Howard Dresner, Industry Acclaimed Expert, has gathered some preliminary analysis from data collected to date for the 2011 Edition of The Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study.
Respondents to the study were asked: are you using your BI vendor's latest product version? As you can see from the chart above, slightly more than three quarters said that they were using the most current version. For the other quarter, reasons for not moving to the latest release included: in process now, current version suits needs, version "too buggy", no time to upgrade/not a priority, and version not available for international release yet.
That made us think about current Bime users, and whether they are up-to-date with the latest releases. The most current release is V2.11. This includes all the new features from V2.09, plus a couple of other minor fixes. Look out V2.5 very soon!
Because the SaaS version of Bime is delivered online, there is little or no maintenance for users to do themselves, we do everything this side and simply release it to you when it's ready. There are no issues of "no time to upgrade" or "not available for international release" as some of the respondents stated in the survey, as the SaaS model trumps all that. However, if you use BimeDesktop, a quick and simple installation is required to get the latest version.
Data is still being collected for this study - the more data collected, the more accurate and valuable the analysis will be. If you are interested in completing the survey, you can do so here. If you complete it, you'll get a free copy of the findings report when the analysis is complete in May.