Selection of Free Software Useful in Business Intelligence. Teaching Methodology Perspective

  • Mieczysław OwocEmail author
  • Maciej Pondel
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 518)


Modern decision-taking processes are supported by advanced information technologies. There are many products on the market representing more and more smart solutions therefore selection of proper software is not easy especially if managers are oriented on minimizing costs in computer infrastructure. It is significantly important for people representing small and medium-sized enterprises. On the other hand it is common expectation of well-educated staff as graduates of academia. This is very essential assumption for educational sector where teaching methodology and defined software packages are discussed and proposed. Initial point of the research is discussion of teaching methodology essence and diversification. In our paper we propose methodology of selection free software tools essential in education limited to teaching of business intelligence. Especially Magic Quadrant prepared by Gartner is carefully analyzed. The main software products offering by different companies were taken into account and procedure of selection was defined including list of criteria essential in the choice of a product. The list of criteria embraces different perspectives of the selection. Power BI as the selected tool is presented in more details.


Business Intelligence teaching Free software Methodology of teaching Supporting of decision-making 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wroclaw University of EconomicsWrocławPoland

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