NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced it has opened end user data collection for the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The information collected will form the basis of the organization's flagship research on Business Intelligence (BI), and Enterprise Planning. It will also drive reports on topics such as cloud computing, advanced & predictive analytics, the Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC), Small and Mid-Sized BI, among others.

BI and enterprise planning users in all roles and throughout all industries worldwide are invited to contribute their perspective on their current and planned BI and analytics deployments as well as their perceptions of the BI landscape.

The 2016 survey builds on previous years' research and is expanded to include perceptions and intentions related to 27 different areas of BI and analytics-related technology. New for this year, the survey will include a section on Collective Insights™ -- the convergence of collaborative BI and governance -- and systems integrators/consultants for BI, analytics, and planning.

As in previous years, relevant vendors and products are ranked using 33 metrics covering product, services, sales, and integrity, providing an important tool for organizations seeking to invest in BI solutions. 

"We're very excited to launch this year's data collection project," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "Now in its seventh year, the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds survey expands topic coverage while continuing to support our mission of a modern approach to creating and sharing world-class, objective industry research."

The survey can be found at and will remain open through March 27, 2016. 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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