A large number of tools and techniques have been developed over the years to support managerial decision making. Thus process of selecting appropriate BI tool turns to be an issue. Implementing and deploying a BI initiative can be lengthy, expensive and failure pron. The Proof of concept method can be used by stakeholders to avoid unnecessary losses.
In the presentation, the description of Proof of Concept method is provided based on the example of selecting among Microsoft stack, MicroStrategy and Business Object Bi tools. The example includes above mentioned technologies overview, reports modeling process, reports development process, report integration in SharePoint, performance testing as well as the decision making model and summary for final tools selection.