Ten of the top 13 most considered data analytics vendors in health care purchases are industry-agnostic, rather than companies that focus on the industry, according to a new report from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises.

These industry-agnostic applications are configurable and complex enough to warrant getting consultant help in implementing, contends Lorin Bird, who authored the report and serves as research director at Orem, Utah-based KLAS. For instance, clients of IBM Corp. that used consultants to implement the Cognos business intelligence system gave the system considerably higher satisfaction scores than those who did the deployment themselves.

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