The importance of business intelligence (BI) being readily available is like never before for large organisations using enterprise resource planning software such as Oracle Applications and SAP.
Over the past 5+ years BI tools such as Hyperion and Cognos/Business Objects have been available for customers however to some degree overlooked. Focus has been more process orientated in terms of module use and making sure of it's full effectiveness in relation to the business process.
Over the past year we as recruiters at Pegasus have seen a large demand for such skills like Hyperion.
We now have a specialist division for BI and soon the Hyperion stack such as HFM, Planning and Essbase will be complimented with other tools such as Cognos/Business Objects.
BI reporting is still an immature market which we would imagine to mature over the coming years. It's interesting as Oracle own Hyperion and SAP own Business Objects so the competition between the two giants remains at an everlasting peak..