It is interesting to see the number of articles being published about getting more from your BI investment. Was it only last year when the main discussion areas were about scalability and performance? Currently free from the Forrester website (you do have to register) is a paper called BI Belt Tighening in a Tough Economic Climate. I can't help but agree with their comment (in the context of where to look to save costs) "When your BI projects grow large, complex and recurring, consider...end-to-end BI lifecycle management..." especially when we are listed as one of the vendors in this category.
In these current economic conditions getting to value quickly and removing cost and complexity from management of the entire data warehouse lifecyle are more critical than ever.