NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced that the 2011 Wisdom of Crowds BI Study has opened its survey to all BI users to help evaluate the current state of the BI marketplace. The study will collect data on trends, vendors and products in the BI marketplace. BI users in all roles and throughout all industries are invited to participate.

Dresner Advisory Service will host a #BIWisdom tweet chat on Friday, March 25 at 1:00 pm EDT. The purpose of this tweet chat is to discuss the current state of the BI marketplace and its trends. The expert guest will be Howard Dresner.

"This survey was created to offer a new voice and perspective on the BI software market. We will examine the realities, plans and perceptions in this important marketplace," said Howard Dresner, President and Founder of Dresner Advisory Services. "We will also rank vendors and products, creating an important tool for those seeking to invest in BI solutions."

As the BI marketplace continues to grow, it is important to understand how it is changing. This study addresses shifting market priorities and explores changing investments in BI solutions and services, including related technologies that are critical to customers' BI strategies.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the survey and will be entered to win a two-hour private consulting session with Dresner. The survey will be open until Friday, April 1 at 5 pm EDT. The survey can be found at

About Dresner Advisory Services

Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for EPM and BI.

About Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner is the President and Founder of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC. He is a 22-year veteran of the BI marketplace. He spent 13 years at Gartner Research where he a Research Fellow and lead analyst for BI. He also served as the Chief Strategy Office for Hyperion Solutions. Dresner has authored two books and lectures often about BI and EPM. 

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