We just had a presentation from an Oracle salesman showing off their BI solution. Now I haven't done anything with Microsoft's BI solution, but we do have SQL 2005 Enterprise here as well as Sharepoint and SQL Reporting. Since I've worked sith SQL Reporting, and a little with Sharepoint, I was thinking it should be more cost effective to go with that.
Some of the things management liked from the presentation:
User Created Reports - You have filtered data columns you can drag and drop into a report, and then tell the software to generate a graph/chart.
Data Filtering? - They showed this only briefly, but it was their tool to take your datasource (Oracle, MS SQL, SAP, etc.) from the right side of the screen, drop the columns into the middle window to do your filtering, then a left panel for your output. (Didn't get a good look since it was up only briefly.)
What are your thoughts?