guide) for customers to understand the different technologies that are available in the marketplace. Our customers are usually internally focused and looking at the running of their business. As such, they rarely have an opportunity to look at the BI software arena to understand the options that are available. Our Business Intelligence Technology Longlist is a BI technology guide for all areas. Further details can be found above.
Can you run a Business Intelligence RFP process?
Yes we can run a BI RFP but our vendor selection process is not an old-school BI RFP process, it is super quick and super easy to run. We want the process to be simple for the BI team and simple for the business intelligence software vendors. We want to drive a BI software selection decision in the quickest possible time - whilst getting the right solution. We also want to build a partnership between the BI technology vendor and the data and analytics team. So yes, our Rapid RFP and BI Vendor Selection might be what you need to make your business intelligence vendor selection.