NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2015) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced that data collection has begun for the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® series of research including its flagship Business Intelligence (BI) Market Study.

The 2015 survey builds on previous years' research and is expanded to test perceptions and intentions related to 24 different areas of Business Intelligence-related technology. New for this year, the survey will include a separate section investigating the Enterprise Planning and Budgeting software market. BI and Enterprise Planning users in all roles and throughout all industries are invited to contribute their information on their current and future BI deployments as well as their perceptions of the BI landscape.

The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study is an annual examination of the state of the BI marketplace based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and the vendor landscape. The Wisdom of Crowds series of research includes reports on Cloud BI, Collaborative BI, Advanced & Predictive Analytics, the Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC), Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise BI, as well as a new report on Enterprise Planning.

As in previous years, the report will rank relevant vendors and products across 33 metrics covering product, services, sales, and integrity, providing an important tool for organizations seeking to invest in BI solutions. 

"We are very excited to open this year's data collection and are looking forward to executing toward a very robust 2015 research agenda," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "Six years ago we launched the original Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study and provided the market with fresh analysis from the point of view of the user community. Since then, we've maintained the core of our BI-focused research while continuing to push the boundaries and examine key related areas such as planning and budgeting."

The survey can be found at and will remain open through March 20, 2015. Bona fide participants will receive a complimentary copy of the study findings.

Howard Dresner will use his weekly #BIWisdom Twitter tweet chat, held every Friday at 1PM ET, to commence sharing early information related to this study. BI users, both IT and business, are invited to participate in the tweet chat to share their experiences first hand. 

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 Business Intelligence and related areas.

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