SAS, VBA (Excel & PowerPoint), Cognos, R etc have all been used (Some more than others) extensively by analysts for various Business Intelligence Projects. With a growing popularity of interactive, visually appealing and easy to use dashboards, tools like Xcelsius, KML and Flex have lately drawn a lot of interest from all sectors of the industry. The objective of this website is to give the users a fair idea of all the tools available so that they can pick the most suitable one for their projects. Working in the Analytics division of a fortune 500 Company we have been exposed to almost all the Analysis & Reporting tools available. We as a team would like to share our knowledge and experience in this field and would be more than willing to answer any questions posted.
Added: April 02, 2010