Software as a Service Business Intelligence
Software as a service business intelligence (SaaS BI) is business intelligence delivery from third-party providers over the Internet. Rather than paying for software licensing and hosting an entire business intelligence system onsite—replete with hardware, software, and administrative personnel—SaaS BI provides a bevvy of business intelligence tools online, letting users either pay a subscription fee or purchase individual services as they need them.
Because SaaS BI spares organizations the expense associated with traditional business intelligence hosting, it opens up the benefits of business intelligence to many organizations that otherwise could not afford the expense of building a BI infrastructure. And because SaaS BI is hosted in the cloud, it can be scaled to the needs of any company, large or small.
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