Data Access Tool Selection

Significant investments are being made in the development of data warehouses. Unfortunately, end users' sole perception of the warehouse is based on the data access tool(s) selected. Therefore it is critical to match tool capabilities to business and technical requirements. The tool selection process can be very difficult and confusing given the explosion of technology in this arena. StarSoft Solutions unravels the mysteries surrounding these tools and assists organizations in appropriate tool(s) selection. Key elements of Data Access Tool Selection include:

OLAP requirements
Multi-dimensional requirements
Understanding classes of tools and their purposes
Mapping user requirements to data access tool
functionality and limitations
Request for Proposals (RFP) preparation and evaluation
Developing and conducting on-site data access tool evaluations
Mapping existing IS infrastructure to data access tool architectures


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