Gartner’s Hype Cycle 2009: SAAS Business Intelligence is on the rise

Gartner’s hype cycle for 2009 was released last week.

Cloud Computing is part of the technologies at “the peak of inflated expectations”. Remember that this time last year, cloud computing was classified as a “technology trigger”.

Can we expect a “plateau of productivity” for 2010? Why not? In 2008, Gartner was already considering mainstream adoption of Cloud Computing to be between 2 to 5 years away and the odds are still good today.

hype cycle 2009

The same hype cycle was released for Business Intelligence & Performance Management topics. Here are the details.

On the Rise

Collaborative Decision Making, Enterprise Metadata Taxonomy and Ontology Management, Supply Base Management, Integrated Business Planning, Product Portfolio Optimization, Marketing Performance Management, Closed-Loop Performance Management, Sales Performance Management, Enterprise Information Management Programs, Web 2.0 and BI, Product Performance Management, SOA-Based Analytic Applications, Information Infrastructure, SaaS BI, Entity Resolution and Analysis, Financial Reporting With XBRL

At the Peak

Price Optimization and Management for B2B, Data Discovery Tools, Master Data Management, Content Analytics, Sales Analytics, Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools

Sliding Into the Trough

Performance Appraisal/Assessment, Text Analytics, Contact Center Performance Management, In-Memory Analytics, Interactive Visualization, Strategy Management, Spending Analysis, Business Activity Monitoring

Climbing the Slope

Profitability Modeling and Optimization, Dashboards, Data-Mining Workbenches, Data Quality Tools, CPM Suites, Web Analytics

Entering the Plateau

Excel as a Business Intelligence/CPM Front End, Business Intelligence Platforms, Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting for CPM

So, how many years before SAAS Business Intelligence reaches “the plateau”?

What do you think about it? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a comment.