Open Platform: The Real Cost of In-House Analytics

Martin Stevens, director of professional services and support, Kalahari

Today’s news is full of the same message—austerity, tough decisions about spending priorities, and cost cutting. In this cash-strapped environment, you would also expect scrutiny of the costs associated with analytics. But surprisingly, in-house pricing applications and the teams that develop them are under the radar when it comes to basic “build-or-buy” benefit analysis.

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