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27 May 2011

It's survey time


The prelude to summer must be survey time in Oracleland as there seems to be a bumper crop of them at the moment.  

Instead of reading my usual caffeine-fueled hallucinatory gibberish, instead spend some of your precious free  time with three worthy surveys that are striving to make the tools we work with better.  How can we not take them?  Unless you like products that don’t get better.  Your choice.

Be quick though, these surveys have expiration dates, some of them are coming up quite soon.

The BI Survey 10:  The Customer Verdict

I hope that BARC (Business Applications Research Center) doesn’t have a problem with me cribbing from their survey launch page – hey guys, I’m trying to drive traffic to you.  <grin>  

What is the purpose of the survey?

BARC's annual survey gathers input from a large number of organizations to better understand their buying decisions, their implementation cycles and the business benefits achieved.

Who is BARC?

BARC (Business Application Research Center) is a leading independent software industry analyst specializing in Data Management and Business Intelligence. For more information on BARC please visit the BARC Homepageand www.BI-Verdict.com.

And they are vendor-neutral

The BI Survey has always adopted a vendor-independent stance. While vendors assist by inviting users to participate in the Survey, Business Application Research Center (BARC) - the publisher - does not accept vendor sponsorship of the Survey, and the results are analyzed and published without any vendor involvement.

Who should take the survey?

Business and technical users, as well as vendors and consultants, are all welcome to participate. If you are answering as a consultant, please answer the questions (including the demographic questions) from your client's perspective; we will ask you separately about your own firm.

Why should you take the survey?

As a participant, you will:

  • Receive a summary of the results from the full survey
  • Be entered into a draw to win one of ten $50 Amazon vouchers
  • Ensure that your experiences are included in the final analyses

Also, I am told that the survey is short on Essbase, BI Enterprise Edition Plus, and BI Standard Edition.  BI?  What’s that?  Essbase?  That I (and we) know.  Go get ‘em.

When does the survey end?

This survey ends 18 June 2011.

Finally, how do you take the survey?

Go right to the ODTUG launch page here or directly to the BARC survey.

Oracle BI User Survey

Again, I will steal in order to drive business.

What is the purpose of the survey?

The Oracle Business Intelligence User Experience (BIUX) Team is committed to using customer feedback to continuously improve our BI products.

We would like to invite you to participate in our first large-scale BI user survey to inform us about your main job responsibilities, technical background, tool usage, and work environment.

Who should take the survey?

Our goal is to reach as many users as possible, so we would also like to ask you to help us spread the word by forwarding the survey link to other BI users in your company/institution. They can range from developers to business end users.

When does the survey end?

Soon, really soon – 31 May 2011.  There’s still time, but not much.
^^^This has been extended till 8 June 2011. 

How do you take the survey?

To access the survey, please click on the unique URL below.

Or you can access this OTN post to read the original request.

And one I already talked about

You can read about it right here:  What the heck is the Q?  

I see that they fixed the typo and actually name the survey.  Bummer.  I really enjoyed the mystery but I can appreciate that it’s probably better to list out the name of the survey.  

So get going

This is your chance to have your voice heard.  Unless you are an International Man of Mystery and want everyone to be in the dark as to your true EPM desires and needs, you must participate in the surveys to have your voice heard. 

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